Some of that technology, however, led to another unanimous opinion. The BMW is the least intuitive bike here when you first get on it. It just takes some getting used to. That's true of many BMWs, and it's especially so with the K1200R. At first, almost every control input feels distinctly artificial. Throttle response from the fuel-injection system is precise and linear about 99 percent of the time. For that other 1 percent it's impossible to smoothly crack the throttle from fully closed, so you invariably get slightly more thrust than you wanted when exiting a turn. Likewise, the response from the EVO brakes isn't entirely linear, which is disconcerting until you gain enough confidence to really hammer them. Lastly, our test bike's steering damper suffered from overly aggressive damping, so slow-speed steering was a series of slightly incorrect inputs followed by correction after correction. BMW even changed the steering damper on our test bike, but the problem remained. A K1200S we rode at the same time didn't evidence this shortcoming.