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Old 01-17-2013, 04:31 AM   #31
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you like duc's
how much for a small monster
ie 696
lots of fun
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I like duc's but not current models.
Used 696s are about 14-15000 us$.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:39 AM   #32
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Bullsh** you bought one. . . if you had, you'd know it's an R1200GS, not a GS1200.


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Thanks for your welcome and advice.
Let him say whatever he wants to say. I don't mind.

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Man, I like your style.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:59 PM   #33
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Since the GS is "ugly" and sounds like a sewing machine, Go for a great looking machine that sounds awesome...Ducati's, or Aprilia Tuono V4..or my favorite, the Honda VFRs. Not much sounds better than a V4 VFR...the pre 2002 VFR with the gear driven cams are the ultimate. Probably larger than you would like, but a 11 year old used VFR should be relatively inexpensive.

Of course, if money is no object, get the ultimate V4..the Desmosedici!
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:09 PM   #34
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Haha guess what!
Brazil already has assembly plants for most of motorcycle brands.
Bmw, ducati, triumph, mv agusta, honda, suzuki, yamaha, harley davidson, sym and so on...
Premium models such as bmw' 1200 and ducati's super bikes are still 100% imported but many of other bikes and even cars are ressembled here. But the price is still crazy.
Yes, I wondered about that. The prices on manufactured products are insane down there. They must still charge the import taxes on the parts, then? I would have thought that putting assembly plants in Brazil would have been a way around the high import taxes. However, I guess that is the main way that they get the funds to support the government down there, according to my wife and other Brazilians I have spoken with while down there. I know a lot of people who buy things abroad and then sneak them in the country to get around those high import taxes...

Everything is high in Porto Velho, though, since there are no large cities nearby and everything except for tropical products has to be transported long distances to get there, kind of like Alaska or Hawaii. With construction of the large hydroelectric plants, prices even for locally produced products have skyrocketed over the past several years.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:56 PM   #35
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Since the GS is "ugly" and sounds like a sewing machine, Go for a great looking machine that sounds awesome...Ducati's, or Aprilia Tuono V4..or my favorite, the Honda VFRs. Not much sounds better than a V4 VFR...the pre 2002 VFR with the gear driven cams are the ultimate. Probably larger than you would like, but a 11 year old used VFR should be relatively inexpensive.

Of course, if money is no object, get the ultimate V4..the Desmosedici!
Haha. I don't think GSs are ugly. They just doesn't follow the trend and that is one of the biggest reason I like GS.
Same goes to ducati monsters(not the current one.), vespas and bonnevilles.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:07 PM   #36
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Not Ugly, just different.

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Haha. I don't think GSs are ugly. They just doesn't follow the trend and that is one of the biggest reason I like GS.
Same goes to ducati monsters(not the current one.), vespas and bonnevilles.
+1 I thought they were weird-looking when I looked at them way before I bought them (I wanted a Buell Ulysses back then, since it had the same powerplant my Harley did), and thought I would never get one, due to the high entry price and those two big things sticking out on either side. Then I bought a low-mileage used one, put engine guards on it, and now it just looks bad ass and utilitarian, kind of like the old Land Rovers with the brush guards and other farkles back-country drivers put on them to keep them reasonably dent-free.

As for sewing-machine sound. There is that, but I kind of like the quieter sound compared to the Harley, and there is a bit of a muted growl when you get on the gas. The newer ones with the exhaust cutout sound pretty cool when the rider guns it, at least in the video that was put out to promote the 2010 model.

To each his own...I like the way the Triumph triples and Ducatis sound, too.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:52 AM   #37
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Since the GS is "ugly" and sounds like a sewing machine, Go for a great looking machine that sounds awesome...Ducati's, or Aprilia Tuono V4..or my favorite, the Honda VFRs. Not much sounds better than a V4 VFR...the pre 2002 VFR with the gear driven cams are the ultimate. Probably larger than you would like, but a 11 year old used VFR should be relatively inexpensive.

Of course, if money is no object, get the ultimate V4..the Desmosedici!
even my postman has one of those desmosedici
he rides a postie bike for work
i'm jealous
no bs
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:48 AM   #38
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Postman eh? How does a postman afford a $90,000 motorcycle???

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even my postman has one of those desmosedici
he rides a postie bike for work
i'm jealous
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:54 AM   #39
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Hello guys,
I am Ryan from Brazil.
I was a big duacti freak for long time and I moved to this country two years ago, and it changed many things.
I love ducatis but I don't like tracks. Road conditions are very poor and the price is crazy high here.
So, I bought a GS1200 which is my first other brand than ducati.
Wow, I only had it for three months but I can say this bike is crazy.
It does beautiful jobs on commute, short curvy roads and long distance.
It does everything I want, just like my favorite ducati "monster s4rs".
When I had s4rs, I couldn't keep second bike because it felt like wasting money because monster could do anything whatever this second bike does.
Right now, GS is giving me same problem. I like to have two totally different bike to enjoy both bikes for long time and get to appreciate both bikes for what they are built for.
GS is a modern bike with very complicated technology to me. So I want to have a very simple classic bike next to GS.
I am thinking about Bonneville T100 or Vespa GTV300. They are about same price.
Both these bikes are classic and simple. But again, GS does pretty much everything they do.
What would you choose between these two bikes?
Having a big motor Monster and a 1200 GS makes for a good, well-rounded riding experience. I still like tracks but I love off roading. Have fun with the GS. I've taken both my Monster and GS to the track and they both fared well.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:57 AM   #40
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Postman eh? How does a postman afford a $90,000 motorcycle???
My bud is a retire postal worker. Dude just bought a fully loaded Audi TTRS, spent over $30k modifying a Monster S4R, and equal $30k building a Speed Triple, has a Husky SM, a brand new Ducati MTS, a Sprinter van and a new Fiat.

Go figure.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:57 AM   #41
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I like duc's but not current models.
Used 696s are about 14-15000 us$.
You can always buy a 620 and stuff a 900 motor in it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:44 PM   #42
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Postman eh? How does a postman afford a $90,000 motorcycle???
i thought they were 100g
thats the question i would like to know
has a 1198, paggio 3 wheeler as well
he is a great bloke'
cut my dogs hair
sammoyed
week later we have a 44.8 c/115f day
maybe inderpendantly wealthy

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:59 AM   #43
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My bud is a retire postal worker. Dude just bought a fully loaded Audi TTRS, spent over $30k modifying a Monster S4R, and equal $30k building a Speed Triple, has a Husky SM, a brand new Ducati MTS, a Sprinter van and a new Fiat.

Go figure.

.......which fully explains why the US post office is in the RED...like most Govt. sectors.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:43 PM   #44
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.......which fully explains why the US post office is in the RED...like most Govt. sectors.
Check his sig line. He's from Sydney, Australia, not the US His neighbor/friend may also have started a business after taking early retirement, which is common with many people who start at a job early, then put in 30+ years by their late 40s, early 50s.
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