Is the 1200GS the “One Bike to Rule Them All?”

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Iggster, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    If you ever take your show on the road to less developed countries you will learn to appreciate a bike with an over 300 mile range every day you ride it.:jose
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  2. Iggster

    Iggster Tornanti über alles!

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    Nice. I definitely don't NEED the 1200GS. I'm in your boat...I saw the 2012 1200GS Rallye and just really want it. We'll see how the 2-up test ride goes this weekend...
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  3. millsan1

    millsan1 IBA #49986

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    Careful. That's how mine started. "Just gonna check it out" and here she is.

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  4. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Seriously....the "oversized" tank gets such negativity its sort of unbelievable. I've been PLENTY of places stateside that are easily a 50 mile ride from a gas station....you've really got to pay attention to your route and your remaining fuel depending on where you travel or you could find yourself sweating it out....

    Personally, I love the fact I easily get 300 miles before thinking about fuel...my Tuono was a hundred mile tank and better start looking...then the HD got me to 250...it was awesome. Now, 300! Yeah, I'll take that.

    To each their own....there is no wrong answer.
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  5. pilesofmiles

    pilesofmiles Retired + Riding

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  6. Iggster

    Iggster Tornanti über alles!

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    Well, I guess this picture says it all...

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  7. TuefelHunden

    TuefelHunden Been here awhile

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    Beautiful bike! Great choice.
    I dreamed of owning one for a long time. Got it, loved it. When I win the lottery my garage will have several bikes in it, BUT my first choice will always be the GS.
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  8. Osmin C

    Osmin C Been here awhile

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    Congrats! The Rallye is sooo soooo sexy.

    I wish the color scheme was offered on a GSA. Oh well, I will have to make due with Triple Black :evil
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  9. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    its a beaut, clark!!!
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  10. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Awesome bike, congrats:clap
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  11. jwacree

    jwacree Been here awhile

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    Nicely done!
    I have a F650GS, R1150GS, K1200lt. I made the mistake and road a 12GS. It's the only bike I would trade all three for, and the rally edition is just icing on the cake!

    Well done!! :thumb
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  12. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Great bike...congrats on owning a special one.
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  13. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    I have been through quite a few bikes too, I currently have 4 in the garage, an 08 Monster S4RS Tricolour, an 05 Boxercup Replica, an 12 tenni green Griso and a 2013 Stelvio NTX. The Stelvio pushes all my buttons in a way that the departed 08 GSA never did. For me it's a better all round bike.
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  14. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Now that's a line up, Stevie. I could do without the Stelvio, but wow.......the Griso? The S4RS Tricolore? The boxer cup??? Incredible collection. Fantastic.

    What color is your boxercup?

    :freaky
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  15. kpie

    kpie Been here awhile

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    What a great bike! Congratulations! I got my '12 Triple Black GS from Renn a couple of months ago. Good choice. Great dealer too.:1drink
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  16. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    It's red, white and blue.....just like any good German bike should be.:evil

    I put 46k miles on the GSA and really enjoyed that bike. It handled well and was a great long distance machine after adding the RDL. The Griso actually led me to the Stelvio and I'm not missing the GSA. The Stelvio stock seat is pretty good, the bike handles high speeds better, the ride is more comfortable and it handles better at both high and low speeds. If you want to tractor along in first gear idling it'll do that just fine, if you want to run 100 mph it'll do that with ease. It's comfort zone is about 20 mph faster than the GSA was. Plus that Guzzi motor makes a wonderful sound.
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  17. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Nice...perfect colors for the boxercup!

    I really love guzzi's and will hopefully own one someday. The Griso is one of my fav's, the retro-styled V7's are great too. Glad you like the Stelvio - they definitely are kinda cool, right now I guess I'm still on the honeymoon with my GSA (new this past august).

    I sat on the stelvio at the dealer last summer and there is something special/unique about it. And by "special" I don't mean in the short-bus way. :evil

    Italian bikes are all special....I'll have another someday. Sort of miss the Tuono sitting in the garage...sort of.
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  18. Conrad

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    The R1200GS, overall, when everything and every issue is taken into consideration, is difficult to match, let alone beat as an all-around ride.
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  19. oldfool

    oldfool Been here awhile

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    I am going to say yes. I happen to ride the gs hp2 which I consider the best all around bike. I know there are other bikes for other things but for all around use the gs is hard to beat. The good thing is whatever version of gs fits your personal riding needs they deliver a very useable platform to do it with. Richard. Have fun
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  20. OkieTom

    OkieTom Been here awhile

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    In short - YES
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