Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Mauldin, SC, USA
Re: LT to GT What's your reason? Good call?
These poor unloved LTs. Those riders who once sang the praises of the Light Truck are being seduced away, one by one, first by the K1200GT and now by the siren song of the K1300GT.
Well, gentlemen, I say, "Forget not the K-bike of your youth". The LT is just as much fun and useful now as the day I bought it. There is something special about maintaining a long term relationship, cherishing memories of past adventures while seeking new ones. I figured out there's a second bike hiding inside the LT that comes out above 5000 rpms! Plus, on a pragmatic and frugal note (how timely is that?), my well-used LT is paid for, and taxes and insurance are much less than I would pay on a newer K-bike (and I don't believe BMW anyway-that new engine is not a brick so it's not a "real" K-bike-so take that). I am going to keep riding my LT. Last Saturday I took it for a ride and got a beep-and-thumbs-up from an SUV driver and a pitiful longing look of admiration from a cruiser rider at the local Victory dealership (poor guy looked like he was half frozen after riding in on his unfaired custom V-twin; I almost offered him my Gerbings liner. Almost).
I know not what others will do, but for me and my house (well, they have to take turns of course), we will ride the LT. The "splitters" on this list (like Joe, and Cowboy Bob, and Jack) notwithstanding.
[Tick, tick, tick]
Doggone it, those GTs are awesome. I want a BLUE one! They are so smooth, and way fast, and so light compared to my porky LT.