That must have come as a bit of a culture shock!I moved from a Honda Blackbird to a RT back in 2005 and the boxer engine felt "Agricultural"
Back in the 1990's I had the pleasure of riding one of the early Blackbirds (it was actually the one that Bike Magazine had put on its side on the runway at Bruntingthorpe when they were trying to hit 200mph) and my abiding recollection was that it was turbine smooth, like an electric motor. Opening the throttle was like being on the end of a giant bungee cord 🤣
I was loaned an R1250S with the Shiftcam engine when my K1600 was in for the transmission recall work earlier this year and while the engine was torquey, lively, and entertaining, it had a level of refinement one notch up from a dump truck. I guess our definitions of refinement are some distance apartI moved from the K16 to a R1250RT last year and was amazed at how refined the boxer had become