Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Each to his own. Fact is when I look at this bike from afar I cannot decide if I love it or hate it. It's too fat for a sportbike, too skinny for a touring barge....It looks like a pregnant streetbike to me. While I am not crazy about putting a topcase on any bike I find the storage so much more useable than side cases.I can drop in my computer bag, an extra jacket or helmet. My sidecases now get to hold semi-permanent combinations of tools, tire pump and repair kit, rain gear and cold weather gear and a few pairs of gloves for changing conditions. 52 liters of space, priceless.
If I cared about looks I'd have bought a Harley. When I was a kid I dreamed of having a bike with lots of lights, hurtling through the dark like a.....spaceship.....go figure.
For those interested in not becoming a hood ornament on the vehicle following too close the lights look just fine.
2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat
2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories
1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project