I went to the launch event. Not knowing the RT very well, I can't say how it compares, but it was very well finished and I'm very tempted.
The salesman know most of the answers posed to him.
YES it HAS got self cancelling indicators.
They don't cancel if stationary, and the time-out is extended if double pressed (like coming up to a motorway junction etc).
They said they had enough orders for the rest of the year, so its a 2013 registration for new orders, I guess.
Extras like alarm, GPS mount, heated grips, top box etc had prices quoted.
To me, these should be standard on the top model.
No "deals" like 0% finance yet, but its early days
He even started it up - sounded sweet, not loud at all.
I like the idea of a hydraulic clutch - no worries about sticking or snapped cables.
I sat on it and it didn't appear top-heavy at all.
I look forward to a test ride to see how it compares to my Honda Deauville.