Originally Posted by waynejones
Most BMW's are ugly and the K1300gt is no exception.
The only sleek one is the K1200LT.
Ok - look at when things were designed...
The LT dates back to the mid 90's, when BMW was into curves - see the R1100RT, R1100RS for instance.
The GT dates from BMW moving into "slab" sides for want of a better term, so it is keeping with its stablemates - the 12GS, R12RT, R12ST (no more).
Personally, I think phots do it a dis-service and its nicer in the flesh, and in my opinion, suits a lighter colour than dark because of the size of the side panels.
The new grill on the side is designed to off-set this, but I don't think it does, and I've ordered the big "K" logo to break up the huge panels.
As for ugly or pretty - just look at the original LT pics - it looked ugly as sin, but in the flesh, looked much better with smooth flowing lines - but times have changed...