I am curious: why a GTLE for solo riding rather than a GT? I ride an LT mainly because it works so well two-up. And I don't ride a 1600 because it doesn't.
If I rode solo, I would ride a GT. Actually, I would ride an FJR1300. I test rode one the year they added cruise control. It's power train put the K1600 to shame for smoothness and precise fuel injection mapping. It lacks the raw power of the 1600, but was much nicer to ride. Unfortunately, it just isn't a two-up machine. For me alone, it would be a great ride and the $10,000 I'd save over a BMW would pay for a few really nice trips!
I bought an LT specifically for long distance touring and took several trips before and after retiring. My wife (Sandy) flew and I rode to meet up in Denver, Chattanooga, and Coeur d'Alene, as she was still working and doesn't like riding on freeways. On the way up to CDA, I rode up with a couple riding a K1600GT with a top case added and was impressed with their ability to pass on two lane roads without effort. At the Chattanooga CCR, they had a GTLE on static display in the hotel lobby and I made it a point to stop by with Sandy and look at it.... At CDA, she and I rode with another couple that had a GTLE, and Sandy liked the pillion comfort features (the higher pillion seat in relation to the LT didn't come up).
After getting back home, over a span of several months, I test rode a GTL, GT, and '15 K1200RT and found the K1600's easier to ride than the LT and preferred them over the RT, due to size and vibration. However, I liked the riding position of the GTL much better, as it was more like the LT.
I almost bought a GT that already had an RDL on eBay from Iowa (lost the bid), and a '14 GTLE from Texas (lost that bid too). Sandy suggested that I just buy a new one. Next week, I went to my local dealer and ordered my bike and had plans to spend '16 and forward on several long distance tours, after taking delivery in May '16. However, after suffering with RDL withdrawal pains (in the butt), I decided to postpone any longer distance rides until after I got another RDL, but wasn't able to get a ride-in appointment until early October '16. A couple months before Sandy was slated to retire, she developed a blood clot in November and was later diagnosed with cancer and I've cancelled several vacations since (we would have been on an African safari right now), the SLC MOA rally next month, and a Mediterranean cruise in August. In the interim, I take short half day local rides with a fellow GTL/S1000XR/K1300 rider. We also got good news yesterday, that Sandy's chemo treatments have been working and have been extended for another 12 weeks with the possibility of surgery thereafter.
Sorry for the long, long answer, but I also needed to ventilate. Bottom line, don't postpone or procrastinate, as you never know what life has in store for you...