On a perfect 74 degree fall day, an aimless ride out in the country was required. The RT is now the premier touring machine in the garage, as the R12RT has departed for a new home. It is of course less powerful, brakes are not as good, no cruise control, etc. However, it does everything you need a touring machine to do, in a basic fashion. It does interstate speeds, it handles curvy roads surprisingly well, it has luggage, decent fuel range. Today was a day for backroads and handling covering about 90 miles, and then 15 miles of errands around town. No problem.