Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
CLC is lower
I owned both, reason I use the past is that I sold the LT, in order to keep my K1200S and buy a "new" CLC. Could not afford to keep both (LT and S) bikes.......
The center of gravity on the CLC is a lot lower than the LT, the CLC is a lot easier on slow speed, parking lot turns, the CLC is a lot easier on your arms and shoulders when twisties come to play, you can toss and bring back the CLC a lot easier, althought without the same clearance as the LT. I always thought the LT was top heavy and became even more top heavy with a passenger, the CLC is in the contrary it becomes easier and more stable with a passenger back there........
This off course comes in no way as me saying it is a better machine over the LT no no..... just my observations from 4 months of ownership concerning center of gravity and slow speed handling.
As I mentioned above, I sold the LT bought an S, wife started to complain because she was not riding with me anymore, so in order to be able to keep two bikes I needed something a little less expensive, brand new CLC (2004) with full warranty from purchase day was the best bet. It actually ended up costing less than the Kawasaki Nomad 1600 which is one I was considering.
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