Not to mention the insurance is cheaper on the 883! I have seen plenty of 883 converted to 1200 and it's much faster than a stock 1200 and at least a grand cheaper.HD1200R said:There's a lot of sense into converting an 883 to a 1200. Main reason is gearing. The trasmission and final ratios on a stock 1200 is shorter than the gearing on a converted 883. Also, It can somtimes be cheaper to upgrade to a 1200 than it is buying a 1200 from the dealer.
As for the new 883... i agree to wait till break in is done. After that, remove the baffles in the exhaust, upgrade the ignition to a SE system and rejet her. With just that done to her, I was able to lift the front wheel on her. (took some work doing it though)