Price Value - 2006 LT vs 2007 GT
I currently own 2003 LT and was considering a move to the new GT. The extra HP really appeals to me. The fact that the bike is 200 lbs lighter is nice, but in reality, once I get moving on my LT I don't notice the weight at all.
When I compare the new GT to the current LT, after adding all of the options on the GT the price is almost the same as the 2006 LT. However the GT doesnít have an 8 speaker stereo system, CD player, Xeon lights, heated rear back rest, radio controls for the passenger, separate heating controls for the passenger. 3rd break light, vanity light/mirror in the trunk, reverse or an electric center stand or the new standard BMW communication system (I feel like I still missed something)
I know the HP difference is significant 152, vs 116, but the torque difference isnít that much. The LT has 86 lb/ft @ 5250 rpm vs the GT at 96 lb/ft @ 7750 rpm
When I weigh all of the features that I would be giving up just to get the extra HP, Iím not sure it makes sense.
I know some of you may read this and think that I am on the wrong board and that I am writing this on a PC in the rec-room at a nursing home and should be renewing my membership with the AARP instead of worrying about electric center stands.. Well thatís not me, I am 43 years old. I'm a very aggressive driver I have been riding since I was 13. I have logged thousands of miles on ZX11 where I hit a maximum speed of 176MPH. I bought the LT thinking it would slow me down.. It didnít work. I have chased down Ducatis on mountain roads listening to my stereo at 100mph singing outload when I passed the poor bastard.
I donít dislike the GT, I plan on taking a test ride, but it better be really good for me to give up all the features of an LT