After all the reviews, after all the read blogs - I went for a road test on the KGT 1300.
WOW - what a bike
So after some extremely fair and equitable trading discussions with the awesome folks at Max BMW in NH I am now a new owner of a Apple Red KGT 1300.
What an incredible ride, i knew it was going to be fast and it is holy [email protected]
fast, but what sold it was the low/slow speed manners.
Coming from an RT I notice slightly more weight (the power totally compensates for the additional mass) and it is a bit breezier - but i like that. And although the RT has quicker steering the GT is by no means a slouch.
The other thing I like is the seat (yes stock BMW) it is firmer and supports me better and like the roominess of the cockpit.
The thing I do not like is the new switch gear specifically - the UJM turn signals - the rest I can deal with.
I would have liked the brake and clutch reservoirs off of the RT it would have looked more finished.
Now I have hit the missing right button so many times I need to look down to engage the turn signal - something so uniquely BMW should have been left alone.
Anyway - what a wonderful bike - will miss the RT as that bike is an awesome ride also.
Picture below of Big Red