Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
Production date 2001 . I think that you have purchased the earliest model of the last shape of the flying brick. New model production begins during the previous year. ie The first of the new shape released as a 2002 model began manufacture in 2001 and was [I believe] released to dealers around August for northern hemisphere summers. It is common for a vehicle to be built as a particular year model, but to be assembled in the previous year. Does it have power assist brakes as this was definitely not available in the previous model? This is identified by poor braking when the motor is off, and, with the ignition on, but not running, a distinctive whirring sound when the brake lever [front or rear] is engaged...
2002 K1200RS Owned from new. Pacific Blue, Ohlins. 183,000kmís
2016 K1300R Black, Remus hexacone. 6000kmís
The family history
1951 AJS 500 single - my Dads
1916 Triumph Type H, Western front, France WW1 - my Grandads
Last edited by flyingkiwi; Sep 12th, 2009 at 12:06 am.