I always thought that 2006 - 2008 K1200GT's were the most beautiful bikes ever built. I've been looking for a new bike to ride on a social distancing vacation to Mexico this December/January, and I've seen some local (San Francisco Bay Area) low mileage K1200's that are tempting; however, after reading through this forum, I'm getting the vibe that they are a little too fragile for me...it turns out to be difficult to reliably transmit 150hp from the engine to the rear wheel. Seems like the consensus is a K1300 is way mo' bettah. I (maybe stupidly) sold my ST1300 in June (way heavy, but othewise kind of amazing). I really don't need the horsepower (fact is, horsepower is bad for my karma). I mostly want a bike that has a big windscreen and suitcases. Anyhow, feel free to pile on and tell me I am an idiot. I really like the looks of K bikes of that era...but I also think they might not be the best rational choice to ride to Chiapas.