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GS1200 Adv on TV
« on: June 14, 2006, 10:45:14 am »
Another disappointment on DSTV: Saw the trailer about the GS1200 Adv being taken through its paces on La't Wiel (Kyknet) at 21:00 last night and booked a place on the sofa.

Maybe the presenter wasn't a regular ds rider (he mentioned a few times that four wheels may be better than two) but there was preciously little about the bike itself. They showed a few low speed spills in the sand at the Visrivier Canyon and the only real thing he said about the scooter was that it had a large fuel tank. No comparisons to previous GS's or other ds bikes, no other specs, no real ride review.

As for the rest it was just the usual BMW bling (helmets, jackets, upmarket tents etc) and riders going along in an upright position. I personally think the Adv  may be a good bike but I really wanted to know more about it. BMW should be happy though, the whole lifestyle issue (if you want to travel on dirt you have to get a BMW with all the goodies) was the only thing that came across.

Anybody else saw it?

PS: I'd like to see a programme called: I'ts a plaasbike (KLR) but cheapskates can have fun too

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2006, 01:10:18 pm »
Also saw it.

Was totally disappointed  :oops:

They did mention the fact that it costs R117.5K - thought it was R125K  :?

Well at least the Audi RS4 after that was a nice spectacle!
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006, 01:35:27 pm »
Ja, I saw it as well, I had to change shirts after the show due to excesive drooling! :D
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2006, 08:57:32 am »
I saw it too. Nice bike but crap prog.

those journos fell down a lot - I can't believe he said the bike was made to travel off road when he was constantly lying on his side or huffing and puffing from exertion :lol:

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