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Old 04-21-2014, 12:21 PM   #1
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What is the difference between the 2014 GS and GSA?

I had a 2002 GS and loved it. Went on the Triumph Tiger and an FJR1300 and now looking to go back to a GS. Since I've been away from BMW for a while I don't know what the differences are between the GS and GSA and want to know before I start hitting the dealerships. Thanks, Ed.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:26 PM   #2
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Read this...then report back...for GS reading assignment.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900435

Ah...what the heck...here's some more reading for you to do:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=959646
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:06 PM   #3
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:52 AM   #4
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GSA=2.6G more fuel=great range between fuel stops.
GSA=2.1# heavier fly wheel, smoother ride for the long haul
GSA=steering damper (your arms will be grateful after an all day, many days ride)
GSA=different swingarm geometry for improved handling laden
To name a few.

They look like the same motorcycles but there are significant differences.
Worth the additional coin? Depends on you riding style. In my book, the GSA is the way to go if you can afford the extra coin and turn over many many miles.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:09 AM   #5
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I've had my new GSA water cooled for ONE day and I'm...





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sorry, does that help? I'm sure the GS would cause similar reactions. Buy what moves you...when you add up the stuff you'd want on a standard GS, there isn't much difference in price.
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:44 AM   #6
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GSA=steering damper (your arms will be grateful after an all day, many days ride)
They both have steering dampers....
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