Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Jose, CA, United States
Got me one
I know there are a lot of "me too's" but me too!
I demo'ed the bike on Wednesday, 12/13/06. I was truly astonished by how the bike works. It only had 30 miles on the clock so I didn't get anywhere near wringing it's neck but the bike up to 6,000rpm haul's a**. Tried to upset the bike every which way on a few high speed sweeper's and couldn't. Chop the throttle half way through, drop a gear and nail the throttle, brake, change line, whatever, it just goes where it's supposed to with great comfort and great ergo's. The Duolever front end is awesome. I get feed back and feel from it. Don't know what all the Moto mags are complaining about. ESA, ABS, unreal. Wind protection is quite good and at 6'2" I experienced no real push a 80+mph and very little wind noise. I wear a X-11 that kinda loud, but not with this bike.
So, I picked it up yesterday,12/14/06, ESA, ABS, headed grips, computer, bags, the usual that most of you have. It's got 55 miles on it now and it's raining here today so I'll wait to put some more on it, but it's the best rush I've had in a long time. I just don't have enough superlatives for the bike.
I've read many of the threads here and elsewhere, and still think this bike is the best street bike out there. Yeah, all makes and models have "issues" but I think this bike is worth the risk of a tranny problem, brake deal, or some of the other things mentioned.
It's really,no I mean really fun to ride.
2006 K1200S "Bumble Bee" Leo Vince Evo2 Ti can, Pazzo shorty's black/gold, Rizoma rearsets, grip puppies, MRA Vario screen, Sandbar Composites "dog bones", RhinoMoto ft axle, barend, swing arm sliders, GSG body sliders, snorkles out, Corbin w/pillion back rest, chrome reverse muffler bearings, hone extruded hyper dirve,
If you can't run with the big dogs.... stay on the porch.