a bit underwhelmed with my new 1200GSA

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Pepperjack, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Learn to ride the torque and you will never look back. All that arm stetching punch isin't worth didly squat when your trying to hook up in loose terrain.
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  2. GP1200

    GP1200 Been here awhile

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    Ha ! Bikers eventually get so spoiled with the performance we have been blessed with. I was next to a Mercedes C63 AMG at a light once with my pig of a GSA. I smoked him from the get go, not even close. The GS/GSA can beat almost every production car on the road 0-60 and you're underwhelmed ?
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  3. Osmin C

    Osmin C Been here awhile

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    Folks just dont know what to complain about....

    I came from a GSXR 1k and I love my GSA. I dont feel its low on power by any means. I also have a 460 WHP Mustang....so you might say that I could have been numb to power...but I am not. The GSA is an incredible machine.

    Some folks just want a 180HP, 350lb, canyon monster that can tour from Alaska to Panama without ever needing to even think of a potential breakdown..... :eek1
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  4. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    Pepperjack, nothing wrong with your descriptions from my point of view. I adore the 990 Adventure too. It might be my next Stateside bike. (I've already bought one once, but it was stolen)
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  5. Pepperjack

    Pepperjack Been here awhile

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    Good comments on riding the torque etc..

    I was thinking..because it happens with such little fuss it perhaps "seems" less impressive. I do recall with my RT how quick it was to get to 100hmhr.. ,


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  6. bigbadandugly

    bigbadandugly Been here awhile

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    That's essentially how Canadians are forced to buy bikes. I don't know any dealership that allows you to test drive new motorcycles. The insurance companies will not provide insurance coverage for test rides. The only chance you have for a test ride is when the manufacturer comes to town with their roadshow and brings a handful of demo bikes for a day. You have to sign up way in advance to get one of the eight slots per bike.

    I was surprised that it was accepted to drop over $20k on a bike haven never drive it before.
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  7. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    +1. My selling dealer told me 6000 miles to get settled/broke in and he was correct. First oil change at 600 miles, second at 6000 followed up with a 5000 mile :ricky and I am :D. It just runs better and better.

    Expectations and perceptions for each person if different. I have a Tiger 1050 to ride for an arm stretching hooligan fix when needed.
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  8. tvbh40a

    tvbh40a PSUViking

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    On the head. I started from scratch last spring. Had owned and sold both KTM 990 ADV. and 950 SE. I tried them all over again and ended up with the GSA. Hands down the best all a rounder on the market.
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  9. hankgs

    hankgs Long timer

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    If you are fortunate enough to own more than one bike at a time, as the OP states he does, you are in a perfect world.
    The GSA is the bomb, almost all the bike anyone would every need as a primary or road trip bike... Your second bike option could be a speed bike. Take your pick, EVERY manufacturer has a couple of bikes that fit the bill.
    I am fortunate that I picked up a used 07 GSA and for tearing up the backroads and fulfilling the "need for speed" , I have a 1200 HP2 MegaMoto!
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  10. onesaintsfan

    onesaintsfan BigJohnHart

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    hop out there and do a 1000mi day and see how that 990 feels on the old buttocks(?)

    After 22 bikes in 20 years I have settled on the perfect 2 (for what I like)

    2008 R1200GSA
    2009 Triumph Speed Triple.

    If I did 99% off road maybe I could see the KTM. But the GSA does everything well.
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  11. holckster

    holckster dougholck

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    +1
    Totally different machines:

    KTM is a dirt bike you can ride on the street.

    BMW GS is streetbike you can ride in the dirt.
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  12. WacoDirtryder

    WacoDirtryder Been here awhile

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    KTM the only thing on earth you can buy that will lose value faster than a Mobile Home.
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  13. tvbh40a

    tvbh40a PSUViking

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    Perfect. :clap
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  14. WacoDirtryder

    WacoDirtryder Been here awhile

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    Totally different machines.

    KTM holds its value like a Kia

    BMW holds its value like a Tacoma

    If the dirt is in your backyard you might have some fun on the KTM until it breaks
    but if you have to ride there get the GSA there is nothing like it.
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