Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Loxahatchee, Fl, USA
LT vs RT
Most of you know me. So just a short story. I bought my "16 RT in June. Now have over 15k on her, Va and back and just normal riding. Any ways. I still have my LT and was waiting to install new clutch slave and lines.
Well all done, have to take her for a ride. Well, as much as I love my RT, light, torque, smooth, fun etc. top of line, all the goodies. Now i just got back for a 30 mile ride on the LT, well sorry RT. the LT consistently wins every time. Except for the weight, took me a couple miles of wow this is heavy to dragging pegs in some of my favorite corners. yes i admit i have 330,000 miles on here and literally know her inside and out. She is just overall better, smoother, handles almost as good as the RT, (RT is 400lb lighter), but for 900 lbs just wow. It just has a better "feel" overall.
Will I ride the RT has much? Absolutely, the LT will be my baby when My SO and i NEED to just ride.
BMW just got that bike RIGHT. Please please understand I LOVE the RT, its just not an LT. No I have not ridden the GTL.
All opinions of course. Now i have to find a long distance ride, maybe Nova Scotia again.
Thanks for listening to my passions. i tend to go overboard. Riding for 46 years and 1/2 millions miles and still need to just ride.
Keep the rubber side down.
45 years riding and still more places to see.
IBA # 41935