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A group of us are developing a new product for the ADV travel market—specifically for riders who take longer trips. We hope this new product will open up more opportunities for ADV travel and make your adventures even more fun and rewarding—at least for some riders. We’re making this product because we wanted one and no one was making it.

We have a two-part questionnaire we hope you’ll take part in:
  • Part 1 - we ask about you, your GS, your travels, and your gear.
  • Part 2 - we show you a picture of our product, some info about it, and ask you some specific questions about it.

200 RESPONSE LIMIT & GIVEAWAY Of course there has to be something in it for you! We will take 200 answers and we will raffle off a $100 Visa gift card and a $50 Visa gift card.

It’ll take you 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Your answers and information will be kept in strict confidence—we will never share any information with anyone for any reason.

Just completed the survey. Although the product isn’t for me, it looks like you may be on to something. Good luck!

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Discussion Starter #24 (Edited)
We reached our 200 response limit, so we have closed the questionnaire. The $100 Visa gift card was won by a GS1200 rider in the US and the $50 Visa card was won by a GS1250 rider in the UK. (A BMW sweep on the gift cards.)

For those of you that didn't participate, the questionnaire was ultimately to get opinions on a single-wheel ADV trailer we are developing. It will look something like this:


A few fun facts from the questionnaire:
  • 94% of respondents were between 50 and 69 years of age.
  • By bike: BMW owners were 47% of the respondents, then in order: Yamaha (28%), Honda, Triumph, KTM, Kawasaki, and Suzuki. This breakdown has a lot to do with how well received the post did on the bikes' respective forums. This forum engaged with the post and it was shared quite a bit. Same with the Yamaha Super Tenere forum. The others, not so much.
  • 79% of respondents were from the US, followed by 8% from Canada, then from all over the globe.
  • What do people currently use when they travel?
    • Hard panniers: 79%
    • Soft panniers: 36%
    • Dry bags: 52%
    • Horseshoe-shaped saddlebag: 2.5%
    • Top box: 60%
    • Tank bag: 64%
    • Bags attached to your crash bars: 7.5%
    • Plastic or metal tool tube: 7.5%
  • 41% of people who use hard panniers worry about being hurt by them in a crash.
  • 3% of respondents already own a trailer.
  • What people would possibly like to carry on an ADV trailer on a long ride:
    • Extra Gas: 33% (Lots of them ride GSAs...)
    • Tires: 21.5%
    • Water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, etc.: 29%
    • Additional spare parts: 13%
    • Additional tools: 16.5%
    • Additional food: 25.5%
    • Drinks: 15.5%
    • A cooler (ice or 12v): 23%
    • Heated clothing: 6.5%
    • Rechargeable battery for electronics: 11%
    • Solar panel: 16%
    • Better sleeping systems (tents, bags, etc): 21.5%
    • Rain cover for cooking and socializing in rain: 10%
    • Additional/different cooking equipment: 7.5%
    • Electronics (cameras, drones, laptops, tablets, etc): 8%
    • Better/different rain gear: 6%
    • Lantern or different lighting: 8%
    • Mountain bike (it's possible): 7.5%
    • Kayak (also possible): 3.5%
  • 12% of respondents said they would be interested in buying a trailer and 39% said they might be interested.
Thank you to everyone from r1200gs.info who filled out the questionnaire. If you would like to be added to the mailing list we have for people who want updates on the trailer's development, visit this page and scroll to the bottom to add your email address (which will never be shared with anyone).

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I received notification I won the $100 farkle dollars.

I'd like to ask a favor. We would like to let everyone know on the forums we posted the questionnaire to, we have closed the questionnaire and let them know someone actually did win the prize. Would you be willing to let us say this in the closing post:

James C., of the United States, who rides a 2012 BMW R1200GS won our $100 Visa gift card!
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