Author R1250GS <=> CrossTourer  (Read 3278 times)

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    R1250GS <=> CrossTourer
    on: May 30, 2023, 12.38 pm
    May 30, 2023, 12.38 pm
    For sale: BMW R1250GS Rallye TE.

    This is the sensible height model and NOT the silly tall Adventure spec.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/o8ooaqnenjuqv1f/AADU-AnIAswkvX3nwcXnvAzia?dl=0

    This bike has the factory fitted 'Milled Parts' option which alone is the best part of £2k and with a few other minor mods is utterly brilliant. It also has the full luggage set.

    However, for a number of reasons (mainly as I like and used to work for Honda) I intend to switch to a CrossTourer. I am open to some sort of part exchange, but being realistic there will be some additional money involved, so please don't misunderstand and think I am offering a straight swap.

    I am looking to change this for a CrossTourer Highlander DCT.

    Anyone interested in moving from the VFR to a GS, call me. Well, reply on here anyway.  :002:

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    Re: R1250GS <=> CrossTourer
    Reply #1 on: Sep 13, 2023, 02.26 pm
    Sep 13, 2023, 02.26 pm
    No longer looking as CrossTourer found and exchange agreed.

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    Re: R1250GS <=> CrossTourer
    Reply #2 on: Sep 14, 2023, 11.22 am
    Sep 14, 2023, 11.22 am
    A wise choice.  I too made the swap from a GS 1200 to the CT and don't regret it overall.  There are some things that the GS had the edge on such as ride and handling, and seat comfort.  But the inherent unrelaibility and ridiculous cost of the GS made it unviable.  The CT is a Japanese GS in my view only with a way better engine and the benefit of DCT.  It lugs people and things around witrh just as much  capability and the likelihood of being left stranded by the roadside is way less than with a GS.

     I just wish I could get the wind management sorted as well as I did on the GS!


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    Re: R1250GS <=> CrossTourer
    Reply #3 on: Sep 14, 2023, 12.35 pm
    Sep 14, 2023, 12.35 pm
    Despite the GS actually being a better bike in so many ways, there are several reasons for the swap:-
      I also love the CrossTourer. Always have.
      I used to work for Honda and I am confident in and comfortable with their products.
      I already have a VFR1200F so familiarity with the model and similarity of parts etc will be useful.
      DCT means I can still ride even with the occasional problems with my left foot.
      BMW are more intrusive into the owning experience. They decide it needs a(n unnecessary) service and that gets splattered all over the otherwise excellent dash until you pay through the nose for a dealer to do what I am more than qualified to do.
    My intention is to address as many of the CrossTourer's shortcomings as it is worthwhile to do. That'll make it my second VFR1200 special.  :001:

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    Re: R1250GS <=> CrossTourer
    Reply #4 on: Sep 14, 2023, 12.41 pm
    Sep 14, 2023, 12.41 pm
    Much the same reasons as myself, including the gammy left ankle!