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    na1g
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    500,000 GSs

    Wow! 500,000 GS BMWs! That's quite a tribute to BMW's continuing development of the model. Bet they are popping the tops on some lagers at the home office. Congratulations!

    pete

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    I'd like to stay positive and find a way to thank the original K-bikes for the success of the GS.

    The original, the '81-'86 G/S, didn't really sell very well, but when the R100GS arrived it quickly became BMW's top seller. Of course BMW had also labeled other Airheads as "Last Edition." When the alternative was a bike that required foam handgrips and an airscoop to cool the fuel tank ... well the GS notion took off. Maybe the time was just finally right independent of that.
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