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Old 02-08-2013, 08:02 AM   #76
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Now that's a line up, Stevie. I could do without the Stelvio, but wow.......the Griso? The S4RS Tricolore? The boxer cup??? Incredible collection. Fantastic.

What color is your boxercup?

It's red, white and blue.....just like any good German bike should be.

I put 46k miles on the GSA and really enjoyed that bike. It handled well and was a great long distance machine after adding the RDL. The Griso actually led me to the Stelvio and I'm not missing the GSA. The Stelvio stock seat is pretty good, the bike handles high speeds better, the ride is more comfortable and it handles better at both high and low speeds. If you want to tractor along in first gear idling it'll do that just fine, if you want to run 100 mph it'll do that with ease. It's comfort zone is about 20 mph faster than the GSA was. Plus that Guzzi motor makes a wonderful sound.

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:01 AM   #77
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It's red, white and blue.....just like any good German bike should be.

I put 46k miles on the GSA and really enjoyed that bike. It handled well and was a great long distance machine after adding the RDL. The Griso actually led me to the Stelvio and I'm not missing the GSA. The Stelvio stock seat is pretty good, the bike handles high speeds better, the ride is more comfortable and it handles better at both high and low speeds. If you want to tractor along in first gear idling it'll do that just fine, if you want to run 100 mph it'll do that with ease. It's comfort zone is about 20 mph faster than the GSA was. Plus that Guzzi motor makes a wonderful sound.
Nice...perfect colors for the boxercup!

I really love guzzi's and will hopefully own one someday. The Griso is one of my fav's, the retro-styled V7's are great too. Glad you like the Stelvio - they definitely are kinda cool, right now I guess I'm still on the honeymoon with my GSA (new this past august).

I sat on the stelvio at the dealer last summer and there is something special/unique about it. And by "special" I don't mean in the short-bus way.

Italian bikes are all special....I'll have another someday. Sort of miss the Tuono sitting in the garage...sort of.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:43 PM   #78
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The R1200GS, overall, when everything and every issue is taken into consideration, is difficult to match, let alone beat as an all-around ride.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:55 PM   #79
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gs best all around bike

I am going to say yes. I happen to ride the gs hp2 which I consider the best all around bike. I know there are other bikes for other things but for all around use the gs is hard to beat. The good thing is whatever version of gs fits your personal riding needs they deliver a very useable platform to do it with. Richard. Have fun
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:35 PM   #80
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:53 PM   #81
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Thumb GSA is the real Road King

I own a 2008 GS and a 2012 GSA- the GSA rules- period. I work around my 30" inseam.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:48 AM   #82
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When I owned my 08 GSA I though it was the best all round bike too. Now I know better.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:51 AM   #83
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:25 AM   #84
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When I owned my 08 GSA I though it was the best all round bike too. Now I know better.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:56 PM   #85
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:59 PM   #86
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I sold an 08 GSA back in September after ordering this bike. I was led to the Stevlio by the Griso I purchased back in May.

The pros for me:

1. The motor sings in a way that the boxer just can't.
2. The bikes design is cleaner and more elegant. Of course YVMV.
3. It punches a cleaner hole in the wind. This translates into better highway performance. It's going to be more difficult to keep from speeding on this bike.
4. It has better torque at low rpms, it'll chug along in first gear at idle all day long.
5. It's got a lower center of gravity. That translates into a more flickable bike at speed and a more maneuverable bike at low speeds.
6. The stock seat is impressive, may not need the aftermarket replacement like every BMW I've owned.
7. It's not quite as tall as the GSA but the ergonomics are very similar. Plenty of room for me at 6'2" and a little easier to manage in difficult conditions.
8. It's CARC final drive has a sterling reputation for reliability.
9. It's oil cooler doesn't dump hot air right in your lap.
10. You won't be hitting your shins on the cylinders.
11. No canbus electrical system.
12. A working fuel gauge.
13. No ESA
14. It's much better looking
15. It's easier to service.
16. It's a better buy. You will save some significant coin right now compared to the GSA.

The cons.
1. You will feel a bit more vibration from this motor.
2. Sparse dealer network. Not a deal breaker for me, I'm 300 miles from the nearest Guzzi or BMW dealer.
3. The farkle network isn't nearly as well developed. Again no biggie, there is still plenty of crap to buy to "personalize" the bike if one wants to.
4. BMW's tail is a bit longer so the top box doesn't look like its cantilevered out into space.
5. No ESA

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:02 AM   #87
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:44 AM   #88
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I am going to say yes. I happen to ride the gs hp2 which I consider the best all around bike.
Once AGAIN, the HP2E is NOT a GS



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Old 02-23-2013, 04:56 AM   #89
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Once AGAIN, the HP2E is NOT a GS



Yes. First cousin to a GS, but not the same.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:26 AM   #90
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brother of the MM but different
front & rear dampers,
wheels,
handlebar,
engine ,
lighting ,
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