“The power almost felt intimidating to me”My reference is a 2008 speed triple 1050.
This 1200 RS is a different bike altogether in many aspects:
-from analoge to digital: clocks, rider modes, quick shifter up and down, led lights, ride by wire throttle cruise control, auto blinker off etc.
-weight is down probably 20+kg vs my 2008, less top heavy
-engine much lighter internals, quick revving, power really down low is a bit more on off i guess due to lighter internals as well. Just from feel its comparable power upto say 6000 rpm, above that the 1200 is really building a lot more power....from 8000rpm the 1200 is really in a different league...with higher rev limit and ‘an engine more willing to rev high’.
The power felt almost intimidating to me...
-the ride is more compact, closer to street triple, flickable, brakes are awesome, suspension great, seat sits better than my 2008.
All in all a completely different animal but still with gentleman’s behaviour, predictable power build up and delivery, good looks if you ask me...
When I got back on the 1050 after testriding the 1200 the 1050 felt like a ‘plush comfy and heavy tourbike‘ to me...
Now I need to get trough the slow first 800km’s with low revs first
Good, honest review.
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