I've had my 2005 all-blue K1200S for approx. 9 months, and I use every excuse to get on it, from a grocery store run to hard-core canyon carving. PROS: 1) Phenomenal power (stock), with the best sequential acceleration at higher RPMs. Hot off the line...besting any of the Japanese bikes I've raced, as long as you keep the RPMs between 8-10K. 2) You'll surely appreciate the ABS with all that power. I've come too hot into a few corners, and the ABS saved me from heading over a few cliffs (but in beautiful areas). With the Duo-Lever suspension, there is no noticeable braking "dive" on the front end when you engage the ABS. 3) ESA is a nice feature - I've used it for 1-up in various conditions, and also with my girl on the back. Nice feature, with quite noticeable differences in suspension. 4) I use soft, sticky tires for canyon carving on long windy roads - the bike corners beautifully with just the right stiffness to give you extra confidence. 5) Extremely stable at high speeds. I've never felt any shaking/wobbling at 120-150 mph, even in windy conditions, if you can get below the windscreen. CONS: 1) My biggest gripe...the stock seat is way too hard, and on long rides makes me feel like I've been tenderized with a meat cleaver. 2) The clutch lever is quite tight, and in stop-and-go traffic you'll feel like you have early arthritis. 3) The shift lever screw keeps vibrating out, so I've had to keep spares on hand. Not confidence inspiring when you're riding hard. I've used a split washer and lock-tite, but the sucker keeps backing out. 4) Stock wind screen is too low if you want get out of wind resistance and ride at break-neck speeds. It's hard to get my body low enough, and impossible if using a tank bag. 5) Even after tuning the bike to "Sport" suspension, I still bottomed out on the far side of a steep hill (doing 120 mph), creating a nice gouge in the asphalt. 6) There just aren't too many roads where you can get the full value out of what the K1200S has to offer. For Southern CA I recommend Hwy 74, and in Central CA there is no beating Hwy 1 for nice cornering and sheer beauty, and Hwy 58 for hard core cornering, and flat straight-aways to test your speed limits -- just get low enough, watch out for hazards, and of course the CHP!