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Old 08-09-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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I am new to 'motorcycles' and what I have noticed is that anytime I read a Ride Report on this site there is a very good likelyhood that the motorycle will be a BMW and I havent yet read any at all from a rider of a Goldwing

However, when you type in 'best touring motorycles' BMWs are not the top of the list.

what gives?
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:15 AM   #2
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It's a conspiracy.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:53 AM   #4
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:24 PM   #5
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Ok enough of the BMW bashing. One day you guys will gorw up and move up to a BMW too.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:49 PM   #6
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Ok enough of the BMW bashing. One day you guys will gorw up and move up to a BMW too.

I dont wanna grow up...
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:34 PM   #7
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I'll play!

When I type in "best Harley touring bike", I get this:



Your results may vary...
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:04 PM   #8
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Ok enough of the BMW bashing. One day you guys will gorw up and move up to a BMW too.
I currently own six K bikes. That gives me free license to bash BMWs all I want.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:16 PM   #9
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IMO, the K1100 BMWs were the last of the great Bavarian bikes.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:17 PM   #10
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The reason they're not at the top of the best touring motorcycles list, is because their seats are uncomfortable.

So only hard asses ride them.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #11
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All joking aside, when I am touring I see the bikes on the road as follows (I hate to use the word breakdown when discussing HD's):

50% Harley Davidson (almost never see a VRod touring and Sportsters are always women riders)
25% BMW (Most common is GS/GSA but all models R/K/F/G are well represented)
25% Everything Else (Including Goldwings). I would say the third most common bike that you encounter on the road is the VStrom/WeeStrom.

Does that mean that the HD is the best touring bike? Obviously not, but they get out there.

I am not including trailered bikes which are almost 100% HD.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:09 PM   #12
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I am new to 'motorcycles' and what I have noticed is that anytime I read a Ride Report on this site there is a very good likelyhood that the motorycle will be a BMW and I havent yet read any at all from a rider of a Goldwing


what gives?
Thats because the BMW owners have time to write things down during there break downs & the wing guys are still out there.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:18 PM   #13
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And here's the real reason why there's so many BMW related ride reports:

Free wifi!
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #14
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What, you don't want to tour like this? Just slap on some BMW decals and you're set.

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Old 08-09-2012, 04:58 PM   #15
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Honestly,

I think the lack of Goldwing or other ride reports has more to do with the sort of site ADVrider is.

A Goldwing is a not an adventure touring bike. Can it be used as one in some sense? Sure. Just like I could bring my XR400 to the track on track day. Isn't meant for it and won't be nearly as fun as some other fellow's clapped out R1.

For better or for worse BMW probably makes the best long-mile, any road or goat trail motorbike.

KTMs are great bikes and are certainly better in the dirt. But they're much higher strung.

All this claptrap about FD failures is:
1. A way for people who identify themselves with other marques to lash out at BMW
2. A way for people who want a BMW and haven't been able to get one to make themselves feel better
3. A way for people who own BMW's to face the issue that some FD's fail without warning for no readily identifiable reason.
4. A way for Bueller to tell us how many years he was this or that and how much (yawn) he knows about this or that.

In sincerity if you go to the HondaGoldwingRocks.com site there'd probably be a shit-ton of ride reports.

(some of them might be interesting, too)
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