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Jan 21st, 2007 7:24 pm
ian408 I kept my GS. Got rid of the RT though.

I think the GS and GT are a great pair of M/C's to own.
Jan 21st, 2007 4:48 pm
larrykay Fixinbones:
Dumb salesman..Many years ago, I convinced my wife that instead of a second car to commute to the train station, I should go back to motorbikes.

"yes" she said ! The next day, I bought a little 100 cc bike, but it was too light. Then I got a 400 cc and it sufficed for a few months. I started taking a few 20 mile rides and then 30, etc. etc. Within a year, I was on a 750, then an 1100.

The commute is still there on occassiopns, but, I am now taking much longer afternoon or early evening rides. The new GT is perfect for the 3 mile jaunt into town, the 20 mile friendly ride in the environs and the 100 to 150 miler on a regular basis.

This bike is so nimble, easy to stear and really feels much lighter than my previous KRS.

Go for a test ride and find out for yourself !
Jan 21st, 2007 4:30 pm
ClearwaterBMW a short story illustrating another dumb dealer

1996
i want to testride an R1100RT
the closest dealer is 1.5 hours away
i call to see IF they have one to testride...
we get into a conversation about my desires for a bike and he finds out that i am 5'6" tall
he immediately tells me NOT to come down
that the bike is TOO TALL for me... and i ought NOT to bother testriding it

so....
i hang up
discouraged.... almost distraught

i call the other dealer..... 3 MONTHS LATER
2 hours away
he tells me to come over and find out for myself
we go out for a testride....
after riding for 20 minutes on all kinds of roads
he takes me to some brand new/abandoned parking lot
and MAKES me..... yes..... MAKES ME do "figure 8s" for 15 minutes

he FORCED me to get "COMFORTABLE" with the bike
he became a great friend after that
of course.... i bought the bike in Orlando
and.... learned that being 2 hours from my house.... was a GOOD THING when it came to taking BMWs in for service...
gave me a great excuse to ride

now..... HE was a great salesman
oh....
who was he

John Elko from BMW of Orlando
Jan 21st, 2007 4:27 pm
ClearwaterBMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by fixinbones
Yeah, and then he tells me that I would be getter off with an F650.

sounds like he ought to be fired...
because trying to sell everyone a cheaper bike is a sure way to put your dealership OUT of business

he's a jerk.... or, at the very least...... MISinformed
go buy your bike elsewhere
Jan 21st, 2007 2:50 pm
fixinbones
Quote:
Originally Posted by fixinbones
Well, I sat on the K12GT at the NY motorcycle show today. It seemed pretty comfortable and its a great looking bike. I started talking to one of the saleman there and I told him that I ride mostly around town in the suburbs where I live with occasional highway riding- totaling about 2,000 miles per year. He seemed to frown upon the GT for my particular type of riding emphasizing that this is a touring machine, not an around town bike run erands on and have a little fun with. Am I stupid for wanting this bike for local 10-30 mile jaunts.

Jay
Yeah, and then he tells me that I would be getter off with an F650.
Jan 21st, 2007 1:11 pm
80465KRS If virtually all of your riding is on pavement, the GT should be a great choice and provide much better weather protection, especially for the legs. Your wife may not notice the height difference unless she is driving? I think the K-bike will always feel heavier, and you will only think about the CG again if you have to pick it up. If your GS is 2004 or older, the weight difference won't as noticeable.

I test rode a 2007 GS two and a half months ago, expecting over half of the mileage to be short commuting, plus a bunch of highway and a bit of gravel road touring. Then I test rode my K12RS, and for a bargain price, I couldn't leave without it. I still lust after one of the newer GS's, but may have to part with the vintage BMW or wait a couple of years.
Jan 21st, 2007 11:14 am
Chrisdy
Quote:
Originally Posted by fixinbones
Well, I sat on the K12GT at the NY motorcycle show today. It seemed pretty comfortable and its a great looking bike. I started talking to one of the saleman there and I told him that I ride mostly around town in the suburbs where I live with occasional highway riding- totaling about 2,000 miles per year. He seemed to frown upon the GT for my particular type of riding emphasizing that this is a touring machine, not an around town bike run erands on and have a little fun with. Am I stupid for wanting this bike for local 10-30 mile jaunts.

Jay
The salesman is talking rubbish - this bike is fun even for a 3 mile commute. I must warn you however, that 'local' riding does have a habit of becoming slighter wider ranging, just because it's so much fun. My dealer is only 15 miles away and I sometimes drop in just for the ride. The return journey often ends up as a 70 mile 'detour' If you get a GT then expect your annual mileage to go up a bit (or even rather a lot...!!).

Solution? Get a test ride - even if it's only 10-30 miles I will almost guarantee you'll come back with a smile on your face.
Jan 20th, 2007 11:55 pm
ClearwaterBMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by fixinbones
Well, I sat on the K12GT at the NY motorcycle show today. It seemed pretty comfortable and its a great looking bike. I started talking to one of the saleman there and I told him that I ride mostly around town in the suburbs where I live with occasional highway riding- totaling about 2,000 miles per year. He seemed to frown upon the GT for my particular type of riding emphasizing that this is a touring machine, not an around town bike run erands on and have a little fun with. Am I stupid for wanting this bike for local 10-30 mile jaunts.

Jay

that salesman is a jackass
OF COURSE the bike is a touring machine
but.... it is YOUR money
and the bike is great
and it'll be the BEST bike on earth for "10-30 mile jaunts" if that's what YOU have in mind for it

that salesman ought to be fired
buy the GT
you'll love it

sorry for my bad language but nothing infuriates me more than sales people who try to interject THEIR opinions about a bike when FACTS are what is called for
Jan 20th, 2007 4:38 pm
fixinbones
Am I stupid to trade my GS for the GT

Well, I sat on the K12GT at the NY motorcycle show today. It seemed pretty comfortable and its a great looking bike. I started talking to one of the saleman there and I told him that I ride mostly around town in the suburbs where I live with occasional highway riding- totaling about 2,000 miles per year. He seemed to frown upon the GT for my particular type of riding emphasizing that this is a touring machine, not an around town bike run erands on and have a little fun with. Am I stupid for wanting this bike for local 10-30 mile jaunts.

Jay
Jan 18th, 2007 7:55 pm
ClearwaterBMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravity
So then, I sell the GT (soon I hope) and acquire the GS, then shop for the 06/07 GT. I think that makes the garage happy!

Best of all worlds.!!

Gravity
not considering the financial aspect of that decision (which is an unmitigated disaster, of course.... and NONE OF MY BUSINESS)...... this WOULD give you the best of both worlds
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