Rode it for the first time today (other than a 5 minute test ride). Wow, what power. Lots of fun. I'm not as smoothe on it yet. It feels like it wants to turn for me. while I'm pushing the R bike thru the turn I'm holding the k-bike back from turning too sharp. I think this is going to be fun.
Lots of improved ergonomics over the R-bike on the handlebar switches and much hotter heated grips.
Only thing I didn't like was the wind hitting me in the chest....perhaps I'll get advice here that I should just get used to it. and perhaps I should. But it's easy to change the windshield and I think I'd like a bigger one for commuting to work in the cold and rain. Any suggestions? I have a parabellum on the R-rs that I like pretty well. Looks like they make one for the K RS for $179 in two heights. I can probably use the shorter height.
Saturday I'm going on a ride over Palomar with a group I've never ridden with before. I think I'll take the R this time rather than the new bike with new people of twisty roads...
Thanks for all the encouragement,