Well, I just test rode a 2018 1260 Touring S and wanted to share some comparisons with my 2012 Touring S. 1260 was totally stock, my 2012 has a full Termi, Ohlins SCU and upgraded springs.
Dash was amazing
Much better below 3500 RPM
Lower seat option was good for my short legs
Quick shifter was amazing
Transmission felt smoother when shifting
Windscreen adjust is a lot easier
Windscreen/helmet noise was even worse
Bike felt less nimble with slower steering
Engine felt a little too refined (Maybe with Termi it would improve a lot. I’ve never ridden a stock 2012 either.)
Frame was rubbing my inner legs. Might just be the little rubber caps.
New is what, $24,000+? My 2012 had 19K miles, came with the full Termi, Ohlins SCU, DP Comfort Seat, radiator guard, water pump guard, two piece rear sprocket and frame sliders for $9,990. I have seen better deals but those were stock bikes and mine was actually under blue book for my area.
I’m glad I rode the 1260. I’m actually happier with my bike now. ❤
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