Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I just have to wade into this thread after reading all the stuff about the "new" 1850 GLT. I don't understand your theorys of bigger is better?? Honda has the beast on that at 6 cylinders and 1800 CC. At the recent CCR in Ozarks, I was on the ERC on Wednesday and took the instructors Wing for a few of the runs. Still impressed with ease of handling on the wing, but was the engine required for that type of driving? naaaaaaaaa. Remember that Kawasaki in line 6 that was their touring bike? This thing was a barn door coming towards you. They even had a four cylinder version of the same touring bike.
So, here is my theory.
Don't need a bigger engine displacement. Doesn't the K1200GT prove that? Plenty of horsepower with room to spare on north america highways. Was in Germany on business in May and rented a GT for the weekend..Yeeehaaaa. There is something to clicking the cruise on at 200kms/hr, (120m/h for you yanks) and still get passed on the autobahn.
What I would like is the ESA suspension system from the GT and RT on the LT. That would turn my crank!! Be able to adjust the suspension while riding. Doesn't the wing have this already? Nice when coming off the interstate and heading into the mountains to switch over quite easily.
How about the duolever front suspension from the GT? I know, I know the weight, the weight, but im sure those German Engineeers can figure that out?? This system works beautiful on the GT.
Radio....no. I can't hear this thing anyways in C2 helmet and what's with those annoying buttons on the front of the tank area. My tank bag covers them very nicely, thank you. I use the earplugs into my Xm Garmin for all the music i could ever need.
Just my canadian rant....???
BLUBYU in the Toronto area
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