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Thread: To Anyone Who Has Had a Test Ride on The New 1250.....

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    OK here's a curveball....Since I sold my 1200 Hexhead, (I wanted to try other bikes and not be the guy who only ever owned a BM...)so I had a an AT which I didn't like (then got stolen- so couldn't sell the thing). Bought an Aprilia Caponord - too heavy but a superb motor. Switched down to a 650 bandit. Love it for it's ease of use, commuting etc...but cannot see myself touring on it. It's also my first 4 cylinder. Smooth but oh so short geared and (even though it could rev a lot a higher). HP wise, they are all fairly close to each other, but my point is, instead of comparing superb bike vs superb bike and nit picking----after riding an older bike, a different style etc which has a few similarities. and others that have no similarities, you'll soon realise what YOU actually want from a bike (finance, PCP, Insurance). It might make your decision making process a bit clearer. So far I miss the boxer twin engine character and sound. Actually, I really miss my GS! Probably the presence and higher, upright bars without sacrificing MPG...but comparing 2 bikes that are going to be very similar is nitpicking....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire3500 View Post
    Is it going to be as fully-paid-for and owned as the 2009 GS in my shed? Nope.
    Is it going to have a lot more electronic nonsense to go wrong? Yep.
    Is it as fast as my HP4? Nope.
    Is it going to come with all the farkles that have perfected my 1200? Nope.

    A twin-cam GSA is still the optimal answer. I'd only swap my single cam GS for a TU GSA if truth be told.

    BTW: almost 20 grand? Hahahahahaha
    spent 20500 on mine and I dont regret it for a minute !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteb View Post
    spent 20500 on mine and I dont regret it for a minute !!
    How on earth did you get to £20,500?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nutty KTMer View Post
    How on earth did you get to £20,500?
    8 SOS buttons
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerlust View Post
    The LC is probably one of the highest quality and longest lasting bikes currently on sale today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nutty KTMer View Post
    How on earth did you get to £20,500?
    Easy,full luggage including liners ,rear hugger,fender extender,aluminium tank,alarm,sos thingy,great big lock and chain and disc lock.......think thats it !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteb View Post
    Easy,full luggage including liners ,rear hugger,fender extender,aluminium tank,alarm,sos thingy,great big lock and chain and disc lock.......think thats it !!!
    You need to up your negotiation skills then

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