Originally Posted by BCDon
OK, some questions that I'd appreciate answers to:
1) I'd like to use the bike for commuting. I've had a VFR800 before and I'd like similar acceleration and preferably better..
Don't know about a VFR800... never ridden one... But I know the acceleration of my '07 GT is nothing short of fantastic! I use mine for commuting about fifteen miles to work. Great for that. Lots of storage room, comfortable ride. Make sure to get a new BMW brand battery charger when you buy the bike.
2) I'm looking at a long trip. How is the seat and ergonomics?.[/QUOTE]
I'm 5-8/170, inseam 31, reach 32, and the ergos are great for me. Perfect position. I haven't had mine out for a long ride yet, but the seat feels like it might turn out to be a bit hard.
3) How are the brakes on the '07?.[/QUOTE]
Brakes on the '07 are different from even the '06 GT. The brakes are Continental-Teves, and are not power assist. There is more of a linear feel to them which is good, and also they work the same way when the bike is not running. They require more effort on the lever, it seems to me, but they definitely are great brakes and stop you quickly.
4) Is there anyting else I should know?.[/QUOTE]
Try out both the high and the low windshield, and the high and low seat. I'm happy with my choice, which was high windshield and low seat. The gas tank arch in the back causes it to get scuffed pretty fast, and you should go ahead and buy the carbon fiber protector right away. Look at both the small and the large topcase. I went with the small and I'm happy, but the large one will hold two helmets.