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2013 BMW R1200GS Review

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Tentative.

I have always liked this bike and with the changes it looks like BMW is making a supreme effort with this offering. I like the other R bikes more however. The GS has always seemed to be too tall to me. I will need to ride one to see if that is really true.
 

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This graphic seems appropriate. Would love to own one of these and go ride every graded dirt road and jeep trail in Colorado. An endeavor worth pursuing for sure. Knowing myself, the bike would go places where it really shouldn't :)

 

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This graphic seems appropriate. Would love to own one of these and go ride every graded dirt road and jeep trail in Colorado. An endeavor worth pursuing for sure. Knowing myself, the bike would go places where it really shouldn't :)
That's a very good point with these types of bikes. I found myself a couple of times in the back of beyond, at the bottom of long muddy downhill logging roads facing a locked gate and minimal turn around space. Makes for some excitment getting back up. On the plus side these bikes are little tractors and very capable in within their envelope and a little prudence would go along way in keeping you out of trouble.
 

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That beak has gotten ridiculously large. I know it's sorta their trademark, but damn, you could hang panniers off that thing and double your storage capacity.

The water-cooling will be welcomed by the GS riders stuck in traffic at Bike Week. They burn up a couple of bikes every year trying to get down Main Street or out to the beach from I-95. It might be useful out in the desert too...
 

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Nice bikes, but too fancy for me. Seems like alot of extra garbage on there that just adds to the price tag. I don't want traction control on my bike, especially if I plan to go off pavement with it.
 

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Nice bikes, but too fancy for me. Seems like alot of extra garbage on there that just adds to the price tag. I don't want traction control on my bike, especially if I plan to go off pavement with it.
Switch off TC if you don't want it. But you'll be surprised at the powerslides you can achieve in the Enduro setting. I was skeptical until I tried it.
 

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Switch off TC if you don't want it. But you'll be surprised at the powerslides you can achieve in the Enduro setting. I was skeptical until I tried it.
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