Well, I had a 600RR for about 2 months before it was stolen, and for the last two weeks I borrowed a friend's 1200RT, which I really did not care for at all. All of my friends had been telling me about how smooth BMW bikes are, how great they are, etc., but I just didn't see that in the 1200RT. The engine was rough and it just didnt seem that great.
I took it to the dealer for him for the recall and while I was there I figured what the heck, I'll give the 1200S a try. Once I rode it 100 feet, I finally saw what all my friends had been telling me about. It was so smooth, so fast, so stable, and so awesome.
So, now my problem is, why is this bike so different from my 600RR? I felt a huge difference, but I don't know why. Is it just the power, just the engine, or all of the above combined with BMW precision? That is why I'm looking at the 1000RR, to see where that fits in with the power, stability, and smoothness differences between my old Honda and the 1200S.
I want the power, smoothness, and stability that I felt on the 1200S, and if I can get that with the Honda 1000RR for $6k less then I'll go for that.
Also I have been reading the forums here and I see these threads about backfiring, problems with the firmware, etc. and that kind of scares me too. I don't want to have those kinds of issues with a $15k bike especially when I know there will be no such issues with a Honda.
Let me know your feedback. Thanks a lot.