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RE: Making a decision


As the owner of an F650ST and an R1100RS I'm of the school of thought
that no bike does everything well. Hence I have a short trip/around town
bike and another for traveling.  That said, I think an R1100R (what's
the L for?) is probably more versatile than most.  With a good seat,
bags and a windshield you can go to the store for groceries or sport
tour to the Canadian Rockies.  If I had an "S" I doubt I'd ride it
around town much.  If it was me, I'd go with the nicely outfitted "R"
and spend the difference on gasoline. 

Bob Minor 

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Subject: Making a decision

I'm struggling with a choice:  I've got an opportunity to purchase a
2001 non-ABS R1100RL with a Corbin, bags, Givi bikini shield and only
3,500 miles, listed at $8,300 (a bit pricey that, no?)  

OTOH, my local dealer (Bob's) has a couple of new 2004 R1100SAs, one
with ABS and kitted out nicely (but no bags).  We haven't got down to
the nut-cutting, but I'd guess it will go out around $13K plus.  And BMW
has that nice incentive deal on those.

Or I could just throw $2-3K into my rather tired R75/6.

Acknowledging that the last is off-topic, and that I really need to ride
the first two to make what is ultimately a personal decision, can anyone
supply or point me to resources that might inform my choice?