Had a 2000 ZRX1100 and for retro looks you can't beat it. As for ride, handling, power and comfort - my K1200R Sport easily wins hands down. My wife liked the ZRX seat better just because of the width, but the K12200R ride is much better. Both are cool looking bikes but take different approaches. What I don't like about BMW bikes is the lack of customization options. Riders rig and customize (not always to the better) sport bikes in an amazing number of ways but BMW riders tend to leave their bikes pretty stock other than expensive accessories. Just my observation from 20+ other sport bikes that I have owned.