Anybody traded a wing for a ST1300 and are happy with the choice.
Yeah, a big +1 here. My R1100RT was great. A superb sport trourer. But as I grew older I found myself leaning more to the touring than to the sport. I still like to touch my pegs to the tarmac every now and then (OK-every ride) but the comfort the Wing gives me is more important than the sport the RT gave me. Be good to still have both, but the Wing would get ridden more and more and the RT less and less. Such is life. :shrug:If you are trading the wing for a ST1300 take a long look at the BMW R1200Rt. Owned a ST1300 and traded it for a R1200RT. Liked the BMW better. I still have a 2004 Wing and love it but the BMW is also right on par with it. Touring you can't beat the Wing, Sport Touring you can't beat the BMW.
You wont be happy! Only thing I miss about the ST is the power windshield. Wing may be a big girl but she hides it well. Much more comfortanble than I could ever get on my ST, now matter how much I spent on sets risers pegs etc.85% of my riding is solo, commuting to work 65 miles/day RT.
The wife and I go once or twice a year on our week long trips, and fully enjoy the wing.
My thinking: better commuting on the ST, better gas milage, higher milage tires and less farkles to go wrong.
I would agree I have an ST11 which is now an RT and had a stock ST. I tried out a couple ST13's and while they are great bikes the Concurs is lower and more comfortable. If I lived in one of the mountain states I would defiantly drop the wing and go with a bike more suited for day packing and mountain riding.I traded my St1300 for a Wing.Although I enjoyed the ST its the best trade I ever made.I personally would not go back to the ST.Much to top heavy.If I were ever to go back to a Sports touring bike it would be the Kawasaki.