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Old 11-04-2014, 01:43 AM   #1
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S1000XR - How many GS's are suddenly going to be for sale?

The cure for the final drive problem.

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Old 11-04-2014, 02:03 AM   #2
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Mine is going to be sold (for a new GSA).

I don't think that many GS drivers will switch to the XR. They are completly different.
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:19 AM   #3
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If I was going for that I would get the Duc. I want a LC HP2!

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Old 11-04-2014, 03:38 AM   #4
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Old 11-04-2014, 04:08 AM   #5
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What the hell is BMW trying to do - Out-Japanese the Japanese?

If wanted a 4 cylinder chain drive adv bike I'd get a Versys and have enough coin left to get a trail bike as well.

But to answer your question, my GS lc will never be traded on something with more 2 cylinders or chain drive.
Actually, make that 3 cylinders - I've ridden a Triumph Explorer and that could be considered.
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Old 11-04-2014, 04:38 AM   #6
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Nice bike but I don't think they are going to erode the GS market in any way, shape of form..
These guys are also quite business smart and they know this bike will be mostly targeting a different bunch of riders.
I had a Multi, sold it for a GS and I can't see myself going back to those bikes.
They are pretty awesome and stupidly fast but they are not a GS...
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Old 11-04-2014, 04:38 AM   #7
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Looks really close.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:11 AM   #8
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The cure for the final drive problem.
Not even close. GS Riders may get one, but not to replace the GS. Maybe to augment it.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:24 AM   #9
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Not everyone can afford two, and probably 95% of GS's never see a dirt road. I'd bet we may be surprised, and BMW thinks so too...
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:29 AM   #10
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Not everyone can afford two, and probably 95% of GS's never see a dirt road. I'd bet we may be surprised, and BMW thinks so too...
I'd take that bet. If people who bought a GS wanted a bike like that they would have bought a Multistrada or something similar. Even street riders, like myself, prefer the GS ergos, tractor like torque and capability of carrying lots of stuff.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:34 AM   #11
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If I wanted an FZ-1, I would have bought one in the first place.

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Old 11-04-2014, 05:41 AM   #12
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Not everyone can afford two, and probably 95% of GS's never see a dirt road. I'd bet we may be surprised, and BMW thinks so too...
* Have two BMW's, this is my choice of a pair...



* My GS goes in the dirt (Did the Shenandoah 500 last month)

* Bike # 3 will be a KTM 500 EXC or 690 R Enduro.

* S1000XR is nice, but not enough 'spread' between the riding styles.
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:07 AM   #13
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Sell my gs for 1000xr

Get rid of my HP2 for a 1000xr I don't think so. However I don't still have my honda 750 or my austin healey bugeye sprite. Things I thought I would have forever. So you never know. Richard.
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:16 AM   #14
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:47 AM   #15
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The cure for the final drive problem.
The GSW and GSAW don't have a final drive problem.
If you want to trade yours for that, go ahead. You don't need my blessing.
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