Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Boynton Beach, FL, United States of America
You won't regret it. I just got the K12 and have a huge smile on my face. I had an RT and after riding an K1200S, I was ruined. I felt like I had a reliable tractor after that. While your last might might have had the HP, you'll enjoy the new RPMs and shear pickup that the K13 delivers, but more than that, you'll discover engineering that is really wonderful - especially the ABS brakes, and more.
I think the K13GT is the best of the best. The K16GT just isn't my cup of tea - at least not yet, and it hasn't proven itself, so you are doing the right thing.
Once you make it to SD, make your way up the coast to Capistrano, and then head west over the Ortega Hwy. It's way cool, curves and switch backs. It's a varied ride you will love. I grew up nearby, but its been a long time.
Boston Bagger (in Florida)
2008 BMW K1200GT (Grey)
2007 BMW K1200GT (Silver) (Totaled by other)
2004 BMW R1150RT (Silver Ghost)
2001 Harley ElectraGlide STD. (Black)
1999 Honda Shadow 750 ACE (Olive Green / Cream)
1971 Yamaha 360 Enduro RT-1 (Black)
1968 Yamaha 125 / 175 Enduro AT-1 (White)
1963 Honda 250 Scrambler