I rode one!
Lucky enough to get a slot at Bike Week
1) handlebar riser setup is the most progressive I've seen on a BMW w/o having to buy bar risers. Still to short and to narrow for me.
2) The 6 speed trans has one gear too many
3) the windshield raised is high enough to allow a Nolan with the shield up have the air pass right overhead no buffeting no problem.
I had just ridden a used '05 (what I was told was an '05) and the '06 felt not as tight in general, not as tight shifting. The narrow handlebars on both are such that I'd have to learn countersteering over again using different angles and leverage points.
Frankly, I was more impressed with the '05 than the '06. Appearance of the bike was good. It had bags, of course, but I didn't touch them, don't know if they're bulletproof like the LT bags.
Result of the GT and the RT ride was that I decided to keep the LT. Interesting to me after riding the lighter, more flickable bikes, when I got back on the LT I was flicking it around. I guess it's a mind set. If you think the LT is a big heavy bike you're right, if you think it's a sporting tour bike, you're right.