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Old 12-19-2012, 06:40 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Papermaker View Post
The GT looks to me like a replacement for the R1150RS. Among the BMW faithful there was a great deal of nashing of teeth when that bike went away. The R1200ST was way to ugly to be considered a replacement . It was an important segment of the market fro BMW back in the day. In fact, I believe that the R1100RS was the first R1100 model released in the US.
Actually, the R1100GS was the first Oilhead. You're right about the R1150RS though...a great bike, and BMW totally disappointed us with the R1200ST. I went over to Aprilia and don't look back fondly.

I hope the new GT isn't too little Sport for $16k and I will give it a look...aprilia parts are getting scarce!
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