To those who know both the GS and the RT, here is my problem: after 2 years of bliss and honeymoon with my R1200 GS, my ageing articulations are starting to complain a lot on Quebec's and Montreal's horrible (and I mean horrible) road surfaces. The cracks, bumps, holes, potholes and varied leprosis scars here are outrageous. The shocks and blows to my osteoarthritic back, knees and neck are becoming unbearable. Sometimes it feels like I'm riding on wooden wheels. It's that severe. Seing as the 12000 GS is a sort of 4x4 vehicle only with two wheels, ie a bit harsh for my age, I am looking into selling it and buying the RT. I know the ride is smooth and well protected, the comfort superior and the nimbleness on back roads at least as good as the GS' if not better, but what about suspension? Do you think riding the RT would help alleviate the terrible jolts on our shameful roads?
Thank you for your insight on the matter.