Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cedar Park, TX, USA
The game changes when you look at the 1200RT
I have an '04GT, and previously owned an '02RT, and now am looking at a '06RT. If you stack the 1200RT against the '04GT it will win in handling, weight, range, luggage, comfort and will be very close in nearly all the performance metrics. I haven't ridden the 1200RT, but most of the reports indicate it will kick the current GT's a$$ in the handling department.
Top Speed - GT 142.5 RT 137.2
Quarter Mile - GT 11.58 RT 12.02
0-60 MPH - GT 3.87 sec RT 4.08
Power to weight ration - GT 1:6.57 RT 1:7.9
The new RT has cruise, heated seat, on board computer and the same stand over height as the GT with the low seat option.
The new GT isn't out. Until it is the new RT appears to be the better touring and sport touring machine.