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  • R80GS

    35 4.13%
  • R100GS

    39 4.60%
  • R850GS

    9 1.06%
  • R1100GS

    96 11.32%
  • R1150GS

    219 25.83%
  • R1150 ADVENTURE

    173 20.40%
  • Paris Dakar

    147 17.33%
  • R1200GS

    130 15.33%
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Thread: Best GS ever Poll

  1. #33
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    Have to agree with MikeO this is a useles exercise in itself...but, it has generated an interesting thread.


    Some lovely photos and insight into mad world. What exactly is Vern on, other than his bike?!

    timmy

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    Originally posted by Paragon
    Posted by Metal Man


    The 1200 is NOT a GS and never will be.

    It has Alloys as standard

    G/S and GS NEVER had Alloys as standard

    BMs have always been HEAVY compared with other Bikes

    They should have called the 1200 something else
    Try 1200RS without the half Fairing or whatever

    Para

    How about RS in a summer dress with a high mud guard and a Slim Fast plan

  3. #35
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    Originally posted by Paragon
    Posted by Metal Man


    The 1200 is NOT a GS and never will be.

    It has Alloys as standard

    G/S and GS NEVER had Alloys as standard

    BMs have always been HEAVY compared with other Bikes

    They should have called the 1200 something else - I am sure it will be a good Bike but it is NOT a GS
    It can have an R but not a G
    There is no reason to make it lighter

    Try 1200RS without the half Fairing or whatever

    BM have now given in to the "sport bike" brigade on this one - they just want to sell Bikes as they do cars - as far as the GS line is concerned it is almost as bad as when they introduced the K Bike as a "replacement" for the twins.

    or Porsche and the 911 versus the 928

    I may be wrong - but not as far as I am concerned

    My Adv will be the last new GS I will buy - (also was my first new GS)


    Cheers


    Para

    Summed up very nicely sir.

  4. #36
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    Amusing, we have such comments and yet no one posting has seen or ridden the Bike. No doubt as is still the case with the 1100/1150's we will continue to debate the pro's and con's for years to come.
    So which is best old or new, what did people say needed improvement, what is favourite mod now available as option,

    1/ Need more power-- Got it
    2/ G/box clunky -- Sorted
    3/Weight -- Lost it
    4/ Seat -- Improved
    5/ Fuel consumption -- Improved
    6/Screen turbulence -- Improved
    7/ Seat height -- Now have options
    8/ Poor headlight -- New design (MIGHT be better)
    9/Wheels -- Got the choice

    I'm old and wise enough to know you can't believe everything you read. Here's two comments from people who have ridden 1200, one was a text message reputedly sent to a friend the other was given face to face with me-

    Just got off plane at Heathrow- 1200 better than wildest dreams-start saving

    Best Bike I've ever ridden, I know you will find something to fault, I couldn't.

    Georgia's 1200 is due early April and I'm looking forward to comparing with my GSA, I'll post my comparison then.
    In the meantime look forward to continuing debate

  5. #37
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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Paragon
    [B]MM

    I expected that you would leap to its defence

    Actually that's not true. If I was convinced the 1200 was the way to go I would have one on order, I haven't as I'm happy with GSA.
    As I think is the case with yourself some of my posts are purely to provoke debate, rather enjoyable at times



    MM.

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    Originally posted by Metal Man

    I'm old and wise enough to know you can't believe everything you read. Here's two comments from people who have ridden 1200, one was a text message reputedly sent to a friend the other was given face to face with me-

    Just got off plane at Heathrow- 1200 better than wildest dreams-start saving

    Best Bike I've ever ridden, I know you will find something to fault, I couldn't.

    As you said do you belive every thing you read ?
    Isnt it the soap powder scenario ? this years model is better than anything before untill next years model comes along then its all the things that they said about the model the year before and so on.

    Will the 1200 be/have
    1/ more powerfull
    2/ Sorted G/box
    3/Lighter
    4/ Improved Seat
    5/ Improved Fuel consumption
    6/ Improved Screen turbulence
    7/ Now have options Seat height
    8/ Better headlight
    9/ Wheels choice (round or square)

    Ok 1 and 3 we can take manufacturers figures for
    9 it should definently have some
    7 didnt we have that before unless you own a GS-A or airhead

    as for the rest, the only way to find out is to ride the damm thing for yourself. Hence the reason I asked the question in another thread "why?"

    Of course Metal Man's taking the smart option letting the misses buy one so he can see if he likes it

    ~Stef~

  7. #39
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    Originally posted by ~Stef~
    As you said do you belive every thing you read ?

    , the only way to find out is to ride the damm thing for yourself. Of course Metal Man's taking the smart option letting the misses buy one so he can see if he likes it

    ~Stef~
    Stef, Read my second post- designed to encourage/provoke debate. Certainly achieving goal.
    Smart option is even better than you know, IF 1200 is better I don't even have to buy one, Georgia works alternate w/ends so it will be GSA one w/end and 1200 next

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    Originally posted by Metal Man
    Stef, Read my second post- designed to encourage/provoke debate. Certainly achieving goal.
    Smart option is even better than you know, IF 1200 is better I don't even have to buy one, Georgia works alternate w/ends so it will be GSA one w/end and 1200 next

    Man after me own heart, I work nights and the misses works during the day, so I get to use the Peugeot 306 at night
    Hardly the same is it

    ~Stef~

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    1100GS in Red

    There is only one GS, an 1100GS in Red, it's the best
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    Re: 1100GS in Red

    Originally posted by Gary Simon
    There is only one GS, an 1100GS in Red, it's the best
    thats far to shiney, take it out and get it dirty at once

  11. #43
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    I think the GS is a constantly evolving concept of a bike, comparing a R1200 to a R100 is like asking if your Grandad was a better man than you are, different era, different values, I've got no intention of changing for about 18 months, if then, however, one thought that crosses my mind; if somebody came up with a kit that would shed 30 kilos off all the R1150 GS's, how many of us wouldn't buy it??
    That alone makes me think it'll be a great bike

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    Originally posted by BawdyMonk
    I think the GS is a constantly evolving concept of a bike, comparing a R1200 to a R100 is like asking if your Grandad was a better man than you are, different era, different values,

    Agree'd I remember when the GPZ900R was launched and the press and Kawasaki PR dept compared it to the original Z900 Trying to tell us that the GPZ could trace its development back to the Z, bollox, at least the 1200GS is a development of the flat twin.

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    I think BMW are extracting the urine by charging £235 extra if you want wire wheels as a factory fitted option.

    Bob

  14. #46
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    if it takes just one thing to make the GS better off road it will be the 30kg weight loss.
    richard

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    I've been thinking about this one for ages and can't decide!

    Had a little experience of an R80 G/S.

    Quite a lot with two R100GS's.

    Own a R1150GSA.

    They were/are brilliant bikes, each in it's own way.

    OK. Getting off the fence, it has to be the one I own now, next week if I win the lottery(!!!) it might be one of those tricked up GS's above!

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    I don't like them at all.....they look funny, ride funny, and the people who ride them are all strange........my mum warned me about people like you lot

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