I'ld be REAL interested in how the air box mod goes. Please keep us posted.raffyk said:I'm going to do the Evoluzione air box mod with dual the filters and Remus Titamium race exhaust system.
Will do the dyno sometime after break-in is completed and the bike has a few more miles. Probable dyno testing in Sacramento or at Modesto Ducati.
Faser,faser42 said:Man the K1200R is one very cool looking machine. I have a fantastic R1200ST but am seriously taken with the KR! It looks like this bike would really pull away from my St at 7000rpms and up. Not that that matters to me so much as the quality of the torque curve and what it makes and pulls like at given rpms, and the ST is a sublime riding experience, but I keep coming back to the black/yellow KR, and when I sit on one the ergonomics are tailor made for me. Yet with my handlbars all the way lowered on my ST, it too is a perfect fit.
Thanks for posting the dyno run and keep up the pictures [to entertain lurking newbie such as myself] and in the meantime I will look for pictures of the black/yellow. I had an 03 black and yellow FZ1 stolen which led to the ST purchase two months later. BMW sure does make some interesting rides. :bmw:
The weight is about the same the way I have things set up. My K1200R doesn't have ABS, ESA or a center stand. I also have a full Remus Ti exhaust. All things considered the bike is probably about 515 wet. My GS and ST are probably within 10 lbs of that.faser42 said:"Also since you are already in a near perfect riding position on the ST it takes very little effort to go real fast. In my opinion the KR takes a little more effort but ultimately will go faster." Originally posted by nakedrider
You are indeed a very lucky person to have both an ST and a KR! I agree that the ST is very easy to ride very fast and it never feels like it is anything but doing it easily, not working too hard here, just very low key about it all---that is the ST personality---strong but smart. The KR feels slimmer and lighter and on the 10 mile test ride SJBMW willingly allowed me, I equate it's ride quality much closer to my FZ1. I am not putting a qualitative judgement value here just relating my perception. This is ofcourse very limited because all I did was ride it on the freeway. Is the weelbase longer than the ST? How about the real weight? BTW is there any storage well under the seat? I never got more than 4000 miles on my FZ rear tire, 6000 plus on my ST! And 40+ mpg on the ST, about 35 on the FZ!. Now that I think about it when I rode the K1200R I was very impressed with two things, the inherent smoothness of the engine and SERIOUS POWER, everywhere, including, as you say down low.