The Future is Now
fdbm17's Avatar
fdbm17 fdbm17 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Kingston, ON
Posts: 112
Garage
Vehicle Name The Future is Now
Year 2016
Make BMW
Model R1200GS
Color Frozen Dark Blue Metallic
Packages Factory lowered, all the add-ons and doo-dads and gadgets.
2016 BMW R1200GS
History Simple story. Wanted a better long distance ride after taking the Fizzer to PEI and back. Did a lot of demo rides in 2016: K1600GT, R1200RT (twice), R1200GS (twice). Settled on the GS, but there weren't any available in my spec (Frozen Dark Blue Metallic, factory lowered, all the gadgets) so I was going to wait for a 2017. Last minute someone else backed out of a buy, but the bike had already been delivered and was sitting in its crate waiting for someone to take it home. I took it home.
Bodywork
Techspec snake skin tank grips.

Suspension
All the stock electronic gadgetry, pro ride modes, ESA, DSC, etc.

Wheels and Tires
Has the BMW cross spoke wheels. Replaced the Anakee 3s with Metzeler Roadtec 01s, which I absolutely love. Recently installed my first set up 50/50 tires: Anlas Capra X. I don't know enough about offroad oriented tires and riding to offer much of an opinion on them.

Creature Comforts
I had a full Vario bag setup. Then I had a little slide out and destroyed the left bag. May or may not replace it.

Has Shift Assist Pro, which I did not think I'd care about or ever use. I was wrong. I love the quickshifter and use it for the vast majority of my shifting.

Electronics
Nav V, cell phone in a RAM mount, SENA 20S on my lid.
Views: 461
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome