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Hi all,
Just to introduce myself here.

Need opinion too. I'm a GS owner (refer signature) & thinking of switching to the 1200r. Used to do quite a bit of off-roading before but more inclined to enjoying the twisties. The GS is an allrounder...enjoyed my offroading, touring, trackdays & twisties. I just don't feel like doing any off-roading anymore.

Do you guys think that switching to the 1200R a wise move? Thanks.
 

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Hi all,
Just to introduce myself here.

Need opinion too. I'm a GS owner (refer signature) & thinking of switching to the 1200r. Used to do quite a bit of off-roading before but more inclined to enjoying the twisties. The GS is an allrounder...enjoyed my offroading, touring, trackdays & twisties. I just don't feel like doing any off-roading anymore.

Do you guys think that switching to the 1200R a wise move? Thanks.
Well, I went in to the dealer with the full intent to buy a GS as I was really more in love with the looks of the GS than what it was designed for.. I used to ride motocross way, way, way back when I was young and really enjoyed it, but I didn't see myself going off road now at 43.... I ended up with the r1200r, which I believe is the most under rated motorcycle out there.. I test rode many, and this was by far the best all around motorcycle I could find.
 

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If you can, do a test ride, you already know the BMW brand, this test will let you know the ergonomics and looks.
 

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MD11..thanks
Hoshiko..test ride not an option as there's only 1 on display @ the showroom.

Hope to receive more feedback from forum members.
 

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GS or R

The 17'' F&R wheels on the Roadster will offer a greater selection of sticky (or long-lasting) tires. Better tire profiles. Quicker turning on the front. Larger contact patch when leaned over. On asphalt, better grip than a 2005 GS offers. IMHO.
Off road, the reverse is true.
Also, the front fork tube diameter was increased from 35 to 41mm(17%?) on the DOHC model, adding greater strength & confidence for sport riders.
On paper, you may think it's a small change. On twisty roads at speed, it's night & day.
 

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The 17'' F&R wheels on the Roadster will offer a greater selection of sticky (or long-lasting) tires. Better tire profiles. Quicker turning on the front. Larger contact patch when leaned over. On asphalt, better grip than a 2005 GS offers. IMHO.
Off road, the reverse is true.
Also, the front fork tube diameter was increased from 35 to 41mm(17%?) on the DOHC model, adding greater strength & confidence for sport riders.
On paper, you may think it's a small change. On twisty roads at speed, it's night & day.
Super..!!!
 
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