An opportunity to log more miles on the RT turned into a nice jaunt to the northwest. About 100 miles of perfect running for the RT with a few photo stops along the way. This was part of a back to back ride with the 2007 R1200RT following immediately afterward. The R80RT is surprisingly enjoyable to ride in comparison, and offers superior wind protection on a cold day. The missing heated grips and heated seat were not showstoppers on this short run, but I think grips would be nice for any extended trips.