Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Seattle WA, USA
I offed my last and final HD Bagger and never looked back after more than 500K miles over 33+ years.
Yes the LT is heavier, but not something you cannot get use to, just as you got use to the low HD horsepower and minimal lean angle.. Every MC has a learning curve.
BMW LT <> WAYYY better handling, motor, etc.... No contest.
You are on the west side of WA with plenty of BMW dealers who I am sure will let you take one for a test ride!!
Harley Davidson = yesterdays Technology @ Tomorrows Prices.
Difference in HD Versus BMW.
HD = Slow down in the curves and hope try to speed up before the pinging starts in the straights...
BMW = Speed up in the curves and try to not laugh out loud in the straights as you pass everything else on the road in comfort and confident of your elegant mount!!! + get 50 MPG competely stock with no need to Futz with the motor and little pirates at the dealership!
47+ Yrs Daily Motorcycle Street riding for Therapy
2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
2007 Black Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom - Sold
2007 Red Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 - Sold
2005 LT Dark Graphite - (Sold)
2005 PearlBlue FJR1300 (Sold)
3 BMW's, 8 HD baggers, 3 Goldwings & 860K + miles later
*Ridin steady since 1973
Last edited by usmctpdog; Jan 22nd, 2007 at 3:49 pm.