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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2013, 12:01:11 pm »
I got a 1200GS LC this morning from BMW Centurion,  and WOW!!

I never imagined this bike "really" having so much Power as I've always read. (180Km/h just happens, no questions asked!!)

Yes F800 better for lane-splitting, (only by a few centimetres anyway)
Yes I'm only gonna test it on tar..

But geez, this morning this bike fitted me like a glove. ( I'm 1,98 tall ) my legs fitted, (tugged into the recesses on the tank)
So this bike handled far easier than I've imagined

...my full road report will soon be posted  ( And I can't wait for the ride back after work )
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Ooo.. sorry, should have said, (maybe, wanted to forget) I have to give it back... (loan bike)  and get back onto the Dakar  :-\
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2013, 12:07:28 pm »
Enjoy! You are now part of the group of guys walking around with a mysterious smile that confuses other people.
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2013, 03:44:19 pm »
I got a 1200GS LC this morning from BMW Centurion,  and WOW!!

I never imagined this bike "really" having so much Power as I've always read. (180Km/h just happens, no questions asked!!)

Yes F800 better for lane-splitting, (only by a few centimetres anyway)
Yes I'm only gonna test it on tar..

But geez, this morning this bike fitted me like a glove. ( I'm 1,98 tall ) my legs fitted, (tugged into the recesses on the tank)
So this bike handled far easier than I've imagined i

...my full road report will soon be posted  ( And I can't wait for the ride back after work )
 :drif:

Ooo.. sorry, should have said, (maybe, wanted to forget) I have to give it back... (loan bike)  and get back onto the Dakar  :-\

The barstewards gave you an LC for a loaner!?

Bugger! I had a G650GS.

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #43 on: November 14, 2013, 04:28:01 pm »
It rides beautifully on tar, because it shares one attribute for comfort with vehicles like the Honda Goldwing and the Cadillac, it's weight.

2SD, I think guys get irritated because you refer to the GS as a behemoth and in another recent post elephantile while not once mentioning similar bikes like the S10 which weighs in at 261kg wet (heavier than any GS) and is wider than a standard GS and nearly as wide as a GSA. Then consider that the 261 is with only 23 liters of fuel vs the GSA's 33 liters.

Just saying...  :pot:

Show me a post where a Yamaha SuperTenere rider claims his Sten either beat a superbike through the twisties, or is fit for an "enduro" track, nogal met fotos.

Sien, my onderrok hang so ver uit, dit hang oor AMZ se ogies. :eek7:, wat doen hy by my poepolkant?? :imaposer:
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #44 on: November 14, 2013, 04:37:09 pm »
Not really the point is it, let the guy ride his GS where he wants. If it's not suited he will fail/fall. His bike, his life, his choice.

All 1200's are heavy, wide and more challenging to ride off tar. Owners of 1200's know that but buy into a balance between on-road and off-road as well as comfort vs handling. Each model/make tends to favour one more than the other. Some offer a better balance across the spectrum. All of them are great bikes to ride.

Issue with your posts are that it's clearly anti BMW and not objective. If I am wrong, please point me to examples of such balanced objective input.
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2013, 04:48:06 pm »
Not really the point is it, let the guy ride his GS where he wants. If it's not suited he will fail/fall. His bike, his life, his choice.

All 1200's are heavy, wide and more challenging to ride off tar. Owners of 1200's know that but buy into a balance between on-road and off-road as well as comfort vs handling. Each model/make tends to favour one more than the other. Some offer a better balance across the spectrum. All of them are great bikes to ride.

Issue with your posts are that it's clearly anti BMW and not objective. If I am wrong, please point me to examples of such balanced objective input.

I guess I should congratulate you on a remarkably keen sense of observation, although it is sort of common knowledge that I strongly dislike the BMW brand.
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #46 on: November 14, 2013, 04:49:02 pm »
I know, BMW!  :imaposer:
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2013, 04:51:35 pm »
Damn, I was hoping for another compliment there.
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2013, 04:55:48 pm »
It rides beautifully on tar, because it shares one attribute for comfort with vehicles like the Honda Goldwing and the Cadillac, it's weight.

2SD, I think guys get irritated because you refer to the GS as a behemoth and in another recent post elephantile while not once mentioning similar bikes like the S10 which weighs in at 261kg wet (heavier than any GS) and is wider than a standard GS and nearly as wide as a GSA. Then consider that the 261 is with only 23 liters of fuel vs the GSA's 33 liters.

Just saying...  :pot:

Show me a post where a Yamaha SuperTenere rider claims his Sten either beat a superbike through the twisties, or is fit for an "enduro" track, nogal met fotos. ...

Sien, my onderrok hang so ver uit, dit hang oor AMZ se ogies. :eek7:, wat doen hy by my poepolkant?? :imaposer:


Oeps! Jou poephol kant? My fout.  Ek dag ek kyk jou in die gesig.

Soek sommer self daai post oor die S10....  so wanneer jy wakker lê en komkommer oor Beemer's.
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2013, 05:09:25 pm »
It rides beautifully on tar, because it shares one attribute for comfort with vehicles like the Honda Goldwing and the Cadillac, it's weight.

2SD, I think guys get irritated because you refer to the GS as a behemoth and in another recent post elephantile while not once mentioning similar bikes like the S10 which weighs in at 261kg wet (heavier than any GS) and is wider than a standard GS and nearly as wide as a GSA. Then consider that the 261 is with only 23 liters of fuel vs the GSA's 33 liters.

Just saying...  :pot:

Show me a post where a Yamaha SuperTenere rider claims his Sten either beat a superbike through the twisties, or is fit for an "enduro" track, nogal met fotos. ...

Sien, my onderrok hang so ver uit, dit hang oor AMZ se ogies. :eek7:, wat doen hy by my poepolkant?? :imaposer:


Oeps! Jou poephol kant? My fout.  Ek dag ek kyk jou in die gesig.

Soek sommer self daai post oor die S10....  so wanneer jy wakker lê en komkommer oor Beemer's.

HAU!!  :patch:, my gesig lyk soos hom die foefenjol..... :imaposer:
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2013, 05:14:27 pm »
Gelukkig praat ons nooit nonsens hier nie! ;D
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #51 on: November 14, 2013, 05:19:35 pm »
Nooit ooit nie!!! :laughing4: :laughing4:
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2013, 05:35:19 pm »
It rides beautifully on tar, because it shares one attribute for comfort with vehicles like the Honda Goldwing and the Cadillac, it's weight.

2SD, I think guys get irritated because you refer to the GS as a behemoth and in another recent post elephantile while not once mentioning similar bikes like the S10 which weighs in at 261kg wet (heavier than any GS) and is wider than a standard GS and nearly as wide as a GSA. Then consider that the 261 is with only 23 liters of fuel vs the GSA's 33 liters.

Just saying...  :pot:

Show me a post where a Yamaha SuperTenere rider claims his Sten either beat a superbike through the twisties, or is fit for an "enduro" track, nogal met fotos. ...

Sien, my onderrok hang so ver uit, dit hang oor AMZ se ogies. :eek7:, wat doen hy by my poepolkant?? :imaposer:


Oeps! Jou poephol kant? My fout.  Ek dag ek kyk jou in die gesig.

Soek sommer self daai post oor die S10....  so wanneer jy wakker lê en komkommer oor Beemer's.

HAU!!  :patch:, my gesig lyk soos hom die foefenjol..... :imaposer:

Ja.  Sorry man.  Kan wees dat my bril net vuil is ook.
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #53 on: November 14, 2013, 05:38:08 pm »
Ek hoop regtig dis jou bril wat vuil is. :imaposer:
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #54 on: November 14, 2013, 06:01:59 pm »
Ek hoop regtig dis jou bril wat vuil is. :imaposer:


Onthou nou net,  ek dra nie bril nie.   :ricky:
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #55 on: November 14, 2013, 08:22:41 pm »
Haha, ek dink 2SD word gebetaal om die forum interessant te hou.
Van al die threads wat spoor verloor, is hy meesal die gemene faktor
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #56 on: November 14, 2013, 08:40:20 pm »
I think BMW Motorrad should give JoRust one of these when she arrives in Cape town and put her 650 Dakar on show in the motorrad hall of fame :thumleft:
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #57 on: November 14, 2013, 08:52:54 pm »
Let me settle the weight and width issue here boys... these blokes did not have the pleasure of  "onderrokke"
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #58 on: November 14, 2013, 09:00:11 pm »
Let me settle the weight and width issue here boys... these blokes did not have the pleasure of  "onderrokke"
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29723

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #59 on: November 14, 2013, 10:52:50 pm »
Enjoy! You are now part of the group of guys walking around with a mysterious smile that confuses other people.

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