Dan, thanks for your input. Sounds like you had a thorough test drive at 2 hrs.
You've confirmed my assumptions from just looking at one in the showroom.
You might be on to something re: BMW's approach to the GTL design. It sure looks like at least a couple of afterthoughts were involved.
That's a real shame because it seemed the BMW LT was the only serious 2 up alternative to the Goldwing without making it a 2 wheel land yacht- a 2 wheel winnebago perhaps, but not a land yacht.
BMW doesn't seem to ever admit mistakes, so no telling how long they go before making a true successor to the LT- maybe never. Perhaps it's a design like the Porsche 911- one that doesn't need replaced, just tweaked from time to time. I wished they'd realize that.
Dan, sounds like you made the right choice.