Originally Posted by sportrider
I currently own an S and have been rather disappointed with the low speed fueling and popping/backfiring.
Is the GT silky smooth?
Are there any changes to the GT for 07?
...thinking seriously about trading the S in on an 06 or 07 GT.
The S is my first BMW and I really don't want to abandon the BMW ship just yet, but something's gotta change for me to be totally satisfied.
Lots of info on this on this site and other site. In a nutshell, I had a K12S and there are still some minor issues on K12GT, but not show stoppers, and better than the S. The new 6.0 software (contact Doug Longerbone/LOGGIEBONE) since Doug has an '05 K12S is upgraded to 6.0 and he is very pleased.
At low RPM '06 GT smoother than '05 K12S, but 6.0 upgrade on K12S supposedly solves that. GT still a little irregular at walking speeds in a lot, but feathering the clutch/adding some RPMs solves that. Besides, how much time in a parking lot?
Xmission still clunky thru 3rd.
At times a little bit of a hiccup when whacking throttle at higher RPM.
'07 GT gonna have a lot of different stuffl New brake/non-servo, maybe traction control, maybe brake pad wear indicators, tire pressure sensing system, maybe, but not likely, xenon lights. IMO, lots of bling but no real substantive changes.
European owners indicate BMW coming out with a Version fix to low-speed engine jitters and at speed hiccup, but all rumor right now. Some changes (rumor) to the plenum in the throttle body, need more work on injection/mapping.
Others may disagree with me but it's not perfect yet. And, it may never be but it's a great touring/sport bike.