Originally posted by GS Drifter
Did you have an 1150 before? If so, does the performance of the 1200 blow the 1150 away? or is it slightly better in the get-up-and-go department?
No, I had an R11S. We also have an R1150R and an R11RS. The GS is more powerful, which is nice, but most of all, it's lighter. I can ride this bike like a sportbike on the weekends, then pack all my junk on it and ride it damn near anywhere. It's simply the most flexible motorcycle I've ever ridden. When we were in the hills, I could get past the 1150s I was riding with without too much difficulty (right, Rob? )