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  • Offline vmfpg

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    Good by skinny, hello fat girl
    on: Dec 15, 2020, 03.45 pm
    Dec 15, 2020, 03.45 pm
    Well, after 4 years with my "skinny" CT I finally decided to move on to the "fat" GS...
    Don't get me wrong; I really think the CT is a wonderful bike and I enjoyed every trip I made with it, but, as I use the bike daily, in town and all kind of roads, I got fed up with that "on/off" accelerator in low gears and with that crap suspension. I'm sure that what I'm going to miss the most will be that phenomenal engine...
    As I'm not getting younger and after more than 30 years with Honda, I decided it is time to go for the new GS 1250 ADV. I still remember when I used to say: "Oh, the GS is for old guys", "only for pilots, lawyers and doctors", etc, etc... Well, I'm almost old so I jump into it.
    Anyway, I'm sure I'm going to enjoy this new GS with all those gismos, bells and whistles, the lovely suspensions and now, that it has more torque, it will probably remind me more of my CT  :006:
    I enjoyed coming here to this forum, "listen" to everything you guys had to say and learn a lot with you. I hope you'll keep enjoying your motorbikes, no matter which one it is. The important thing is to enjoy riding and keep you and the rest safe.

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    Re: Good by skinny, hello fat girl
    Reply #1 on: Dec 16, 2020, 07.26 am
    Dec 16, 2020, 07.26 am
    It may come to us all, lol (like we used to say about a Harley)

    Good luck, enjoy and ride on.  :031:

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    Re: Good by skinny, hello fat girl
    Reply #2 on: Dec 16, 2020, 08.12 pm
    Dec 16, 2020, 08.12 pm


    *Originally Posted by vmfpg [+]
    Anyway, I'm sure I'm going to enjoy this new GS with all those gismos, bells and whistles, the lovely suspensions and now, that it has more torque, it will probably remind me more of my CT.
    The torque is given by the displacement and CT and GS has the same.

    Good luck and enjoy your new bike!

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    Re: Good by skinny, hello fat girl
    Reply #3 on: Dec 21, 2020, 07.46 pm
    Dec 21, 2020, 07.46 pm
    No shame in the BMW of course except what others may impose due to small mindedness. The GS is refined over 30+ years now and with the amount of HP and torque on tap is no slow poke. Especially the newest 1250s.

    I've owned several and the boxer engine is the real star of the show, just as the V4 is in the CT. Many miles of good riding to you sir!

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    Re: Good by skinny, hello fat girl
    Reply #4 on: Dec 22, 2020, 08.12 am
    Dec 22, 2020, 08.12 am
    If things were a little more stable I think I’d be making the same move and probably will when situation allows.
    Very nearly bought a GS over my current CT. only my wife not being comfortable on it stopped the BMW from moving into my garage.
    The only negative I found on the test rides were roll on acceleration was way slower than the CT. would imagine that’s sorted with the 1250.

    Enjoy the new ride.

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    Re: Good by skinny, hello fat girl
    Reply #5 on: Feb 05, 2021, 06.27 pm
    Feb 05, 2021, 06.27 pm
    *Originally Posted by oskar [+]
    The torque is given by the displacement and CT and GS has the same.

    Good luck and enjoy your new bike!

    Yes.

    My mate has a 2007 1200GSA and we are pretty much neck and neck on roll ons and in some cases initially it looks like he’s going to pull away but he can’t. It’s only as the revs start to start to climb , especially as he’s approaching the red line , that I really pull away thanks to the bhp advantage.

    Stick it in sports auto though at say 40mph and he’s left floundering in my wake . I  ERS much doubt I could do the same to an LC shift cam .

    Enjoy !
    Last Edit: Feb 05, 2021, 06.31 pm by Rushy

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    Re: Good by skinny, hello fat girl
    Reply #6 on: Feb 06, 2021, 06.27 am
    Feb 06, 2021, 06.27 am
    Don't let the world of motorcycle forums sway your opinion, I had a BMW GSA and loved it, sometimes I question why I made the change. To each their own. It's usually those who've never owned a BMW that critique them the most. Enjoy, change is good for the soul, and never forget who's soul it is you are in control of.