G'Day from Adelaide
Just a brief introduction from a new member. Not new to the GSA, I had one back in 2006 and recently got my hands on an extremely clean 2011 example which has become my daily ride, relegating my Africa Twin to the back of the garage - sorry Honda!
I didn't think that I'd ever go back to riding a big adventure bike, particularly as I'm now 60, but whilst I'd never claim that the Bavarian bruiser was a light weight, I don't find it to unmanageable in traffic. It's just so well balanced. And on the open road, my god its comfortable (even with the low seat)!
I recently sat on a factory low suspension 1250GSA and I couldn't believe how different it felt to my stock height 1200, almost as if BMW had somehow stripped away 100kg's from the weight. If my Africa Twin sells I can see myself risking a divorce and ordering one. But until then, I'll just keep enjoying the 1200 and our unseasonably warm and dry weather.