||01-06-2013 09:55 PM
My first test ride on a BMW 1200GS.
Yes, the other day, I rode my '11 V-strom 650 into town. Man, was it was cold. Well anyway, I decided on visiting the local BMW shop just to check out the BMW 700GS, along with everything else they had in stock.
The salesman was really nice, and offered to allow me to test ride a 2010 GS1200:clap I mentioned I've been riding since May, just to be fair. The salesman was okay with it. I only rode it around the block, but still. To ride the GS was a dream, and a blessing to me.
I found the 1200's controls so smooth in operation, just what I would want in a $15,000 motorcycle. Now, I noticed there was more vibration with the twinboxer, which I didn't care for. But once underway, everything was just fine. The GS1200 was my dream bike.:D
Now, after the ride. I got back on the V-strom 650, I found it to being much smoother. And easy to handle. I never test rode a bigger bike, that GS1200 was my first. Well, I have nothing really bad to say about either bike, of course, those of you with years of riding different bikes, might offer a different opinion.
I can say this, having riden the GS1200, it's a little more out of my system. So I can wait, and I do have a real appreciation for my V-Strom 650. Great machines.