Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Schoten, , Belgium
First and foremost: congrats on your choice, but then which one?
There are in fact 2 K12GTs around: one that was born in 2003 and one in 2006.
Totally different machines! The older one is 130 hp, very heavy (I owned his brother, the K12RS) but can be had for a decent price. The newer is 152 hp, very slick, not that heavy, and according to me the better of the 2. But cannot be had 4 years old. And will cost you significantly more! Both are 4 cilinders, but the engines are totally different too. The old one has the engine in line with the motorcycle, the new one has the engine frontal to the road, like most Japanese 4 cilinders.
I wonder how you based your choice on the K12GT, since there are 2 machines around?
My definite suggestion: go for the newer one, the second generation!
BTW: this forum is centered around the new K12GT, not the old one.