The new GT is a K-S Supertourer!
Yeah, scratching my head over this as well. First, even it were considered an lighter version of the LT, what's wrong with that?
Second, just spent some time at the local dealer yesterday; quite festive with a nice Christmas tree, roaring fire in the fireplace and my poor salesmanager in an arm cast from tearing his bicep lifting a heavy rock on his farm. His take on this is that the R12RT is more LT like with the fairing integrated mirrors and the wide look of the fairing. He has been surprised that more than a few customers have considered both the LT and RT and gone with the more recently designed RT.
Third, the new GT is a whopping 200 lbs lighter than the current LT, but a mere 50 lbs heavier than the K-S. And look what both the new GT and LT share: that great roaring new inline four cylinder engine, the fantastic Hossack suspension, the whole rear drive assembly, the new trellis frame, the adjustable rear suspension, canbus, and the whole electronic guage config.; and the same lean-forward riding postion - if you want it and adjust the steering appropriately.
Fourth: the subject heading of this thread is, therefore, completely misleading: the new GT is a "K-S supertourer"
Fifth: Riding this new GT is going to knock the socks off the unsuspecting. In real world performance, it will match the agility, acceleration, and long ride comfort of the K-S! I'm betting. Can't wait for the first riding reviews.