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Old 03-05-2013, 12:58 PM   #5896
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I tried to search the interwebz for riders manual for the new machine today but without success. Would be nice to get occupied with something while waiting and study it beforehand so I don't waste riding time after getting the bike :)
Maybe someone has access to it?
I had a look as well, but to no avail. If you find it on download, let's have a link
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:45 PM   #5897
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:47 PM   #5898
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Never really bonded with the Duc Multistrada 1200S, even after 50,000 miles and several X-USA trips. Maybe a GS is in my future yet...

Thanks again.

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Doc,

With all due respect, that's just a crock of !! You wouldn't have lasted 50k miles and bought a second one if you hadn't bonded with the Italian hottie.. You're a bike ho at heart and looking for a reason to cheat on your spouse with a new mistress, as you cheated on the Uly with your new MultiMistress!

I'd be very interested in reading your feedback and impressions on the GS LC once you've had a chance to try it out!
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:54 PM   #5899
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Sorry, I only had it for an hour so wanted to just ride. Will get some pictures when I get mine
If it's half as good as my 2001 1150GS has been it will be an outstanding bike. I'm not an early adapter of new technology, especially all the whiz-bang electronics (usually can't afford it), but this thing looks SWEET. I hope you have nothing but great experiences with it.

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Old 03-05-2013, 03:32 PM   #5900
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Never really bonded with the Duc Multistrada 1200S, even after 50,000 miles and several X-USA trips. Maybe a GS is in my future yet...

Thanks again.

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i actually believe Doc; he's maintained his curiousity (and doubts to some degree) about other bikes during ownership of his last two Multistradas. while i don't think his hopes of the GS being any smaller of a bike will be met (it's actually physically heavier), the new GS may just be what he's looking for (less hassle factor, a bit more robust from a design/build perspective).

go ride one Doc and let us know what you think!
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:42 PM   #5901
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it's actually physically heavier
This is mentioned again and again but the numbers don't support it.

The new one comes standard with ABS, the old one didn't, therefore the old one could be lighter - but not with the same equipment. When you compare similarly equipped 2012 vs. 2013 GSs, they have the same weight according to actual measurements (like in the current issue of the German magazine Motorrad) and according to BMW.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:57 PM   #5902
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This is mentioned again and again but the numbers don't support it.

The new one comes standard with ABS, the old one didn't, therefore the old one could be lighter - but not with the same equipment. When you compare similarly equipped 2012 vs. 2013 GSs, they have the same weight according to actual measurements (like in the current issue of the German magazine Motorrad) and according to BMW.
very well then...it might just be "what the doctor ordered."
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:03 PM   #5903
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very well then...it might just be "what the doctor ordered."
Maybe - it's still quite a bit bigger and heavier than a Multi. I liked it though. It definitely felt lighter than the old version - even for my wife (she's 5'7").
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:36 PM   #5904
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Maybe - it's still quite a bit bigger and heavier than a Multi. I liked it though. It definitely felt lighter than the old version - even for my wife (she's 5'7").
Cug, did you ride the new GS? If so, which dealer?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:36 PM   #5905
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Maybe - it's still quite a bit bigger and heavier than a Multi. I liked it though. It definitely felt lighter than the old version - even for my wife (she's 5'7").
I think the Doc knows that a smaller bike than the Multi he is not getting with the new GS. He does love cruise control though!
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:37 PM   #5906
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Cug, did you ride the new GS? If so, which dealer?
Nope, not yet. I sat on it fairly extensively during IMS in San Mateo.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #5907
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Nope, not yet. I sat on it fairly extensively during IMS in San Mateo.
All of the above from just sitting on it? Hec, even I did that!
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:27 PM   #5908
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All of the above from just sitting on it? Hec, even I did that!
You know yourself that when you've ridding a bike daily you get very good comparative feel when you sit on something different. Sure, I have absolutely no clue how the new GS rides. It might feel sluggish and heavy - but I doubt that. Hell, just getting it off the side stand does tell a lot.

The rest above is just quoting numbers: old and new are the same weight according to most numbers I found when reading about the bike.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:08 PM   #5909
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I think the Doc knows that a smaller bike than the Multi he is not getting with the new GS. He does love cruise control though!


I think the good Doctor should also check out the '14 KTM 1190. According to the copy of Cycle World that just came in the mail today - "....the KTM 1190's level of engine performance is in the same league as that of the Ducati Multistrada, the sportiest machine in the big-bore ADV class". Hmmm....Ducati-like power but more "drop-friendly"....sounds like just what our Doc needs! If it has cruise control, that just might seal the deal.

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Old 03-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #5910
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I think the good Doctor should also check out the '14 KTM 1190. According to the copy of Cycle World that just came in the mail today - "....the KTM 1190's level of engine performance is in the same league as that of the Ducati Multistrada, the sportiest machine in the big-bore ADV class". Hmmm....Ducati-like power but more "drop-friendly"....sounds like just what our Doc needs! If it has cruise control, that just might seal the deal.

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Sock, you're spot on with the new 1190 suggestion , i think it's going to be one hecuva bike.....hopefully not too tall for him though!
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