OK, so about me: http://r1200rsforums.com/threads/hello-my-name-is-ben-russo.72/ I test rode a 2016 BMW R1200RS yesterday. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles in my life. Although my joy-ride was less than 20 miles, here is what I thought: The riding position is more leaned forward than I expected. I thought it would be like the R1200R, but with a small fairing. It is more like a Honda F4i than a R1200R. The suspension is FANTASTIC! It doesn't dive under braking, or crouch/jack in hard accel. I have a 2006 R1200RT, in comparison, this bike has a super smooth transmission and clutch. NICE! The windshield is much smaller than I expected (aftermarket here I come). The clutchless shifting was very good. It has a lot of power compared to my 06 R1200RT. Very torquey, punchy and roars. I love the sound of the exhaust, it roars. I'll be looking for barbacks or risers. This bike doesn't have a handle-bar like the R1200R, it has forged piece at the top of the triple-tree with short half bars fixed to it. But it looks like there are four bolts that hold the forged piece to the top of the triple-tree, so some spacers and longer bolts should do the trick, or replace the forged piece with a mount to put a standard bar in there. I'll be looking for a taller windshield, & some hand grip shields. There will be after market rearsets that will lower and move the pegs an inch or so forward and down. There is "linkage" to the brake and the shift mechanism. So easy to make replacement rear-sets. The seat wasn't bad for 20 minutes.