Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Portland, Oregon
Have GS, would buy GSA next time
I have a 2016 GS, OK with it, but would get the GSA next time, mainly for the larger fuel tank. I have my GS outfitted with virtually all the options of the GSA, except the tank; by the time all the racks, cases, crash bars, windshield, lights were added, I am into it nearly as much as a GSA, plus it was a chore ordering and installing all of that, and I think it will have less resale value than a bike with the factory equipment.
My initial reason for getting a GS rather than a GSA was that I thought that a even a factory-lowered GSA would have been too tall for me, but afterwards when I sat on a lowered GSA and I realized it would have fit fine.
I ride with a guy who has an 2015 RT; he has about 80 miles more range than I do. I get about 240 miles "indicated range" after a fillup. I have a Rotopax, which helps a bit on range, if I need it.
But, the GS is a great bike, for sure Having fun with it.