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Parked the Tiger at my in-laws today to have room to park the ‘new’ bike next week. A friend who’s going to take his test for his license in two weeks is going to buy it.
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I used to have long hair, took acid and went to hip joints. Now I long for hair, take antacid and need a new hip joint

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And there it is. My new to me 2010 BMW R1200GS with ESA, ABS, Hyperpro suspension etcetera.
Yes, it is a year older than my Tiger, it has exactly the same mileage, but it does have more power and grunt.

(And I can now make this a company bike.)



I’m happy with it.


For now… ;)
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If it works (no pun intended) for you  :thumbsup

I tried but I just never felt comfortable with them.
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Happy new bike day!

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At long last  :icon_mrgreen: A good choice there Ghulst

I'm gonna look at a RE Himalaya in the next few weeks.

Not really looking to get rid of my Tiger but there's a RE dealer not far from me & I fancy taking a look at one in the flesh.

Who knows?   :m
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Thanks Nick!

I tried but I just never felt comfortable with them.
They honestly are an acquired taste. However, I have always found them to be well balanced and really relaxed to ride. I know that at times I will miss the more aggressive profile of the three cilinder of the Tiger at times. However, this has 20hp more on less than 20kg more. Also, the modified ESA suspension does make it handle better. I have always liked the GS’s ever since Ewan and Charlie. (Sorry, I am one of those LWR, LWD fans…) In fact, it was their trip that got me to finally get my license. I longed after a 1200 for a long time, until I got the Tiger. But I could not pass on this opportunity as I am effectively paying less for this GS than I sold the Tiger for. (Thanks to the taxman.) And GS’s are know here to keep their value quite well. So, that makes it a better investment until I get my next company bike somewhere in the future. ;)




At long last  :icon_mrgreen: A good choice there Ghulst

I'm gonna look at a RE Himalaya in the next few weeks.

Not really looking to get rid of my Tiger but there's a RE dealer not far from me & I fancy taking a look at one in the flesh.

Who knows?   :m
Thanks! I love the look of the RE Himalayan, but you really have to not be in a hurry and not be on motorways… I looked at one when I was on holiday. Granted, you can get a new one for less than I paid for this GS. That does put it in perspective.
Really looking forward to hearing how you liked it.
BMW R 1200 GS 2010 and a 1994 Ducati 600 SuperSport. - Ex Triumph Tiger 900 T400 1993, Tiger 800XC 2011

 


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