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Old 03-14-2013, 01:52 PM   #22
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Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Down South
Oddometer: 105
Cos I don't want to look like everyone else!!

I rode GS's before Ewan and Charley did their thing and that was fine.............................for awhile, then more and more wannabe Dakar riders started turning up. Good for BMW sales but bad when you are sat at a set of lights, look across and the guy is on exactly the same bike, same colour, same riding gear - only differnce was the colour of the same helmet

That was 2006 and the German Panzer had to go, have not looked back since. KTM rescued me from wall to wall GS mediocrity and boredom. First the 990S then the 990R with nearly 70,000 miles of 'Ready to Race' fun between them. Impersonating Meoni overtaking GS's on the inside or while stood on the pegs was worth every surprised reaction

Buy another GS Adventure? I would rather stab my eyes out with a blunt garden fork

My new 1190R arrives early April and I can't wait

But let's hope its not too popular, or in a few years I'll have the same problem and that could lead me back to the dark side and a Starbuck's carpark and who would want that?!?
KTM 1190 R ADV, KTM 950 SuperEnduro R, KTM 350 EXC-F Factory Edition,
Moto Guzzi Griso, BMW HP4 Competition, Ducati 998S
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