Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Charleston, SC, USA
RT vs LT.
1st- Joe means that the GT handles HIS slow speed--ie, > 70.
I've had RT, LT, and now GS. All are great.
RT is much lighter than LT, Less room, more vibration fatigue.
LT is plush, plenty of room, little vibration.
GSA 1150 is big/tall, light weight, less vibration than my '97 RT.
Which one handles?- GS, RT, then LT. However, like Dragon says, the LT takes some getting used to. I saw the BMW rep do 360 in <19'.!!! The GS is easiest to turn and handle.
Which would I keep? the GS and LT (have both). For longer days (200++) the LT wins my vote and the GSA is 2nd.
Wind protection- LT, RT, GS w/ Aeroflow.
Performence- ALL.. the LT really wakes up @5,000++. The RT & GS have great engine braking, the LT does if you are up in the RPM.
Fuel millage- all are about 43-48.
Ride them all, but don't let the enitial feel of the LT trip you. It's a kick in the mountains and will embaress some more sporty rides!!!!
-2007 GS Adventure. White