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Re: Going back to GS - It was fun, but not perfect...
Reply #20 on: November 22, 2021, 10:52:20 PM
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
My XR pulls hard and clean from 2000rpm in top gear, even two-up...and I've got a 42T rear sprocket. A properly setup XR with "proper headers" such as Akra or Arrow, (not just a "decat"), and with a good tune using PC, RBE or Brentune is a wonderful thing. I'd like to find a GS which could pull away from my XR in the low rpm range. I've ridden a few 1250 GS's and they are a very nice machine with plenty of low down torque.... and they do what they're designed to do very well indeed....but not really comparible to the XR performance wise though.

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Exactly what I was sayin', and like yours, my XR pulls nicely from 2000rpm

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Re: Going back to GS - It was fun, but not perfect...
Reply #21 on: November 22, 2021, 11:42:26 PM
 Im lucky to have several motorcycles so I can pick the right one for the type of riding I doing that day. I chose the gs when riding dirt, class 4 dirt , and connecting roads. Good torque and it seems to jump out of slow corners. The bike picks up a weave north of 80, but I attribute that to the tires I run (TCK 80)
My XR is stock, standard tune and exhaust and in my view is flat below 4000. I don’t know if the US tune is different from the Euro tune (like the RR)and most likely what I am feeling is due to euro 5 and US emissions. I prefer this bike for high speed stuff and the occasional tour, my wife and I had great time when we took the bike to Maine. I retire next week and plan to do more of this, next place will be West Virginia
I have a RR and a Aprilia rsV4F for the track
Now if I had only one bike the gs would be the one because it could do everything above, it wouldn’t be the best at everything or the fastest top end but with the right tire it would make do
Sorry for the long winded post, I’m not the best word smith and I thought a should explain my self better

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Re: Going back to GS - It was fun, but not perfect...
Reply #22 on: November 23, 2021, 03:49:53 PM
It’s funny you mentioning favourite bike...we have a road worthy test for our bikes each year over here,and was out a couple weeks ago getting my much modded K1200r Sport tested....took me years to get it how I wanted, but if I had to choose one it would be that.
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Re: Going back to GS - It was fun, but not perfect...
Reply #23 on: November 24, 2021, 03:36:56 AM
Great bike, I sold my 2008 k1200s before i purchased the XR
The k bike had the usually clutch chatter that I sure are aware of and I thought I would sell it before I had to to replace the clutch basket and such
Deep down I wise BMW took the K bike to the next level instead of replacing it with the XR series

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Re: Going back to GS - It was fun, but not perfect...
Reply #24 on: November 25, 2021, 07:53:04 AM
I actually think that the XR low end luck of power is good for low traction roads. My friend with Brentune always complains about sliding his tires, while my non tuned version is stable and manageable power. Want more power simply rev the engine. As for the GS, I never liked this tractor of motor.

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Re: Going back to GS - It was fun, but not perfect...
Reply #25 on: November 25, 2021, 09:23:26 PM
*Originally Posted by Momo1970 [+]
I actually think that the XR low end luck of power is good for low traction roads. My friend with Brentune always complains about sliding his tires, while my non tuned version is stable and manageable power.

This shouldn't be an issue on the XR as the DTC will sort any loss of traction under power...unless it's turned off of course.

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Re: Going back to GS - It was fun, but not perfect...
Reply #26 on: November 30, 2021, 04:09:14 AM
I'm 56 and will get a GS when I grow up.

I'm coming off a K1600 and wanted to get light and sporty. I spent a couple hours testing both bikes (XR and GS) and found it a difficult decision. Both great bikes, but different. I decided on the XR now while I'm still feeling the hooligan, and the GS when I grow up.

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Re: Going back to GS - It was fun, but not perfect...
Reply #27 on: November 30, 2021, 07:14:06 AM
*Originally Posted by RedCard [+]
I'm 56 and will get a GS when I grow up.

I'm coming off a K1600 and wanted to get light and sporty. I spent a couple hours testing both bikes (XR and GS) and found it a difficult decision. Both great bikes, but different. I decided on the XR now while I'm still feeling the hooligan, and the GS when I grow up.

I'm 62 and just swapped my Tiger sport for the XR cos the Tiger doesn't have enough pokey  :007: well, in fairness, it has a lot of go but not as much as the XR.. :020:

Considering a GS for my 80th..  :008:

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Re: Going back to GS - It was fun, but not perfect...
Reply #28 on: November 30, 2021, 08:10:11 AM
I currently have 9 points on my driving license...and a speed awareness course tomorrow....all acquired riding the X/R which really tells a story considering I/we run 5 other bikes, a van and 2 cars..... :034:

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Re: Going back to GS - It was fun, but not perfect...
Reply #29 on: November 30, 2021, 09:07:16 AM
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
I currently have 9 points on my driving license...and a speed awareness course tomorrow....all acquired riding the X/R which really tells a story considering I/we run 5 other bikes, a van and 2 cars..... :034:

 :008: There has to be a market for a hivis vest with the words "Please pass, 9 points on licence" on the back.

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