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Old 22nd December 2016, 11:43   #106
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After an year and more updating what next after Triumph Tiger, its BMW R1200GS. The current odo is 11K kms.

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After an year and more updating what next after Triumph Tiger, its BMW R1200GS. The current odo is 11K kms.
Congratulations.

GS is the ultimate dream machine for all those who think adventure bikes. Hope you'll start a new dedicated thread for the GS.

Also looking forward to your impressions of the GS as compared to the Explorer.
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Congratulations.

GS is the ultimate dream machine for all those who think adventure bikes.
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It's been 13 month with GS, already on 2k+ rode in temp ranging from 19 to 2 degree with all sort of roads from moon crater to super smooth cement roads.

Will try and put a comparative version for both as have done same route with both bike.

One thing that I can say is one was too aggressive( Tiger Explore) while other is complete relaxed (GS) as riding machine.

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After an year and more updating what next after Triumph Tiger, its BMW R1200GS. The current odo is 11K kms.
Congratulations on the GS 1200. Look forward to seeing more posts with the "rubber cow" on the roads.

Best Regards & Ride Safe

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It's been 13 month with GS, already on 2k+ rode in temp ranging from 19 to 2 degree with all sort of roads from moon crater to super smooth cement roads.

Will try and put a comparative version for both as have done same route with both bike.

One thing that I can say is one was too aggressive( Tiger Explore) while other is complete relaxed (GS) as riding machine.

-Pramod
Hello pramod sir, I had the pleasure to share a photograph with you at the "Friendship Day ride" last year. Your tiger stood miles above the usual harley and generic superbike crowd and turned more heads than every other bike combined

Sad to see the only Explorer in town go, but stoked to see it being replaced by the GS
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Congratulations on the GS 1200. Look forward to seeing more posts with the "rubber cow" on the roads.



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Thanks, right now on a 2k kms, planning my return journey starting Tuesday. It's been 12k+ ride of pure pleasure ! I find it more balanced and road neutral than tiger !

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Congrats on the Ultimate Riding Machine Pramod. Waiting for a detailed ownership review and pics I guess this is the 2nd R1200 on the forum, right?
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Sad to see the only Explorer in town go, but stoked to see it being replaced by the GS
I believe it's same with the GS, as far as I know it's the only one in the town again ! Would love to meet again.

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Congrats on the Ultimate Riding Machine Pramod. Waiting for a detailed ownership review and pics I guess this is the 2nd R1200 on the forum, right?
You bet, it's more fun to ride than any other bike I had before. Will try and put a detailed report from buying to ride home from Mumbai to all other kms.

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Congrats on getting the new GS.
You have rightly put it- the Explorer or Multistrada sure are more aggressive mounts while the GS is a relaxed ride.

Ride safe and wish you many many miles of happy biking
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Congrats on getting the new GS.

You have rightly put it- the Explorer or Multistrada sure are more aggressive mounts while the GS is a relaxed ride.



Ride safe and wish you many many miles of happy biking

Thanks Haroon.
Back from 2200kms of ride in temp ranging from 2 to 30 degree in complete fog to clear day ride.
Dropped the bike twice at Zero speed! Nothing happens to bike and me, the design and bike is made tough ! Still learning to handle this big bike in very difficult and treacherous situation. Glad I walked to bike with peoples help on very similar situation rather than trying again after 2 fall.
A very satisfying ride indeed.

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I am looking for Front: 120/70 R19 Rear: 170/60 R 17 tire for my GS, these are different than the older air-cooled one and Explorer one. Have not been able to find these anywhere till now, any help/reference would be very much appreciated.

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I am looking for Front: 120/70 R19 Rear: 170/60 R 17 tire for my GS, these are different than the older air-cooled one and Explorer one. Have not been able to find these anywhere till now, any help/reference would be very much appreciated.

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ADV tourer tires are always a problem in India. Have you checked with Bachoo. I recently came across a FB post about Heidenau Tires India. Not sure what sizes they carry. The contact given is Vivek. Mob +91 90043 99900
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ADV tourer tires are always a problem in India. Have you checked with Bachoo. I recently came across a FB post about Heidenau Tires India. Not sure what sizes they carry. The contact given is Vivek. Mob +91 90043 99900
Thanks Haroon will connect with Vivek.

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Look forward to seeing more posts with the "rubber cow" on the roads.
Interesting. Just noticed this phrase and was wondering what you meant by it. Then google led me to this -

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Comes indeed from the German "Gummikuh" (which sounds a lot better pronounced goo-mi-kooh, but with slightly shorter oo's). It wasn't given to our bikes as a reference to their extreme comfort, or to describe an oscillation on long sweepers. The term "Kuh" was bestowed upon our bikes by a famous German motorcycle journalist somewhere in the third quarter of the previous century, who had immediately noticed the pinion drive effect and commented that the bike behaved like a cow. Cows, as some of you may well know, raise their hindquarters first when they decide to stand up and go for a walk, exactly like our bikes do when you open the throttle. The same effect makes the rear end squat when you close the throttle.
And when you do that in a turn, the bike suddenly feels as if it's made from rubber or is hinged in the middle. It may have to do with frame stiffness. Hence the term "rubber cow".
Makes me wonder whether this is a positive attribute or a negative one, as the feeling described above seems to be quite opposite to what we experience on other bikes.
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The contact given is Vivek. Mob +91 90043 99900

Thanks Haroon, Vivek deals with K60 Scout tire and imports them from Germany. Will be getting these OEM spec tire by March 1st week.

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