^ I'm diggin the colored chains! Never seen that before. I know a company that makes colored tires that'd look great on your bike!
To the OP, I had a gsf600 bandit and liked it, I bet the 1200 FLIES, especially being the newer model and likely fuel injected...
Sold it and bought this (Love it):
Sorry not pics with the truck.
It's an amazing ride, I don't think I'll ever get another bike.
I rented a heritage softail this weekend to ride all day with the wife and my brother and his wife (he rented the same bike....he has a sportster and victory in TN) and man I did not like the harley. Very uncomfortable and honestly just difficult to control, very ackward weight distribution. Also have ridden a friend's vrod (fast, but that's about all IMO...) and my dad's road king. I really don't see much great with harley, although I like the look of the sporty's (for a cruiser type bike).
Also, not to start a debate/fight/whatever lol but the vrod engine R&D started with Erik Buell, HD just took it out from under him then had porshe finish it
. It started as being designed to go into the XB models (what I have) but HD took charge of development part way through and made the engine "too big, too heavy, too late, and too harley", according to Erik. They left him with the same sportster base (not a bad engine, but certainly not a high hp motor), and they pursued a turbo setup, but it fell through, and my bike is what came of it. A incredibly bike, with great torque, and "eh" hp. Enough for me, but will fall in last place on the track every time.
It's probably clear that I don't like HD but I like the sportster engine, it's very reliable and has decent power, and IMO sounds great. I also met a guy with a vrod that was turbocharged it was probably the fastes (straight line) bike I've seen, it was very impressive how fast it was.