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Offline Mikie

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Re: BMW GS Buyers Advice Needed
« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2021, 07:00:04 am »
If you just want to slab it the BMW is fine, but if you want to learn to ride, start with something lighter. My 2c.

No!  The OP said himself that he's brand-new in this game, and then you start with the biggest. BMW does not have small bikes.
G310!!! 25 kW!! It will be like riding my RZ50cc from high-school again!!

Point remains, it will not be an other bike than a BMW so that is why I have only asked between the options in the original post. It will also be a 1200 or 1250. No 800's or 850's or whatever else is currently on the market. Even if I had the money for a Multistrada V4 I would have still remained with the BMW. But with money I would have just walked into a dealer and bought a 1250 GSA brand new.

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I am trying to prevent disappointment for a new rider. But I guess it's his money, so it's his choice, just so frustratingly limited.

The only disappointment that I have ever heard of with  someone buying a BMW Bike is from you.  :patch:
I havent heard a single person that has or does own a GS say," I Regret buying this big pig"
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Re: BMW GS Buyers Advice Needed
« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2021, 07:49:18 am »
koop die bmw, kry dit uit jou sisteem uit, sien wat jy actually gaan doen met die ding, hou jy van die rowwe goed of nie. En koop oor n jaar weer iets anders. hulle hou hul waarde goed.

Ek het ook begin met n GS. Toe GSA, toe KTM en weer KTM. Nou begin ek dink ek moet maar die GSA koop vir saam met die 990.
Jy kan nie n 990 rustig ver ry nie, ek het niks meer lus vir my gewone ou paaie nie. Maar met GSA kan ek weer begin verder ry, daai 1000km dae doen en die wereld weer sien. EN as mens weer begin lus is vir moeilikheid maak klim jy op die 990.

Dink ek raak oud
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Re: BMW GS Buyers Advice Needed
« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2021, 07:59:02 am »
koop die bmw, kry dit uit jou sisteem uit, sien wat jy actually gaan doen met die ding, hou jy van die rowwe goed of nie. En koop oor n jaar weer iets anders. hulle hou hul waarde goed.

Ek het ook begin met n GS. Toe GSA, toe KTM en weer KTM. Nou begin ek dink ek moet maar die GSA koop vir saam met die 990.
Jy kan nie n 990 rustig ver ry nie, ek het niks meer lus vir my gewone ou paaie nie. Maar met GSA kan ek weer begin verder ry, daai 1000km dae doen en die wereld weer sien. EN as mens weer begin lus is vir moeilikheid maak klim jy op die 990.

Dink ek raak oud

@m0lt3n , presies my punt. Horses for courses. Ek het die GS, die AT en n wr450 in die stal. Elkeen doen iets goed en iets nie so goed nie. Besluit waar en hoe jy ry en koop volgens dit. En natuurlik kleur, baie belangrik...... :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: BMW GS Buyers Advice Needed
« Reply #63 on: July 23, 2021, 08:09:26 am »
If you just want to slab it the BMW is fine, but if you want to learn to ride, start with something lighter. My 2c.

No!  The OP said himself that he's brand-new in this game, and then you start with the biggest. BMW does not have small bikes.
G310!!! 25 kW!! It will be like riding my RZ50cc from high-school again!!

Point remains, it will not be an other bike than a BMW so that is why I have only asked between the options in the original post. It will also be a 1200 or 1250. No 800's or 850's or whatever else is currently on the market. Even if I had the money for a Multistrada V4 I would have still remained with the BMW. But with money I would have just walked into a dealer and bought a 1250 GSA brand new.

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I am trying to prevent disappointment for a new rider. But I guess it's his money, so it's his choice, just so frustratingly limited.

The only disappointment that I have ever heard of with  someone buying a BMW Bike is from you.  :patch:
I havent heard a single person that has or does own a GS say," I Regret buying this big pig"
 :peepwall:



Only until the GS rider ventures off the tar.

I am not new in this bike thing, and have seen MANY GS riders looking like wellpoints, as they sweat those Dodges through relative easy terrain.

It's a great bike for easy, open roads, and very kak for technical roads.

t's a very limiting machine, and my aim was to enlighten and broaden the seemingly set mind of a new rider. 

How are you ever going to post Kaokoland RR's if you buy that anchor??
 

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Re: BMW GS Buyers Advice Needed
« Reply #64 on: July 23, 2021, 08:33:08 am »
I think 2SD's got some points to consider.  I loved and still miss my 1200GSA and always had this thing that I'm the limiting factor when it comes to tackling the rougher stuff.  It's not about the bike, you know. That said, the BMW's surely are focused on the rider's comfort which I didn't want to compromise on.  Long story short: I got an Africa Twin Adventure Sport which I'm very happy with so far. Got just about all the bells & whistles the GSA had, plus it's lighter and with that 21" front it's a gem in the rougher stuff yet comfortable as a tourer.  In short I think the AT's are slap in middle between the BMW's and KTM's.
 

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Re: BMW GS Buyers Advice Needed
« Reply #65 on: July 23, 2021, 08:41:34 am »
I think 2SD's got some points to consider.  I loved and still miss my 1200GSA and always had this thing that I'm the limiting factor when it comes to tackling the rougher stuff.  It's not about the bike, you know. That said, the BMW's surely are focused on the rider's comfort which I didn't want to compromise on.  Long story short: I got an Africa Twin Adventure Sport which I'm very happy with so far. Got just about all the bells & whistles the GSA had, plus it's lighter and with that 21" front it's a gem in the rougher stuff yet comfortable as a tourer.  In short I think the AT's are slap in middle between the BMW's and KTM's.
Very accurate info here. That is also why the Africa Twin made it to the very end of my shortlist.

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Re: BMW GS Buyers Advice Needed
« Reply #66 on: July 23, 2021, 01:23:07 pm »
How are you ever going to post Kaokoland RR's if you buy that anchor??

Ek ken n jongerige man (ons is nou al oud, tog?  :P ) wat saamgekom het op n trip Swaziland toe, hy het n 1250GS gery.
Ek, op my 790 (soos omtrent almal!), dink toe 'O, dit sal dan n maklike trippie wees die, maar dis ook reg met my...'
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