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I'm currently riding a 2014 GSA with 45k miles and thinking about jumping up to a new 2022 GSA. I've read the 2022 is the same as the 2021 (options packaging changes only). I know the TFT, upgrades to the engine, new headlight, and keyless start are the Big Bang upgrades over the span of 8 years

My question is - has anybody made the jump to these new models from the 2014? Is it your opinion that this is a huge jump in performance/experience?

I'm planning on doing about 25k of touring this year know I can get about $9,500 on a trade in with the 45k in milage right now. I was told the trade-in would drop significantly adding 25k of miles. This is my 2nd GSA and know they can easily go to 200k miles. Just trying to figure out if I should jump now and pay 17k for improved model or just keep driving the 2014 for 4 or 5 years....

Thanks for your input!

Mark
Didn’t trade up from a 2014. My first GS was 2020 new. Had a K1600 before which I traded in.
I’ve also got a 2002 pan European and have tested the GS for a number of years and was always a little disappointed with the grunt finding it similar to the pan.

1250 arrives and I was smitten. It’s not as powerful as the K16 but weighs he’ll of a lot less and can do the same job with a Vario x-screen fitted.
TL:DR. The 1250 is a whole new kettle of fish as far as I’m concerned and made me jump from the ultimate tourer to something that will literally do everything.

Simply. Yes. Deffo worth the upgrade. 👍🏻
 

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Do you have the GS or the adventure,

I have a 2018 adventure and sometimes contemplating trading to the GS for less weight and seat height, I tried a lower seat then my knees were to high, but I have rode 32000 miles so something is good. For me to upgrade it's got to be a good deal or a significant difference

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I bought the GSA. I love it. It does everything I need. Haven’t managed to get Ona big tour yet to see how that goes but I have every faith that it’ll cover all the bases and more.
Considering when I’ve been on a European tour previously all you see everywhere is the GS and GSA I’m sure I’ll be in good company. 👍🏻
 

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While there are some differences, there aren't enough to trade in my '16 GSA for a new one. And I freaking love my bike - have it kitted out exactly how I want it - would take a lot of time and money to recreate what I've got going on now, with essentially no usable difference in performance for me. New is fun though, whatever you do, ride it and enjoy it (and people usually end up buying new when they ask these questions, they're just looking for more 'reasons' to do what they don't want to admit they already want to do).
No usable difference in performance? 😳
 

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IMO….everybody gets so hung up on incremental improvements year over year on bike revisions. Compare bikes from the 80’s, 90’s….up to now. Of course, as technology improves…bike performance will improve. 3 to 4 years from now we will all be talking about how the next generation GSA is so much better than the 2021. At the end of the day…all bikes are awesome within their own right and the technology of that year. What I do believe is that those who truly enjoy simply riding will be content on a 10 year old bike, 5 year old bike or a brand new bike. And those that want to spend for a 10 year old bike will be equally happy as those who spend for a brand new bike. I have had every end of the spectrum and can honesty say I have enjoyed older bikes equally as much as new bikes. However…new technology is cool…and that is what keeps us excited!!
And speaking to the sales staff last year at BMW they said that a new 1300 engine had been designed and tested but wouldn’t be released to the public. Go figure.
I have a 2002 Pan European that I’ve had for 16 years. Love that bike. They’re chalk and cheese the difference between that and my 2020 GSA. One of them will have to go. 😔
 
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