So, I made it home, 95 degrees on the air temp gauge. 150 miles yesterday, 250 today. Love letter coming.....
A: Thank you to all on this forum that answer repeated questions, and post valuable information. It influenced my decision greatly, I'm glad it did.
B. I was freaked out over potential hostilities from the bike, engine knock, Nav issues, everything else that has been reported.
I have had none of that, bike has performed flawlessly, so far.
C. I am absolutely in love with my 2022 GT.
I have ridden all sorts of cool stuff over the years, but only as loaners, friends bikes, ect...
I am glad I bought a new 2022, period. It had 6.1 miles on it when I left the dealer.
This friggin girl is the absolute Queen B of her world. It does everything it is supposed to sooooo well.
I could go on and on with accolades, but ya'll already know.
So I will sum it up like this.
Get a mountain goat (they are as sure footed as anything on the planet)
Put a saddle made of slightly warm butter on the goat. ( I am NOT saying the GT saddle is that comfy, an RDL will be on it for next season, I AM talking about the suspension)
Strap an orbital boost rocket to the goat,
Get in the butter saddle, light the rocket, and and Away We Go!
This bike is everything I have ever wanted for pavement. Period.
Navigation, that worked for me
Brakes that would stop a Rhinocerous with the trots from getting to the porta potty.
Thrust for days. (note: drastically overtaking the Harleys that passed that car before me
And O so comfy ergos for my 5'9 normalnish.
Plus she is gorgeous. Seriuosly, every gas stop, someone walked up to talk about it.
Thanks again for all the discussion.