Thread: 800GS vs 1150GS
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:25 AM   #12
Bucko
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Besides holding the bike up a bit, the Boxer motor's cylinder heads allow you to spin the bike around and get it headed in the right direction before standing it up. I'm hoping the Jesse Bags and SW Motech crash bars on my GS8 will keep if from lying completely flat when I drop the sucker.

The weight savings of the GS8 over the 1150, whether you're picking it up or picking your way through ruts and rocks, is a big enough advantage that I passed on buying a friend's nicely accessorized 1150 when he upgraded to a GS12, waiting instead for a GS8.
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