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Old 01-28-2013, 11:05 AM   #106
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I'm waiting eagerly to read the review. All the reviews that showed up until now were rather superficial and short. I'd love to read one from a point of view of adv rider with a bit more insight on the details :)
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:08 AM   #107
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I'm waiting eagerly to read the review. All the reviews that showed up until now were rather superficial and short. I'd love to read one from a point of view of adv rider with a bit more insight on the details :)
Its all about building suspense, Rauven!

Truth be told, there was little time to offer alot of detail. They had us running from the moment we got to SA... But now that I'm home and can put pen to paper, I plan to have something meatier in the next 24 hours...
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:13 AM   #108
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That would be awesome :) The suspense is good to some extent but after a while it ends up with ulcers and gray hair
Especially after already ordering the bike and searching for news with a dedication of a severe OCD victim
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:40 AM   #109
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Glad you're back home and are ok Shawn.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:29 PM   #110
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:54 PM   #111
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rather superficial
That's a nice way of saying "a look into the press material and pulling some conclusions out of thin air would get me to the same 'review'".



Really awaiting some real opinion. Not marketing BS.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:23 PM   #112
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Its all about building suspense, Rauven!

... I plan to have something meatier in the next 24 hours...
You're on the clocks now, Shawn.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:36 PM   #113
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That's a nice way of saying "a look into the press material and pulling some conclusions out of thin air would get me to the same 'review'".



Really awaiting some real opinion. Not marketing BS.
This would require you to test ride old vs. new side by side I suppose.
Curious how the GSA will look and how/where they will manage to ad more fuel capacity, if they do.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #114
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This would require you to test ride old vs. new side by side I suppose.
Not really. I think you just need enough experience/time on the old one to know what to say about the new. Side by side is for super fine differences, and I bet the differences aren't that small ...
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:39 PM   #115
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Its all about building suspense, Rauven!

Truth be told, there was little time to offer alot of detail. They had us running from the moment we got to SA... But now that I'm home and can put pen to paper, I plan to have something meatier in the next 24 hours...
Just read Costa's write up on the launch. He's an old friend, and it was interesting that he liked it, because I know he's not a BMW fan. We've had some good arguments about BMW vs KTM and offroading.

Looking forward to your take on the bike.

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Old 01-28-2013, 03:45 PM   #116
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Just read Costa's write up on the launch.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:45 PM   #117
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http://canadamotoguide.com/2013/01/2...h-bmw-r1200gs/
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:32 PM   #118
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Wonder if that is Canadian $$$ pricing
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:29 PM   #119
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This would require you to test ride old vs. new side by side I suppose.
Curious how the GSA will look and how/where they will manage to ad more fuel capacity, if they do.
Shawn rides a GSA, he's an avid rider, trainer and knows his bike very well. He doesn't need to side-by-side in my opinion. He just needs to ride the new baby and do a write up.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:08 AM   #120
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If you look at pictures #10 and #14 at the bottom picture set, you will notice the white bike has handle bar with grips and levers at different angles. Seems they were changing settings when riding off-road. Angles towards the front disk allows for stand-up riding as seen in picture #10.
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