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Offline Draadwerk

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Re: 1200 vs 800?
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2015, 05:42:51 pm »
Snaaks hy was nog nie hier nie. Seker loadshedding in Stellenbosch 😉
 

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Re: 1200 vs 800?
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2015, 05:45:22 pm »
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Re: 1200 vs 800?
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2015, 07:53:06 pm »
Elke ou se idee van tegnies verskil seker ook maar.
Is die druk nou op vir volgende naweek? ;D ;D

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Re: 1200 vs 800?
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2015, 01:58:18 am »
Die 800 is 'n lekker bike maar die 1200 is lekkerder.

Ek waag die volgende stelling: Vroeer of later gaan jy tog maar die 1200 koop, wat jy tot dan koop maak eintlik nie saak nie. Waarom nie nou klaar koop nie.?

Terloops: Dit is nie loadshedding in Stellenbosch nie, hy is glo vir drie weke met verlof. Seker al die BMW handelaars gaan besoek en so stilweg die gasvryheid in die vreemde gaan ervaar.

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Re: 1200 vs 800?
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2015, 09:35:11 am »
Julle kerm en kla as hy hier kom hi-jack, maar julle maak daarna!
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Re: 1200 vs 800?
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2015, 07:45:21 am »
I had an 800 first, and then three 1200's. From my personal experience the 800 is more enduro orientated, for me it felt more "unstable" therefore I imagine that you could maneuver it easier if you know what you are doing.

The 1200 felt to me like a land cruiser. It is just so much more stable with the low down weight of the engine, and, with the torque, such a relaxed bike to ride, with enough oomph to really get going when you want to. Like previous guys said here, it is also just as capable when the going get tough, as the 800. 





Bikerjan,

I am going to agree with you on this one but go one further.....

I had a 2004 F650 dakar which I thought was just the best bike in the world.....until i rode the 800. It was so much better and all I wanted was to get one until a friend of mine said, try the 1200 and then decide. I did just that and brought a 2008 gs 1200, which became the best bike in the world until I got the 2011 gs 1200 which then became, the best bike in the world, until I got the 2012 GSA, which became the best bike in the world until I got the 2014 GSA LC, which is now the best bike in the world.......but hell I miss that F650 dakar....the best bike in the world.....
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Re: 1200 vs 800?
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2015, 12:04:04 pm »
Bikerjan,

I am going to agree with you on this one but go one further.....

I had a 2004 F650 dakar which I thought was just the best bike in the world.....until i rode the 800. It was so much better and all I wanted was to get one until a friend of mine said, try the 1200 and then decide. I did just that and brought a 2008 gs 1200, which became the best bike in the world until I got the 2011 gs 1200 which then became, the best bike in the world, until I got the 2012 GSA, which became the best bike in the world until I got the 2014 GSA LC, which is now the best bike in the world.......but hell I miss that F650 dakar....the best bike in the world.....

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Re: 1200 vs 800?
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2016, 06:50:37 pm »
I bought an 800 first, as I prefer the style and tall seat on the bike, road it 3 years and loved it.  I then went in to buy a RnineT, as a second bike, but looked like a gorilla on a tri-cycle, those things are tiny. With the money burning a hole in my pocket, they had a GSA in the shop, test drive and then bought one.  The difference is considerable, feels much more planted, power on tap and balance at slow speed, also does not have the snatchy throttle like the 800, or dive when you grab the brake you wont regret it.
My son has the 800 now, and I took it to Mossel bay for tires, I though it would feel under powered, but still feels good.
 

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Re: 1200 vs 800?
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2016, 08:19:12 am »
The 800 has its place.However the 1200 LC defies its size and is a surprise package.I am fortuanate to have both.

800 for dirt(messing around)
1200 for rd/touring

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I also have a GS800 and a GSA LC 2016.  (did over 40 000kms on the 2014 olive bike.  now my son has it)

I have the 800 for messing around and for getting to work. I don't like taking the GSA because I don't want to tease the staff with what I have and it is right next to the sea.

totally agree "the GSA1200 LC defies its size and is a surprise package".  and easier to ride off road.  Until you mess up or lean it over too far, the 1200 is easier to pickup.

so I hardly use the 800, I pick the 1200 every time.

having said that, whatever bike I take- 800 or 1200 they both put a smile on my face.

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Re: 1200 vs 800?
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2016, 09:33:08 pm »
I have owned both models and I find it is mood defendant.  I have the 1200 and there are days I would prefer the 800 but then there are days the 1200 is the best bike in the world
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Re: 1200 vs 800?
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2016, 06:03:37 pm »
I had two 800's over a period of 4 years. Bikeless for about a year then I decided to buy a 2014 GSA 1200LC last year. I kept it for 6 months and felt I should prefer an 800 again. Like a fool I sold it to a lucky bugger named Brett from East London. I deeply regret selling the 1200 and will definitely go to a 1200 again when the 800's time is up. I do a fair amount of dirt and solo and this is what prompted me to go to the 800, but I felt much better on the 1200 than the 800 offroad. Anyone want to swop ?????
 

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Re: 1200 vs 800?
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2016, 06:23:56 pm »
Don't listen to them!!!
I had a 800 and went to a 1190R

And I miss my 800!!

They 1200 and 1190R are different bikes. More fun on dirt roads because of all the power and electronics. But for single track and tight tracks the 800 smaller physical size (not necessary weight) has a huge advantage. It all depends on what you ride most.
In Jhb we tend to ride more tar (to get to the dirt and dirt roads) jeep tracks are hard to find.

I love my 1190 because that suites me better now, but for technical rides the smaller 800 was easier to handle. Again not always about the weight but because of the height and small size I man handled it easier than the 1190.
The 800 and 1200 class bike shouldn't be compared. They are for different purposes!

So decide what you want most. And budget is obviously a factor. R200k+ for a bike is a lot of money (even if can afford it)!!!

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