Lifetime Rider of Bikes
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Suburbs of Atlanta
Who'd a thunk it.
I thought my only option was going to be buying a factory "Low " GS to get a good platform but on my way to the third dealer and one of my favorite ones , also the dealer I purchased my RS from a year ago , I had somewhat of an epiphany.
Yep , something told me to just drop in knowing they only had one "Low " BMW GS in stock and it was the older 17 design on the tank plastics and was white and the deal breaker had the spoke wheels for which I was not wanting .
So I stumble on the warehouse selections and found an R 1200 GS "Exclusing" , very similar to the blue Rally that caught my fancy but without the taller off road suspending and with a less desirable color way . The thing was I sat on it and thought , this is wrong, This must be a "Low" model. Well not sure about all that but I talked with my guy and he said "ride it and see" Well the rest is history now as the numbers got even better and this baby had the Allow wheels which I really preferred since I do almost no off road save , forest roads to get to campgrounds I want etc.
So I ride the thing and find with the seat in the low position and the suspension settings on several different options it was fine for me. That was with no panniers and fuel so it can only get better in time I suppose. I really think my ergonomic challenges are pretty much over and the stock seat which was listed as a comfort seat worked really well for me. On some of the firmer settings it did seem a bit taller but I'm not going to race this bike Im going to tour with it and I do believe I have found the right one. Color ways are easily overcome with the new "Wrapping" that they do here in Atlanta so I wont have to sell my closet full of matching gear I bought for the blue and white RS. LOL
Last edited by Stixx; 03-Sep-2017 at 04:46 PM (907).
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