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post #1 of 31 Old 01-21-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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rode my neighbors new BMW Adventure today

Took my neighbors brand new BMW adventure for a ride today. I love the heated grips and the way the fairing blocks all the wind from hitting your legs. Didn't like the weight of it or the cost, 23k. We are going to do a week long ride this summer in colordao. I will post more comparisons and pics when we are done.

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post #2 of 31 Old 01-27-2012, 02:05 PM
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$23 grand!!!
That would buy five (that's right, 5) 2009 KLRs like mine, and enough left over to by farkles for all five.
Must be a real nice bike!
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23 grand is a good price for a new one. They can get to 30 quick with the right aftermarket goodies.


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That's why I shopped long and hard for my 2005 BMW R1200GS.. I found it extremely well farkled, with only 8K miles, for $10,000.. Yeah, it's a lot of cash, but I had sold my 08' GoldWing and had cash burning a hole in my pocket.
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23 grand is a good price for a new one. They can get to 30 quick with the right aftermarket goodies.
It is fully loaded and has the aluminum bags and GPS. I will post a pic of his and mine together next week.

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post #6 of 31 Old 01-28-2012, 08:28 PM
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post #7 of 31 Old 01-29-2012, 08:58 PM
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I'm sure they are wonderful and glorious and perfect and all that (though, for that kinda bike, I like the Tiger better) but I can't imagine 'adventure' riding on something that heavy.
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post #8 of 31 Old 01-29-2012, 09:19 PM
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Understood, Smokey.. You just ride the bike within it's capabilities. I know I could ride my old race prepped KDX200 through the woods a heck of a lot faster than I can on my KLR or my R1200GS, but just as every bike out there, you have to live with the compromise.

I rode over 200 miles of gravel last summer over 2 days in Manitoba and Minnesota.. Some was very soft, and that was loaded down with a week's worth of clothes, cooking and camping gear.
I had a blast in it, and was riding anywhere from 25 to 85 mph..

Could I have ridden it faster on a lighter bike? Yeah, but I don't think I would have had any more fun, and I would never have been able to ride 3000 miles in complete comfort that week..

Just had to ride within the bikes capabilities.

The following photo shows my front tire in Minnesota and my rear tire in Manitoba..

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It is fully loaded and has the aluminum bags and GPS...
And all this time I have been using a milk crate and AAA map.
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post #10 of 31 Old 02-02-2012, 09:03 PM
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I like mine for the $

I think mine is just as good!
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