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« Reply #60 on: April 12, 2016, 03:20:40 pm »


Well, I bit the bullet  Smile

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« Reply #61 on: April 12, 2016, 03:51:57 pm »


As I said before, I would love it if Guzzi built their version of an RS  Smile

But I'm not holding my breath  Bigsmile


I think you have seen and probably ridden Guzzi's "RS"


But its numbers don't add up to the new "RS"
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I doubt Guzzi has a bike waiting in the wings. The Norge is it for now and as much as I like mine, IF  I could afford it right now, one test ride on the R1200RS would put it in my garage. Even if it is not as good looking!
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« Reply #62 on: April 12, 2016, 06:05:50 pm »

My thinking is that the Norge is more of an RT then an RS.
My '09 1200 Sport was a very nice ride until the electrical gremlins found their way in.  25k miles and 2 months out of warranty, nearest competent dealer was 600 miles away, now they to have gone the way of many other Guzzi dealers.

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RIP Red 1200 Guzzi Sport.  

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« Reply #63 on: April 12, 2016, 06:39:06 pm »

After almost 1,000 miles on the RS, the boxer lump just fails to inspire like a Guzzi having its neck wrung  Sad

That being said, it does everything else very well plus heated grips and good luggage  Thumbsup

As for all the electronic doodads, they could all be gone and I wouldn't miss them. I just don't need or use all that information. Give me a tachometer and I'll be happy  Smile
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« Reply #64 on: April 14, 2016, 12:48:35 am »


After almost 1,000 miles on the RS, the boxer lump just fails to inspire like a Guzzi having its neck wrung  Sad

That being said, it does everything else very well plus heated grips and good luggage  Thumbsup

As for all the electronic doodads, they could all be gone and I wouldn't miss them. I just don't need or use all that information. Give me a tachometer and I'll be happy  Smile


Don't scratch it up and it'll be a nice trade in when Mandello remembers to start building LeMans' (LeManses?) again.  Smile
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« Reply #65 on: April 14, 2016, 07:23:20 am »


After almost 1,000 miles on the RS, the boxer lump just fails to inspire like a Guzzi having its neck wrung  Sad


Don't fight it Orson, life is short.  firedevil

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« Reply #66 on: April 14, 2016, 05:18:01 pm »

Guzzi seems to be trying to create a lifestyle brand like a European Harley  

Hopefully, someday they will rediscover their racing heritage  Smile
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« Reply #67 on: April 14, 2016, 09:45:37 pm »


Guzzi seems to be trying to create a lifestyle brand like a European Harley  

Hopefully, someday they will rediscover their racing heritage  Smile


Blasphemy!
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« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2016, 10:29:28 pm »


After almost 1,000 miles on the RS, the boxer lump just fails to inspire like a Guzzi having its neck wrung  Sad

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With 3K miles in a little over 3 months on my "15 R1200R I'm thinking......
The modern boxer motor can certainty lull one into the feeling of complacency.   Lol Lol
And the electronic packages make for a more comfortable, better controlled, safer ride, especially when you ring its neck! Makes me a better rider.
My thoughts anyway!!!   EEK!

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« Reply #69 on: April 15, 2016, 01:44:07 am »




With 3K miles in a little over 3 months on my "15 R1200R I'm thinking......
The modern boxer motor can certainty lull one into the feeling of complacency.   Lol Lol
And the electronic packages make for a more comfortable, better controlled, safer ride, especially when you ring its neck! Makes me a better rider.
My thoughts anyway!!!   EEK!

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« Reply #70 on: April 22, 2016, 08:29:00 pm »


As for all the electronic doodads, they could all be gone and I wouldn't miss them. I just don't need or use all that information. Give me a tachometer and I'll be happy  Smile

It looks like I may hafta eat my words  Embarassment

I got a warning from the tire pressure monitor that my rear tire lost about 10 lbs. I limped into a gas station and topped it off then monitored it afterward.
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« Reply #71 on: April 23, 2016, 03:43:06 pm »



It looks like I may hafta eat my words  Embarassment

I got a warning from the tire pressure monitor that my rear tire lost about 10 lbs. I limped into a gas station and topped it off then monitored it afterward.


How do you like your crow prepared....... roasted, grilled, or broiled?  Lol

Me, well I like mine grilled and blackened, yum!  

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« Reply #72 on: May 02, 2016, 11:06:38 am »

Well, after my trip to Texas, I find that the RS hearkens back to my old 1984 Yamaha FJ-1100 in that, it does sport touring rather effortlessly.

Decent power, good handling and all day comfort.
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« Reply #73 on: May 31, 2016, 11:42:13 am »

Saw my first R1200RS a couple of weeks ago at the eastern end of CA36 in Red Bluff.  At first I thought it was a 1000S until I saw the bags etc. Looks good in the flesh.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #74 on: June 05, 2016, 10:58:12 pm »

I need more convincing that the BMW luggage  is that much better than similar Givi kit. Will BMW's GPS mounting accept any other units? Thanks.
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« Reply #75 on: June 11, 2016, 07:02:55 pm »

Sorta. The Garmin Zumo 660 will plug right in and works like a charm (BTDT). But... there is zero interface with the bike's GPS controls. In short, it's a fully functional Zumo in the middle of the bike.
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« Reply #76 on: November 05, 2016, 04:50:29 pm »

It's been two years and my self imposed time between changing motorcycles has played its course, so......

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« Reply #77 on: November 05, 2016, 08:15:24 pm »

That looks nice.  Custom color? Looks like higher bars and a few other mods.
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« Reply #78 on: November 05, 2016, 09:17:32 pm »

Thanks Jetpilot5.

This was a "perfect timing" situation on this bike with 2000 miles on her rather than taking advantage of BMW year end deals on a new "nekkid" RS. I was finishing a RS demo test ride and my friend at the shop said if I waited an hour they had this bike coming in on a trade. The owner was picking up a new KTM 1290 Adventure he was a better fit for after having spent time and $$ trying to make the RS comfortable for his traveling needs. When I saw him unload it we shook hands on the deal before it made it into the shop  Bigok R bars and rox risers, puig screen, lowered pegs, leds, crash bars, etc., etc., etc. Really nicely farkled and a nice finishing touch was he had a shop add the color matched custom grey wrap onto the white components giving a nice blend and flow that compliments her lines with a unique look.

I had queried Orson and some other RS riders and I'm very happy to have joined the party. I rode the heck out of my r1200r and rt and as amazing as the platform improvements from the 11XX series was to the 1200, the LC is all that and so much more again. One of my favorite sport tourers was my futura with all kinds of goodies to include full ohlins and the RS takes what she represented and improved on her in every way. The RS is  Inlove    

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« Reply #79 on: November 05, 2016, 10:09:43 pm »

So interested in this bike. I hope you/and/or Orson will start a thread about day to day, touring etc. A dedicated sport-touring bike deserves such attention. Don't you think ?
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