Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Chicago Suburbs
I've ridden a KP several times and own a 2011 XR. I think you will really like the XR. It just feels like a more modern bike and handles superbly. Also, there will be a lot more room for you to stretch out on the XR. I am only 6' and noticed a big difference in room when I rode both bikes, particularly with the floorboards and layout. It should be an even bigger difference for you. As for the weight, I came from a Star Warrior that weighed about 670lbs. With the options on my XR, its probably closer to 800lbs. But the weight is held so low that it is never a problem. It's actually a lot easier to handle at low speeds than my Warrior was.
Not sure if you have bags on your KP, but I love the locking hardbags on the XR. I ride a lot more because of these bags - I take it to work, grocery shopping, on day trips with my GF. And they are huge!
Also, the comfort and cruise control is fantastic. The ability to adjust the rear shock is great too. Overall I really love the XR!
Current Bike: 2011 Victory Cross Roads - Crimson
Options and Accessories:
Victory: Stage 1 / Forged Bars w/pegs / Medium Windshield / Lowers / Hard Bags w/ Guards / Passenger Backrest / XC Passenger Floorboards / Heated Grips / Unlocked Speedo w/ temp probe
Other: Signal Dynamic LED Plate frame w/BackOff XP / Clearwater Glenda LED Lights / 3BRPowersports USB in-bag power port / Utopia police backrest w/quick-out / D&D Boss slip-ons (569-12F)