Originally Posted by Kenny
I was out riding my GT yesterday in the cold weather, I'm tired of waiting on the weather to warm up! anyway; I noticed that the bike seems extra cold or rather the wind seems to get to me much more than I'm used to. I had been riding an Lt. I know that the GT won't give the protection the Lt did but does an RT offer more protection than the GT? I really don't care anything about power so if the RT offers more protection than the GT I will probably go that way in the future.
Thanks for the info.
I've owned both.
Owned an '07 RT. Sold, long story.
Briefly owned and '08 GT. Sold it for a number of reasons. To your question, wind and weather protection was not really one of them. I had added an Aeroflow Screen.
l now own an '05 RT.
That all being said..
InMyOpinion... A stock R1200RT has better wind and weather protection than a stock '08 K1200GT with high BMW screen.
The GT's wind and weather protection was much improved, for my needs anyway, with the addition of the Aeroflow Screen. Medium height, as I recall.
I had the Aeroguards as well, removed them. They seemed to have a strange effect on the bike at highway speed. I can't exactly put it into words, seemed as if the bike didn't want to change direction as easily at speed with the Guards on.
I did not keep the bike very long.
Even on my RT, I have added a Cee Bailey Screen. Very nice for my needs.
Hope this helps...
Decisions as this are difficult. So many bikes, opinions, aftermarket products.