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Old 03-02-2013, 03:31 PM   #5776
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IMHO, all the press reports are irrelevant, as we never know who pays their salaries. The real tests are now. And from what I've read today this bike will be awesome
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:10 PM   #5777
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IMHO, all the press reports are irrelevant, as we never know who pays their salaries. The real tests are now. And from what I've read today this bike will be awesome
What did you read today and why is it not scanned yet.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:39 PM   #5778
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IMHO, all the press reports are irrelevant, as we never know who pays their salaries. The real tests are now. And from what I've read today this bike will be awesome
RichBMW....c'mon man....really?

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Old 03-02-2013, 07:34 PM   #5779
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Hi guys, long time lurker in Oz on a Versys 650.

Ordered a new 13 GS for delivery in May, can't wait!

The GS will be my first big bike having ridden for only just over a year.

I mainly use the bike for riding to work and it will need to be up to filtering and splitting though CBD traffic, does anyone use their GS for th daily commute in traffic?

I know the GS is probably not ideal for this purpose but I also wanted a bike for longer weekend runs and a little off road exploring and that it is clearly ideal for.

Also, I love how the Aussie dollar has been above the USD for the past few years yet our local BMW prices are way above the US at $28K for a top specced model, ughhh!
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:04 PM   #5780
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What did you read today and why is it not scanned yet.
Ya, what did you read today?
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:13 PM   #5781
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Hi guys, long time lurker in Oz on a Versys 650.

Ordered a new 13 GS for delivery in May, can't wait!

The GS will be my first big bike having ridden for only just over a year.

I mainly use the bike for riding to work and it will need to be up to filtering and splitting though CBD traffic, does anyone use their GS for th daily commute in traffic?

I know the GS is probably not ideal for this purpose but I also wanted a bike for longer weekend runs and a little off road exploring and that it is clearly ideal for.

Also, I love how the Aussie dollar has been above the USD for the past few years yet our local BMW prices are way above the US at $28K for a top specced model, ughhh!
Sorry about the dollar exchange, but IMHO you got the right bike, on the way out of town just take left to somewhere and that bike will take you there with great enjoyment.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:32 PM   #5782
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Also, I love how the Aussie dollar has been above the USD for the past few years yet our local BMW prices are way above the US at $28K for a top specced model, ughhh!
BMW similarly gouges the Japan market. Another reason why I got a Super Tenere.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:51 PM   #5783
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I mainly use the bike for riding to work and it will need to be up to filtering and splitting though CBD traffic, does anyone use their GS for th daily commute in traffic?

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I do it every day, rain or shine day or night. You'll clear the car mirrors, but will need to watch for vans and 4x4s. You'll get a little more respect on a big bike, but I reckon a smaller enduro or supermoto would be ideal in traffic. I am just not sure how they'd cope with racking up the miles.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:12 PM   #5784
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Hmmmm, I'm trying to picture how that's going to work with tank panniers.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:30 PM   #5785
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:54 PM   #5786
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:31 PM   #5787
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I do it every day, rain or shine day or night. You'll clear the car mirrors, but will need to watch for vans and 4x4s. You'll get a little more respect on a big bike, but I reckon a smaller enduro or supermoto would be ideal in traffic. I am just not sure how they'd cope with racking up the miles.
Nice one, sounds like I should be ok. I am not a mad lane splitter but there are occassions when you just have to.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:11 AM   #5788
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:17 AM   #5789
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What did you read today and why is it not scanned yet.
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RichBMW....c'mon man....really?

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Ya, what did you read today?
Sorry guys, I typed that then went to bed

Have a look here http://www.ukgser.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=506 there's loads on there, as the bike was officially launched here yesterday, so quite a few took delivery of their bikes, and several folks had test rides. All very positive, and no head shakes
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:37 AM   #5790
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I mainly use the bike for riding to work and it will need to be up to filtering and splitting though CBD traffic, does anyone use their GS for th daily commute in traffic?
You'll be very happily surprised when you get used to handling the bike.
I am usually delayed by mopeds when filtering in traffic.

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Hmmmm, I'm trying to picture how that's going to work with tank panniers.
WHY panniers when going to work really?
What is wrong with a quality (read: not BMW own) and large top-box?
When in the city I usually do not have any box on the bike (except if I know I want to carry something) and when I do I prefer the top-box like 100% of the time. My carry bag goes on my back fine.
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