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Photo by Josephine Flohr, Elephant at Camp, Namibia

I haven't been everywhere...
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Elephant at Camp, Namibia



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First ride on my R1200GS with a Volvo surprise

There is a new bike in the Motormobilist stable, a BMW R1200GS and here is the video of the delivery of the bike and the first ride, with an unexpected Volvo surprise.


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Great bike ... never seen before! ;-) Have fun.
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What are you going to do with the 850 Jan? Keep it as a spare or sell it?
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What are you going to do with the 850 Jan? Keep it as a spare or sell it?
I keep it as a spare. I don't get a lot of money for it when I sell it. It is a good bike so I rather keep it.

Also, one of my friends his bike (a very old Enfield India) is not ridable at the moment so he can use the 850 when we go touring.
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I have a 2007 R1200GS which has a GSA tank, screen and fittings etc.

It is my '2-up' travel bike. I am a BMW technician and this is the one I chose to keep for this purpose.

It is reliable and dependable and handles a pillion and luggage very well. No fancy electronic suspension or gimmicks to go wrong. And very easy for a DIY mechanic to service and take care of.
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