Sunday, 5 June 2016

BMW R1200 GS Adventure - Fresh from the oven.

Pick up my new R1200 GS Adventure Standard from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie on 7th May 2016 after about 1 month of waiting. Sold my C600 Sport Scooter after three and a half years of using it.

Finally I'm back on full bike, the Scooter was bought in 2012 for commuting, however after using it for a few days realize that as a scooter it is too heavy for daily commute and ended purchasing another smaller scooter for that. 

The BMW C600 Sport is 250 Kilograms in weight, heavier that an R1200 GS, this new GSA is slightly more weight that it.

Back to the GSA, pick it up from the showroom, after arriving from my outstation trip, the bike was there for few days waiting for my pick up.



The side pannier was nil stock, so ended with the top box during delivery. Took another 2 weeks for the side cases to be made available.



Few of my riding buddies, drop by and we stop by the nearest mamak shop at the back of the closed Victory Motorcycle showroom.



LED Headlights, and all the whistle that comes with it.



Intimidating at first due to its large size and heavier weight.



Lots of training needed to get use to and as usual new gears needed as an excuse.



That's the only thing Auto Bavaria gave, no helmet or jacket.. as usual. This is the second BMW Bike I bought from them.



Forced myself to commute on it, to make sure I can handle it in heavy traffic, initially with no side panniers.



Once the pannier available I use it all the time, otherwise you will never get use to it. The handle bars is 36" wide and panniers 39" fro end to end. So it's about 1.5 inches extra from the handle bars each side.

That is, for starters... been riding it for 1 month now and still a lot to get use to.

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