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Re: New Bikes

Tom, I think the new GS feels more together, as you indicated, because 
of lower center of gravity.  I have been wondering if I made the right 
decision about getting the GS rather than waiting for the ST.  But, 
looking at the pictures, I figure the GS looks at least as good as 
either the new RT or ST.  Everyone I've talked to who has seen these 
bikes in person says they look much better in the flesh.  We'll all 
know in April, when dealers will have product to show us.

For sure, the new 1200 motor is nice.  I wouldn't put any worry about 
the 110 hp on the ST/RT vs the 100 on the GS.  This is simply a tuning 
for extra top end power that we don't need anyway.

I find the GS to be a bit taller than my 1100RS was, but it's certainly 
workable.  It takes a couple of hours to get used to.  But, the seat is 
now at Rocky Mayer's getting made into something you can actually sit 
on.  Will see how that affects the height issue.

I'm going crazy with this snow!  Just got another foot this week.  I 
can't get the bike out of the basement until the snow is gone and the 
mud is either frozen or dried out.  As soon as that happens, I'm ready 
to jump on and find out what this new GS is really all about.

Bob Hadden '05R12GS, '62R27

On Mar 10, 2005, at 2:26 PM, Tom Brown wrote:

> I'll snip Toms post, but be sure to read it cuz it's a good one.