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2008 BMW R1200GS and Adventure Review
 

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2008 BMW R1200GS and Adventure Review

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giganto 05-01-2008 04:40 AM

Nice scribbling, Pete-
Some days your job is 171/2 times better than my own.
Others, 22x better.
Nice point about coming from the street into the dirt, vs dirt to street regarding KTM.
Beautiful scenery, no? Moving back to Tucson soon, where theres plenty of room for those cylinders sticken out, whereas:
..Ive always turned to look at the NYC traffic warrior on a GS- just to see if any scraping of cab would occur while wrestling through rushhour congestion.
Off to Walmart to hoard giant sacks of grain,(panic!) purchase a rifle, and see what I cant poach, then sell, to afford a new GS, here in midtown Manhattan...

BrowningBAR 05-01-2008 05:06 AM

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Originally Posted by giganto (Post 183623)
Nice scribbling, Pete-
Some days your job is 171/2 times better than my own.
Others, 22x better.
Nice point about coming from the street into the dirt, vs dirt to street regarding KTM.
Beautiful scenery, no? Moving back to Tucson soon, where theres plenty of room for those cylinders sticken out, whereas:
..Ive always turned to look at the NYC traffic warrior on a GS- just to see if any scraping of cab would occur while wrestling through rushhour congestion.
Off to Walmart to hoard giant sacks of grain,(panic!) purchase a rifle, and see what I cant poach, then sell, to afford a new GS, here in midtown Manhattan...

I'd take Tucson over NYC any day. Though, I like Payson better. It has some great views. Almost as good as Sedona, but without all of the D-Bags, tree huggers, and freaks looking for the perfect Vortex.

Good luck on your move. And say "good-bye" to the Manhattan cost of living. Hopefully you own your place in NY, cuz it is one of the few places that hasn't been hit by the housing bubble. People are still making deals with the devil to afford a place there. You should make out pretty well.

giganto 05-01-2008 05:48 AM

Oh, Im a happy hypocrite..born up at St Lukes near the cathedral in Manhattan, grew up in Tucson, back to evil big city in 1989, back to Naked Pueblo this summer.
I love tucson for the sheer variety:
..huge mountains loom near(southern most ski mountain in U.S.A.), some similar brainless housing sprawl, some old downtown center, plenty of old, nice barrios near downtown, big dumb college sports fix(go..um..wildkittens, Lute), and really- all the scenery that elevations between riverbottom and 10,000 ft in Sanoran desert can provide.
But the love/hate joys of NYC are hard to quit..
I want both each day.
Indeed, NYC still full of crazy square footage that sane people will pay for. As stated before- I wish I could afford the crazy price of new GS, to better achieve peak sanity.

seruzawa 05-01-2008 06:35 AM

BMW has certainly put a lot of effort into making a good highway bike into something that has at least the ability to get into some sticky off-road situations and survive. It's impossible to avoid the liability of 600+ pounds of bike and rider. BMW deserves a hand for pulling it off. Not as good off road as the KTM but no bike can have really good highway capabilities and really good off-road capabilities at the same time.

Too bad that only 1% of GS owners will ever use this capability. We be stylin' dude! That truly makes the GS the HumV of the motorcycle world.

jmdonald 05-01-2008 10:23 AM

These bikes are top notch. I will have a new GS in 2009.When we are all forced to shoot our way out of California I will need this bike as part of my contingency plan.

sarnali2 05-01-2008 10:27 AM

I'd love to have one. I might even change my mind about getting a Ural Patrol

seruzawa 05-01-2008 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 183649)
I'd love to have one. I might even change my mind about getting a Ural Patrol

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BrowningBAR 05-01-2008 12:17 PM

Nice PO Box number you've got there.

giganto 05-01-2008 01:33 PM

Nice Panther Piss label ya got there...


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