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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 13-Jun-2018, 07:50 PM (034)
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I went from Multistrada to GS and it was a great decision for me. Spent too much time at the Ducati dealer dealing with minor issues. 22K on the GS with no issues. I've travelled long distances with the GS and tank capacity is just fine. Stopping ever 2 to 2/12 hours is no issue. If you are eventually going to purchase all of the off-road accessories then go with the GSA. Good luck.
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post #32 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-Oct-2018, 06:49 AM (492)
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After way too much research and visiting dealerships I'm about to pull the trigger on a GS.. Am I correct in assuming the only difference in the two is fuel range? At the dealership a salesman keeps directing me towards the GS saying that is is more light and agile and that the larger tanked GSA can cause discomfort from the wider tank.. And I'm not nave , I do understand you get the crash bars and luggage scaffolding on the GSA.. I will use it as a "all rounder" and have no long tours planned.
The tank on the GS is plenty big for most any amount or type of touring. On secondary highways I get at least 450kms out of a tank. Freeway speeds bring that down quite a bit (350 - 380kms probably?) but still plenty of fuel to get you to your next gas station, unless you are in a seriously remote area, and then you can always pack a fuel can.

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I loved my GS and like you had no intention of riding long distances. But over the years I found that the bike made me yearn to explore far and wide. After being forced to camp at a pump on a Sunday evening on the north shore of Superior - waiting for the station to reopen Monday morning - I traded for a GSA. The fuel capacity has come in handy numerous times as I explored the west. And truth be told, after adding all the accessories that came standard with the GSA my GS wasn't any less expensive.

I never noticed any discomfort from the larger tank. In fact, I noticed no difference in feel or handling from one bike to the other.
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I went with the GSA. It came with side bags, spoked rims, larger tank and crash bars as oppose to the GS.

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I went with the GSA. It came with side bags, spoked rims, larger tank and crash bars as oppose to the GS.

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How do you feel the wind protection compares to the FJR?

I find I have less buffering and a quieter helmet on my 14 GSA than I did in my 13 FJR.
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I never owned an FJR but my buddy had an older one I think it was on 04 and my GSA has way less wind noise. Plus my neck doesn't hurt from fighting the wind all day.

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Since this may be the last bike I'll ever buy, I went went the GSA. It provides me plenty of options.
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Loving my GS in every way.
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I went with a lowered suspension LC GSA (2016) for reasons stated in earlier posts. Had a 10 Camhead lowered GS which i liked but as also stated earlier, it had so much GSA or similar items on it that I installed/added, i might as well have bought a GSA in the first place! I love the large gas tank too for its long-range and weather protection which i did not get from my GS. Name:  IMG_5871.JPG
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Gsa 2016

I test road both gs and gsa yesterday. Found GSA gave more protection from wind and it seemed to be more planted on the pavement. Just wanted to know what the main difference between buying a 2015-2016 vs a 2018. I’m thinking of saving the depreciation for used 2016 and buy an extended warranty...pros and cons?
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