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BrianM

Bought a GSA, lowered, can almost flat foot it. So far I like it better than my 2011 RT.

 

 

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BrianM

Ordered some Bumot cases today. Seem to be a better deal than the BMW cases.

 

For now I will be using my current Givi trunk. Has worked great for the past 21 years.

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TEWKS

No experience with them but I like the Bumot cases. Nice! :thumbsup:

 

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Bud

Congrats on the new ride

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Endobobdds
Bought a GSA, lowered, can almost flat foot it. So far I like it better than my 2011 RT.

 

Brian you will love it! Bought my low suspension GSA 2 months ago and after 8,500 miles and a recent 3 day off road riding course I am loving the bike and it's capabilities! :thumbsup:

 

 

Interestingly, I can not open either of the photo links in the above posts. :(

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BrianM

So far I really like it.

 

Feels smaller and less top heavy than the camhead RT. Really, to me, feels like a bigger motard bike. Having less fairing gives me the impression of a smaller bike.

 

Bet it would be fun with a 17" front wheel. Might have to invest in a set of RT wheels.

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tallman

Enjoy!

Funny how it works for different riders.

I can flatfoot it, when it is on centerstand, and it fits me too.

Why it is #1 in the line up.

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Selden

With any luck, I will have a 2014 F700GS low suspension in about 8 days... I'm looking forward to losing ~160 pounds.

 

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3,850 miles. Not sure if I will ride the F700 or the R100RT to Dillard. Probably the RT in case someone wants to buy it for cheap.

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Endobobdds
With any luck, I will have a 2014 F700GS low suspension in about 8 days... I'm looking forward to losing ~160 pounds.

 

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3,850 miles. Not sure if I will ride the F700 or the R100RT to Dillard. Probably the RT in case someone wants to buy it for cheap.

I like it! Dirt, gravel, water crossings here we come! :clap:

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Paul De

Congrats.

I've wondered if this would be a good choice instead of the RT as well. I am spending lots more time north of HWY 8 around the national forests and fire roads these days.

 

Enjoy!

Funny how it works for different riders.

I can flatfoot it, when it is on centerstand, and it fits me too.

Why it is #1 in the line up.

 

#1 model is a global reality. Paved roads to everywhere is not so common. A coworker who lives in Mexico City likes the RT, but it is not very practical once out in the country where his GS handles the unimproved roads like a champ.

 

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BrianM

Coldest day so far, 8C (46F for the metric challenged), really didn't feel any different than my RT.

 

Still waiting for Bumots, supposed to be shipping soon.

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tallman

Paul,

 

You're correct about roads.

I'd still wager that more than 1/2 (probably 90%) of all GS bikes sold

don't see much more "off road" than I did on my GT (which was a bit here and there).

 

Those that do make up for a lot of Starbuxbikes.

;)

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WBinDE

I didn't notice a lot of difference between the RT and GSA in the wind protection department. GSA has a huge fairing, it's filled with gas (oddly it keeps emptying out :) ). Yes it's cooler in winter but I live in the mid-Atlantic and it's only cold 3 months of the year and the ice largely keeps me off the road anyway (so I head south!). But it's hot the other 9 months and the extra breeze when I'm on the GSA is good. I belong to the pavement GSA group. I travel solo, I'm old enough to break easy and heal slow, and neither have nor want to acquire the skills to take 900 lb of bike+me+gear offroad.

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BrianM

Only colder on insides of arms. Feet are warmer. Otherwise not much difference in cooler weather (-4C coldest so far).

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