Originally Posted by stefeb
I own a HD Ultra Classic, and have been looking at the K1200LT.
Has annyone else made the move from a Harley to BMW, and if so, what was your experience like? Was their any type of learning curve, handling, braking, etc.
Well, never rode anything but a Harley all up and down the east coast for years. Sold my last one a year before I bought the 04 LT. Wonderin why I sold the Harley? Simple. Lost my ridin buddy and my wife could no longer ride 2-up sooooo....sold the HD to a friend. A year later, I wanted something more comfortable and almost bought a wing. The LT test ride sealed it for me simply because it fit me better. THEN I learned a few things...
1. Great rolling art.
2. Nobody can "out-Harley" Harley Davidson.
3. The Glide was really comfortable with a lot of storage.
4. Never had a problem with the HD mechanically or otherwise...until
Well, until I went down on the Blue Ridge Pkwy ridin 2-up. Outside of a rear brake-induced tank slapper, I never experienced any pucker moments on a Harley until we went down on the BRP. THAT was because of front-fork dive whilst entering the BRP and having to execute an emergency stop due to a fast Mustange flyin around the bend. The front fork dive thang just brought us down like a magnet!!!
So, two things I prefer about the LT are the ABS and NO front fork dive!!
There are a few other things:
4. Comfortable enough for 1000 mile days.
5. Twisty road performance is great!
6. Heated seats/grips
8. Electric 'shield, etc.....ad nauseum
LT is a better touring machine hands down!
Would I buy another Harley? Sure! But would not tour on it for a number of reasons.
Bottom Line: Buy what YOU want.
Enjoy the choices....ain't it great to live in a country with choices???