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Old 12-09-2011, 01:01 PM   #946
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If reality seems to be in odd with your view of the world, it might very well be that your view is incorrect.
I don't recognice Europa at all fro your description.
Alps? The Appeninni? Karawanken? The Julian Alps? Massif Centrale? Black Forest?
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Perhaps my view is not incorrect but limited for the type of riding I was doing while living in Madrid, basically commuting and riding on the twisties during the weekends. The traffic was insane and I can't imagine riding through it with a huge bike.
Here in NYC, I never commute with the bike. I use it for long trips and dual sport rides
Is there any good dual sport rides in Europe?
Do you take the bike out off pavement often?
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:23 PM   #947
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Do you take the bike out off pavement often?
Too often.

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Old 12-09-2011, 01:33 PM   #948
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No V strom 1000 on that list. Not sold in Europe or too low of units sold to be on the list?
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:44 PM   #949
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The V.

The V is sold in >Europacorp.

YES

Its not over the top in sales.

Even if many do like them.

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Old 12-09-2011, 04:51 PM   #950
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How quickly times change! Italy - No crotch rockets. I would love to see a list from 5 years ago.


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This is the list of all "motorcycles" (not only 12GS competitors).
Removed from the list are all 50 cc, and all scooters.
Over here, scooters can be found from 50 to 800 cc, but they are in a separate list.
The top seller on the scooters list is the Honda SH-300 with more than 17.000 units

The list appears in each monthly issue of Due Route (two wheels); the biggest Italian motorcycle magazine.
It doesn't show the last 12 months, but rather the sales this year.
That makes the list in the first half of the year useless; but, hey, this is Italy!

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Old 12-11-2011, 12:52 AM   #951
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:51 AM   #952
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No V strom 1000 on that list. Not sold in Europe or too low of units sold to be on the list?
The 1000 haven't been sold in the UK atleast for a few years now, probably hasn't been sold in the EU. It doesn't pass emissions anymore. 650 is obviously still sold though.
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:34 AM   #953
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I, among others, have become a BMW cruise control enthusiast. What is the likelihood that electronic cruise control will be offered on the new GS?
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:43 AM   #954
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Thanks to competition / pressure, from Triumph's adoption of cruise control on their new 1200 Adventure, probably a pretty good chance of BMW offering it as an option, so as not to arouse the wrath of the purists.

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Old 12-14-2011, 02:23 PM   #955
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I, among others, have become a BMW cruise control enthusiast. What is the likelihood that electronic cruise control will be offered on the new GS?
If they go with some kind of throttle by wire system, I'd say there's an excellent chance that it will be at least an option. If they stay with the current cable system, I doubt it.

You'd think that they could at least put a friction knob on the throttle somewhere, though.
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:27 PM   #956
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DasMatti, where are you?

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Old 12-15-2011, 01:16 AM   #957
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If they go with some kind of throttle by wire system, I'd say there's an excellent chance that it will be at least an option. If they stay with the current cable system, I doubt it.

You'd think that they could at least put a friction knob on the throttle somewhere, though.
They've done away with that since the late '80s, supposedly due to liability. They even quit building the throttle housing with the hole for the friction screw. As to the ride by wire system, both that and the electronic cruise seems to work very well on the K16, so offering E-cruise on the forthcoming GS would seem simple enough. I'd probably opt for it.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:25 AM   #958
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not at all :)

... you have to try to ride a bike in Rome!!! Even the GS has a hard time against roman holes (should I say pools ???), paved roads (san pietrini) and ... well jumping on/off pedestrian walking toavoid traffic!!!!

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I'm surprise that the big GS is so popular in Europe. Almost no unpaved roads, small streets, super tight packed traffic. If I move back there I'd get a more sport touring oriented bike, like a Multistrada or even something smaller to filter through the traffic.
Btw, I looove my GS!
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:49 AM   #959
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When the displacement keeps growing it will be a R1600GS by the time I'm 65....

LOL I have to agree. I have a 09 GSA and that is pleanty to handle. Is it really better to have more horsepower every year? Or is that just marketing to "keep up" with other brands.

And with the gsa getting larger and larger every year will it still be considered a dual sport ??

Most GSA riders I know just ride their GSA on the street like most American SUV drivers to where the only dirt road they will see is the corner of their driveway they run over.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:36 AM   #960
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Displacement

1200's roots are the R80s with 800 cc.
now we have the 800GS with 800 cc.
guess what
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