It amazes me that people keep trying to compare this machine to a two wheel cycle - it's a tricycle. You may as well compare a standard motorcycle to a dump truck, and have the same validity.
This thing is well built (as good as the Honda's I have owned, much better than the Suzukis and Harley I owned). It retains all the good points of the motorcycle, but adds many of the good points of an ATV or even a snowmobile. It's quiet at highway speed and comfortable (great for long distances) and carries more inside cargo than any ATV, snowmobile or motorcycle I've owned.
Gas mileage could be improved, but I like to stretch every couple of hours anyhow. It's not the machine for the real image conscientious guy who puts on 1500 miles a year, and that's circling the Dairy Queen tying to impress the 13 year old girls. The RT is made to go and it does. I am already planning some 8,000 mile trips across the US and back.
I would like some more HP, but it is adequate now. Not sure I like the propriety tire system they have. I'm sure other tire companies will make more when the volume increases. I'm also concerned about the availability of dealerships. I wonder how many there in southern NM or AZ (same problem with BMW I guess).
24th Sep 2012, 12:18
To the person with the heat problem on right foot: It is called a Radiator Block Off Plate. You can find it aftermarket parts; just about everyone has one. It runs between $20.00 to $30.00; that includes tax and shipping, but works great. Have to remove the pan under the radiator for the head to go somewhere else. I have a 2011 Can-Am Spyder RT.
Gary from California.