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Old 01-21-2013, 04:32 AM   #23
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Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Perth, Down Under
Oddometer: 189
Have owned both after recently moving up to the 1200, I find it an "easier" bike to ride overall for the following reason taking into account most of my riding is on the black stuff or dirt roads.

* smoother power delivery and no snatchy throttle
* ease of braking balance with linked brakes, lazy I know
* better wind protection
* no dive in the front end
* better long distance manners, more comfortable etc
* better carrying capability of luggage, pillion
* lower centre of gravity, better balanced
* gearbox is more positive
* steering requires less input

All in my opinion if its of any use to OP

2008 BMW F800GS 2011 BMW R1200GS
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