Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Decisions, decisions. I can't afford both...
I'd like a bike I can tool around town without feeling I've been doing handstands after 10 minutes. But, I'm definitely a power junkie.
Every time I look at the K12's engine specs, (smallest included valve angle, highest compression ratio, lightweight pistons with short skirts, good rod length/stroke ratio, lightweight crank, little details like oil squiters under the pistons) I feel better about keeping the bike. When I wash the bike I'm amazed by the amount of lightweight plastic bits and pieces (radiator, oil tank, fuel tank, etc) and I realize that it's the shaft drive and duolever front end that adds weight. Nothing we can do about it.
WHY DOESN"T THIS ENGINE MAKE MORE HP?!?!?!
Last edited by JCW; Sep 25th, 2006 at 10:34 am.