Join Date: May 2009
Location: Simsbury, CT, United States
Re: Side bumpers
If you are tempted by the GT but worry about dropping the bike, you might look at the Honda ST1300. It's in the same class as the GT, although a bit less sporty and somewhat heavier. They have very effective tipover guards as standard.
I don't like the styling much, but owners generally love the bike.
On the other hand, the GT is 100 pounds lighter than the LT (and 70 pounds lighter than the ST1300) - maybe you won't have any problems keeping it upright.