Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tualatin, OR, USA
Re: RT, GT or LT
The forward leaning position was not for me, add the one position for your feet, and it was a deal-breaker. I have floorboards on my LT, with MOPs, so I have complete flexibility for my legs, sit upright, and, in fact, can stand up on the pegs/boards.
On most "sport bikes", my forehead is directly over the windshield (no thanks), and on the GT, I can't get my knees behind the faring.
The RT is an OK bike, but, other than resting my legs on the jugs, there's no foot movement either.
We all have things that contribute to our bike selection, and I am fortunate to be able to afford to have my LT for touring, 2 up, and commuting (58 miles of freeway a day), and my V-rod (bags, windshield, center pegs (to stand on), forward controls, and highway pegs on the crash guards) for local trips. I find the power of both bikes so similar that the transition is transparent, but long trips on the V-rod are painful on such a small bike..
Hope I answered your question.