At the track, despite the rizoma rearsets being relatively high, I scraped the shit out of pegs and foot levers. Though this says more about my riding technique than the bike's inadequacies.
Also, I didn’t have a single problem with the bike while I had it. Actually that’s not true, the rear brake sensor fucked up when I moved the rearsets around but that was an easy enough fix. The previous owner had fixed all the known issues including final drive that would’ve cost 5K out of warranty.
The simple answer is because I get bored easily. I’m currently convincing myself that I need to upgrade from the Dorsoduro because it’s underpowered but really, for the road, it’s not. I just get itchy feet every 12 months.
How I convinced myself to sell the K12 was – We had our first baby on the way and I thought I wouldn’t be doing many overnight trips and big day rides for a while. The big beemer is really only fun at higher speeds. The bike did everything so perfectly well with minimum feedback that ultimately, it was a little uninvolving, especially if you're not gunning it. Anything under a hundred, city riding etc and it definitely shows its weight. I convinced myself I needed a smaller, more agile bike that was more fun at lower speeds. Didn’t really work out that way as I broke in my Dorsoduro with a week-long trip to the MotoGP and gunned the fucker to within an inch of its life riding with the BikeMe boys!
But that was my thinking anyway. I don’t regret selling it coz the Dorso is a bundle of fun and has progressed my riding further but if I was to buy a bike that I intended to keep for a while and do lots of Ks on, the K13 would be very high on my list.