I might be looking to pick up an R1200GS Enduro, anyone have a connection and can help out? :grinpimp:
Good point! :laughing:I'm waiting for a quote from the Fort Worth dealer
Hopefully they don't do that markup crap and think that the bike is worth thousands more than the manufacturer does!
I'll let you know as soon as I get a number from the closest dealership here (still 180 miles away!)
Thanks for the possible hookup tho!
I know he KLR650 is a legend, but I already have one pig (My JK!) that I have to hold to the floor on the highway to hold 75MPH in our 30MPH winds I don't want to have to do it to a bike too!
bmw will let you do your service yourself, depending on what is done. If i was to take a motorycycle across multiple countries I would take a BMW hands down due to performance, availible parts (believe it or not its easier to get bmw parts vs kawasaki, suzuki or ktm across the globe.) and again .... many more people have more mileage on bmws vs. kawasakis etc... better powerplants hands down... a 1200gs adventure and a couple of tourarec hard cases and id trade my jk for it!still heavily leaning toward the GSA, but 20Gs is a lot of cash
I can buy 4 KLRs or DR650s for that so I'm still on the fence.
The other big detractor for BMW is that the closest dealer is 175 miles away so service will be a pain
The 650's have an inherent problem with the cam chain tensioner, it's called a "doohickey". Aftermarket parts are available though. Other than that it's a solid machine. I've got the KLR 250, 65mpg, baby!!odd looking? And the GS is normal? :laughing:
I personally think they both are hideous aesthetically, But in these cases it's function over form...
You speak lightly of the 650's.. The KLR 650 has a cult following, And has proven itself to be a great steed, Even for the larger people, Me included.
One reason i am personally excluding the KLR, Is that i would like to retain some street manners, Yet have the ability to hit the trails. Maybe a 80% road,20% trail would be my ratio...