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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2012, 10:56:43 am »
True, but it is also apparent that some like the LOOKS and some do not, almost like not all people liking a specific artists work.
Just because you say it LOOKS ugly does not make it ugly for everyone...
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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2012, 10:58:26 am »
Well obviously its just me - but I frikkin think the new 1200 is sooooo sweet looking. So so so sweeeeet loooking...Grrrr

Not just you  ;)

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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2012, 10:59:50 am »
True, but it is also apparent that some like the LOOKS and some do not, almost like not all people liking a specif artists work.
Just because you say it LOOKS ugly does not make it ugly for everyone...

I also said it was my opinion, you are welcome to disagree with me, I won't hold it against you  :thumleft:
 

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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2012, 11:00:29 am »
Personally I always thought one day when my kids leave school, I will get a 1200 GS for me and the missus to do long tar trips around the country. Seems I will have have lots of options by that time. 

(It is only another 17 years to go) :lol8:

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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2012, 11:07:41 am »
Cannot wait to see them in the fle... metal, and THEN make a better call, but right now I really like the look of the new GS! Also looking forward to see how they modify it to bring us the new Adventure, aah yeah!

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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2012, 11:09:55 am »
Also looking forward to see how they modify it to bring us the new Adventure, aah yeah!

They're going to make it fatter, and slap some crashbars and pannier brackets onto it, that's how...

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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2012, 11:12:30 am »
True, but it is also apparent that some like the LOOKS and some do not, almost like not all people liking a specif artists work.
Just because you say it LOOKS ugly does not make it ugly for everyone...

I also said it was my opinion, you are welcome to disagree with me, I won't hold it against you  :thumleft:

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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2012, 11:13:41 am »
I remember thinking the same thing with the 1200 Gs's release back in 2004 (can you believe nearly a decade!!) and how the 1150 is just a thing of beauty ("in my opinion") but then gradually I got used to the new look GS and now I think a GS ADV is the perfect bike in the looks dept, again my opinion, same thing with every new model Hilux bakkie! thus for now I agree but in a few years time I'm sure I'll feel different and probably a good number of fellow dogs.  :biggrin:
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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2012, 11:15:42 am »
here's a photochop of what I reckon the GSA could look like...
 

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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2012, 11:17:20 am »
Oh no guys, I'm so sorry. I didn't realise what was happening and now it's too late... I'm turning into.... into.... 2 STROKE DAN!!!


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!


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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #50 on: October 03, 2012, 11:23:29 am »
here's a photochop of what I reckon the GSA could look like...
Probably, but I guess they will make the front wheel round. ::)
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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2012, 11:30:27 am »
here's a photochop of what I reckon the GSA could look like...
Probably, but I guess they will make the front wheel round. ::)

Yes, but will it stay round?
 

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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #52 on: October 03, 2012, 11:33:23 am »
here's a photochop of what I reckon the GSA could look like...
Probably, but I guess they will make the front wheel round. ::)

Yes, but will it stay round?
Good point, I did not consider the weight of the beast...
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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #53 on: October 03, 2012, 11:33:40 am »
Oh no guys, I'm so sorry. I didn't realise what was happening and now it's too late... I'm turning into.... into.... 2 STROKE DAN!!!


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!


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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #54 on: October 03, 2012, 12:19:28 pm »
I just dont trust a mag wheel on a bike. Im not a technical expert but my gut just says mag wheels on a bike is wrong. Im a old fashioned spoke wheel man. I can see me hitting a hard rock or something and that mag joint breaking. Im not sure if its possible but when you on a bike in teh middle of nowhere and your all alone those are the types of ideas that I know will be creeping into my bloody head.

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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #55 on: October 03, 2012, 12:27:41 pm »
Cannot wait to see them in the fle... metal Plastic, and THEN make a better call, but right now I really like the look of the new GS! Also looking forward to see how they modify it to bring us the new Adventure, aah yeah!

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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #56 on: October 03, 2012, 12:30:43 pm »
Oh no guys, I'm so sorry. I didn't realise what was happening and now it's too late... I'm turning into.... into.... 2 STROKE DAN!!!


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!


 :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:

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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #57 on: October 03, 2012, 12:32:04 pm »
Geez, do you guys actually ride the bikes or just look at 'em.  :pot:

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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #58 on: October 03, 2012, 12:36:45 pm »
Geez, do you guys actually ride the bikes or just look at 'em.  :pot:

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Re: What's happening to big adventure tourers?
« Reply #59 on: October 03, 2012, 12:53:33 pm »
I like your Yabba dabba doo flintstone style front wheel WES.

The GS Adventure is going to be even more awesome than the 1200GS.  Bring it on.

Only reason why you guys are bitching about heavy bike are because you are too weak to pick them up.  It takes a man to ride the thing.

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