The GSA is, fairly subjectively, my favourite as a consequence of its arrange (skip to DETAILS in the event you wanna go quick). It’s a totality of the components working collectively.
For perspective, I cherished the 2007, however it did have some distinctive points which precipitated us to half methods someplace round 50,000 miles. I would attempt one other Hexhead or Camhead with no worries.
Having a number of bikes within the barn, I went with out a BMW for a short time. Then I changed the 2007 with an excellent pal’s 2002 1150GS. What a superb bike – I actually cherished that bike! Offered it as a consequence of psychological sickness I feel, one thing about making an attempt out lighter twin sports activities for some time. Do not get me mistaken, the twin sports activities have been superior and the adventures have been nice, however I felt restricted and I missed my Oilhead.
I used to be casually trying round for one more Oilhead when I discovered the 2002 GSA. It was a motorbike I had dreamed of for a few years, so I picked it up with out hesitation.
DETAILS: Here is the arrange that makes it my favourite: Clean, clean suspension, presumably as a consequence of that additional stroke size (sitting on virtually new OEM GSA shocks). A plus 0.5″ Sargent seat offers nice ergonomics for me – comfortable knees, comfortable bum. I actually just like the enduro transmission (very subjective, I am like a doting father). The bigger tank does certainly present higher wind administration (I’m not delicate per se, however at freeway speeds it makes a distinction). The Handguard extenders from TT additionally assist with wind administration and the now unobtainium Cee Bailey display screen is the cherry on high (I additionally actually like CalSci as seen on earlier ’02). Lastly, tiny element, the dual 45L panniers on the slender TT racks are actually kool! I can pack all the things I’ll by no means want 🙂
Just one draw back: I’m 5’7″ and he or she is t-a-l-l. I really feel somewhat like I am again within the woods of my youth using my dad’s ol’ two-stroke. No large deal, and I at all times ran earlier GS seats in highest slot with out strong footing. I simply do the Capt. Morgan at stops and stick with it.