Bought this while recovering from hip surgery. 2020 model with only 3,752kms. Previous owner added Wilbers suspension F&R plus lots of other bits and pieces from SW-Motech and Wunderlich and then decided he wanted the 1250GS after all. I've been looking for a replacement for my 1999 1150GS and was considering the Moto Guzzi V85. Although I love the look of the V85 I just figured on the open road it would lack a bit of power where the R nine T has plenty.
Thanks PB. I've always longed for a Guzzi since I first saw a SP1000. If I had more money and room I'd have one but I'm limited to 2 and very happy with the SG and the R nine T.
Look out Danny, he's coming for ya 😉
Well decided to have a little look down this track today....ran out of grip after riding thru a muddy section quickly followed by running out of talent when it started to steer like a Woolies shopping trolley...
would luv to get a couple of smaller dirtbikes, as i feel the likes of 1200's too big & heavy for us...maybe DR650 & 250 after coming across youtube vids of Mary Valley Dirtbike Riders blatting round local beautiful & vast Cooloola bushland / beaches & that in all these years, only just realising we'v seen fk all riding blacktop....anyways plenty of those tracks for you to explore...just a little envious!
Aside from my 5 Harleys, I am really into ADV bikes and have spent so far, before being rudely interupted by the chinese virus, several years riding around the world. In the downtime I have been building a Triumph Tiger with all the bells and whistles for our next major trip. In addition I have an RMZ450 that keeps my inner MX child in check and a few get around scooters that I use to go to the gym/shops etc.
I hear you evo, yes the 1200 is a big bugger but if i had a more suited set of tires wouldn't have had a issue at all. This is the compromise with these adventure bikes as i need to get it to some of the more preferred off-road destinations via the tar. No use wearing the knobby tire out on the road to get to the dirt bit with no tire left. They are truely amazing on a firetrail or backroads dirt road even with a road biased tire, just dont get caught in the wet clay conditions because your going to fall off regardless how cautious you are.
the bike looks great (more so upright) & a wonderful backdrop to boot..