1) K16's weigh 20% more than RT's based on dry weight plus I've pushed these things around inside a store I don't know how many times - Verdict: I'll take an RT any time
2) Seat height on a GT is comparable to RT but the comfort just doesn't seem to be the same when it comes to peg to seat height - Maybe I'm wrong on this?
3) GT has better ergonomics for tall people - Apparently I'm missing the boat here somewhere
4) The E-throttle requires some practice - Had a number of customers complain about drive line snatch - BMW service rep's response? That's the way the bike is designed - I then asked him the benefit of designing that in and he had no answer - Read into that we've made a mistake but are unwilling to admit to it - As for me the snatch is a minor issue
5) That's hear-say. People have 13,000 miles on a set of Michelins - Respectfully disagree - Can some folks get 13k on their tires? Maybe, but I saw tires being worn out with less than half on them - Horsepower combined with weight is known for short tire life although this is not true 100% of the time
6) In-line 6? Didn't Honda do that years ago?So? How many cars have V6es? Is that a point against it? BTW, Benelli had the first street 6-Cylinder - The following is pure personal preference: Having ridden Gold Wings primarily for many years I am over huge motorcycles - Riding an RT for the 1st time was a pure pleasure - As stated the K16 is perhaps a better choice for someone who is going to live on an interstate and/or consistently carry a passenger - All around use the RT excels in my opinion
8) Requires more effort to back out of garage see 1) - Sorry, I've moved too many around inside a store to agree here
Irregardless of my opinion people need to purchase what they are interested in and not necessarily my choice of ride.