Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
The low speed handling is a little more difficult than some other large bikes, but only a little. The thing that gets most people in trouble is hitting the front brake with the front wheel not straight ahead. The Telellever suspension on the LT, although great at all other times, contributes to this because of it's inherent "no dive" geometry. Since the forks do not compress and dissipate the energy, the mass will try to go the way the wheel is turned. Yep, you got it, down you go.
Just be aware of it, and you will have no problems.
Also, the '05 model year improved the handling with a change in trail. Most that have ridden both say the improvement is significant.
Go test ride one, it will sell itself!
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.
Last edited by dshealey; Dec 22nd, 2005 at 1:58 pm.