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Offline Walkaway

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Re: A choice
« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2010, 01:46:04 pm »
Before your final decision - think about re-sale value.
Both are IMHO great. The BM might enjoy a longer life though.
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Re: A choice
« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2010, 02:05:45 pm »
Padrone ................ take the S10 for a demo ride and make your own decision. Do not listen to the "heavy and big bike" stories about the S10. Operator is not a big guy (in statute) and he sat on mine and he was very much surprised.

Nou wat sÍ jy vir ons oompie goed, die S10 is ideal vir die ouens met kort mannetjie sindroom? :)
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Re: A choice
« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2010, 02:41:14 pm »
You okes are compounding my dilemma I have been riding my Pig for years I therefore have no beef with BM. But boy do both make me moist  >:D

moist, mmmmm yes

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Re: A choice
« Reply #43 on: December 01, 2010, 05:01:04 pm »
Padrone ................ take the S10 for a demo ride and make your own decision. Do not listen to the "heavy and big bike" stories about the S10. Operator is not a big guy (in statute) and he sat on mine and he was very much surprised.

Nou wat sÍ jy vir ons oompie goed, die S10 is ideal vir die ouens met kort mannetjie sindroom? :)

As jou mannetjie lank is, is daar n seat wat jy kan koop om daarby ook aan te pas .................  ;)
Ek weet nou net nie so mooi van die Snuifie nie ................  >:D
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Re: A choice
« Reply #44 on: December 01, 2010, 06:45:08 pm »
Riding the new GS at the Trophy was quite enjoyable.  I think the new engine is a significant improvement, revs well and the power is very smooth.  And the bike is comfortable to ride.

I believe that the GSA and the ST can be compared.  (And not the std GS).  The suspension is better on the ST and it handles better in sand.  The down side is the lack of ground clearance.  The GSA is not so easy to ride off-road.  I would much rather ride a normal GS off road.  And if you really want to, replace the suspension of a std GS with the Ohlins or similar for the GSA.  The added travel / ground clearance makes the GS quite a capable off-road bike, or should I say as good as it gets....

Actually, there is little to choose between the S10 and the BMW.  Any one will make you smile and there are enough facts both ways to justify your decision around camp fires.   :thumleft:
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