Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dublin / Belfast, Dublin / Down, Ireland / Northern Ireland
Congratulations and savor these feelings as they're what life's all about!!
Something similar happened to me when I was in the showroom getting the GS serviced and saw a GT for the first time (I'd never even heard of them and knew nothing about the entire K range) - it was a case of "Oooooh, hello Princess - and what do they call you?"!!!!
A few weeks later I had a test ride and that was me hooked - couldn't get the loan sorted out quick enough!
My bike is my sole form of transport all year round and in all weathers - on a Monday morning I commute 125 miles to work and do it back again on a Friday afternoon. Between these days I have a 60 mile round trip commuting each day. My long commutes are mostly motorway and fast A-roads and I can't imagine a better equipped more comfortable tool for the job - and it's always nice to know that the fun don't end when you hit the twisty stuff (as I proved in the summer on a day trip to Scotland for the British Superbikes at Knockhill with my ZX10 and Hornet riding mates - I kept up with them the whole way on very twisty roads whilst carrying the entire group's locks and chains (4 of), waterproofs (6 of), packed lunches (many), bottles of frozen water (4 litres) - fully loaded with panniers and top box fitted but suspension set to stun).
I'm doing around 20,000 miles a year on average and currently loving the GT - as I said to the dealer recently, the only problem with a bike like this is where do you go from here? He replied - "another one?" !!!!!!