New to this site, having only picked up the magazine a few times, but what a dull review.
I've ridden one of these myself (for a brief morning) around Hants & Sussex and would've given my left bollock for a blast around Germany & Austria. I found the bike thoroughly competent & extremely quick, albeit a big long heavy machine - surely there's something more to tell us here ?
One of the finest bikes I've ever owned. Can go short or far, comfortably. Longish wheelbase but for 99.9% of roads/curves it doesn't matter. FWIW, Motorrad gave it the highest score ever, any make, any model, replacing the previous recordholder the VFR. Here in the States Motorcycle Consumer News gave it the rare five stars. There are some fine reviews out there, but if the magazine bias is towards race replicas, then as you note, the review can be dull and ho-hum.
the review seems to be rather old and may have been at the press launch. there have been up grades to the software since then and the engine is much better.
I agree what a foolish review; how the ability to leave a black trail of rubber is any sort of test is beyond me.
other aspects of the review are quite complementary such as the handling.
anyone on here got any personal experience with this bike.
would be interested to hear it
twoeyedbob wrote (see)
anyone on here got any personal experience with this bike.would be interested to hear it
Stuart...Night Black K1200S
You didn't have a vfr 750 before it by any chance?
Had a BMW R1100S and liked that. Had it in for service and took the K1200S as courtesy bike. Loved it and ordered one on the spot.
Never thought I would ride a big sports bike but this one is different. It's also the first bike that I have not even given thought to what bike I would have next as I am so happy with it, even after 2 years.
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