A little help here, I need to get something for my bride to lean on, most of her riding is local. But we do one trip every summer, I just am looking for a opinion on the most comfortable.So top case or back rest?
Good points, but some of us have only enough parking and budget for one bike. One of the many features I appreciate about my K1200GT (and sport tourers in general) is their versatility. I love being able to remove the top case and side cases when they are not needed, and still have them for long multi-day rides. The sport tourer is not optimal for zipping in and out of traffic when compared with a 600 sport bike, but it isn't bad either. The sport tourer isn't as comfortable as a luxury touring motorcycle for long rides, but I have ridden my sport tourer all over the country, and I like it just fine for that, too. I gotta admit that with street tires, the sport tourer doesn't do well in deep dust and mud, but I don't travel on dirt roads very often.K1200RSVet said:I have owned and ridden bikes since 1974 and one thing I have found is that you buy the bike you need for your intensions. With that, I mean, a cruiser is for cruising, not for cross country tours. A K1200RS is for sport touring and not for riding in the city while going from Mexico to Canada. If you want to tour, buy a K1200LT or other touring bike. If you want to zip in and out of traffic, buy a 600 sport bike. With that said, tell the wife that if you need a back rest or a tour pack that you need to take this "opportunity" to buy a different bike. Buy a tourer for your wife and you and keep the RS for your riding pleasure. Who needs more than one bike? Tell me that is a joke for answering it would make me toss my cookies on my neighbor's lap (who is another bike rider and would not like that!).....