I'm a new old guy. I hate to say this, but I don't own a BMW motorcycle...Yet. However, i'm in the prosesses of purchasing a new LT.
I wanted to get started a bit ahead of my purchase and get on this board to gain some knowledge about a bike I know very little about.
Foegive me all, but I currently own and ride a Gold Wing. It's been a fine ride.
It's taken me all over this great country with over 105,000 miles to date.
I've only had to replace the generator on it. I believe, as it is with any bike, one has to keep up with the oil and filter changes.
While on one of my toures I met a fine gentleman from San Diego, in the bad lands of S.D. He was 82 years old riding on a LT. After talking to him for a good while about him and his BMW, he sparked my interest in the brand. I later took a demo ride on a (new at the time) '07 LT.
After the ride, I thought it was a very fine piece of machinery and kept it in the back of my mind.
After enduring another winter, I stopped at my local BMW dealer here in Michigan, and took another demo ride on what they call an '09 LT in black.
Well, I was sold. Although I still feel the ol' 1500 and 1800 Gold Wings are fine bikes, I now think the 1200LT has a better value package. Meaning, compared with what one gets with the LT, it would cost me approxomately $2000 dollars more for the same package in a new '08 Wing.
Thanks for listening