I fully understand, and agree, that given equal power, on tight mountain roads, I'd take the engine that had the broadest and most usable torque, and between these two, it is the RT. Given the shorter wheelbase, the RT gets to be even more of a winner on tight curves. The GT in that situation gets to be like taking cannon to a chess match!
My planned use for it is somewhat different. I plan on using it as my primary long distance sport TOURER
, replacing my Gold Wing, as we have thousands of miles of pretty much wide, flat, straight roads here. When I get to the mountains, for a little summertime cool weather riding, it will replace my existing GT as a SPORT
Besides, I can't have a R1200RT, my wife would think I was copying her ideas
Man, I hope I like the new GT, I'm going to eat a LOT of crow if I don't [Pass the salt, please!] :p