Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: mount airy (mayberry), NC,
Okay, I'm not loaded with money here, so this is my opinion. I'm looking at USED bikes, the LT and teh Wing, as well as the Yam Royal str Venture. The venture is cruiser style, which means it has to be cleaned and shined a lot. And has cruiser riding style, a little slower. I'm coming from a Vstrom, so I am into a sporting ride.
The LT has much lower resale, and many more available on the market, be it ebay, dealers, etc. I can afford and find an LT much easier than a wing. The wing has better dealer coverage. But IMO, most of the used wings have too much crap added to them that I don;t want. I'm not into that chrome and light show thing so that's unimportant. I'd even pass on the radio/CD if I could and opt for a nice gPS instead.
SO I'll probably end up on an LT. It all comes down to personal; preference and this is an LT forum,so you;ll probably get lots of reasons to own an LT over a wing.