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    Quote Originally Posted by bobzeliff View Post
    Having said that...most "GSs" are only ridden as road bike any how....most only buy the GS for the "tough look"...so most will never care!
    Touring bike, yes, but not for the "tough look," but rather for the better ergonomics and refreshing lack of Tupperware...a bit of Enduro mode for gravel roads is okay, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    Touring bike, yes, but not for the "tough look," but rather for the better ergonomics and refreshing lack of Tupperware...a bit of Enduro mode for gravel roads is okay, too.
    Yes I would agree that a tough look is not assured by riding GS. Maybe if scratched to hell muddy and gum shoed with duct tape, possibly but n not necessarily....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobzeliff View Post
    Having said that...most "GSs" are only ridden as road bike any how....most only buy the GS for the "tough look"
    Mine is used as a road bike and I am sure some are purchased because of the look.

    The reasons for my choice were different.

    My wife and I had his an her's Victory Visions up to 2013.

    In 2013, she wanted to look at other bikes and we eventually wound up at a BMW shop.

    My first response to seeing an F700GS was "I would not ride a funny little thing like that".

    Then I looked it over closely, sat on it, eventually we went to another dealer where we test rode them.

    The F700GS out performed the Vision on acceleration, handling, braking and with the Vario's, could carry more, I was sold.

    I bought mine for the more standard riding position and lighter weight and for the other attributes I previously mentioned.

    Four riding season have confirmed that I made the right choice.
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    2013 F700GS (his), 2015 R1200RT (her's)

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