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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 20-Nov-2016, 04:14 PM (926) Thread Starter
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Question 2012 vs 2017 vs 2018

I have a 2012 1200GS that I really like. There are only two areas where I would like to have improvement. They are suspension adjustment, and throttle response off idle in off road situations. I'm thinking of getting a 2017, but wondering if the 2018 model is going to have some drastic improvements, like maybe under seat gas tank, or anything that is going to give the 1200GS a big leap forward. Does anyone have suggestions about this?
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My thoughts would be: you know the 12 and you can see/touch/try a 17. If you wait on unknown 18, what about 19 or 20. Not up on the rumor mill of future changes tho.....my two cents worth

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I have a 2012 1200GS that I really like. There are only two areas where I would like to have improvement. They are suspension adjustment, and throttle response off idle in off road situations. I'm thinking of getting a 2017, but wondering if the 2018 model is going to have some drastic improvements, like maybe under seat gas tank, or anything that is going to give the 1200GS a big leap forward. Does anyone have suggestions about this?
When paddling around in the city (real slow acceleration and long stops) I put mine in "Rain" or "Enduro" mode. You get a real gentle throttle response and aggressive ABS (rain mode). Back on the highway it's back into "road" mode again.

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When paddling around in the city (real slow acceleration and long stops) I put mine in "Rain" or "Enduro" mode. You get a real gentle throttle response and aggressive ABS (rain mode). Back on the highway it's back into "road" mode again.

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Thanks for that , good call I never considered it.
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