Originally Posted by NOMODOC 22
Is it possible for the people who have had the 7.0 update to give a detailed report of their results as to the bikes performance? .... THe real question is is it worth doing if the bike does not have the low speed issues? Thanks in advance for any feedback.
My GT didn't really have any low speed issues, or at least I didn't think it did until I rode my wife's after she had the new software installed.
I just got mine updated this morning. I don't have many miles on it since the upgrade (about fifty), but the difference is amazing. My GT is now the gentleman's performance tourer that I expected from BMW!
Just off idle, it is very smooth, like well tuned carbureted bikes of the past. At least as good as my Goldwing, actually, better I think. I can now idle along at 1,000 RPM in third gear, and smoothly pick up speed, as little or as much as I like. NICE!
Only a stop watch or some electronic gear could prove to me whether there was any performance hit, but it doesn't feel like it. It IS somewhat easier to maintain a comfortable cruising speed, but a twist of the wrist brings the speed from seventy MPH to over one hundred VERY quickly. I made no attempt to go beyond that, as the LEO's are running radar like mad today, I suppose to try to slow the early holiday traffic a bit. (It's NOT working!) It still shoots up to speed like a rocket, it's just a lot more mellow at low speeds.
I really think that anyone that thinks its slower after the upgrade is confusing the previous abrupt power transitions for a LOT of power (just MY opinion). A dyno would tell for sure what's going on, but I gotta say I'm a very happy camper. Now, if I can only get a decent seat, it'll be the PERFECT motorcycle for me!
BTW, there was no hassle getting it installed. The owner's son asked me if I had time for him to do it while I was there for another issue (Tail trunk latch), and since I did, he ran it right in and did it himself, as the mechanics were busy. Those people may not sell cheap (although there was no charge for the upgrade), but they sure do take good care of us customers! Three cheers for Gulf Coast Motorcycles in Fort Myers, FL !!