Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Southern California
Leftover 2018 GS - Low Suspension or Standard with Low Seat
I have the chance in finally pulling the trigger on my dream bike, the 2018 GS. I am now debating between 2 brand new leftover 2018s, both are “exclusive” fully optioned ones except for one has low suspension option. However, the price difference is close to $1k for the LC model. I am 5’7 and am comfortable with the standard model GS with the low seat. Just debating if the LC model would be better for me in the long run. I am coming from riding a couple of years on my 2017 Yamaha FJ-09 which is about half an inch taller than the low setting on a standard seat GS. Being that the GS is heavier, would the $1k difference be worth the peace of mind? I do occasionally do some light trail riding on my Versys X300 bike and would also try to take the GS on some fire roads and stuff, will the short suspension be a hindrance in these types of terrain? THanks for any thoughts.