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05/15/17 at 06:33:21
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Owned it for a few weeks now.

I am in love!
Around 510km on a full tank, capable of sustained 160kph cruise (althoguh it won't get 500km to the tank then I suspect) More storage space than you can poke a stick at, impeccible road manners etc etc.

Buy a bike for dirt road touring and discover it is the best tourer you have ever owned, on dirt or tarmac!

Who knew?
  

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Reply #1 - 05/15/17 at 17:22:28
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The GS series bikes have been known to be the best of both, off road, on road bikes since they came onto the motorcycle scene , back in the early '80's.

The oilhead bikes may not have the character of the airheads, but they are great bikes, if this type appeals to you .

I got my '02 R1150R in August, 2002, best choice in bikes I've made .

I just turned 63,000 miles, 103,000 km, and nothing more than routine maintenance in just under 15 years, and daily commuting use .
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Reply #2 - 05/16/17 at 02:43:36
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Bob_Roller wrote on 05/15/17 at 17:22:28:
The GS series bikes have been known to be the best of both, off road, on road bikes since they came onto the motorcycle scene , back in the early '80's.

The oilhead bikes may not have the character of the airheads, but they are great bikes, if this type appeals to you .


I actually went looking for an R80 or R100 GS - secretly I wanted a "Bumblebee" but I have left my run too late as they have passed into "desireable collection target" territory. I could easily buy two 1100/1150 GS bikes for the same money that R80/100 GS's that are worth having are changing hands for. I paid a small premium to get the GSA and am glad I did.

The husband of the local Post mistress has a (I think) 1100RS, he has owned it from new and it has done less than 4000km as he has a bad back problem. I'd like that, but it isn't currently for sale.
  

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Reply #3 - 05/16/17 at 10:10:51
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Tony Smith wrote on 05/16/17 at 02:43:36:
I actually went looking for an R80 or R100 GS - secretly I wanted a "Bumblebee" but I have left my run too late as they have passed into "desireable collection target" territory


This little beauty showed up as I was catching a cold one on the porch at the Texas Motorcycle Museum in Vanderpool a couple of weekends back...
My 1st experience seeing one and the couple had ridden down from Dallas. Very nice....
  

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A thing of beauty.

The PD model has the same colour scheme but adds the "industrial" chic of extra front bar work and more angular instrument binnacle/fairing.
  

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Reply #5 - 05/20/17 at 19:52:21
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Tony, what is the cost of fuel in your area, per liter, gallon, etc ??
  

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Reply #6 - 05/23/17 at 06:07:13
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Bob_Roller wrote on 05/20/17 at 19:52:21:
Tony, what is the cost of fuel in your area, per liter, gallon, etc ??


I filled up today $1.38 per litre for 94 Octane

  

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I'll get some indicative prices for you as I think the little gas station in our suburb charges a bit extra for the convenience factor.

Take it back, they are cheapish.

According to the fuelwatch website
91 - 1.44
94 - 1.48
98 - 1.56
Diesel - 1.44
  

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Reply #8 - 05/23/17 at 06:19:00
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Tony Smith wrote on 05/23/17 at 06:07:13:
Bob_Roller wrote on 05/20/17 at 19:52:21:
Tony, what is the cost of fuel in your area, per liter, gallon, etc ??


I filled up today $1.38 per litre for 94 Octane


That's Australian dollars I assume Tony?

Google tells me that is $1.03 USD or 0.80 GBP
I'm currently paying 1.12 GBP or ($1.45 USD / $1.94 AUD) in the UK.

Might have to pop down to Oz for my next fill-up.
  

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Reply #9 - 05/23/17 at 09:40:56
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That comes out to be $5.22/Gal. Aus. or $4.18/Gal. US.....My last fill up this weekend with 93 octane was $2.25/Gal. Right now we can get 87 for $1.99/ Gal.

I'm sure that will change soon now that we have sold $100 Billion in arms to the Saudis.....
  

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Reply #10 - 05/23/17 at 16:50:20
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AJB wrote on 05/23/17 at 06:19:00:

That's Australian dollars I assume Tony?

Might have to pop down to Oz for my next fill-up.


$AUD are the only ones in my wallet or bank account Smiley

I don't mind the cost of fuel too much, the only vehicle we have that really drinks it is our old 4WD, it costs about  $100 to fill and that only takes it about 500km.

The GSA really only got a mention because when it fills up, it is a big gulp.

  

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