Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Re: info on a 2005 K1200 RS - What are they?
OK... they have told you what it is... I can tell you I really liked mine. A lot. In fact, if I can swing a deal with the guy I sold it to, I might try to buy it back.... but I digress.
How sporty? Well, that is why I sold it. Is is a sporty configuration. The pegs and bars are not as radical as a true sport bike, but the fact of the matter is that about half way between an S bike and a RT bike.
One problem is the handle bars, for an old fart such as myself, they cannot be brought back and up far enough without changing cables and brake/clutch lines. Pegs can be lowered to a degree.
Bottom line is that it is a wonderful bike, fast, powerful, lots of tourque, but heavy. You can make it dance but it takes a good bit of speed before you feel it lighten up. If you are a one-up kind of guy and like a little touring in your sport-touring then this is a bike you could love.
2014 R1200RT WC
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