I have a wing and am very happy but the fit and finish of the LT are unreal. What would I be giving up if I were to switch? Thanks,
spine60 said:I have a wing and am very happy but the fit and finish of the LT are unreal. What would I be giving up if I were to switch? Thanks,
Hi Greg! If you haven't already please go to: www.bmwlt.com Once there perform a search in the K1200LT forum using the term "K1200LT vs Gold Wing". Be prepared to read for more than an hour. I've owned both models and luv 'em both; warts and all...
In a nutshell: BMW has better/more: brakes, front suspension, handling/cornering clearance, electrically adjustable windscreen, electro hydralic centerstand, somewhat better ergonomically engineered controls and switch gear, especially the turnsignal switches, fuel mileage (DOES NOT REQUIRE PREMIUM FUEL) sips Plus grade thank you very much!
Honda has better/more: engine torque, low speed handling characteristics, warranty, numerous aftermarket vendors, dealer coverage (only important if you're dealer dependant for service/repairs; otherwise both bike are equally easy to perform routine maintenance on), headlight in standard configuration, better resale value based in large part on the longer standard warranty and additional (optional at extra cost) extended warranty.
At the end of your comparisions all that really matters is the one that 'Squeeks Your Sneekers'! For me, I love my '06 Wing yet I'll go back to BMW when the new LT arrives as an '09 model. "Just Ride It" and you'll do just fine...
DITTO I had $$$ down on a BMW until I rode the Wing. Both are fine bikes. IMHO the BMW has more upkeep-just like their cars.NJREF said:If you buy a BMW you can tell all your friends you own a BMW...they will be impressed...ohhh boy!
If you want to ride and be happy you need to ride each and decide for yourself
I wanted a BMW for the longest time...test rode it, loved it....finally got in the position to purchase a new bike.....I rode my buddies Wing for about 3 miles or so...I was sold on the Wing...bottom line: do whatever makes you hapy and to hell with what ever anyone else thinks