Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Lexington, MA, USA
Sometimes I feel critical of my K1300S, that it's so big and heavy. Then I get on it and ride it, and it handles like it's on rails, reads my mind and drives itself, and I remember why I love it.
Last summer I was feeling down on it, thinking maybe I need something new, so I went to the dealer and tried three bikes. A GS, an R1200RS and an S1000XR. Didn't like any of them. Didn't make me feel confident. Suspensions too soft. Steering too sloppy. Now that I'm accustomed to the duolever fork, regular bikes terrify me with the spongy feel in the front. K1300S is an awesome bike. I've modded it with riser plates on the rear for sharper steering and Helibars for better reach, and the ergos are perfect.
Sometimes I wish it was 7/8 scale, 100 lbs lighter and had a high-revving 1000cc 6-cylinder and belt drive, but that's a fantasy, in real life I haven't ridden any bike I like more, ever.