Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Leiden (NL - EU), , The Netherlands
Re: The end of a period for me ...
Hid will be installed by the dealer (part of the deal, together with a Wunderlich 'cruise control'). High beam and fog lights will stay halogen for the time being.
I have thought about a GS for a long time (goes back to '04 when the 1200GS was introduced). The last few months I've been thinking of what I was looking for in riding the motorcycle: it's the fun, not just a means of transportation. I want comfort, luxury, lots of equipment and I some speed. The Adventure has it all and even tops the GT in fun factor. The huge amount of power of the GT can't be used here in this small country and for 2 or 3 trips abroad per year it's simply a waste. Last fall I went to the Intermot, in a group of 3 GT's and 1 GSA. Up to speeds of 100 mph we weren't able to lose the GSA and in the twisties of the Eiffel we even had hard times keeping up with the GSA. So, there's speed enough in the GSA.
Last weekend I had another test ride with the Adventure. That simply pushed me over the line....
R1200GS Adventure LC 2018, Blackstorm/Schieferdunkel Matt/Achatgrau (Triple Black), in full options, BMW Navigator V
R1200GSA LC '18 <- R1200GSA LC '14 <- K1600GTL '12 <- R1200GS Adventure '09 <- K1200GT '07 <- K1200LT '05 <- K1200LT '99 <- K1100LT '95 <- K75RT '92