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Old 03-06-2010, 07:18 AM   #1812
Lion BR
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Thanks Sylvia.

Originally Posted by Sylvia Stuurman
Maybe it's time for me to answer ;-)

I do speak very fondly of BMW's, that's true. Especially of the 1100GS. But I have also been very disappointed with the 1200GS: leaks, very rough engine, problems with the electronics. Far enough problems to know that I would never buy another 1200GS.

As for the 1100's, the problem is that they are all so very different: there is a chance that you buy a very good one; there is an equal chance to end up with a bike with which I will never be friends.

You are right about the fact that after the accident, I was not able to handle such a heavy bike. At this moment, I would be able to, but I have been getting used to ride a light-weight, one cylinder bike: I don't long for a heavier bike.

So I will stick to my 660 Tenere, but it is also true that I would not go back to BMW if I would long for a two-cylinder GS-like bike.
And I will certainly testride the new SuperTenere!
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