Thanks Randy; transferring the clip to the windows media makes it real easy to check the video and pause at the right moment to check the front end of the new R bike. Doing that, it looks even more like the yellow/black K-S! Guess BMW wants to have a clear and somewhat equal identity for their new sport motorcycles.
And you know what this is going to lead to between the Pelican folks and our K-S riders!? hmm, hmm, grin-grin; an even greater competitiveness than we had with the RS/R11S debates that sometimes went on. But, this should be fun.
Have to say, based on the ST we have, that with a dollop more horsepower and some weight shaved off the new R12S, that bike should be right up there with the likes of the more sporting Ducati twins. We shall see. And it will sure be interesting to see the performance comparisons between the new R-S and the K-S.
Looks like Dr. Curve is already lined up to receive one of the first R-S's; don't know whether he plans on keeping his K-S, though.
Oh, one other thing, that fork brace in the clip of the R-S indicates a telelever front suspension. Inevitable comparisons between that set-up and the Hossack (duo-lever) front suspension on the K-R/S?