Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: orange county, ca
I do disagree with this statement -- we need to ride/drive a vehicle the way it was intended. I do have different riding styles techniques for each one of my bikes – you have too. The HD is no GT. On my HD, I have to use a lot of counter steering and rear brake going into a turn to keep from upsetting the suspension – I also shift at low RPM’s to get the power. The GT is the complete opposite which requires a different technique/style of riding.
absurd notions that we must all change our riding styles to appease the bike. Shouldn't it be the other way around?
The GT reminds me of my ST1300 where you can easily shift at low RPM’s and the torque will handle the situation, but it really does like the higher RPM’s. I find that I do lug the engine way too much on the GT – I don’t know how many times I have stalled the bike going into the driveway because I was in 3rd gear by mistake.
- K1600GT (for the Ride)
- S1000R (for the Twisties)
- R1200GSW (for Everything)
- Monster 1100 EVO (for the Town)
- CBR600RA (for the Track)
- TC449 (for the SM Track)
- KTM 350 EXC-F (for the Dirt)
For the Past: CB350/2, CB400/4, Z900 (1035), EX500, FXRS, TE650, CRF250X, VFR800 (VTECH), VTX1800, ST1300, K1200LT, R1200RT
To be Sold: WR250R (2 of them)