I am trying to make a huge decision. Should I trade in my beloved ‘«ˇ07 GS for a ‘«÷10 K13GT with all the fixins. I can‘«÷t think of any reason that I don‘«÷t want my GS other than the desire to have a long distance sport tourer with an emphasis on sport. I can‘«÷t afford both. After three years with my GS I‘«÷ve noticed that my desires are more suited towards road sport than the road/enduro style options. I‘«÷ve explored and enjoyed this way of life but haven‘«÷t grown full bore into all that the GS offers. It certainly doesn‘«÷t disappoint in either category. In fact I think it is the very best all around motorcycle I‘«÷ve ever owned.
However, the K1300 has seeded my subconscious with a little devil that taunts me from my left shoulder. I blame my dealer because I was permitted to test drive the S with a large group during a rally. I quickly became enamored with it despite the claustrophobic parade pace of the procession. I kept thinking that riding a bike of this caliber is the closest I‘«÷ll ever get to flying an F-18 Hornet to work everyday.
The K mantra seems to be ‘«£complex by choice‘«ō but what does that really mean? Off the bat, I am concerned about the total cost of ownership. Having admitted that, is this a rhetorical question that can only be answered; ‘«£if you have to ask, then you can‘«÷t afford it‘«ō?