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Old 12-12-2012, 01:46 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by sarhog View Post
Thanks for all the replies. I'm still undecided, but my wife said she refuses to even sit on a GS. I might try and take one out on a test ride this week though.
To be honest, I think the K1600 is better suited for what I plan to use it for, but the GS justs looks more fun.
They are fun in different ways. You need to figure out what kind of riding you want to do the most. I have just the same amount of fun on my GTL as the GS on regular roads. The GTL engine is magic and addictive. Anyway, I am trading my GS to get the new KTM 1190 adventure R - that will be more fun for sure on gravel roads than the GS. As everyone said, test ride test ride test ride... and trust your instincts. If not, look at yourself in the mirror just after riding, checking how much you smiled --- that should settle it.
BMW K1200R '06
BMW R1200GS '07 -> KTM 1190 Adventure R (Feb/Mar '13)
BMW K1600GTL '11
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