Don't tell Elvira (my '03 LTc); but, her days in my garage are numbered. While she has served admirably, I am like a man having a mid-life crisis- in search of a younger (and dare I say, sexier
) mistress. Also on the way out is my '05 GS.
Love 'em both, it's just that I bought the LT back in the day when my wife still rode on the back. She has 2 bikes of her own now contributing to the fleet in my garage and no longer spends any
time staring at the back of my head. Furthermore, her skills have advanced to the point that I can no longer evade her as easily as once I could on the LT.
The GS is awesome, and I have enjoyed owning it, as well. It's just that I don't do much real off roading alone and none of my riding buddies care for the dirt much. So, the inventory of bikes goes down from 6 to 5 and maybe, once the R69s is back together the wife can park in the garage again. Maybe.
In the mean time I am waiting. The Crystal Grey K1200GT should be mine before the end of June- it's expected at my dealer any day.
The GT is lighter and more nimble in commuter traffic while keeping much of the comfort of the LT on those all-day rides while adding the colon-evacuating power of the new K powerplant.
I can't wait!