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« Reply #100 on: March 29, 2017, 05:32:53 pm »

So, you have not read zee book?  Lol
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« Reply #101 on: March 30, 2017, 05:09:37 am »

Guzzis don't have flashing lights so, I wuz disoriented  Bigsmile

I did read the part that said warming up the engine before taking off is not required.
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« Reply #102 on: March 30, 2017, 12:50:00 pm »


Guzzis don't have flashing lights so, I wuz disoriented  Bigsmile

I did read the part that said warming up the engine before taking off is not required.



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You'd think Germans would follow Porsche's lead with a big, fat analog tacho front & center  Smile

Other than not sounding like a Guzzi, it does everything else extremely competently  Bigsmile



Oddly, all of the main German auto markets (save for Porsche) are migrating to digital dashes.  The current 3/4 series is the last one you can currently obtain new with BMW's traditional analog guage dash.  The 2018 models will have digital dashes like their Audi and Merc counterparts.  



Other than not sounding like a Guzzi,


If only it sounded like a Guzzi.  I'd love if my GS sounded like a Guzzi.  


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« Reply #103 on: June 20, 2017, 02:34:19 am »


Zero,

  Unlike BMW 4-wheeled vehicles there is no manufacture 2-yr Free maintanence type deal.   Any plan of that sort would have to be dealer specific and I sure haven't heard of one.  


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« Reply #104 on: July 09, 2017, 12:15:05 am »

I'm also considering the new RS.  I'm concerned about  complex electronics and differential failing a hundred miles from home, and cost of repairs.  At this time; I'm comparing the r1200RS to the Honda VFR 800 Interceptor.

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« Reply #105 on: July 09, 2017, 05:51:26 am »

I have about 12,000 miles on my 2016 RS.

So far, it has been a trouble free experience.

No problems with electronics. The engine hasn't burned any oil.

Handling and suspension is flawless. Ergonomics are a good fit for my 6'2" body with 32" inseam.

The only problem has been that the engine sounds like the Jetsons' flying car.
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« Reply #106 on: July 09, 2017, 08:11:03 am »

do you appreciate or use the multiple drive modes, lean angle abs, electronic suspension, ect compared to more standard options compared sa. just having fuel injection and abs?
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« Reply #107 on: July 10, 2017, 08:39:30 am »

I have found that leaving the suspension in ROAD mode rather than the SPORT mode is sufficient for my spirited rides.

The same goes for the engine settings so, I guess I could probably live without them.

The lean angle ABS operates in the background without being noticed.

I did appreciate the tire pressure monitor as, my rear tire got a slow leak during a trip. I also appreciate the heated grips. Surprisingly, the cruise control also proved to be useful for those four lane highways with low speed limits where police tend to patrol.
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« Reply #108 on: March 15, 2018, 06:59:34 pm »

Bumping to the top.  Im seriously looking at the 2018 model.  Thoughts?
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« Reply #109 on: April 15, 2020, 02:48:31 pm »

So to the folks that have had some time on this machines I ask.  If I'm doing some multi state tours looking for roads to play on an R2E is this a viable option?  I normally would use a FJR1300 for that but I sold it.  I'm looking at GS/GSA or RT at the moment as a replacement but this bike really turns my crank.  I'd just be afraid its too much sportbike and wouldn't be quite as good for sitting on it for a while as one needs to do from time to time on the highway..
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« Reply #110 on: April 15, 2020, 04:24:15 pm »

Ride a GS and an RS back-to-back, THEN decide which works
better for you.
Ideally, Id have both. Since thats not possible, Id choose
versatility over specialty. JMO.
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