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Old 11-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #196
BerndM
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Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Near Disneyland, in SoCal.
Oddometer: 1,525
I test rode the GT a couple of days ago.
Coming off my R1200RT, I had some preconceived thoughts about "Scooters" most of which were wrong.

PROS (IMHO)
Looks & styling
Great CVT Tranny
Handling
Performance/acceleration/braking
Storage Capacity
Fun Factor

CONS (again, IMHO)
A noisy engine
Nowhere near the wind protection of my RT (made my helmet very loud). Aftermarket windshields should help.
VERY stiff ride, might need break-in time and shock adjustments
Too expensive

All in all, it was an enjoyable experience and will cause me some sleepless nights trying to decide whether to buy one and sell the RT.

Regards
Bernd
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