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    New Member

    Hi all.
    New member here with commitment issues that keep him from getting deeply engaged with social media...

    Took some effort getting to introducing myself but... here I am.

    30 years riding. Second time BMW owner. Just bought a '13 R1200 GS Adventure and already own a '07 K1200 R Sport. Odd stable mates and hard to to compare. Can't live without the explosive power of the K, love the idea of traveling with the R (first 500mile trip --> awesome!)

    Looking forward to hearing from the rest of you.

    Yannis

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    Welcome! Both awesome bikes in their own ways.

    Don't be shy might get the occasional goof, but overall good folks here.

    With such different personalities how can you possibly go wrong!

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    I think that is a great combination. You are getting the best of both worlds so to speak. No overlap there.

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    Welcome to the Forum!
    Paul
    Retired and riding my RTs, the '87 K100 & the '98 R1100 !
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    Yannis,

    Welcome to the family.

    I always thought the K12R was a hot bike. Before buying the RT I had struggled with the decision...RT or GSA.

    Aloha.

    Scot

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    Welcome aboard.

    You've got a couple of very nice motorcycles there, odd pairing or not.

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    Brad D. - Member #105766
    '77 R100RS - Black Beauty (big pipe, baby!)
    '94 R1100RS - Sylvia

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    Thank you for the warm welcome, folks.

    I will say this amongst fellow beemer owners:
    When I used to own Suzukis (small one - more of a scooter), Hondas (XL600R), Yamahas (Two FJ1200s) and Kawasakis (A Mean Streak), I used to think that there was hardly a reason to overpay for a BMW. "If your FJ can do the same as a Beemer, why pay double?"

    The arguments ended when I rode one; and settled beyond doubt when I compared the service at my local BMW dealer (Bob's in Maryland) to the Yamaha/Suzuki/Kawasaki place nearby; and was all sealed when I chatted with (yes, mostly grey haired but also well traveled, well spoken and well read) fellow BMW riders.

    Happy to be in this good company!

    Y

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