I went to the cycle show in Chicago last night and was able see the new K1200GT. Sleek, lower seating, lighter, and nifty handle bar adjustments. There are a series of serrations that can raise the bars. You can set them high for and upright position for touring or lower them for more of a sports bike posture. It is a mechanical adjustment so you are likely to find what is right for you and leave them there. I have a 30" inseam and I was flat footed with knees bent and room to spare. The bike is a lot less top heavy and lighter. Felt like you could toss it around much agility. Less likely to tip over so there are no bumpers for tip overs. The bike on the floor had scratches on the right rear bag so every one will see your damage and you will feel the pain in your pocket book if you drop it. The gas tank had a high rise just in front of the seat but did not seam uncomfortable. It had nice sized rear bags and a rack making it a cool commuter bike and a longer-range tourer. They were signing people up for test rides. I have not ridden the "R" or "S" models but it had the same engine which will means it has some serious zip. It is as nice in real life as the pictues.