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    Comes in a lowered version

    My R1200GS came in a factory-lowered version and this was what really important to me. I had had a BMW F800GT because I didn't want a chain drive, and because I thought it was the biggest BMW that would fit me. Then I discovered the lowered GS, which actually fits me better.

    But, there are a lot of really nice bikes out there. To each his own. I think the quality and features on most bikes Japanese bikes is competitive with anything BMW sells.

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    GSA is juust a great all around bike

    I have owned 15 Harleys a KLR 650 two Suzuki's a DR 400 and a DR 650 a 2013 GSA and now a 2018 GSA. My 2018 GSA is hands down the best bike I have ever owned. Style performance and truthfully its not a Street Glide that you pass every third bike. Honestly if I could have any bike I have ever owned it would be my 1970 Honda CT 70. Never had a care in the world back then..

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    I don't think "better bike" is an apt description. More like "which bike best meets your needs." If I lived in a place where the roads were straight and every dirt road had been paved long ago, if I didn't travel long distances, if I was just a two wheeled commuter, if I only rode in fair weather, etc...my choice might have been very different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwald View Post
    Interesting that with all those light, speedy sport bikes, including BMW's, best time on The Dragon belongs to "Yellow Wolf."

    He rides a Wing.
    Might have something to do with riding talent and track, er, road knowledge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Might have something to do with riding talent and track, er, road knowledge?
    Exactly.

    Talent trumps weight.

    I don't fear the pounds . I fear the fragility of what's missing or compromised in the name of shaving off weight.

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    How would Yellow Wolf do running the Dragon on a 1000 cc sportbike after some practice?

    One of the fastest riders I have seen on the Dragon was riding HD Dyna. He was passing sportbikes, but again he would be even faster on a sportbike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mason14 View Post
    ........{snip} Honestly if I could have any bike I have ever owned it would be my 1970 Honda CT 70. Never had a care in the world back then..

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    I don't think "better bike" is an apt description. More like "which bike best meets your needs." If I lived in a place where the roads were straight and every dirt road had been paved long ago, if I didn't travel long distances, if I was just a two wheeled commuter, if I only rode in fair weather, etc...my choice might have been very different.

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    hear ,hear, totally Pete

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