I'm 6'2" 240. Gf is 5' 100. We live in hot/humid Houston. Never owned a sport bike, but like fast/aggressive (within my ability hopefully) riding. Been to Keith Code Superbike School and Ride Like a Pro. Signature shows the other bikes I've owned. Bottom line, I loved the LT. I love the GTL. I would have been perfectly happy with the LT if I had never ridden the GTL. It's like when I was travelling a lot for work, I finally got to the point where I got upgraded to first class and from then on I knew what I was missing
put about 8k miles on it (from 12k to 20k).
Did a couple 2500 mile trips on it with girlfriend.
Really, really liked the bike.
Stock (high?) seat
Aeroflow windshield with both additional deflectors
Probably needs a custom/raised seating position.
Put 12k on it so far (bought used at 6k)
Never thought in a million years I'd pay over $20k for a motorcycle! Don't regret it one bit.
Giant sport bike built for two.
Extremely comfortable for both rider and passenger
Great wind protection for both rider and passenger
Reverse on the LT (didn't use it that often, but when I needed it I was really glad to have it)
Great all around bike
Better looking than LT
Lighter than LT (don't need reverse or electric centerstand)
Quicker/faster than LT
Easier (for me) to handle through the corners than the LT
Easier slow speed maneuvering
Wind flap thingies in the front fairing
Electronically adjustable suspension
Electronically adjustable riding modes (although i'm in dynamic 99% of the time)
Good wind protection for rider
Slow speed maneuvering + rear brakes linked to front
(After riding a GTL) not quick/fast enough <--- DON'T ride a GTL!!!
Stock suspension is unsuitable for me. Had to upgrade.
Passenger wind protection (even with aeroflow windshield and both additional deflectors).
GF loves the acceleration/handling, but not the additional wind. Also, I think she gets buffeted worse than LT, but won't complain because she doesn't want to bum me out.
Lurchy/harder to control smooth deceleration