Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
I own both. Along with several others. I own all that are listed below my name here actually. Have had others.......Anyway, If you can swing it get both. But here is the deal, and I ride a lot like you, If I could have only one bike it would be the GS. Of course its not as smooth as the LT but I have ridden it 500+ mile days comfortably( lots of options including larger wind screen and Ohlin shocks) make a great deal of difference.
The GS will go anywhere the LT will go and a whole lot of other places, like mountain trails and through shallow creeks and dirt roads and across the farm pasture and .........................It is no doubt the best all around BMW there is.
2003 R1150RT, Black Beauty--this is one sexy bike!
1999 R1100GSA, Does everything well, what else can one say?
1992 K75SA, If this engine had been 4-valve instead of 2, it would be the smoothest BMW ever built!
1978 R100S, my first and favorite BMW.
1976 R75/6, A 30 year old gentlemen I still love to take out for a Sunday ride.