04-20-2014, 09:58 AM #1
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Choice between a GTR 215 or an RXT IS 260???
Just wondering what everyones take is on the following two ski's as I cant really make my mind up.
So both the same cash:
2012 GTR 215 with 30 hrs.
2011 RXT IS 260 with 70 hours.
What would you say the best ski is? Guessing the Speed factor with power to weight would be the same??
04-20-2014, 11:49 AM #2
I would go for GTR 215! They are blast to ride and enough power! Plus better fuel economy compare to 260 engine!
04-20-2014, 12:45 PM #3
GTR 215 would be easier to throw around and easier to work on
04-21-2014, 03:47 PM #4
id say the rxt would be a little quicker from a stand still, but the gtr has just the right amount of get up and go
04-21-2014, 07:31 PM #5
but I am a little biased owning one myself.
the IS's are heavy machines and a bit difficult to access should you want to work on it yourself.
04-21-2014, 07:45 PM #6
The GTR is a year newer with much fewer hours. It will also be easier to work on because the suspension can be a pain in the ass. However, the RXT is a faster machine and if I was purchasing a new machine I'd go with the RXT. It's personal preference. You have to choose based on your wants and needs. For example, if you only ride rivers you probably don't need the suspension.
04-21-2014, 09:31 PM #7
I think alot depends on price. Same price the IS is a better riding machine worth more money. If you are going to mod the 215 anyway why not start with a 260 too
04-22-2014, 04:56 AM #8
04-22-2014, 08:20 AM #9
People that are saying the GTR have never been in the nasty rough on an IS model. Place these two side by side and nail the throttle then take a nice turn. If you plan to mod go for the standard RXT. If you don't and buy the extended warranty the RXT IS is unbeatable.
04-22-2014, 08:54 AM #10
only time I'd choose an Is is if my back went out and I had to give up 'sport riding' for just 'cruising' w/ no option of getting back to 'sport riding'.... yes, you can lock-down the suspension, but all that weight
maybe I'm just spoiled after only having to deal with a paltry 760lb GTR
don't get me wrong; I'm sure that the suspension is great, especially when you get into BIG chop, but that kind of water usually has me on the trailer anyway.
someday I may consider one for the wife, as she has more 'artificial/metal' joints than an F-22, but for now, even she's content with a smaller, lighter GTI.
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