Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
My dilemma, thoughts......?
Well, I got my ’02 K1200LTE or “C”, not sure which model I have, but I really love how it rides. I also have a ’07 HD Ultra that I bought new 3 years ago. Most of my riding has been pleasure trips on the local canyons and coast, and the HD has been fun. It’s hard to beat the “cool” factor of the HD, but now that I have ridden the LT, it makes me want to get rid of the HD. Don’t get me wrong, I really love the Harley, but it does not ride or feel anything like the BMW, as all of you know.
After my first “long” distance tour (only 1k miles in 3 days), several months ago where a good friend and I went up highway 1 about 75 miles past San Fran, and through Napa, and back to LA, is when I realized that the HD is not the ultimate tour bike. I decided to purchase a used K1200 as a second bike for long tours and …….? Prior to my Harley I had an ‘04 RT1150, and enjoyed the smoothness, but got bored of it after a few years. I craved another HD after having to sell my old ’93 Fat Boy in’98, but wanted something smoother and something that my wife would enjoy, so I choose the Ultra, a fine bike and fairly smooth, for a Harley and we have really enjoyed it.
So, now for my dilemma, I really like the BMW, but the ’02 intercom / stereo does not seems as up to date as some of the newer models. I am now considering selling both bikes and buying a newer LT. I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.