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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wegimex, Nov 8, 2016.
It must burn you up that some people think a GS and an RT are variations of the same bike.
Lighten up Scott, not everyone thinks like you!
Oh, and it IS a variation of the same bike.
design and technology diatribes aside, ultimately what matters is if it will sell. If that happens aftermarket bits and online support..... and even Jim's video's will follow. The market sorts these things out and as this is what, variant number 5?, my guess is this will do well. I hope so, I'm getting really tired of overly complicated street bikes. 'Seems like you either have to buy a small Chineese knock-off or Battleship Galactica with an assortment of features that only the 200 page manual can decode. I sort of liked it the way-back when bikes just sort of looked like bikes with a minimum of distractions. 'Odds are good that's why the line (along with more acessable pricing) is selling, simple is good.
Guys ! The real question here is why BMW does not bild an adventure bike lighter than the water cooled GS with that great character engine they still have. I love the engine and think the new one is just feeling sooooo synthetic. I would buy a real adv on the old platform. I also would buy the old 2012 GS over the new one. No doubt.
They did. Back in 2012. Behold... the R650GS Sertão. It rocks. Just like an R1200 only light and maneuverable! With a real 21" front tire and no heavy control arms or driveshafts to make picking it up off the ground a young man's game!
TT even made all the dress up bits for looking quite the adventurer part - but, alas, twas done in by not having keyless entry, remote start, or a cache country club price to weed out the undesirable low rent types.
If you shop hard you can pick up a lightly used one for well under 5 large. I almost bought one but then I remembered that I live in the US of A and bigger is always better. So I supersized it.
Hey folks are laughing about the cruise control but on a bike like this or the Scrambler it wouldn't be a terrible idea at all. As I typed that it occurred to me that this is how we ended up with the current adv bikes. Still would like it as an option....
I see this urban enduro as a promising platform for an HP-E conversion....
Hopefully, there are lugs on the frame for a centerstand and springs.
My other question is what about handguards? Can WC ones be installed?
Honestly, I think it looks pretty great with the spoke wheels and knobs. Should come that way from the factory.
Any thoughts about combining the threads for these two bikes into one?
Great pic, nice to see the Scrambler and Urban GS side-by-side...personally I like the Scrambler (a little) better.
I just sat on a Scrambler today and I was happily surprised by the riding position. It was very comfortable. More comfortable, although similar, than the NineT. I think BMW should have put a higher bar on it. I sat on a 1200GS right after the Scrambler and the riding position was very different. Nothing that bar risers can't fix though.
I can't wait to see the Urban Enduro. I think it will be a great bike.