Hi everyone !
First time posting here and I'd like to have an unbiased opinion (if this is possible. . lol).
Just came back from a BMW Dealership here in Montreal and was sitting again on the K 1200 S which was in the showroom.
Black / yellow on top of it
The salesman tells me he still has 3 2006 Models in stock and they sell it with a substantial discount. Got also Alarm on it , Heated Grips and the electronic suspension adjustment.
This bike would be around US $ 4500 less than a 2007 model.
3 year warranty and 3 year road assistance included.
I never rode this beautiful machine , but the seating position / ergonomics seem to fit me like a glove.
About 2 years ago I know they had some sort of engine troubles I believe - any other issues as well ?
I love doing long distance rides ( just did 7500 miles in 18 days on one of my FZ1's) riding across the USA - 400 miles / day rides are nothing unusual.
Looking for reliability / comfort and performance ( which I know this beauty has plenty of )
I presently own 3 bikes - 2 Yamahas FZ1 (2003 models) and one Yamaha MT-01. Also used to have a Yamaha FJR 1300 - sold it since it overlaped too much with the FZ1 but the seating position seems to be similar to the K 1200 S.
I'd like to know what you think - the 2006 models are not really different from the 2007 to my knowledge (except colors).
The $ savings seem substantial and on top of it I like the yellow/black.
Another thing I am not sure about are maintainance costs. On my japs I change the oil myself and that is pretty much it. Never had any quality issues with any of them ( 28 K miles on one FZ1 , 20 K on the other one and 3.2 k on the MT-01).
Apparently on the K 1200 S you need to have it serviced only every 6000 miles at a cost of around $ 250 or so. (which isn't bad at all)
Thanks in advance