From a cadillac to a jeep, ah? sort of fulfilling the need to bang your bike around some, ah? as in sleep in the dirt instead of a bed, ride standing instead of sitting, bumpy instead of smooth, getting wet and dirty instead of wind-protected and clean...I can't say I get it!
Well not really, but I understand your confusion because I am confused too or a better word probably will be "conflicted"!
I guess both Cadillac and Hummer has their own places of being useful or ideal so to say.
Don't get me wrong, I never preferred sleeping in the dirt instead of a bed, or crossing knee deep rivers, ride on sand dunes like Paris-Dakar... Nooo way Jose!
BUT, I'd like the idea to have a bike that I won't be scared to scratch it when I tie down something on the back seat.
GSA is a different beast. Doesn't do anything best but it does is all. RT on the other hand is not a tool for all trades but as for what it does, it does the best.
Like I said before. If I had all the money I ever wished, I'll have both bikes.
This year or next my plans include a 2 or 3 week long Alaska trip. Now, I don't think I'll be comfortable to take an RT there. Not impossible probably but, no thanks... That's where GSA comes.
But even if I had 10 GSA I'll still miss my RT