R1200 GSA to DL 1000? Pros? Cons?
New to Stromtrooper.com and have some questions. Any and all responses will be greatly appreciated.
I/we currently ride a BMW R1200 GSA (2011). We bought it new three years ago and currently have 90K on the clock, most of it two up. Alaska to Guatemala and pretty much every point in between.
My pillion is 4-8 and 90 lbs, I am an even 6-2 and 200 lbs. We love touring, forest service roads, and unimproved dirt...
I am getting increasing dissatisfied with the maint/operational costs of riding my GSA. It is a fabulous bike that has taken us everywhere, but $1000 12K services are killing me, especially since I retired a couple of years ago.
Any other V Strom riders two up who've gone from BMW to Suzuki
Am I "trading down" to purchase a V Strom? RE: shaft drive, more amperage, horsepower, mpg, wind protection, etc, etc. What are your thoughts?
The GSA is superb for long distance touring with its electronic suspension adjustment, ABS brakes, pillion comfort.. How does the big V Strom stack up?
How often are services performed?
Many thanks for your responses. I've always liked the looks and the fact that there are lots of aftermarket off pavement goodies to add to this bike-just like BMW, LOL.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts...