I test road a R1200GS in 2009... didn't like it. Bought a FJR.
I test road a R1200GS in 2013... loved it, put down my deposit on a 2014 model.
And buy the old one because the mechanic has more experience working on it... really?
You and similar riders coming from Japanese, Ducati's etc. "higher HP, smoother motor" machines, and also the next generation of riders is what I heard BMW designed the new LCGS for, because the new LCGS's motor acts more like those machines.
I admit that the previous version was hard for some to "get", particularly based on a 15 minute to 2 hour test drive. Anyway, the new LCGS is great, however I prefer the feel and "real world" performance of the previous camhead (regardless of money). Anyway - enjoy your new LCGS - many do and many are switching over (just not me) !!!!!!!!!!
mkletecka screwed with this post 09-19-2013 at 08:32 AM