So, talk me out of buying a new GSA....

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Re: So, talk me out of buying a new GSA....

Post by lwt big cheese » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:43 pm

I can't help you

I chopped in a Pan for one. So to me it's not heavy. I have manly legs so can get on her, the weight differential between fully fuelled and on reserve is so negligible it makes no difference.

So far after 10 days and 1200 miles I love it.

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Re: So, talk me out of buying a new GSA....

Post by macvisual » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:56 pm

Do you really need all the bulk of a new GSA ? Have you looked at other options/models/had the chance to test ride other machines ?
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Re: So, talk me out of buying a new GSA....

Post by DaveCon » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:51 am

steve172 wrote:
Mike54 wrote:BMW vs KTM...


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I have a KTM teeheehee

If you want a GSA, go and get one!
For the long comfortable ride, the left hand model, for the exciting twisties and bumps the right hand model (thumbs)

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Re: So, talk me out of buying a new GSA....

Post by Sirus » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:14 pm

DaveCon wrote:
steve172 wrote:
Mike54 wrote:BMW vs KTM...


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I sold my 90th Anniversary GSA and have gone back to my 950 Adventure as the smiles per mile and simplicity of the big KTM just can't be matched by the GSA. Too much to go wrong and it will cost a bomb when it goes wrong.

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Re: So, talk me out of buying a new GSA....

Post by waynecoluk » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:05 am

OK, so I'm booked for a test ride on the GSA at 12 today. The question is if I like it do you go for the TE model with the electrics etc or the base model one with a couple of little optional extras like cruise and heated grips?
I'll let you know this afternoon what its like..
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Re: So, talk me out of buying a new GSA....

Post by boristhebold » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:36 am

Enjoy the test ride. Obviously with a 33 litre tank you don't actually have to brim it.

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Re: So, talk me out of buying a new GSA....

Post by steve172 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:58 am

waynecoluk wrote:OK, so I'm booked for a test ride on the GSA at 12 today. The question is if I like it do you go for the TE model with the electrics etc or the base model one with a couple of little optional extras like cruise and heated grips?
I'll let you know this afternoon what its like..
Depends what you want from the bike... do you need/want all the extras? If not, then no need to spend the extra money on them. Personally, I have never felt the need for cruise control/tyre pressure sensors/electronic suspension etc.

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So, talk me out of buying a new GSA....

Post by scutty » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:08 pm

Although i rarely consider it on Bikes, when it comes to BMW's the TE spec ones hold their value a lot better than the base ones.

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Re: So, talk me out of buying a new GSA....

Post by Ken Shabby » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:39 pm

waynecoluk wrote:OK, so I'm booked for a test ride on the GSA at 12 today. The question is if I like it do you go for the TE model with the electrics etc or the base model one with a couple of little optional extras like cruise and heated grips?
I'll let you know this afternoon what its like..
So what you were saying when you said 'talk me out of buying a GSA was...DON'T talk me out of buying a new GSA, 'cos I'm going to do it anyway. Ergo - I only want to hear reasons why I should do it, not ones why I shouldn't.

Given that - what was the point of the thread?

PS you'll just change the GSA in a year or so anyway for something shinier and newer - when you get the 'wants' again from reading all the nice glossy ads.

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Re: So, talk me out of buying a new GSA....

Post by waynecoluk » Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:59 pm

Ken Shabby wrote:
waynecoluk wrote:OK, so I'm booked for a test ride on the GSA at 12 today. The question is if I like it do you go for the TE model with the electrics etc or the base model one with a couple of little optional extras like cruise and heated grips?
I'll let you know this afternoon what its like..
So what you were saying when you said 'talk me out of buying a GSA was...DON'T talk me out of buying a new GSA, 'cos I'm going to do it anyway. Ergo - I only want to hear reasons why I should do it, not ones why I shouldn't.

Given that - what was the point of the thread?

PS you'll just change the GSA in a year or so anyway for something shinier and newer - when you get the 'wants' again from reading all the nice glossy ads.
You sound like a very bitter person Ken.... That's what we do on this have a bit of fun about potentially buying new bikes or not...
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