I own two 2012 RTs and both have been great machines. The biggest thing with the 998s is you are supposed to have valve clearances checked every 25,000 miles or so which can be costly if done at a dealer. Although I would never say disregard the manufacturer recommendation there are many posts of those having this done and everything was within spec. I personally have not had this procedure done and likely won’t. The 1330’s do not require valve checks thus saving this cost down the road if inclined to have it done. The 998s also use a bit of oil (they all do it’s just the way they are) and will burn a bit more fuel than the 1330’s. The 1330’s have a bit more range to a tank of fuel and a little more HP. Both are great machines and really it will come down to what you want to spend. You can generally buy a lower mileage RT with the 998 a few thousand cheaper than one that has a 1330 with higher mileage. That said if considering resale value then you want to go with the 1330.
Advice, don’t discount either both are great depends really on what you are willing to spend. If cost is a non issue, go with the 1330.
Also as far as model years they say the 2013 is the year to stay away from as this year had some issues.
Last edited by Klbrnr; 12-07-2019 at 07:22 AM.