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Old 03-23-2013, 07:06 AM   #16651
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I dropped by the local BMW dealer to check out the new GS and ended taking it for a 40 minute test ride. Real gem of a motor. Revs quick and pulls very hard, with enough low end torque that it will drive out of a very slow corner in 3rd gear without complaint. Power output is much greater than the S10. Obviously Yamaha's 1200cc liquid cooled twin could have been tuned to a much high spec and the power tamed with different driving modes, it's a real shame that Yamaha didn't do more in this respect. The GS sounds fantastic with a deep, throaty tone. I don't know how BMW manages to get that loud of an exhaust approved, but Yamaha goes with a muffler that sounds like a garbage disposal.

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:42 AM   #16652
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:52 AM   #16653
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Interesting cause I rode the new GS for about the same time and sorry but the S10 beats it hands down. Ok it is quicker, has cruise and lighter but it stops there. It would be nice if the S10 was bit lighter had cruise and tweaked the engine a bit but for the money you can not beat the S10.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:57 AM   #16654
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Excellent News Geology Rocks.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:08 AM   #16655
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Well everyone. I did it. it took me 14 months and 2 weeks, but I freaking did it. It started with being in the hospital for 3 months, 10 months in a wheelchair, and the last 4 months or so using custom Tenere blue leg braces and a blue carbon cane. When I went to my doctors on tuesday he said do what I feel I can and live my life. My life includes motorcycles, so here it is. I cried, I laughed, I screamed in my helmet, I thanked my wife for her support, and I thanked God for the gifts in my life. It was an incredible feeling. I cannot even express the feeling. Thank you all for continuing to encourage me and stand behind me and my goal of riding again.

I sit on the bike and put my helmet and gloves on. Fold up my cane and put it in the pannier. Lift the bike off the side stand and off I go. Knee braces and leg supports are under my riding gear. Its still painful and hard to do, but I can do it.

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:12 AM   #16656
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Interesting cause I rode the new GS for about the same time and sorry but the S10 beats it hands down. Ok it is quicker, has cruise and lighter but it stops there. It would be nice if the S10 was bit lighter had cruise and tweaked the engine a bit but for the money you can not beat the S10.
Yeah, I agree the S10 is good bang for the buck but for the same money Yamaha could have tuned the motor a bit better. At the very least done away with the tuning that created a $450 surcharge to get rid of the 1-3 gear restrictions. The GS pulls like a beast in both road and dynamic modes right off the showroom floor.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:53 AM   #16657
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I dropped by the local BMW dealer to check out the new GS
And this is posted in the Yamaha Super Tenere thread because why?
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:07 AM   #16658
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Well everyone. I did it. it took me 14 months and 2 weeks, but I freaking did it. It started with being in the hospital for 3 months, 10 months in a wheelchair, and the last 4 months or so using custom Tenere blue leg braces and a blue carbon cane. When I went to my doctors on tuesday he said do what I feel I can and live my life. My life includes motorcycles, so here it is. I cried, I laughed, I screamed in my helmet, I thanked my wife for her support, and I thanked God for the gifts in my life. It was an incredible feeling. I cannot even express the feeling. Thank you all for continuing to encourage me and stand behind me and my goal of riding again.

I sit on the bike and put my helmet and gloves on. Fold up my cane and put it in the pannier. Lift the bike off the side stand and off I go. Knee braces and leg supports are under my riding gear. Its still painful and hard to do, but I can do it.

You can see my smile under the helmet!







Good On Ya, JOE.!!!

Congrat's being back on 2-wheels..!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:09 AM   #16659
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And this is posted in the Yamaha Super Tenere thread because why?

Thanks 20v : ya beat me to it. B^)
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:11 AM   #16660
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Well everyone. I did it. it took me 14 months and 2 weeks, but I freaking did it. It started with being in the hospital for 3 months, 10 months in a wheelchair, and the last 4 months or so using custom Tenere blue leg braces and a blue carbon cane. When I went to my doctors on tuesday he said do what I feel I can and live my life. My life includes motorcycles, so here it is. I cried, I laughed, I screamed in my helmet, I thanked my wife for her support, and I thanked God for the gifts in my life. It was an incredible feeling. I cannot even express the feeling. Thank you all for continuing to encourage me and stand behind me and my goal of riding again.

I sit on the bike and put my helmet and gloves on. Fold up my cane and put it in the pannier. Lift the bike off the side stand and off I go. Knee braces and leg supports are under my riding gear. Its still painful and hard to do, but I can do it.

You can see my smile under the helmet!



Outstanding. Very happy for you.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:12 AM   #16661
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I dropped by the local BMW dealer to check out the new GS and ended taking it for a 40 minute test ride...

I think that bike is beautiful.

I can't afford one, and have a prejudice against Euro bikes. But, if I did have spare cash sittin' around, I can't guarantee that I wouldn't put my prejudice aside, for long enough to try it out for a few months.


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Yeah, I agree the S10 is good bang for the buck but for the same money Yamaha could have tuned the motor a bit better...

Understatement of the decade...


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...At the very least done away with the tuning that created a $450 surcharge to get rid of the 1-3 gear restrictions...

Amen...

...and that horrible off-idle dip that is so obvious when you ride it (and in all the dyno charts that have been posted).


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Old 03-23-2013, 09:13 AM   #16662
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And this is posted in the Yamaha Super Tenere thread because why?
I figure it is a troll.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:15 AM   #16663
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I figure it is a troll.
This. I'm not gonna bite.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:16 AM   #16664
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Well everyone. I did it. it took me 14 months and 2 weeks, but I freaking did it. It started with being in the hospital for 3 months, 10 months in a wheelchair, and the last 4 months or so using custom Tenere blue leg braces and a blue carbon cane. When I went to my doctors on tuesday he said do what I feel I can and live my life. My life includes motorcycles, so here it is. I cried, I laughed, I screamed in my helmet, I thanked my wife for her support, and I thanked God for the gifts in my life. It was an incredible feeling. I cannot even express the feeling. Thank you all for continuing to encourage me and stand behind me and my goal of riding again.

I sit on the bike and put my helmet and gloves on. Fold up my cane and put it in the pannier. Lift the bike off the side stand and off I go. Knee braces and leg supports are under my riding gear. Its still painful and hard to do, but I can do it.

You can see my smile under the helmet!



We can definetely see it
Congrats and glad you back on the road
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:21 AM   #16665
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I figure it is a troll.

Maybe he's just not punch-drunk off the Blue koolaid, and wanted to initiate some positive discourse.


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