Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: Looking to trade 2006 Harley Sportster 1200 for BMW 1200LT
Have you ridden an LT yet? It is far more powerful, and the comfort is far beyond the Sportster, but along with that it is also much heavier, and does not handle as easily at parking lot speeds. Once moving though, is much better.
We have had some female LT owners here over the years, and a couple of them could hang with just about anyone here, one was a long distance ace, and was loved and respected by all here who knew her. Unfortunately, she passed away with cancer a while back.
It is certainly not out of the realm of enjoyment by anyone, just be sure you have a chance to test ride one before making the big decision. If you do get one, once you get used to it you will likely LOVE it. Be aware that if you ever do lay it down, it is quite a task to get it back up, but ladies have done it before, just takes good leg muscles and just the right technique. Otherwise help will be needed.
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.