Originally Posted by The Kurgan
Its funny how opinions differ. I've been riding for 23+ years, and my K1200RS is definitely one of the best motorcycles I've ever purchased. Brakes, power, suspension, build quality, features -- hard to beat. Sometimes, when buying "used", you get a lemon. Perhaps you got one. The fact that you're on a bike with half the displacement would indicate to me that the K1200RS was just not the right machine for you.
Exactly, it really wasn't the bike's fault. It comes down to it wasn't a bike best suited for my needs. The thing looked great. I still love the way they look and LOVED that blue color. I could forgive most of its faults, but i just never got comfortable on it (even with all the bits adjusted), not enough leg room, and the riding position in general. I'm just much more comfortable on the little FZ6 and it fits my needs much more. So it ended up being more that the problems niggled me and the ergo issues just pushed me over the edge. Sad because i really wanted to like that bike.