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Old 04-02-2012, 07:01 AM   #76
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2007 Ducati GT 1000, hey its a Ducati!
1965 BMW R50/2, classic, light, and relaxing at a medium pace

1992 BMW R100GS, This was supposed to go away when I bought the R1200GS. I move around the twice a year in the shed, someday I will make it ready for a fly and ride sale.

The R12 goes to work daily when the weather permits along with minor two up work, this is the bike that I do most of my riding on. When the weather is perfect, I will take the Duc or the /2. Except the R100 the other bikes are pretty different from the GS and all have bags. Depending on the ride and who I am riding with determines which bike I take.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:22 AM   #77
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To go with my 08 GSA I have an 05 R1100S Boxercup Replica because it's such a pretty bike. To scare the hell out of myself I also have an 08 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore. To be totally cool I've got a tenni green Moto Guzzi Griso on order. The GSA does get 95% of my riding time however.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:29 AM   #78
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My GS is an 09 Adventure -- daily driver.

My high-speed gravel/dirt road bike is a G650 X Challenge.

My low-speed single-track is an 06 CRF230F
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:38 AM   #79
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My bike right now is a 2011 KLR 650....2012 R1200GSA Triple Black in transit to dealer (taking way too long!!!)....The bike I lust after next is the KTM 990 Supermoto R.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:45 AM   #80
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Funny - I have three bikes total and if I added a fourth, I was thinking of a Speed Triple as well.

Some of the best advice out there is to buy a second bike that is completely different than your main bike. I also have considered a K1200S.
2004 R1150 GSA
2005 MV Agusta F41000S
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:21 AM   #81
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I am planning to keep my Lowrider and hope to ride it a bit more this year than I have the past couple. There are a lot of bikes in this thread that I wish I had the opportunity to ride, but I'm satisfied for now with these two.
1966 Honda CL 160 sold
1998 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200C sold
2004 HD Lowrider
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:27 AM   #82
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+1 for the street triple R. compliments my 1200GS perfectly. very hard to decide which to ride without a specific destination in mind (around town or track=street triple R, multi-day distance with dirt=1200GS).
both awesome bikes. (father-in-law compliments his 1200GS with a goldwing!)
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:15 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by KradmelderSA View Post
I have a KTM 990 dakar as well. The GS is the wife, overweight, loyal, reliable, work horse and good all around. The KTM is the mistress: good for romp, temperemental, expensive to maintain, but puts that grin on your face like the wife can not
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:24 PM   #84
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If you want something different get a Ural
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:31 PM   #85
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X Challenge.. Too much fun off road, and you can have fun just getting to the good stuff.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:58 PM   #86
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Husky TE450 for hard core trail riding.....really great bike, set up right.

Hate to say it, but I just don't have the heart to take my new triple black GS into the woods, way too purdy.......maybe next year

It's funny cause I had an 09' GSA I had no qualms at all beating the crap out of on a regular basis.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:09 PM   #87
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:14 PM   #88
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Ride it 2 to 3 days a week.

Ride it 3 to 5 days a week.

Beach Cruiser
Ride it 1 to 2 days a week.

Haven't had one in almost 5 years.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:43 PM   #89
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My complimentary bikes, other than the GSA, in order of use are a Triumph Sprint ST1050, KTM 525EXC, K1200GT, GSXR1000.

If you are thinking about the speed triple you might consider the Sprint ST. I found that even on the shorter canyon rides, wind protection makes a big difference. Triumph lengthened the wheelbase last year or so, and call it a Sprint GT. I think the ST is better for canyons. 3/4 of the time I ride the GSA.

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Old 04-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #90
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I keep a Suzuki RMZ250 for fun in the dirt and days at the track, but I'd choose a naked bike with a 17" front wheel for short twisty rides:

Top choice:

Affordable choice:
2014 BMW R1200 GS Adventure
2014 KTM 350EXC-F
2013 Harley Davidson 1200 Custom 110th Anniversary
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