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Hi there,

Wondering how many of you own multiple GSs? I've heard some serious tourers keep multiple bikes in different countries. Or do you even own multiple bikes in the same country? Mind sharing what are your experiences in this? Additional bike when one gets into the workshop for a major fix? Having one purely for off road and another just for the road? Collector of different versions? Just curious as I myself am thinking of getting an additional one for the idea of keeping one in another country that I plan to tour but yet may come back to my home country in between, but wondering is it really worth it? At the same time maybe give myself a reason to have one spare handy if one has been sent overseas. Is this common with many of you guys out there? :D

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2007 R1200GS - Warm weather touring/grocery getting
2009 R1200GS - Day tripper also has racks so I can put the GSA panniers on it
2009 R1200GSA Cooler weather touring/grocery getter
2007 R1200 GS - Going to motard this one with 17" RT wheels for shits and giggles.

I've bought 6 GS's since February of this year and two other prior to that:

2006 R1200GS July of 2018 sold March of 2020
2007 R1200GS June of 2019 still have
2005 R1200GS Feb of 2020 sold May 2020
2009 R1200GSA June 2020 still have
2009 R1200GS July 2020 still have
2005 R1200GS Aug 2020 sold sept 2020
2006 R1200GSA Sept 2020 sold October 2020
2007 R1200GS October 2020 still have

Looking for # 9 would prefer a 2004 or 2008 as I have not owned either of those years of Hexheads, yet!


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A friend of mine stores one extra GS in his garage for a buddy from Germany who flies to the US once a year so they can go touring together. Didn’t happen this year, obviously. Not sure how they do this in terms of insurance and registration.
 

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I don't own 2 GSA's, at least not yet but, I do keep a K1600GT in Germany for touring Europe, Baltics, Scandinavia, Balkans, Turkey and some northern Greece. I keep thinking about selling the GT and shipping a GSA to Germany to give me a wider variety of riding.
 

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I don't own 2 GSA's, at least not yet but, I do keep a K1600GT in Germany for touring Europe, Baltics, Scandinavia, Balkans, Turkey and some northern Greece. I keep thinking about selling the GT and shipping a GSA to Germany to give me a wider variety of riding.
Is it a problem maintaining insurance, registration, road taxes, safety inspections without being a German resident?
 

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Left/right

2007 R1200GS - Warm weather touring/grocery getting
2009 R1200GS - Day tripper also has racks so I can put the GSA panniers on it
2009 R1200GSA Cooler weather touring/grocery getter
2007 R1200 GS - Going to motard this one with 17" RT wheels for shits and giggles.

I've bought 6 GS's since February of this year and two other prior to that:

2006 R1200GS July of 2018 sold March of 2020
2007 R1200GS June of 2019 still have
2005 R1200GS Feb of 2020 sold May 2020
2009 R1200GSA June 2020 still have
2009 R1200GS July 2020 still have
2005 R1200GS Aug 2020 sold sept 2020
2006 R1200GSA Sept 2020 sold October 2020
2007 R1200GS October 2020 still have

Looking for # 9 would prefer a 2004 or 2008 as I have not owned either of those years of Hexheads, yet!


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Nice collection you have there. You didn't buy the 1250GS yet? ;)
 

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Is it a problem maintaining insurance, registration, road taxes, safety inspections without being a German resident?
No problems, I keep the bike registered in AZ which is easy as the state does not require an inspection or emissions testing. I buy insurance from one of several providers in Europe. As a tourist and non-resident of Germany or any of the countries I have traveled in, there have been no issues with the bike having AZ plates. What does cause a little confusion at times is I have a personalized license plate and many officials are not used to seeing that.
 
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No problems, I keep the bike registered in AZ which is easy as the state does not require an inspection or emissions testing. I buy insurance from one of several providers in Europe. As a tourist and non-resident of Germany or any of the countries I have traveled in, there have been no issues with the bike having AZ plates. What does cause a little confusion at times is I have a personalized license plate and many officials are not used to seeing that.
That’s awesome. Didn’t even think of this! So can you buy it there and still get US plates or was this an actual US bike being transported there initially? I have a lot of family in Germany still and this would be pretty sweet to have a bike there.
 
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