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Old 06-12-2006, 07:34 AM   #31
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Default Re: 2006 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

I don't know, I'd still take 3 Kawasaki KLR 650s for the same money and 150 fewer lbs. The KLR 650 is fine as long as you don't want to cruise at more than 75 to 80 mph or so.
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:34 AM   #32
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450 fewer lbs if you add up all 3.
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:37 AM   #33
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Is the Rokon that weird thing that looks like a dirt bike with tractor tires? I want to hear more about that, too!
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:40 AM   #34
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I don't think you need 100 hp or even 85 in an adventure bike. I'd opt for something lighter with more offroad capability, KTM 640 Adventure or KLR 650. Even something like the little Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250 (no longer sold in the U.S. , alas) would be more fun than a 500 lb 1200cc behemoth.
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:44 AM   #35
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She's being emailed yer challenge as we type...
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:52 AM   #36
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well yeah, but the BMW will tow a bigger boat, so...
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:53 AM   #37
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I love the bizarre comment about the "17 inch wheels" and their superiority to (one must assume) a 21" dirt hoop. All 1200 GS's come with a 17/19" set. As for 21"- I have a KTM 950 that will eat a GS for lunch in the dirt, 21"s hoop and all )
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:32 AM   #38
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Have you attempted to tow a boat with it yet?
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:36 AM   #39
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I guess you can't knock the price all that much. Not much more expensive than most Harley.



I think if you plan on doing some long distance touring and some offroading it definitely looks like a nice option.



If I had the money, I'd buy one (and about 2 dozen other bikes). I'd probably still buy a KLR or a lighter dual/offroad bike for local fun, though.



The big ass gas tank must be nice to have.



I wonder why they skimped on the tank size for the H2?



What's the towing capacity of the BMW vs. the KLR? Are we talking bass boat size or can I get something larger that could handle deep sea fishing?

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Old 06-12-2006, 08:36 AM   #40
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No offense, but why are you putting up with such shoddy treatment?
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