Originally Posted by bradatlarge
I totally agree. I was 50,000 miles into my GS-ADV when I got my RT (03) and immediately fell out of love with my GS-ADV for anything resembling "long distance" as the RT just made such easy work of it.
I used to have an 1150GS. The 1150RT definitely has it beat for wind and weather protection and going 80 or 90 mph on the interestate seems effortless. A possible downside of the RT is that riding at a given speed is less entertaining because it seems like you are going slower than you are. Sometimes I miss the riding position of the GS. It was friendlier to my knees and I liked the leverage at the bars. It felt like it was designed for a guy my size.