I've never ridden a GW. The folks I have talked to that own them seem to be incredibly loyal to that model- almost cult-ish. Not to mention that it's hard to find a Honda (anything) that's a piece of junk, with a very high dollar : value ratio. I read on another thread several people that converted over to the RM from the GW. I am lucky enough to have an RM, so I don't need you to sell me on the idea of getting one. Just curious to find out what the motivation was to drop the GW for the RM?