Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lehigh Acres (Ft Myers), FL, USA
Well, I'm 6" 1", so I guess I qualify. I can't tell you how it compares to the way a FJR rides, as I've not ridden one. Sitting still, the '06 FJR seems far more radical than the LT, with a significant lean forward position. The GT is even more upright than the Honda ST1300, when the bars are adjusted to full up, the way they are currently being delivered here.
To put the comments below in perspective, I'm sixty years old, an out of shape, fat desk jockey, that doesn't get much exercise. I have a bad back, and arthritis in my hands, back, and neck.
At first I found the seat very uncomfortable. I still don't care for it, but after the first discomfort, it never seems to get much worse. I rode most of the day Sunday, mostly back roads, as I'm still breaking it in. The longest stretch was just shy of two hours. Nearly four hundred miles later, I had nearly forgotten about the seat!
I don't know WHERE they funnel the heat, but it was hot Sunday, most of the day hovered around 93-95 degrees F, and there was NO heat from the motorcycle that I could detect.
Ours are currently being delivered with the tall windscreen. Set to the tallest position, it kept the wind off me, sort of, but I didn't care for it. Some buffeting, but mostly too hot! I found the best position for the windscreen was about one third of the way up from full down. Any lower caused an uncomfortable low pressure area in front of me, pulling my head forward, and higher was too hot, due to not enough venting in my helmet. Once properly set, it was a trifle windy, and noisy (earplugs are a must), but very comfortable.
The suspension soaks up bumps better than most full touring rigs, including my Goldwing! I can't praise it high enough!
The footpeg position seemed perfect for me, I can't deal with rearsets anymore, and I HATE the foot forward "cruiser" position. Even a couple of hours sitting at a time caused me no discomfort.
With my previous 2004 K1200GT, I would have such a stiff neck that the muscles would be knotted up for a week after a ride like that, causing me several days of headaches. With my new GT, I felt great, and had plenty of energy left to clean off the bug goo, and have had no soreness anywhere this week.
Conclusion: This bike works fine for me. In some ways not quite as comfortable as my Goldwing, with custom seat, but way more fun!
2012 K1600 GTL
2007 R1200GS Adventure