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    Bmw, what a bunch of jerks!!

    How dare they come out with a better GS. I was at the dealership last week picking up some oil and filters and there it was; a new GS 1250. My 1200 is the pinnacle of bike excellence, modded just the way I want, two wheel perfection. My happy place, and my refuge from a nutty world. And BMW does this to me.
    My guy says why donít you take it for a ride. I do. Iíve seen the videos and read the reviews. Theyíre not lying. That motor is amazing. I get back and Iím staring at it. Will the mods on my bike fit this new, sultry, temptress of motorcycle nirvana? Pretty much, oh crap!
    I took a deep breath and had to say to myself the instrument panel is dumb. I like analog speedos. Took my stuff and went home. Gave my bike some new oil and filter love and told it I would never leave it for another. Itís taken me to too many cool places in some really bad conditions with nary a complaint. Canít part with it. But still.
    JERKS!!

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    WE DON'T HAVE TO STAND FOR THIS! They can't just go around improving their products willy-nilly like this.

    We Wethead GS and RT 1200 owners should band together and start a class-action lawsuit against BMW. I suspect we could get KTM and Ducati to file Friend of the Court briefs in our favor.
    Bob Stewart
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    Brilliant, love to see people happy... As am I, best bike I've ever owned..
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    We should sue to require they begin making R90S and K75 machines again.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    I also love my R1200RTW... coming from a 2004 RT, I was amazed at the improvements. I deliberately waited until the 2019's were due to arrive in the showrooms, and then found a barely-used 2017 at a great price. The plan is to wait another ~3 years and then try to find a similar deal on a 1250.

    But it is tempting to hear all the stories of the great new engine. I keep telling myself that all that extra power is not necessary... and the extra fuel consumption is socially irresponsible.

    yeah, right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cap View Post

    But it is tempting to hear all the stories of the great new engine. I keep telling myself that all that extra power is not necessary... and the extra fuel consumption is socially irresponsible. .
    Maybe. Voni and I got 310s
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Iím singing an Elton John tune right now (ďalmost had your hooks in me...Ē). Test rode back to back the 1250GS HP and a pristine 2017GS with less than 2k miles and bags. The 1250 motor is indeed a wonderómore torque on the bottom and more punch up top. I had made up my mind to swallow hard and spring for the 1250 when a 2018 GS popped up on the local classifieds. An unfarkled Premium package in Light White with 2k miles showing on the TFT display, and over $5k less than a new bike. I snapped it up in a hurry and am very happy with the bike. Maybe in a few years Iíll take another look at the 1250, but for nowóIím busy building a farkle list.

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    R1250 motor

    With the new 1250 RT....more money will be spent on fuel, tires, and brakes.
    2000 R1200C, 2019 R1250RT

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    If you want a bike that never changed you should have bought a Honda ST1300. I think it was a 12 year run without one change other than EPA requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlheck View Post
    If you want a bike that never changed you should have bought a Honda ST1300. I think it was a 12 year run without one change other than EPA requirements.
    Or the original Kawasaki Concours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Or the original Kawasaki Concours.

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    DeVern
    Or the KLR650
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Or the KLR650
    Klr650 the cockroach of bikes, wish I still had one

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    We should sue to require they begin making R90S and K75 machines again.
    I vote for this.
    After the lawyers cut, I would at least have a seat and 1 fender from an R90S.

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