If and ONLY IF;
1) You hate your wife,
2) You hate your life,
3) Your life insurance is paid in full to date,
4) Your children are ungreatful brats,
5) You have no respect for human life,
6) You want your 15 minutes,,,, on the evening news,
7) You have lived a boring life,
8) Your parents have passed this earthly plain
9) You like pain for very brief periods of time, and
10) You have NOT read even one industry review of this machine,,,,,
Then go ahead and buy the K12 GT. It surely will be the best purchase of your life.
If however you have even an incling that you'd like to live to see just one more sunrise, think this one over,,,, no, just dont do it! This machine you refrence is a monster. It Will I repeat WILL get you into trouble faster than youd ever dreamed possible. There is a time and place for everything in life, and for a beginning rider, no matter how strong me / she may be, a K12 is not the place to start.
I've been riding for some 32. Kawasaki 125, Yamaha 250, Macco 400, Cz 400, Kawasaki 750, BMW R90/6, Suzuki GS 1100, BMW R100/7 and now a K12 GT. Ive come up through the ranks, am now 50 years of wisdom and believe you me, that machine is not only the best crafted piece of German sculpture ever made, but it is fast, very, very fast. And to a beginning rider there is far too much temptation to feel it, to hear it, to see just what the buzz is about, to test yourself to just hop on one of these. There is a false sence of security the bike will instill, its stable, its tight and smooth, its so friggin wonderful you'll want to see what it can do well before you can develop the reactions needed to handle what it has to offer.
If you have the bug and need it, go buy it !!!!! have the dealer deliver it to your garage. But then have him strip the wires from it so it wont start, and tell him to come back in two years.
What you do is your business, but there are other people out there that you WILL take down if you jump on that machine, just think about that. They are the best machines ever made, just please, please dude, start on a 250. Develop your skills. Junp to a 500 for a year, THEN and only then, go play with the K 12.
May God Help you in this decision.
Mike Griff [email protected]