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- Subject: Re: R1200GS
- From: Robert Silas <robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 19:45:31 -0400
If I could adjust my height from 5'-7" to 6' + I would love to have an R1200GS if for nothing else but the suspension.
160,000 km on a '94 RS
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Makohin
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 6:38 PM
Subject: Re: R1200GS
From: "Bob Hadden" <kbhadden@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> The GS is a really well made cycle. It does everything well. Lots of
> cornering clearance, lots of power, smooth and all that. But I have found
> that the personality is rather sterile. The GS riding position,
> particularly the handle bars, are not as good as the RS was for long days.
> I haven't ridden the ST simply for fear of wanting to go out and buy one.
I could never get past the GS's "dirt bike ugly" look, but that is a
personal prejudice, admittedly. That aside, Cycle Canada magazine said the
R1200GS is the best bike ever made. Before anyone launches into a "bollocks"
thread, take that with a grain of salt and read it as "the R1200GS is an
extremely good motorcycle and we really like it a lot."
Oakville, Ontario, Canada