Well after much consideration and from everyone here giving me great advice about the GTL, Wheels & upgrades. I went and got my deposit back on the new 2020 GTL because of the recall. Found a nice gently ridden 2015 GTL with only 7000 miles and considering it was half the price of a new one. Not having the reverse I can live with. So far it's been okay without it. Love the bike as it came with all kinds of goodies & I did add some of my own.
If I could have spec’d my 2020 without Reverse I would have happily done so. I’ve had it on my 2018 & 2019 GTLE’s and have used it 3 times total ......just to see it working! Almost pointless, at least for me. Other item I would bin would be the Radio/speakers, again pointless on a motorcycle.
Keyless start/central locking which I laughed at when each came out, and thought pointless?! ......I wouldn’t be without, likewise hill-start, a great option, helluva useful yet when it wasn’t an option, I never thought about it.
Enjoy your 2015 and that substantial saving! .......those extra dollars in your pocket will bring double the smile to your face as you saddle up each time.
from memory.... Suzuki 250, 550 Kawasaki 750, 1000, 1100 Honda 350, 900, 1100, 1800
BMW 1000, 1100, 1150, 1200, 1250, 1600
.....they all made me Smile & I'm still vertical, still riding!