The r1200 is a "magic switch" power plant. I twist my throttle and without a single noise, it launches itself past whatever is annoying me. Sometimes its nice to ride with other guys, I almost forget what a bike sounds like it is so quiet and smooth. I don't have the r though. I have the st, the ugliest cute little abomination that should've never been discontinued.
And IMO, if I hear bad to the bone in one more motorcycle video I will shoot myself in the face. No offense intended.