Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Jose, CA, United States
had one got one
Originally Posted by JaderRider
Good evening all
I currently ride an Aprilia Futura and I am considering the switch to a K1200s. Love the looks of the yellow and black and reports seem very favorable. I am interested in long distance touring away from Interstates and concentrating on back-roads.
I am wondering about things like range and comfort. I am about to turn the half centennial and ye' ol' back ain't what it used to be.
Many thanks in advance.
I rode a fut before I got the KS. The Fut is a very capable, comfortable, and sporty bike with enough power to get you into trouble. It's a little quirky and that's part of it's charm.
The K1200S is a rocket ship! All day comfortable, more capable as a sport bike or tourer, gobs of power and a cornering stability like it's on rails. Keep in mind my Fut was fully modified, full boat Wilbers 641 and Jim Lindeman re-manufactured forks. No big bore kit though. I think the K1200S is much more bike than the Fut. in every category. My fuel average on the Fut 40-42 mpg. On the KS 38-42 mpg.
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.