Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Santa Rosa, CA, USA
I wouldn't look at a KS for the track. The weight of the bike is a joy kill on the track when not going straight. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with taking the KS/R out on the track if you already own one but seeing as you already have a GT, I would look at something else. I'm way happier on my SV650 than my K1200R on the track due to its light weight. The SV is also easier on the wallet when it's sliding down the pavement.
If you liked the Monster but it didn't have enough power, how about an Aprilia Tuono? It should easily fit your size and is a big jump in power over the 696 while still being about 100lbs lighter than a K1200S.
’06 K1200R Corbin w/ smuggler, Wilbers shocks, PCIII, Factory Pro Dyno tuned, CC Suspension plates, Vario levers, Dual Evo filters, Leo Vince SBK, V1, Zumo 550
’02 WR250F Stock
’99 SV650 GSX-R front end, Aftershocks suspension, Penske shock, 41mm FCR flat slides, Bridgestone slicks, M4 exhaust, Vortex clipons, Woodcraft rearsets, Hot Bodies race bodywork, Factory Pro clutch cover, Total Loss ignition, BRG relocated battery, APE Adjustable Cam sprockets, JE 13:1 pistons, mild porting, balanced crank, Sunoco 110 race fuel
’98 KLX331 Race Tech suspension, 331 Stroker big bore kit, 33mm pumper, Tag bars, Stroker exhaust, IMS desert tank, tall seat foam w/ Stroker cover, Open air box, KX clutch