Originally Posted by Croleyg
Please excuse me if I missed a thread, but I am looking for some feedback on the RT vs. the GT. I have an '05 RT and while I read about RT owners trading for GT's, I haven't seen anything discussing in detail just why they are doing that. I am pretty happy with my RT, but it does lack a little "ummmph" when my wife rides with me or I am bouncing around in the 2,000 - 3,000 rpm neighborhood. There are a few other small things that bother me but I find the balance, weight, and comfort to be just fine. Can anyone tell me why I should (or shouldn't) trade for a GT?
You'll probably get a few responses back - but like the old saying goes about opinions.....
I'll give you mine though I'm no RT expert. I previously owned an LT and loved the bike, but being somewhat vertically challenged felt the LT was sometimes a handful at low speeds - especially in gravel.
I went to the dealer and rode an RT - and I also rode a GT. For me, the GT was the bike to have. Although I'm sure others will disagree (and it probably would have changed in time), I didn't see myself getting used to the feel of the boxer motor. I just liked the feel of the new K motor much more.
The only way to decide this is for YOU to go to your dealer and ride one yourself.
Be prepared though, you might find yourself wanting a new bike.
That said, what you mentioned as your primary reason for considering a GT could be fixed on your bike with a little more twist 'o the wrist!!