Flew to Edmonton and picked up my new blue KGT last Tuesday. Rode it the 470km home from the dealer. I traded an 04 KGT for $15,000 CDN. I felt this was high for the trade, so I did not quibble about paying retail plus a $650 fee for PDI which is bogus, really. My new GT is an optioned down model, that I ordered last fall. Nothing but low seat, high window, grip and seat heat and an alarm. Unlike many I prefer the farkle free zone. The dealer threw in a pair of Rallye 2 pro pants. Rode it 470 km back to the dealer yesterday for first service which was $203 CDN taxes in.
The dealer, Argyll Motor Sports, seems to be trying to turn over their previously poor reputation. My salesman was new this year and is an excellent guy IMO. The owner fired the sales manager recently which was a smart move. The previous sales guy quit last year, also good for the this store.
It feels like riding a turbine, though I haven't opened it up yet during break in. I haven't had a chance to ride the twisties yet either, (it started snowing heavily after getting home) but from cranking around on the four lane, the handling feels awesome.
Based on the fair treatment I received and a quick demo ride on mine, my riding pal bought a CGM GT fully loaded, less gps and top box. It will be assembled in the next few days. I will likely pick it up for my buddy as he stays pretty busy running his businesses, which oddly enough includes a motorcycle dealership, but not a BMW store.
This should be a great summer.