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Hi guys

I am a lifetime rider living in Mandurah, Western Australia.

I have a few bikes in my garage - 73, 74, 75 Kawasaki Z1s and a 77 KZ1000. I also have a GSX1400 and a R1150GS ADV. I have a 78 Z1000 en route from the UK and I am drooling over a R1200R Classic at the moment. I am thinking that a 2012 Classic is the way to go and I am prepared to wait for 18 months to make a saving as I have enough rides to keep me happy.

I just did a 1100km ride over two days - a pal posted a few pix etc and they are here. I am the GS rider who looks like an overweight wrestler. Bloody camera never lies and all that

Big ride in Western Australia - ADVrider

a ride from a few weeks back

Dwellingup and Dandalup Sunday 28 October 2012 - ADVrider

I am hoping to pick up some inside info on R1200Rs and I am looking forward to getting to know you guys!

My GS and I looking a bit dusty and hot after 1000kms or so

 

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Welcome aboard, Exile!

As a rider with a similar silhouette, I'm sure you'd find the R1200R a worthy and comfortable road bike in your stable.
 

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Hi guys

I am a lifetime rider living in Mandurah, Western Australia.

I have a few bikes in my garage - 73, 74, 75 Kawasaki Z1s and a 77 KZ1000. I also have a GSX1400 and a R1150GS ADV. I have a 78 Z1000 en route from the UK and I am drooling over a R1200R Classic at the moment. I am thinking that a 2012 Classic is the way to go and I am prepared to wait for 18 months to make a saving as I have enough rides to keep me happy.

I just did a 1100km ride over two days - a pal posted a few pix etc and they are here. I am the GS rider who looks like an overweight wrestler. Bloody camera never lies and all that

Big ride in Western Australia - ADVrider

a ride from a few weeks back

Dwellingup and Dandalup Sunday 28 October 2012 - ADVrider

I am hoping to pick up some inside info on R1200Rs and I am looking forward to getting to know you guys!

My GS and I looking a bit dusty and hot after 1000kms or so
Welcome, you'll love the R1200R. It does well as a commuter or a long distance tourer. In July I did a 2300 miles 6 day trip up to and around Ontario Canada. The bike was flawless and our last day we rode straight from Toronto to Boston, 650 miles. It was great.

PS. Love the comment on second page of your trip blog, "we found 2-wheel tractor drivers....probably broken down" :)
 

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You'll love the 1200 classic, mate. That's my ride. Shaft drive to keep the dust out; ABS and traction control for the Martian swampland that passes for roads Down Under. Carries everything. . .stops for nothing; it's old school on the outside, highest tech on the inside. I'd say that unless you are thinking Dirt Roads All the Time (in which case you might want the 1200GS) you'll love the Classic. :)
 

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Hey exile,
I found out why you ride on the wrong side of the road, I'll try to pull that here in NYC, and claim I couldn't read the sign. :001_tt2:
 
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