I went to the local BMW dealership to check out the new K1300S in that new Lava orange. I must say that color is awesome!! Would love to see an option for our sprints in that color. Anyway I took the keyes to a new white k1300s or whatever they call that color (its boring) and had the sales guy slap a plate on her so I could check this new bike out. It was much smoother motor wise than our sprint...reminded me of a sewing machine the way it was sooo smooth. Anyway took her on the highway to see how she pulled...the bike definetly pulls strong....but there doesnt seem to be much emotion with this bike. I took it for about 10 miles or so....returned to the dealer....and rode my sprint st home....and learned that we ride one hell of a bike and that our bikes have alot more character than the BMW that I rode today did. All in all I didn't trade her in...as I am quite happy with the bike I chose 2 1/2 years ago. Guess she will be with me along time to come.