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RE: Making a decision
- Subject: RE: Making a decision
- From: "Minor, Bob" <Bminor@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 16:06:35 -0700
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.
- -----Original Message-----
From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Dave Blumgart
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 2:59 PM
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?