It's a lot of fun, and handles as well as a Ducati ST2, in fact. We can do a ride swap after one of the Rocky Bow breakfasts, next summer Ken. The RT is the only hexhead I haven't ridden.I have always wanted to take one of these for a ride...bogthebasher
But I'll understand completely, if you decline.
"When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."
Here is my new(to me) 2008 GSA. My first real MC(other than dirt bikes as a kid). Pulled the trigger 3 weeks ago after months of digging and comparo shopping. Bought her from a great guy in Grand Rapids, MI who had only put 20k on her and really kept her up. Flew up on Sunday and drove her the 1,000+ miles back to Atlanta, GA, making sure to take in about 200+ miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway en route. A great first trip. Looking forward to getting involved in the local rider scene and doing some cross country when I can.
We (my wife & dog & I) are just back from a 3 year Caribbean sailing sabbatical, 10,000 miles, spanning Maine to Grenada. Already sold the boat and moving ashore to go back to work, so won't have as much time to roam, but it seems like a good distraction for shorter, weekend trips. Already have a Baja trip planned with my cruising buddy for next year. Bummer is the dog can't really ride(unless I get a sidecar). Look forward to spinning yarns on the forum and getting good advice.
Me and my '08 GS just below the summit on Beartooth Pass. 28 degrees here on June 17th a couple years ago. Thick clouds, light snow, and six foot snow banks at the summit.
Had a wonderful week on my R1200RT. Trees turned durring that week and this is a file example of the color.
'If life throws you a curve, lean into it!'
BMW 2005 R1200RT
I just applied graphics to my RT. they are the same high quality as made for stripes on cars. I know it's not a normal thing to mess with a BMW but I like the look.
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Love my new bike!
2012 GS Rallye, Vespa 250GT, Iron Buffalo Motorcycle Training, lead rider coach
My Mobility Conquest is a '09 R1200R with a Formula 1 conversion. Here I am at the Overland Expo in May 2012...
Purchased on Friday, 11/16/12. Will pick her up tomorrow.
This is still in the back of the shop at A&S Powersports in Roseville (Sacramento), CA.
Jochen Woern - Sacramento, CA
'13 R1200GS Adventure, Triple Black
'05 R1200RT (SOLD!); '02 R1150RT (SOLD!)
'73 Moto Guzzi 250 (stayed in Germany)
The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
MSF RiderCoach since 2006
My Motto! RIDE YOUR OWN RIDE!
Other bikes in my garage
2007 Ducati 1098