Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bucharest, , Romania
Please post some LT pics (:
I'm still interested in buying a second bike for touring and bad weather, but I haven't made up my mind yet (I'm torn between an accessorised 1200 RT and an LT).
Since I don't have in Romania, in any of the BMW dealerships an LT available, neither for test riding nor for pure viewing, I would like your help, please.
First of all I'm considering if for city traffic in bad weather the LT can be a suitable choice and for this I'm thinking of removing the topcase. Does it significantly improve the handling and performance of the bike ? Can you also please post some pics (if you have them) of your LT with and without the topcase ?
Also, I would like to understand better the color schemes - the official photos aren't really helpful (for example I love the black LT in the brochure for the new bike, but I don't understand if it's simple black metallic, or if it's darkgraphit metallic, or if it's magnesium black metallic - all these colours were available on the "new generation - 116 bhp" LT, from year to year). Some photos of real LT's ("new generation" ) would be really appreciated.
Also I'm still worried about moving from European highways to Alpine stretches of twisted road, I wouldn't want to get fast and comfortable to a dream destination I can't enjoy because I have to fight with my bike for every turn I'm taking. The versatility of the LT is a big worry for me, in contrast to the RT - but I don't really like the RT (or the GT) so ... Some suggestions/clarifications would still be welcomed on these issues.
Because it's really hard to order a bike that you have never seen nor ridden (:.