Urban G/S

Tell us about your bike and show us photos

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
P-K
Site Admin/Club Member
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:33 pm
Country of Residence: England
Location: Darlington, Co. Durham

Urban G/S

Postby P-K » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:54 pm

My new bike, on the Stang Forrest between Teesdale and Swaledale
20170912s.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Phil,
''93 R100GSPD : '17 R9T Urban G/S : '12 R1200R
Site Administrator, Assistant Webmaster and Official Club Tweeter @BMRidersClub

User avatar
Galactic Greyhound
Moderator/Club Member
Posts: 7640
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:26 pm
Country of Residence: Scotland
Location: Dumfries

Re: Urban G/S

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:14 pm

How does it compare with your previous R1200GS Phil?
Ced.

R1100RT 1996.
Sent by Boson Quantum Transmission from the Starship 'Galahad'.
http://www.researchgate.net/publication ... ing_bosons" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - It works!

User avatar
P-K
Site Admin/Club Member
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:33 pm
Country of Residence: England
Location: Darlington, Co. Durham

Re: Urban G/S

Postby P-K » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:14 am

How does it compare with your previous R1200GS Phil?
Lower, Lighter, more nimble for starters.

Only done 200 miles on it so far, but it feels a bit lower geared, so when run in, probably less top speed, but more low down poke (which will suit me)
Seat is on the hard side, so a 3rd party seat (at some point) might be aquired.

My 1200GS was always a handful when at car park speeds. Very top heavy. I only have 29" legs. The Urban G/S is much more manageable.
Phil,
''93 R100GSPD : '17 R9T Urban G/S : '12 R1200R
Site Administrator, Assistant Webmaster and Official Club Tweeter @BMRidersClub

User avatar
george baker
Moderator/Club Member
Posts: 6231
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:51 am
Country of Residence: uk
Location: Manchester,UK

Re: Urban G/S

Postby george baker » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:48 am

Hi Phil
that looks good
My 1200GS was always a handful when at car park speeds. Very top heavy
I have heard that before, usually after people have sold their GS


George
Member 21, R100R, K75 and a Hyosung 250 FOR SALE

User avatar
Lolo
Moderator/Club Member
Posts: 2996
Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:52 am
Country of Residence: Portugal

Re: Urban G/S

Postby Lolo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:43 am

1200gs are just heavy full stop !!! :lol: :lol: :lol: still fantastic bikes though :grin:

Nice looking bike you've changed to \:D/
Living the dream :sunny:

User avatar
P-K
Site Admin/Club Member
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:33 pm
Country of Residence: England
Location: Darlington, Co. Durham

Re: Urban G/S

Postby P-K » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:27 pm


Nice looking bike you've changed to \:D/
Thanks Lolo
Phil,
''93 R100GSPD : '17 R9T Urban G/S : '12 R1200R
Site Administrator, Assistant Webmaster and Official Club Tweeter @BMRidersClub

User avatar
Ruralman
Club Member 12
Posts: 2529
Joined: Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:02 pm
Country of Residence: Scotland
Location: Stenton, East Lothian

Re: Urban G/S

Postby Ruralman » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:40 pm

Nice bike Phil!
Regards
Keith


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Keith Hillier
Club Chairman
chairman@bmridersclub.com
----------------------------------
2006 R1200GSA
2004 K1200rs

'Live to ride - ride to live'
\:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

User avatar
george baker
Moderator/Club Member
Posts: 6231
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:51 am
Country of Residence: uk
Location: Manchester,UK

Re: Urban G/S

Postby george baker » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:33 pm

hi
yeP nice looking, it kind of Puts me in mind of the old basic or Kalahari 800gs

George
Member 21, R100R, K75 and a Hyosung 250 FOR SALE

User avatar
boxerman
Site Admin/Club Member
Posts: 7142
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:27 pm
Country of Residence: UK
Location: Leicester
Contact:

Re: Urban G/S

Postby boxerman » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:46 pm

Yeah, much as I dislike the modern stuff I have to admit that it actually looks a nice bike.
Phil Hawksley 'The Boxer Man' - aka 'Dangermouse'
Member #1 Much modified R80G/S - a REAL one
Why not join the BM Riders Club @ http://www.bmridersclub.com
http://www.boxerman.co.uk
http://www.bmbikes.co.uk
https://twitter.com/boxermanphil for my Badger videos

User avatar
SteveJ
Forum User
Posts: 187
Joined: Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:35 pm
Location: London

Re: Urban G/S

Postby SteveJ » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:29 pm

That's a fine looking conveyance. Seems like it deals with all the issues that made me sell my 1200GS. Stick with my rough old '83 G/S thou (shall I go clean it?)
Steve Jones
'85 R80 mono
'83 R80G/S

User avatar
george baker
Moderator/Club Member
Posts: 6231
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:51 am
Country of Residence: uk
Location: Manchester,UK

Re: Urban G/S

Postby george baker » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:30 pm

Hi
no Steve don't do that, you will ruin it's "original patina". What didn't you like about the 1200GS?

George
Member 21, R100R, K75 and a Hyosung 250 FOR SALE

User avatar
P-K
Site Admin/Club Member
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:33 pm
Country of Residence: England
Location: Darlington, Co. Durham

Re: Urban G/S

Postby P-K » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:44 pm

Boxerman said - Yeah, much as I dislike the modern stuff I have to admit that it actually looks a nice bike.
It looks even more "retro" from the front.
BMW have captured the look and feel of the small cowl used on the early airhead GSs
20170912ss.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Phil,
''93 R100GSPD : '17 R9T Urban G/S : '12 R1200R
Site Administrator, Assistant Webmaster and Official Club Tweeter @BMRidersClub

User avatar
boxerman
Site Admin/Club Member
Posts: 7142
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:27 pm
Country of Residence: UK
Location: Leicester
Contact:

Re: Urban G/S

Postby boxerman » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:14 pm

It looks good. How does it handle with those tryes?
Phil Hawksley 'The Boxer Man' - aka 'Dangermouse'
Member #1 Much modified R80G/S - a REAL one
Why not join the BM Riders Club @ http://www.bmridersclub.com
http://www.boxerman.co.uk
http://www.bmbikes.co.uk
https://twitter.com/boxermanphil for my Badger videos

User avatar
P-K
Site Admin/Club Member
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:33 pm
Country of Residence: England
Location: Darlington, Co. Durham

Re: Urban G/S

Postby P-K » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:24 am

Boxerman said - It looks good. How does it handle with those tryes?
Not bad really.
BUT - when they are due for replacement, I'll be going for something more road orientated
Phil,
''93 R100GSPD : '17 R9T Urban G/S : '12 R1200R
Site Administrator, Assistant Webmaster and Official Club Tweeter @BMRidersClub


Return to “What's Yours Like?”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest