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Old 06-12-2006, 10:37 AM   #51
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Default Re: 2006 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Just send them the $30 or 40 bucks they want and you are in like Flint.



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Old 06-12-2006, 10:39 AM   #52
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Default Re: 2006 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Sounds like you are trying to score an FJR1300.



Go to a different dealer. Fast!
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:58 AM   #53
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I like KTMs, think the 950/990 would be faster on or off road. I'd opt for the KTM 640 adventure, though, if I could find one. Nice and light.
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:03 AM   #54
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If the non-Adventure version of this bike is any indication, which I believe it is, the bike is stellar. I opted for the cast rims and road tires on my 05', 1200GS, since it's mostly highway bound, but this bike is fast, smooth and responsive. The ABS brakes are great, it tracks very well, and can definitely sneak up on the odd sport bike in the canyons. It quickly became the favorite in my stable of 7 bikes. I can only imagine what kind of trouble the knobbies and big gas tank would get me into. BMW dealers are big on test rides. Go check this one out if you have the chance.



p.s. the heated grips are sweet.
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:24 AM   #55
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Default Re: I answered last time.

Let's try it on wet grass.
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Old 06-12-2006, 02:07 PM   #56
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Are the 450 and 550 Aprilias making it over here?



I've seen them priced online at about 8 grand. Any truth to that?
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Old 06-12-2006, 02:58 PM   #57
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My old KLR 650 would leave my brother on his 996 for dead in the tight stuff. Get the Adventure bike and have a blast.
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Old 06-12-2006, 03:55 PM   #58
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GSXR-750 100 (the standard, some bikes may be higher GSXR1000 for example)

ZX-6R 96.56

Ducati 749 71.40

Triumph 675 95.29

Buel Firebolt XB12R 85.21



Send me the bike you want a kpaulPPI and I'll compute it for ya...



Quickly the cost of the Ducati and Buell make them less attractive. The performance of the Buell also is a problem.. Ducati has good performance but high cost.. Buell has poor performance and higher than average cost.



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Old 06-12-2006, 04:13 PM   #59
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Default Re: 2006 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Good write up and you're right about the switch gear but typically everyone mentions it....I hear the non-abs is nice. I had a 2005 1150Adv and sold it since the servo/Abs system and I didn't get along.



I almost went with the 1200Adv non-Abs but you can quickly approach 20k for a bike that is better than the 1150Adv but 5k better? Who knows....so I bought a Street Glide...never owned a Harley before so I wanted to check them out....and love it...ride slow and it's fun.



I'll end up with another BMW at some point since my local dealer is incredible, but it will be a non servo bike when I don't have to wait months to get it.



Thank you for clearing that question on your test bike. What are your thoughts on the current BMW abs?



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Old 06-12-2006, 05:17 PM   #60
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Hmmm 11 to 1 compression ratio. Will that work with the top quality fuel I will be purchasing in India ? Will the FI automatically adjust for sub 87 octane fuel ?
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