Thread: My new ride
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Axiom2222 View Post
After my bout with Rheumatoid Arthritis and the heart attack this past spring I was just about ready to give up riding motorcycles. Motorcycles have been a big part of my life for over 50 years and I was really in the dumps about it. The miracles of modern medicine had all but relieved the pain and by June I was able to ride again. However I was finding the R 1200 RT to be a hand full. While there are certainly bigger machines to be had she was 700 pounds and a bit top heavy, I had lost some confidence.

Last July I had it in for service at the dealership and saw the new BMW F800-GT sitting on the floor. It was calling my name after a short test ride it came home instead of the RT. It is so much lighter and easier to handle and I am sure it will give me a few more years of riding before father time says “hey enough is enough”.

Very nice! Congrats! Doesn't that bike have traction control and ABS, too?
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