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Jeff H

I’ve been trying to bite my tongue since I’m biased towards the R1200GS and have ridden it across the country several times to go off roading. It’s a great bike for both touring and off-roading.

The question reminds me of a couple of slides I made for the presentation earlier in the year. The message was “There’s no wrong bike to ride with the BMWTCD”.

but then there’s the R1200GS….

R1200GS / GSA Advantages

    Pros:
  • Hydraulic Clutch (both wet and dry version)
  • Lower center of gravity, better balanced, easier to pickup
  • More HP at the rear wheel
  • More Comfortable
  • Shaft Drive
  • Tubeless Tires
    Cons:
  • Minor weight disadvantage
  • 19” Front Wheel (Woody’s Wheel Works can fix that!)