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Question GSA or HP2e

I'm putting together a plan to ride the two American continents, South to North starting in November 2012. Thing is I have a 1200GS Adv and a HP2 Enduro, but which one to take? The GSA is already sorted with Panniers etc; but I'd have to consider a larger fuel tank for the HP2 as well as hard luggage. The soft ones I've already got for it won't be so secure.

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Heart says HP2 but the GSA would probably be more practical.
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i've an 1150gsa, it's a lump but great fun and you can strap lots of holiday gear to it.
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I think it depends totally on how you want to ride the trip!

The two bikes are two different animals - on the HP2 I'd be wearing motocrossy/travel gear and soft luggage and travelling very light and fast on all the backroads, whereas on the GSA I'd be into touring gear and a little luxury, big tent and travelling much slower.

up to you - how do you envision your trip?

btw on the HP2 - forget the big fuel tank unless you can find the perfect one really cheap - strap spare plastic fuel cans on (securely!) and use when needed only. You'll only really need it in parts of Bolivia, plus the occasional long stretch - but it's easier to carry spare fuel when needed than spending a grand or more on a larger tank and cursing the weight bulk and cost.

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