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    New GS 1300 R
    on: October 02, 2023, 04:12:46 pm
    October 02, 2023, 04:12:46 pm
    Man i would love to have a bike like this the only problem (well, beside the $$) is that I don't ever go off road. I like the way it looks. Is something like this built to handle long days on the open road ? I guess the same question could be asked about any of the GS models. Does anyone have experience ?

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    Re: New GS 1300 R
    Reply #1 on: October 02, 2023, 04:29:48 pm
    October 02, 2023, 04:29:48 pm
    Most detractors from the GS-range cite "It's too big and heavy for true offroading"

    But for most people - it's prowess on the road is what they buy it for.  So it doesn't matter what 'tag' BMW give it - BUY IT FOR WHAT IT DOES.

    Great protection from the elements, effortless cruising, good road view, great luggage capacity, Telelever suspension, great comfort for rider and pillion.

    They make great all-round bikes, and for two-up touring - probably better (due to engine and low centre of gravity) for 2-up touring than the XR

    "They are EVERYWHERE ! "   (yes - there is a reason for that)  :028:
    Last Edit: October 02, 2023, 04:59:28 pm by Mareng1

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    Re: New GS 1300 R
    Reply #2 on: October 02, 2023, 04:56:25 pm
    October 02, 2023, 04:56:25 pm
    ^^ this.  It's a brilliant bike.  The new one lost some weight, added some power has adaptive cruise and some other doodads...what's not to love?  I have almost bought one 3 or 4 times.  If the M ends up being a dud 2024 might be the year.  :001:
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    Re: New GS 1300 R
    Reply #3 on: October 02, 2023, 06:01:33 pm
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    I had GS's. I like the technical improvements (frame, optical symmetrical engine, dual rate spring suspension etc) on the 1300, but the front end is ugly in my opinion. The weight reduction is less than marketed as the center stand for example is now optional, and  a Li-ion is now 'standard. I'm  curious as to how this will transform into the 2025 RS and GT in a year's time. The 2025 RS could be a bike on my list
    Dual rate suspension (front too??) explanation:
    https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/features/bikes/bmw-next-generation-suspension
    Last Edit: October 02, 2023, 06:03:06 pm by Salem

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    Re: New GS 1300 R
    Reply #4 on: October 02, 2023, 06:05:30 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Salem [+]
    I had GS's. I like the technical improvements (frame, optical symmetrical engine, dual rate spring suspension etc) on the 1300, but the front end is ugly in my opinion. The weight reduction is less than marketed as the center stand for example is now optional, and  a Li-ion is now 'standard. I'm  curious as to how this will transform into the 2025 RS and GT in a year's time. The 2025 RS could be a bike on my list
    Dual rate suspension (front too??) explanation:
    https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/features/bikes/bmw-next-generation-suspension
    I think that X light is going to be one of those "either you love it or you hate it" things.
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    Re: New GS 1300 R
    Reply #5 on: October 02, 2023, 06:34:02 pm
    October 02, 2023, 06:34:02 pm
    Seems brilliant value now, 18.5 for a TE, the standard non Adventure version is apparently much more dynamics and road oriented whilst still being able to cope with a fire road, so likely less of a compromise there for those that'll never take it off road, most powerful engine yet and the lightest in the class, all other touring ADVs are heavier on the 1000cc+ market right now, even if you account for the optional extras. Not something to scoff at.

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    Re: New GS 1300 R
    Reply #6 on: October 02, 2023, 08:44:35 pm
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    I too was eyeballing a 1250RS before settling on my current XR.  Now that it's got a bit more power and shed some weight I might reconsider the boxer twin again.  But I always said if KTM ends up coming out with that 1400 that's rumored I'm going back to the orange side.  That 1290 platform is a beast a 1390 would be that much crazier.
    Last Edit: October 02, 2023, 08:45:30 pm by CaptainSkinnyArms

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    Re: New GS 1300 R
    Reply #7 on: October 02, 2023, 08:51:34 pm
    October 02, 2023, 08:51:34 pm
    Hey guys thanks for not giving me a hard time - i meant R 1300 GS  :002: :002:

    Appreciate the responses. Yeah i saw a KTM 1290 at the local dealer that the owner had replaced the adventure tires with street tires. Sweet bike a little tall for me tho.

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    Re: New GS 1300 R
    Reply #8 on: October 02, 2023, 08:56:26 pm
    October 02, 2023, 08:56:26 pm
    Agree with All,

    The most popular & quickest touring ride in the Appalachian Mounatians are the 1250 GS's & GSA's. The maneuverability, suspension and camshift technology really make an important difference in the twisty's.

    And, FINALLY NO BOXES!

     While I like the 1300 GS if the same features are on the NEW 1300RS then, that bike will be in my garage,

    Best,

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    Last Edit: October 02, 2023, 08:57:06 pm by garyculb
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    Re: New GS 1300 R
    Reply #9 on: October 24, 2023, 07:11:33 am
    October 24, 2023, 07:11:33 am
    I've had 2 GSs....great bikes.  As an all rounder they are hard to beat....the new one looks even better....

     



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