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RE: Making a decision

I have a R110S with ABS. I don't use the ABs while braking every day, but it is nioce to have, and works well. Realy sweet in the rain. In my view, the ABS is worth it.

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> David, 
> 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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> From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Dave Blumgart 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 2:59 PM 
> To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx 
> 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? 
> Thanks, 
> David 


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