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#983543 - 03/30/17 05:46 PM Re: R1200RT-LC vs R1200GS-LC [Re: bobbybob]  
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Originally Posted By: bobbybob
Nice comparison, thanks for posting that!


+1 thumbsup

One other factor, IMO.
Where one lives and rides.

In some places, the RT is a real bear for some/a good part of the year as a result of the excellent weather protection.
Riding in 90-100-110ish on an RT can be a tad warm.
The GS allows more air flow, IMO.
That may be a big factor for some.

Can't go wrong with either model wrt fun factor and ride.
.02

With the GS you can go after market bags and get a huge carry capacity, something the RT doesn't offer AFAIK. (aftermarket big boys)
Best wishes.

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#983562 - 03/30/17 09:39 PM Re: R1200RT-LC vs R1200GS-LC [Re: bobbybob]  
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Have there been any changes to the RT from 2014 to 2017?


Bob
2017 R1200RT-LC
2015 R1200GS
2010 R12000GS (gone)
2007 R1200RT (gone)
2008 KLR650 (gone)
2007 F650GS (gone)
2006 FJR1300 (gone)
2005 V-Strom (gone)
2005 E-Glide Classic (gone)
#983572 - 03/30/17 11:39 PM Re: R1200RT-LC vs R1200GS-LC [Re: bobbybob]  
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Paint color AFAIK.

Pat


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#983573 - 03/30/17 11:51 PM Re: R1200RT-LC vs R1200GS-LC [Re: bobbybob]  
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Originally Posted By: bobbybob
Have there been any changes to the RT from 2014 to 2017?


Evening bobbybob

Been a few--minor water pump internal update, transmission change, clutch change of some sort, some sort if internal shaft torsional damping change. Probably a few more minor changes that have quietly been slid into production.


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#983575 - 03/31/17 12:13 AM Re: R1200RT-LC vs R1200GS-LC [Re: tallman]  
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One other factor, IMO.
Where one lives and rides.

In some places, the RT is a real bear for some/a good part of the year as a result of the excellent weather protection.
Riding in 90-100-110ish on an RT can be a tad warm.
The GS allows more air flow, IMO.
That may be a big factor for some.

The RT wind & weather protection works too well for me living in the southeast and was a big factor in me switching to a GS. In tight, tight twisties like we have in the southern appalachian mountains, the GS maneuvers much quicker and easier.


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#983576 - 03/31/17 12:15 AM Re: R1200RT-LC vs R1200GS-LC [Re: TEWKS]  
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Originally Posted By: TEWKS
Paint color AFAIK.

Pat


Or, I should have said. Paint color ITBISWUDRAF. (I think but I should wait until dirt-rider answers first) grin

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#983594 - 03/31/17 03:44 AM Re: R1200RT-LC vs R1200GS-LC [Re: bobbybob]  
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I have an R12RTW and a 2011 R12GSA. I love them both for different reasons. If you were never going off road with the GS it would all boil down to how much time you are doing interstate speeds. The more time at high speeds the more you need an RT over a GS. The same goes for how much bad weather you ride in. On a sunny mild day going below 50 mph the GS is perfection.

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#983656 - 03/31/17 11:02 PM Re: R1200RT-LC vs R1200GS-LC [Re: bobbybob]  
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Thanks for all the comments.

More questions:
1) Is the OEM windshield good or do you need aftermarket?
2) Seat--same question?
3) What crash bars do you use?


Bob
2017 R1200RT-LC
2015 R1200GS
2010 R12000GS (gone)
2007 R1200RT (gone)
2008 KLR650 (gone)
2007 F650GS (gone)
2006 FJR1300 (gone)
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#983682 - 04/01/17 11:28 AM Re: R1200RT-LC vs R1200GS-LC [Re: bobbybob]  
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The windshield works fine for me but maybe, I don't know what I don't know. dontknow

The seat believe it or not, is a better attempt than previous tries. stir

I put some R&D Racing carbon head covers on mine, more for esthetics. lick




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#983685 - 04/01/17 12:30 PM Re: R1200RT-LC vs R1200GS-LC [Re: bobbybob]  
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Anyone dealing with hot weather could look at the Bailey cee short windshield for the RT. About 2" lower and allows more air to your chest in hot weather.

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