Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ramsbottom, , England
Well, I took the GT out for a test ride, the first thing I noticed was the smoothness of the engine at a standstill, then into first to set off, OMG it still clunks so loudly it will wake the neighbours, I will admit I expected that to have changed! So its off on a mixture of motorway, A road and lanes, on the motorway it's fantastic, having said that it performed well on all road types. The power from the engine is invigorating, the overtaking ability on a par with anything else I have ridden.
So I finished the test ride and got back on the Adventure, it was then that it clicked, I knew what was causing me concern, the riding position, whilst I am only 5'10" my legs seemed to be cramped on the GT, also I couldn't ride on the balls of my feet. Whilst the adventure has an agricultural engine compared to the GT, the gearbox is smoother, the riding position, probably perfect, but power, no sadly lacking.
The thing is, I have always wanted a GT, now I can afford one I am having doubts, Have I actually got the 'best' BMW at the moment?
One more sleepless night then its decision time, not an easy one.