Really the GT might not even be considered except the HD shop also sells the GT Super Duke, so I can probably ge a few more bucks on trade in. The Beemer dealer doesn't even want the bike and offered low retail. $12.5 on a bike that has less than 4000 miles is too much to take. I am busy tryi g to sell her off but the market isn't going my way.
If you don’t mind me asking what year it the GT and how much are they asking for it?
If it is a 2019 (re-styled to look more the the SDR and new electronics package/dash) probably won’t be discounted much from MSRP.
But if it is a new, old stock, 2016-18, should have some significant discounts if it is in line with what inventory is still left out there.
For reference, MSRP was $20k, I got mine (new, old stock 2016, in October 2018) for $14,500 ($3,500 factory rebate and $2,000 from the dealer) with no dealer fees, just TTT.
The GT never took off in the US like the R did, seems to be somewhat popular in Europe though from a forum I am on.
I love it, but don’t have the range of experience it appears you do from your current garage. So don’t have the high end comparison experience.
People coming from all in-line 4’s sometimes complain about the V-twin vibrations. But with a Harley and possibly Ducati twin, I’m guessing that you probably like some of that, like I do.
It is high strung though, it does not like to be lugged. You can cruise at 4K-5K rpm, but it gets very unhappy below 4K and really prefers to be closer to 5k than to 4K.
All that insane torque is available at around 5.5k rpms. There’s good torque lower than that but 5,500 and above is where it really tries to rip your arms off.
If I am riding aggressively or ready to make moves in traffic I always keep it in a gear to be at least at 5.5k rpm so that all the juicy torque is on tap and ready to go.
If I am going 55/60 mph or so behind a string of 4 cars. I’ll be in 3rd gear. When I pass them, I’ll go WOT through the gears and be at 120-130 as I am getting ahead of the lead car.
The bike is stable at fairly high speeds. I routinely go 120-130 mph each time I ride (back country roads) and have had it just over 150 multiple times. The bike felt fine/stable at those speeds, road surface was good, and I didn’t feel nervous about stability.
The windscreen is adequate to help block some wind, but not going to block it all. And the large gas tank is designed to give your legs additional wind protection.