Originally Posted by used2jeep
Now I need to figure out if I want the RT or LT. Wifey sat on both yesterday (no test rides due to Tropical Storm Noel though) and said the LT was easier on/off and more comfy.
Well you should try what I did, and maybe you'll achieve the same outcome.
My wife and I went to the BMW dealer. I was looking for a replacement for my '02 Concours as my wife told me I could get a new bike for X-Mas if I sold mine. I wanted to sell my Concours because the ergonomics were not good for me and it hurt to much to ride it. If it hurts, you are not going to put many miles on it so...
I thought the RT or GT. Sat on both. Liked the comfort of the RT & the radio. GT fit well enough, but had no amenities. My wife thought the Rt was better than the Concours, but the GT seat was a pita. While we were trying these out the rep said, go check out the LT outside. So we did. When my wife sat on it she said "Wow! This is the one.".
I thought ... no way. I can't ride this every day even though it would be great for long distance rides and touring in general. So I told the wife it's a great bnike, but not so good for in-city driving and in-traffic driving and if I buy the LT then I'll want another motorcycle for in-city & in-traffic riding. I thought she just agree to buy the RT instead as a compromise, but instead she said "OK".
That's how I wound up with an older '96 RT and a newer '06 LT. We looked at new LTs too, but found a good opportunity on the '06 with the navigation package. Saved about 6~7K over a new '08 model.