Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dublin, OH, USA
I had a 98- R1100RT and now an '05 LT. IMO, the RT gave better weather protection and in the cold my feet and hands didnt get as cold. However, the LT has those nice airwings under the turn signal that gets you a nice blast of air in the summer. I had a Secdum windshield on the RT and a Cee Baily on the LT. The Secdum is much better. On the other hand, the LT has soooo much more room between the rider and passenger and those heated seats and backrest for the passenger work very well.
With all the electric gear you can buy both bikes are excellent. However, what I looked at when changing bikes was comfort in the really hot weather. I tend to ride longer distances in the warmer months and 95+ degree weather on a LT is much better than the same on the RT. You get more air on the LT.
Jim in Dublin, OH
2005 - LT Ocean Blue (Catuffalo - Part Cat / Part Buffalo)
2002 - Moto Guzzi Cal Spec Sport
2000 - Moto Guzzi V11 Sport