Re: Big guy + LT + commute
I commute about 60 miles round trip a day on my LT (most days). I am, however, smaller...about 5'10" and 175lbs. I do not find the stop and go an issue when I run into it...which is rarely ever honestly. I actually find the ride quite enjoyable at any speed. I have taken some time in a parking lot with some cones and some techniques garnered from "Ride Like a Pro" DVDs and am MUCH more comfortable with low speed maneuvering. I have also ridden a friends 1800 VTX and found it much more difficult to handle at low speeds compared to my LT...but that was well after I really got used to my bike.
In all honestly...you really won't know by any comment posted here. Find an LT to borrow for a day or even a few miles. Most BMW Dealerships will grant a test ride...the test ride is what sold me as I was nervous making the switch from the cruiser world over to the LT World.
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