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Old 02-05-2013, 05:11 PM   #4921
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Shawn has his final review of the new bike up on his ride report thread (post #155) if some of you haven't seen it:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854607
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #4922
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That's what happens when BMW is foolish and allows themselves to be lured into competing with bikes ,like the Multistrada, that never were competitors in the first place. Wide rims and horsepower at the expense of low end torque, all for the idiots who have no idea what a GS is really about. I'm not holding my breath, but it would be great if the Adventure model lives up to it's name and comes with the same rim widths it's predecessors used.
I don't think it's foolish in the slightest. Honestly, it sounds like they did their market research very well. They probably realized that 90%+ of their GS riders used the bikes more on the road than off road; the select few, maybe yourself included, use the bike as a true 50/50 onroad/offroad bike. Hence, the wider rims. They did this to take away marketshare from Triump and Ducati riders, to be number 1 in luxury enduro bikes. I know in the 3 years I've owned my GS, I've maybe taken it off road a small handful of times. All speculation and a subjective comment of course. Afterall, I'm a city rider what do I know I have a Husky TE310 for my off roading.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:14 PM   #4923
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Well, its been a fun ride.


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Old 02-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #4924
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Shawn makes very specific note of the pace of the ride several times.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:07 PM   #4925
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I suspect the folks that want to ignore the issue have never experienced a tank slapped. They can kill ya and make ya shit you pant to..

what was Ash riding when he was killed? GS? Most here respected his journalism..no?

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Roadscum screwed with this post 02-05-2013 at 07:18 PM
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:18 PM   #4926
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I suspect the folks that want to ignore the issue have never experienced a tank slapped. They can kill ya and make ya shit you pant to..

what was Ashton riding when he was killed? GS? Most here respected his journalism..no?

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Please proofread and resubmit!

Seriously, I doubt most of us are trying to "ignore" the issue. More we are just tired of beating a horse we have not ridden!

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #4927
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Are we still going on about the "headshake" issue? FFS...
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #4928
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At least we should get the names right.
Fixed..... Ignore if you please.

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:23 PM   #4929
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Please proofread and resubmit!

Seriously, I doubt most of us are trying to "ignore" the issue. More we are just tired of beating a horse we have not ridden!

Jim
Seems to me folks have been grooming this horse for 4933 posts. If there is any chance of a head shake issue, I will not ride this horse, ever.

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:25 PM   #4930
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Seems to me folks have been grooming this horse for almost 5000 posts.

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True, but sooner or later we will actually swing a leg, and then we can do some REAL speculation on the merits of the steed!

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #4931
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I suspect the folks that want to ignore the issue have never experienced a tank slapped. They can kill ya and make ya shit you pant to..

what was Ash riding when he was killed? GS? Most here respected his journalism..no?

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If you think they are bad on a motorcycle, I can assure you it can be even more frightening on a bicycle going down a long hill. (you can survive them too - even if they do get a bit of adrenalin pumping)
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:17 PM   #4932
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Seems to me folks have been grooming this horse for 4933 posts. If there is any chance of a head shake issue, I will not ride this horse, ever.

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Great decision. I strongly advise you to stay off anything with a headset and two wheels then
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:20 PM   #4933
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Great decision. I strongly advise you to stay off anything with a headset and two wheels then
I do love this thread, so many funny and intelligent people, I mean it. You wouldn't see that type of humour
on a German GS forum
Let's just buy that machine, when will they be in stock at Amazon? Aren't they returnable without any questions asked?
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:07 PM   #4934
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I do love this thread, so many funny and intelligent people, I mean it. You wouldn't see that type of humour
on a German GS forum
Let's just buy that machine, when will they be in stock at Amazon? Aren't they returnable without any questions asked?
They do, but if you return it the only replacement you qualify for is a Segway PT
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:01 AM   #4935
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Details from the MCN report

Those seeking details of the launch report from Motor Cycle News UK can find them here, in translation at the website of Italian magazine moto.it.

I don't have the print edition of MCN available but I'll hazard a guess the report above is a straight translation of Adam Child's piece for it. Child and MCN are credited.

Using Google to re-translate back into English does not restore the original, but the sense of it comes through pretty strongly.

FWIW, Child acknowledges that two colleagues had stability concerns but says he had not the slightest inkling of anything untoward on the handling side.

In just about every respect he sounds very impressed, complimenting in particular the new engine (now just about up with rivals such as the Triumph Explorer), the on-tarmac handling (feels like it has 17-inch wheels and you could enjoy it on a road-race circuit) and the airstream management (he could ride comfortably at up to 120kmh with helmet visor raised).
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