Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Evansville, WI,
Well I might as well chime in, it looks like I am going to do exactly the same thing.
It has been an awesome ride for the last 4 yrs, but I am getting a scooter too.
Mainly, the 1200GT is like "way" overboard for what I use it for. It's so wickedly fast, yet at work and home it's a bit of an ox.
The rep it has as a "problem child" of BMW lore is not wasted on me and I am getting out before something breaks, like I almost had with the rear shock refusing to adjust. I don't think I need to go over all the other disaster potentials.
To it's credit it is "the real deal", not a cheap copy, I have never been sorry I bought it instead of a Japanese imitator.
YES I will miss the power and thrill of driving it.
I rode a C650GT yesterday and really liked it, very solid feel and good amount of power.
Mainly I commute (again a wedge 4 is bit of an overkill for this work), but if the bug bites ans I want a long weekend trip or longer, this "scooter" will handle it fine.
It looks like I will be taking the 1200GT to the dealer tomorrow, my trade will be my deposit on the new scooter. Getting a very good trade-in on the 1200GT, I will owe a little to get the new scooter, not much at all.
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