I've been on the hunt for a K1300S, but they are scarce in AZ and I obviously can't test ride or check out the ones far away. I test rode one when they first came out, but it's been so long, I can't remember my impressions. Today I met up with a nice guy with a K1200S who wanted to try swapping to see if we liked each other's bikes. I came away feeling the K1200S was too sporty, low and uncomfortable and with far less wind protection than my GS has or even my previous R1200S had. Is the K1300S any different in that area? I do a lot of 6-10 hr. days and the GS is perfect for those. Is a K1300S gonna be any better than a K1200S there? AFAIK, the differences between the K13S and K12S are just the shift assist, a few horsies and ESA as an option. Those things don't really matter to me, so I'm wondering if I'm better off saving some $$ and going with a K12S....except that I'm not sure it's comfortable enough for my fat ass on longer hauls. And are there some tranny issues with the K12S that were fixed on the K13S? Anyone here have some experience with both?