Originally Posted by raffyk
Yuk! What a design failure.
Raffy, thats probably the most accurate and concise assessment of the new GT design that I've seen so far.
I've been holding off final judgement for a while, ever since the new generation GT pics started coming out. But, these pics with no bags seal the deal. That thing is simply horrific. I will never buy the new GT. As bad as the panel van effect up front is, the section where the bags mount is just ridiculously ugly... fugly even!! Calling it a "design failure" is being generous.
On a positive note, the value of the last generation GTs has obviously just gone back up. Since the new GT will flop in sales, demand for the beautiful last generation is going to be much better. Either way, I'll hang on to my 04 for a long while, it's a work of art compared the new beastie.
It really took some serious effort to destroy the styling of the lovely new K1200S. Someone on the BMW Motorrad design team needs to be fired, and soon!
Anyway, to remove all possibility of a new bike for a while, today I just got rid of my old 88 M5 and got a new (to me) 2003.5 M3. 333HP is a good thing! And with that, I'm off to spend the afternoon with the M3 and the Autobahn!