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Offline Mikey   gb

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Hello
on: October 11, 2019, 11:34:19 am
October 11, 2019, 11:34:19 am
Just signed up so greetings from  S. Wales

Bikeless at the moment, p/exd my 1200GSA for a 950s and the dealer asked for my bike ASAP. MS will be in my hands tomorrow and I can't wait.  :046: :046: :046:

First ever Duke I've been mainly a kwacker and BMW man up until now. Decided I wanted something smaller and lighter.

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Re: Hello
Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 04:14:45 pm
October 11, 2019, 04:14:45 pm
Hi, and welcome to the forum, Mikey. Enjoy the new ride.....far more character and soul than Bavarian machinery 😅

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 05:08:47 pm
    October 11, 2019, 05:08:47 pm
    Hi Mikey  :400: to the forum  :305:

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #3 on: October 12, 2019, 11:54:24 am
    October 12, 2019, 11:54:24 am
    I'd say the 1200GS/A has plenty of character - cracks pops burbles, shaking the bike side to side at tickover and IMO a better bike for two up riding with more torque and a more "you-don't-even-know your-pillion-is-there" chassis / suspension set-up..  Don't get me wrong I prefer my Mutley, but the GS is a great Bike but like many BMWs seems to have an image problem......and there's loads of them around.......probably because they are good?  I have ridden a couple as well as the R1200 & 1250RS and I will certainly give the GS serious consideration for my next bike, alongside the 950S. 

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 01:56:21 pm
    October 12, 2019, 01:56:21 pm
    *Originally Posted by ducati_al [+]
    I'd say the 1200GS/A has plenty of character - cracks pops burbles, shaking the bike side to side at tickover and IMO a better bike for two up riding with more torque and a more "you-don't-even-know your-pillion-is-there" chassis / suspension set-up..  Don't get me wrong I prefer my Mutley, but the GS is a great Bike but like many BMWs seems to have an image problem......and there's loads of them around.......probably because they are good?  I have ridden a couple as well as the R1200 & 1250RS and I will certainly give the GS serious consideration for my next bike, alongside the 950S.
    I've had one 1150GS, two 1200GS and three GSA's and agree with everything you say. I've gone for something lighter with almost the same bhp as my last GSA. I also feel that everybody should own a Ducati at least once. My daughter has a MS 1250, my granddaughter a Desert Sled and my SIL a 1190 panigali and they love them. My daughter only had the 1250 because the 950 is too tall!! 
    I'm sure the 950s will manage a bit of two up touring.

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #5 on: October 13, 2019, 06:05:54 pm
    October 13, 2019, 06:05:54 pm
    Hi and welcome Mikey. I too recently switched from the 1200GS. I've done almost 1,500 miles so far and loving it.

    It's very different to the GS and I am enjoying using the revs more than idly surfing the torque and being lazy with gears. The handling is in a different league though. That and the sound are both addictive.

    Have fun.

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #6 on: October 13, 2019, 07:16:23 pm
    October 13, 2019, 07:16:23 pm
    The 950 Mutley is fine two up - although the rear suspension is a weak point, depending on your weight.  I am 100kg (geared up) and recently found the rear suspension rebound damping is unable to manage properly with my weight, as confirmed by a suspension specialist.  It's far from the end of the world, as on many bikes the standard suspension can be inadequate.  Just bear in mind that two up touring would be better with a revised rear shock with spring weight and valving to suit.  I am considering Hagon and Nitron options currently.

     


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