GW versus LT
I owned and rode both a BMW K1200LTC and a Goldwing GL1800. Each has its own inherent quality and problems. The GW handles better under very slow manuevers, because its center of gravity is almost dead center and definitely lower than the LT. However, I could also do everything the GW did by exercising more riding skills, as the LT is not that forgiving at ultra slow, parking lot turns. As stated in a Rider magazine review, the rider seats IN the GW and ON the BMW.
The biggest problem I had with the GW was it's road clearance. I like to lean into turns because of my sport riding skills. The GW foot pegs continually scraped many of the turns I made, whereas the BMW never got close to scraping; talk about un-nerving. On approaching a turn, I would lift the foot off the peg because I knew the GW peg would scrape the roadway. That made for a very uninspiring ride.
Bottom line though is that the machines will out perform most rider's skill much of the time. As with any tight turn, too many riders look downward toward the roadway in the direction of their turn. That procedure almost guarantees the bike will follow that downward direction towards the asphalt, so it does not matter which machine has better brakes, center of gravity, road clearance, or whatever. Practice and fine tune your riding skills and each bike will perform to your satisfaction.