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TOPIC: New Bike???

New Bike??? 4 months 4 days ago #2163

  • Holly Marcheck
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What does everyone think of the controls on the new BMWs. Went and looked at both a lowered GS & GSA (1250s). I cannot reach either the turn signals or the high beam switch without taking my hand off the grip. It was a deal breaker today. BTW, the salesman in Tyrone, although a nice guy, doesn't currently ride, isn't familiar with BMWs, didn't offer me a test ride. I wasn't impressed with sales but was with the service/parts folks.

On a similar note, I was at Barnes Bros. Motorcycles in Canonsburg yesterday trying on for size new KLIM gear (now on order). These folks are awesome IMHO. All ride, very helpful.

I know my GS is old (2006) but I so appreciated the ride home on it. XXOO, "Tank".
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New Bike??? 4 months 4 days ago #2168

  • Bob Mihalics
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Change is sometimes difficult. Any new vehicle, be it a car , truck, bike , even a lawnmower takes time to get accustomed to the controls positions
We all fight change , but it still moves on. It gets harder as we age .
On a positive note, the advancements in the safety, and performance far out weighs the tempory discomfort.
You must test ride the new bike to experience the 50% more power in the acceleration and braking over your older GS. It’s a blast !!!
Ride On
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