Join Date: May 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
Ordered new GT, need advice on options please
Well, I went in to the dealer intending to order an RT, but liked the GT much better, so the deal was done. I went with almost all of the options, but didn't order a few and am looking for input to see if I should call back and add the following:
1. Tall windsheild - I'm 6', but ride most often now (ST1300) with the windshield lowered (it's hot in south Texas). I'm guessing my windshield is up maybe 25% of the time due to rain or listening to the radio. Anyone think I should order the tall windshield, or should I maybe try the lower one and switch to an aftermarket if needed?
2. Anti-theft alarm - The bike is garaged overnight. I work at home, so no problems except for store runs and such. I've never had a problem, but also never owned a $20k+ bike before. Are BMW's known to be a "hot" item for theft?
3. Xenon Lights - I almost never ride at night (maybe 5% of the time). This seemed like alot of expense ($465) for a brighter light. Maybe it's needed, though, for better daytime visability?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. The bike is coming with Stability Control, and I'll report back after I get it if anyone is interested. I should probably call the Dealer back on Monday if adding any of the above mentioned farkles.