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Old 04-01-2013, 10:15 AM   #20
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Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Oddometer: 22
Honda Varadero vs. BMW R1150GS

Same problem. :)
I have a beautiful Varadero (2006 with FI and only ABS) with perfect condition. Odometer: 64000 km (40000 miles).

The Dero is a gorgeous bike, reliable, powerful but boring (IMO) and so heavy. The bike is fit for me (I am 6'7 tall) but it is doing like a pig in heavy traffic (slow speed). And the Vara has poor running gear.

The problem is I like the flat twin too.

I am thinking of exchange my Honda with a ten years old R1150GS with perfect condition (ODO: 49000 km ~ 30600 miles). My friend's bike with verifiable past.

Like adi.barda: "My brain says: stay with the Varadero, my stomach screams go for the GS". :)
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