Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Western Colorado
When it comes to buying motorcycles my preferences and needs come before my wife's and she knows it. I have to be comfortable first and it's got to be a bike I want to ride and love to ride. That's not to say she doesn't have choices or preferences which does somewhat weigh on the decision making process but they are secondary.
Example. If she loved the GA and liked the GTL.. since I've got ergo (and some aesthetic) problems with the GA.... she's gonna learn to love the GTL.
Also.. If I loved the handling of the GTL but gave it up because she liked the back seat better on a GA... I'd always be riding a bike I liked instead of loved. I would be thinking about that GTL every time I laid eyes on or throw a leg over the GA. How I thought the GTL handled better would be constantly on my mind. It's like being content instead of throughly satisfied or like winning a race but taking home the second place trophy.
I rode Road Glides for many years and finally needed a change. 5 years ago this October I brought home a bike I loved to ride. I love it more today than I did 5 years ago, so much so I wouldn't trade it for a new one.
Freedom is the miles I'm rollin' on!
2016 S1000 XR