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Cool Oh, my gawd...say it isn't so!

None other than Clement Salvadori has expressed his preference for the FJR1300A over the K1200GT! Read all about it in the new Rider magazine. And before you attack me as biased, my avitar is just a spoof....yeah, right!

Flame away, I'm used to the heat :-)

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We've only been talking about it for 3 days now...IN THIS THREAD.

Typical Feejer rider!
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None other than Clement Salvadori has expressed his preference for the FJR1300A over the K1200GT! Read all about it in the new Rider magazine. And before you attack me as biased, my avitar is just a spoof....yeah, right! Flame away, I'm used to the heat :-)
The A model suffix fits the writer, perhaps his age prefers the A. Whatever blows your skirt up baby. If it has two wheels and goes fast, I'm in. Personally, I am fond of the GT, almost 5,000 miles on mine now. Sure, it is a BMW and therefore probably will not be low cost for the long haul. The suspension system on my GT provides great adaptation for my use. SO and luggage, set and go. SO off and no load, set and go. It's like having three different bikes. Never been on the FJR so I can't say. Saw one up close at the BMW dealer recently. Looked OK, just not what I want in my garage. The FJR owner was shopping for the GT. I asked him why. He said his FJR is great, but he lusts for the BMW GT. Me thinks we lust for the machines we don't have, the women we don't have, the _______.......I drive a Scion tC, so it is not an anti Japanese thing on my part. My bike cost more than my car, so obviously I need drugs.

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For the record, the 'A' suffix stands for 'ABS'. It's the FJR1300AE that has the 'E'lectric shifter.
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We've only been talking about it for 3 days now...IN THIS THREAD. Typical Feejer rider!
Joe,

Why is Yama's warranty one year and BMW 3 years?

Why does the FJ have five gears not six? "Constant-mesh 5-speed transmission utilizes wide ratios to deliver relaxed long-distance touring performance combined with seamless power and acceleration."

Maybe A is for ASLEEP?

From the author who prefers the A, "Then my fiancée gave me her Canon A-1, with three very good lenses, thinking she was doing me a wonderful favor. However, that rather weighty gem was just too damned complicated for my simple soul."

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Why is Yama's warranty one year and BMW 3 years?

Why does the FJ have five gears not six? "Constant-mesh 5-speed transmission utilizes wide ratios to deliver relaxed long-distance touring performance combined with seamless power and acceleration."
The BMW NEEDS a three year warranty! My '05 has been in for three warranty issues in two years, with 29,000 miles. My '04 Yam has 36,000, no warranty issues.

And five gears are all it needs! Look at the specs: rpm is higher at the same speed in the Beemer (6th gear?) than the Yammie (5th gear?)

Butt, arguing with a Beemer rider is like wrestling with a pig in the mud: sooner or later you'll realize he likes it!

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The BMW NEEDS a three year warranty! My '05 has been in for three warranty issues in two years, with 29,000 miles. My '04 Yam has 36,000, no warranty issues.

And five gears are all it needs! Look at the specs: rpm is higher at the same speed in the Beemer (6th gear?) than the Yammie (5th gear?)

Butt, arguing with a Beemer rider is like wrestling with a pig in the mud: sooner or later you'll realize he likes it!
You are right about Yamaha as far as warranty. I have owned several Yamaha's and put way more miles on them that BMW's and never ever had a warranty claim but I have on my 2005 LT. Don't get me wrong I am not giving up my LT. I had a 2000 Yamaha Venture, which had 5 year unlimited mileage for warranty. I also had two of the older Yamaha Ventures which I put over 80,000 miles on and never a warranty claim. I have had 2 LT's 2001 and this 2005 totaling around 64.000 miles. As far as I am concerned they are the best touring bike made. I am thinking about a sport touring bike and I do not think it will be a GT. I do not care for the looks and the price for what you get. I will look at a FJR, ST Honda and also the 1400 Concour. This is just my feelings.

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