Hello everyone. I would like to know if there is anyone on this board that owns, or had owned both KRS and RT.
Last April I purchased a 2003 KRS with only 250 miles on it. At first I din't like the bike too much because I wasn't used to its riding position, but after installing barsback, comfort windshield, Sargent seat, and lower pegs, I now love the bike. However, it is not a tourer and I'm skeptical to take it for a week long trip because I'm concerned that it will kill my back ( I'm 51 ). Because of this reason I decided to buy an 2004 RT, practically new also.
The ergonomics are considerably better on the RT than the KRS, but I can't get used to the vibes of the twin engine, It vibrates in comparison to the the KRS or to other bikes, and I also find the clutch/ tranny to be rather noisy when shifting. Furthermore, I have been monitoring the Oilheads section of "bmwsoprttouring" forum and I have been reading numerous posts of different mechanical issues with the RT, but apparently RT riders just love that bike.
Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to ride either bike for any long trips yet, so I would like some inputs from anyone who has extensively ridden both bikes. I would like to know what the RT can offers that the KRS can't if I took either one on a 3K miles trip. Currently I don't have system bags on my KRS but I'm considering purchasing them, especially if I end up selling the RT.
TIA for any comments and suggestion.