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    [–] New bike day! Feels good to rip out those L plates! Hates_ 1 points ago in MotoUK

    Nice. Would had loved to have had something like the 701 as my first bike.

    [–] Difference between R1200 GS and GSA Hates_ 1 points ago in MotoUK

    Same power. Active suspension will depend on the trim level of the bike, the TE on either will have dynamic ESA.

    [–] Difference between R1200 GS and GSA Hates_ 3 points ago in MotoUK

    Main ones are the adventure has bit more suspension travel, so the seat is a bit higher as a consequence and the bars are meant to be a bit wider (the BMW dealership disputed this when I got my GS but the data sheet says it's wider). Fog lights, crash bars and rear pannier racks come as standard on the GSA as well. Apart from that, and the tank size you already mentioned, it's pretty much exactly the same bike.

    [–] Mirrors or no mirrors? Hates_ 1 points ago in MotoUK

    My KTM had no mirrors when I picked it up. One of the Worst 100 mile rides I had ever had. Nearly impossible to tell how/where cars were when attempting to overtake on the motorway. I’d do a shoulder check to see but you couldn’t gauge whether a car was steady or catching up quick. Not to mention such extreme shoulder checks to look far behind meant having to take your eye off what’s in front for longer than I felt comfortable with.

    [–] First Ride Out Hates_ 4 points ago in MotoUK

    Nice. From the sound of the other comments we have quite a few MotoUKers down in Kent.

    [–] Motorbike off road experience / Days? Hates_ 2 points ago in MotoUK

    You can either use your own bike or they have some loan ones. I hired a R1200GS air cooled for the day.

    [–] Motorbike off road experience / Days? Hates_ 1 points ago in MotoUK

    I did a one on one training day at https://www.adventurebiketraining.co.uk

    Highly recommend it if you want to get into off road riding on large adventure bikes. First half of the day was spent learning the basics of balance and slow speed techniques and then the second half blasting round green lanes.

    [–] Dream destination Hates_ 7 points ago in CasualUK

    No pancakes for you!

    [–] Dream destination Hates_ 10 points ago in CasualUK

    Representing!

    [–] MCN London deals Hates_ 1 points ago in MotoUK

    That looks like a fun day out! Definitely added to my calendar.

    [–] Any reason not to run road tyres on a supermoto? Hates_ 1 points ago in supermoto

    The ContiAttacks have great reviews but not much is said about how they perform in the wet. So while the PR4s have decent wet reviews, I'm worried they wont work to well on the 690 if they never get up to temp.

    [–] Any reason not to run road tyres on a supermoto? Hates_ 1 points ago in supermoto

    How did you find them on the road in the wet?

    [–] Any reason not to run road tyres on a supermoto? Hates_ 3 points ago in supermoto

    Ahh. I'm not a small guy myself and will almost always have a backpack of stuff with me. So that definitely adds to the weight.

    [–] Bikers caught at 155 (BBC News) Hates_ 2 points ago in motorcycles

    They are set up with blue lights.

    [–] Bikers caught at 155 (BBC News) Hates_ 1 points ago in motorcycles

    How much could an S1000RR dust a police VFR1200 on a public road?

    [–] Thames river and Dartford bridge Hates_ 2 points ago in london

    Beckton is too far to be able to see the bridge from. I used to live in Gallions reach right on the river in the block with exactly the same looking balconies.