Originally Posted by 1LIFE2LIVE
I have the opportunity to make this change.
What I'm looking for is feedback from GSA owners on your overall real life ownership experiences (Fun Factor, High Speed Stability: over 110mph for extended distances = 20+ miles, agility, etc.) - ride with a very diverse group of bikers but the majority like to ride somewhat fast (100+mph) so it will be important to not only keep up but have the ability to pass when the opportunity arises.
Majority of riding will be 90 miles roundtrip or substantially more - ride about 15,000 miles a year. Little off road other than the occasional fire road.
Weight is not a issue - almost identical to the RT wet and the height of the GSA isn't an issue either.
Drawbacks & Strengths - what are they? Any Regrets?
The 2012 GS is nice especially the new 2013 water cooled but I'm leaning towards the GSA.
Thanks for any and all feedback,
I moved from a K12GT to a GSA in 2009 and have absolutely no regrets. No, the GSA doesn't have the power but there's plenty to pass. The GSA's handling is, to me, more agile while the wind protection is almost as good. My wife is comfortable on the GSA, although she doesn't ride much anymore. This is the first machine I've owned for this long (3.5 years) and not thought about a replacement.