Having had a K2 GSF1200S for just over a year, I've just traded up to a K8 1250 Grand Touring and have put a few hundred miles on the clock in just over a week. The new bike has the predictable handling of the old bike, but gives a much better feel for the road, and inspires more confidence. The bike is phsically heavier than the old one, but feels much lighter, better balanced, and is a lot more flickable. The engine is way smoother, thanks to the injection, and pulls like a train from just a couple of thousand RPM. All the GT kit makes the bike great for some mile munching, but there's just one drawback........the seat. My 1200 was like a sofa, I could sit on it all day. This thing is like sitting on a rock, it's so bloody hard! Once I've sorted that issue, I've got a great tourer for a bargain price. Buy one, you won't be dissapointed.