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    R12X vs. STX1200R

    Looking for some opinions on a second ski for lake riding. 04' R12x with 13 hours for $5,800 or 05' ST1200R with 50 hours for $5,750. What's the strengths and weeknesses comparing these two. Thanks


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    Well, the good one's a Honda....HA!HA!HA!HA!

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    I think the honda would be better if your not looking to mod but if you have the mod bug id sujest the stxr.

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    I personally love the feel of the Hondas. I rode the 3 seater turbo F12x and its handling was just amazing. Its a low 60 mph ski that turns on a dime. The 1200 is probably 5 mph slower and less turning capabilities.

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    speed these should be amoust the same, low 60's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by italianstallion314 View Post
    I personally love the feel of the Hondas. I rode the 3 seater turbo F12x and its handling was just amazing. Its a low 60 mph ski that turns on a dime. The 1200 is probably 5 mph slower and less turning capabilities.
    My STX-R will run in the low 60's all day long. And as for turning, no other ski can beat it. You can run wide open and cut the bars all the way and she will kick out a 180 as long as you can hold on. It truly turns on a dime. I have just as much fun on me STX-R as I do my Stage 2 RXP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by italianstallion314 View Post
    I personally love the feel of the Hondas. I rode the 3 seater turbo F12x and its handling was just amazing. Its a low 60 mph ski that turns on a dime. The 1200 is probably 5 mph slower and less turning capabilities.
    this coming from the person that rides the uber rental ski? less turning capabilites? if the honda hull is that good at handling why hasn't it won a world title yet?

    the stxr is the best handling hull for the money. it is also a consistant 62-63MPh.


    The 1200 is probably 5 mph slower and less turning capabilities
    i have ridden both and the stxr out handles and out accelerates the honda.... if you a looking for a cruiser go with the honda... if you are looking for performance handling with the same speeds, go with the stxr.

    i have owned and ridden and raced both so i think i can give a far comparison of these two boats

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    Thanks for the responses. Today I picked up a new Ultra LX. I'm thinking this will be a good ski for pulling the kids around in and also to handle the lake chop I'll be riding in. I'm also going to get a second ski for when I want to play a little harder. The STXR sounds like a good candidate.

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    The stxr will out perform the r12x in every category. The only con, depending what your flavor is that its a 2 stroke, but im bias towards 2 strokes.

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    I find the hard to believe (every category?)

    The more solid choice is the Honda. It gets better gas miles and absolutely turns on a dime (r12x). It's also more reliable and put together better than the kawi. Also - it's a good 63-64 stock miles per hour ski.

    I'd also be very surprised if it actually out accelerates the honda, I haven't had 1200R out accelerate me yet, maybe the one you were on had problems.

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