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).