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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 19-Dec-2018, 08:35 AM (607)
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I've only had my 2019 R1250 GSA for a few days (100 miles). This one is replacing my K1600 GTL and even though it still needs to be broken in, I'm impressed with the motor and how the bike handles in the corners.
It gets a whole lot better if you put street tires on it.
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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 23-Dec-2018, 08:09 PM (090)
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I just bought the 1250, I'd love to report that is is great but I had an issue with less than 100Mi., The suspension, handling and torque seem tighter than the 18' 1200. I'll wait until it comes back from the dealer to really evaluate. before 80Mi. I got the "Fault in the Engine control. Onward Journey Possible. Ride carefully to next specialist workshop". I certainly hope this is not going to be one of those new engines or production models that has constant "first year" bugs.
I'll report back when they figure it out.
Anyone else have this issue?
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I've only had my 2019 R1250 GSA for a few days (100 miles). This one is replacing my K1600 GTL and even though it still needs to be broken in, I'm impressed with the motor and how the bike handles in the corners.
I now have 250 miles accumulated and as the motor loosens up I'm noticing what a great motor this is. My first tank got 43 mpg.

My K1600 was a beast and my favorite but I can now see the R1250 GSA will become my favorite. It has the horsepower and is nimble in the twisty's. I see it as a Mule on steroids. I can't wait to take it off road.

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post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 29-Dec-2018, 10:48 AM (700) Thread Starter
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Finally got my hands on a 2019 GS. Really liked the new engine, smoother and revs a little quicker.The transmission is smoother and the quick shifter seems to work quite well. More low end pull. Take my comments as you may, I'm coming off a 2009 GSA so it would be a big improvement. Only other experience was one day on a 2015 GS which I didn't enjoy that much. That said the left hand controls are quite busy and cheap looking. There is not the solid feeling to the build (front beak and tank) like the 2009. But that is almost all vehicles. Still I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a 2019. Still not conviced about the color combo. I like the GS black version, wish they still had the triple black

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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-Jan-2019, 01:16 PM (803)
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I have the 1250gs hp. It is 2 weeks old and now has 1400km on it. This is my first bmw, coming off a Yamaha xtz1200 super tenere ES. The 1250 is just great, I have just done a day 2 up with full luggage and it just eats the kms! It is getting better as it is starting to free up. Such a torquie engine. You won't be disappointed with the 1250, a very refined bike!

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post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-Jan-2019, 11:44 AM (739)
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One of my riding buds just posted his 300 mile review of his 1250 GSA. he came from a 1200LC GSA. I believe Rich has the one from our ride yesterday posting up tomorrow. He gets his first service this Friday.

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post #18 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-Jan-2019, 10:12 PM (175)
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I have a 2015 gs 1200 and was interested in upgrading to the new 1250gs so went and had a test ride for about an hour and was left disappointed. The demo was brand new with 0 kms. I started off in Road mode which felt like Rain mode on my bike so I switched to Dynamic mode which still felt like Road mode on my bike.
I found the throttle response way too soft or slow compared to my GS and I also struggled to feel any power or torque difference. The engine is smoother and very quiet, too quiet in my opinion. The gear box is smoother including the quick shifter which was a nice improvement. The found the seat was harder and not as comfortable. I was really looking forward to upgrading to the new bike but will now wait for maybe 6 months and test ride another one to see if it's any different. Has anyone else had the same experience as me? Most reviews I have read are all positive saying how much better the new GS is to the old model.
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post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-Feb-2019, 04:20 AM (431)
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I finally road tested a 2019 GS 1250 after hearing and reading multiple options. First off the bike feels lower when sitting on the standard model. I have a 2016 1200 GS exclusive low model. The engine is more responsive both in torque and horsepower sort of a well tuned boxer engine. It still has the boxer vibration at 4800 RPM you can feel in the bars, footpegs and seat. The TFT and suspension upgrades are worth the price of admission. Shifting to me is the same not bad at all but not buttery smooth. Windscreen will need to be replaced as well as the seat, bar end weights will be added as well as better footpegs. Brakes are better than mine especially the front brake lever feel, mine has always felt like air in the system. Overall BMW did a great job on the new 1250 GS, but to trade or sell mine to upgrade not a chance.
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I finally road tested a 2019 GS 1250 after hearing and reading multiple options. First off the bike feels lower when sitting on the standard model. I have a 2016 1200 GS exclusive low model. The engine is more responsive both in torque and horsepower sort of a well tuned boxer engine. It still has the boxer vibration at 4800 RPM you can feel in the bars, footpegs and seat. The TFT and suspension upgrades are worth the price of admission. Shifting to me is the same not bad at all but not buttery smooth. Windscreen will need to be replaced as well as the seat, bar end weights will be added as well as better footpegs. Brakes are better than mine especially the front brake lever feel, mine has always felt like air in the system. Overall BMW did a great job on the new 1250 GS, but to trade or sell mine to upgrade not a chance.
The 2016 model GS had the pre- eur5 set up, the compromises that BMW have had to make to meet emissions has meant a less responsive throttle by position, they are a different machine and not really comparable.
I ran a 15 1200rs and moved to a 2017 1200rs and was shocked at first but i soon got into the swing of the new bike and once you get some miles behind you you really appreciate it.

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