Well, I took the new '07 LT for a hour long test drive yesterday in my qwest for finding the bike that does it all. I posted earlier about how momma gets beat up by the wind on my GT. Riding two up on this beast was my intention for alot of miles together now that the kids are gone.
To say the LT is a different machine would not be fair. The riding posistion was the utmost in comfort, the seat was soft and squishy, but doable. The "extra" weight was negligable to me. Now the handling was altogether a night and day difference, much softer than my GT. The motor and tranny were a pure delight, shifting was much easier than my GT, effortless is what came to my mind. The old brick motor had plenty of ass for mine and the wind was reduced to nothing for me behind all the plastic.
I met momma for a cup of coffee, and after climbing aboard she shouted out "now this is what I'm talking about". She raved on how perfect the fit was. Yep, the LT is "the" machine for two up I am now convinced, after the test ride.
Problem is: "I" still like the GT better !!!
Can't really describe it damnit. The thing just, just, does it for me.
So, for the time being, me and wolfie will try to find different add on's to help momma, that is until I am able to do what the other smart members here have done................
Buy two BMW's.