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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 15-Aug-2019, 02:05 AM (295) Thread Starter
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Hello!
I am Portuguese and new in these wanderings, so I would like to help in what I can and to be helped.
I would like to buy the BMW GS 1200 bike but I would like your opinion, what is the best year and model.Thank you all for your help.
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Welcome to the forum!

Which is best?.....sorta like asking which tire or which oil is best.....wouldn’t touch that with a 10 ft pole...

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Bem vindo senhor,

My Portuguese language is not very good, so I'll continue in english.

Your question if difficult, it depends of a lot of factor.

Your budget ? newer bikes are more expensive but, they can have a warranty and have lower mileage, older models cost less... but might need parts/repairs.

Can you work on it yourself (parts are not that expensive) ?

What do you want to do with it (long trips, commuting, asphalt, dirt, etc...)

Tell us more and we will help.

Proud owner of a 2009 R1200GS....
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what's important to you in the GS you seek? Price? Warranty? something else?

I have a 2016, no problems in over 50k miles, love it. People say the 1250 is really nice and an improvement over the 1200, but I am totally satisfied with my 16 and I am not tempted by the newer version at all.
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Jealous of The doctors 50k miles! Even if money is a bit scarce I’d go for a new bike if it’s not the first year of a new generation. So I wouldn’t buy the first year of larger engine size or first year of water cooled. So that statement about water cooled applies to used bikes too. If you can find a new 1200 still on a dealers lot that would be good because price would be reduced. If you can wait until the 2nd year of the 1250 that would be good.
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what's important to you in the GS you seek? Price? Warranty? something else?

I have a 2016, no problems in over 50k miles, love it. People say the 1250 is really nice and an improvement over the 1200, but I am totally satisfied with my 16 and I am not tempted by the newer version at all.
The 1250 may be a bit faster, but suffers from strange noises and other childhood deseases...
I should have stuck with my faultless 2015 GS...
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I have a 2008 GSA, she runs great still!
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