Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
I came off of an RT and bought a 2008GT. Mine has a March 2008 production date, and so far I have had no issues. Mine was produced with the bulk of the upgrades, the only thing they replaced just before delivery was the immobilizer ring. If you get a late production 08 you should be fine, or if your really concerned get an 09. Now to the weather protection. I had an 03 RT with a Vstream Windshield, which was great, couldn't ask for more weather protection. I thought I was going to be giving up a lot of protection, but that's not the case. The only difference I noticed is that my feet are in the airstream a bit more than on the RT. This is most useful in hot weather, and not terrible with the Oxtar Matrix boots I have in the winter. I find the GT easier to ride than the RT, less shifting, the engine is nearly impossible to lug, and despite the numbers it feels lighter, and much more agile. I say go for it. By the way Welcome aboard.
MOA Member #106320
2003 R1150RT Titan Silver
2008 K1200GT Dark Graphite