Originally Posted by peter-k
Then why do those people who like sit-up sport-tourer bikes don't simply buy sit-up sport-tourer bikes? Why buy a GS and then tell everyone "I just use it as a tourer?"
+1 on that
They buy the GS so they can look macho (aka Humvee crowd) and be parking lot ballerina's tip toeing around.
ps R-RT does dirt roads just fine. The old R100RT with 19 front wheel was better than the current diameter.
All R-RT or other sport tourers handle the twisties and stops better...most give much better weather protection
My hat is off to the real GS rider who uses the bike off road...but from my experience that is 1% maybe 5%