Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
[QUOTE=Bill88;681098]that sounds about right
George is right Get a GS !
A GS has that boxer engine that you like and it probably is as comfortable as the tenure or maybe more.
The GS is not an option as I am picking up a brand new Tenere tomorrow, I have already done over 40,000 miles on my previous Tenere completely trouble free. The dealer actually had a 2015 second hand GS in with 5,000 miles on the clock, the Alpine model which looked fantastic. All the touring gear from my previous Tenere transfers onto the new bike, three box aluminium luggage system and engine bars. The BMW had no luggage, was 18 months old and the brand new Tenere cost me the same money. I have known three friends with GS's, a very early 1200 model which broke down every time it was ridden, the guy had BMW's all his life and was gutted, he now has a new Guzzi California, the other guy had an 09 model and it was a year old when it broke down on the Isle of Skye on a Scotland tour and had to be recovered, he now has a Triumph Tiger 800. The third guy bought the bike new in 2010 has done about 25,000 trouble free miles and absolutely adores the bike. I have ridden it several times, hated it the first time, hated it less the second time, quite liked it the third time and loved it the fourth time. Sticking with my Tenere at the moment. the bike I have ordered has the electronic suspension, cruise control etc. etc.
Might have a dodge over to the BMW dealer who I don't particularly like and have a sit on the 1200R, I thought the Scrambler model was already out.