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    Well after riding a RT 1200 for last year at work after we got rid of the Harleyís, I decided to get my own BNW for the occasional commuting to work. As I get older Iíve began to get tired of riding a SportBike on the freeway. Iím trading in my Ducati Panigale R for a GS 1250. Should be picking up bike today or tomorrow. The Ducati was great at the track, but Iím looking forward to a bike Iíll enjoy riding for 30 minutes, an hour, or all day. Iíve really enjoyed my RT so I think Iíll feel right at home on the GS.

    Now I just need to learn all the terms used and all things BMW looking forward to gaining some knowledge from you all.
    Mike

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    Welcome Mike; that "1250 GS" (new term learning here we go) will make quite a Christmas week!

    Very practical decision I believe; let alone a quite exciting proposition to operate two of the most satisfying platforms in the Motorrad arsenal.

    l'll be interested to learn of your observations between the bikes/drive-trains.

    I'm betting you'll enjoy our comments/opinions to questions as you gather GS knowledge.

    I rode the 1200 RT about 15 months, before transition into the... "then" new water cooled 1200 GS during 2015. I love the riding position and versatility of the GS.

    Thanks for joining us Mike... Happy Holidays!

    "travel" John

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    Welcome, that's quite a hop from a Panigale to a GS. I'm sure you'll appreciate the difference in ergonomics after about 10 minutes. It will be a fun learning curve for sure!
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    Welcome to BMW and the MOA.

    Did the shop remember to give you the $500 police officer discount?
    It's one of the discounts from BMW USA.
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Welcome to BMW and the MOA.

    Did the shop remember to give you the $500 police officer discount?
    It's one of the discounts from BMW USA.
    Yes they did. Cal Moto is great. They device our 1200 RTís and gave me that discount and a bit more.

    So far itís been great, very lightweight. I had a Hypermotard 950 SP for a few months and didnít like it. The GS is much more stable but feels almost as nimble. Since Iím already riding a newer RT I felt right at home jumping on the GS. The display is different but a lot of the controls and how you operate them are the same, so it was less of a learning curve for me.
    Work: 2018 1200 RT
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