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post #1 of 25 Old 05-18-2017, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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What I found out in the last weeks that you really need 3 BMW's...;-)
I wanted to go down to only 1 bike and got me a GS-ADV.Great bike that will pretty much tick all boxes and do it all but it is not very exiting.Probably the best motorcycle period but like a swiss army knife useful but not very exiting.To be exiting it needs more power.
A R1200R is almost as practical and a little more exiting because it is lighter but you really need a S1000XR that is a beast that just makes you laugh.Unfortunately it does not have a clean driveshaft and you have to mess with a chain.The S1000RR if you go racing or at least do trackdays.
And for something to love and look at with lots of character and soul you need the R9T.The modern interpretation of old school !
GS or R - XR or RR - R9T and you have all needs covered.
What I really want is a GS with 17 inch front-wheel and 150hp boxer - R1400XR
I probably would keep the R9T just to look at it and as a scratchpost for my cats...
That is how I see it.
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What I found out in the last weeks that you really need 3 BMW's...;-)
I wanted to go down to only 1 bike and got me a GS-ADV.Great bike that will pretty much tick all boxes and do it all but it is not very exiting.Probably the best motorcycle period but like a swiss army knife useful but not very exiting.To be exiting it needs more power.
A R1200R is almost as practical and a little more exiting because it is lighter but you really need a S1000XR that is a beast that just makes you laugh.Unfortunately it does not have a clean driveshaft and you have to mess with a chain.The S1000RR if you go racing or at least do trackdays.
And for something to love and look at with lots of character and soul you need the R9T.The modern interpretation of old school !
GS or R - XR or RR - R9T and you have all needs covered.
What I really want is a GS with 17 inch front-wheel and 150hp boxer - R1400XR
I probably would keep the R9T just to look at it and as a scratchpost for my cats...
That is how I see it.
Put me down for one of them.

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post #3 of 25 Old 05-18-2017, 11:07 AM
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Or, get a KTM Super Duke GT and get it all!
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What I found out in the last weeks that you really need 3 BMW's...;-)
I wanted to go down to only 1 bike and got me a GS-ADV.Great bike that will pretty much tick all boxes and do it all but it is not very exiting.Probably the best motorcycle period but like a swiss army knife useful but not very exiting.To be exiting it needs more power.
A R1200R is almost as practical and a little more exiting because it is lighter but you really need a S1000XR that is a beast that just makes you laugh.Unfortunately it does not have a clean driveshaft and you have to mess with a chain.The S1000RR if you go racing or at least do trackdays.
And for something to love and look at with lots of character and soul you need the R9T.The modern interpretation of old school !
GS or R - XR or RR - R9T and you have all needs covered.
What I really want is a GS with 17 inch front-wheel and 150hp boxer - R1400XR
I probably would keep the R9T just to look at it and as a scratchpost for my cats...
That is how I see it.
That's exactly what I figured out a couple years ago.
I love off roading the deserts with my son, so I got G650X Challenge - street legal, but best for off road.
For touring and mostly daily use I have K1200LT - I consider it still the best touring bike and most complete factory equipped (reverse gear, factory intercom / media, hydraulic center stand, heated seats and grips, integrated locks with alarm and best wind protection on the market)
And for the love of ownership and pleasure of customizing - the R8T. This bike is extremely fun to ride as well.

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And for the love of ownership and pleasure of customizing - the R8T. This bike is extremely fun to ride as well.
Is that a lightened version of the R9T?
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Is that a lightened version of the R9T?

That's funny. But for realsies, they should consider calling the Urban GS the R8T GS, after the bike it's stole it's look from.

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post #7 of 25 Old 05-18-2017, 02:25 PM
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I have a S1000rr and a RNineT. Both very different bikes and enjoyable in their own right, but not good for long distance or hauling anything. I borrow my fathers GSA800 from time to time if I want to do longer trips. If I had all 3 in the garage it would be a dream quiver!
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I'm in a similar situation with the an S1KR and R9T Racer, and if there was a Genie granting me a wish for 1 more BMW bike in the garage (and somehow the room and the wife's understanding) I think some flavor of GS would probably be my choice. The 1200GS is probably too big for me, so maybe the F800GSA as well. Though, I am intrigued by the 310GS...
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I have 1 motorcycle, 1 dirt bike, 1 snowmobile. Me wants more. But no room in garage. Need to convert the kids room.
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post #10 of 25 Old 05-18-2017, 10:38 PM
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I have two motorcycle, R ninet is a must is a character bike mainly for fun and customization.
GSA LC is my all round touring machine is smooth and reliable.
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