Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Seattle WA, USA
I have an 05 FJR and 05 LT and have only sat on the GT.
I love the way the FJR handles and it's vast reliability as compared to the GT problems. Yes, It does throw out engine heat but that has been fixed in newer models. Had to install the Cruise control and Heated grips, but thats the extent of saying anything bad about the bike.. Seat to peg is the same as the LT for me.
It does not have the superior fit and finish of the BMW but the ease of maint, reliability and cost factor also must be weighed.
My S/O loves it as as her primary bike and will even be riding it in a womans Track day here in Seattle soon.......This bike is a keeper for her.
47+ Yrs Daily Motorcycle Street riding for Therapy
2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
2007 Black Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom - Sold
2007 Red Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 - Sold
2005 LT Dark Graphite - (Sold)
2005 PearlBlue FJR1300 (Sold)
3 BMW's, 8 HD baggers, 3 Goldwings & 860K + miles later
*Ridin steady since 1973