Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Quinton, VA, USA
The other end of the scale
I had been regularly riding a 2007 GT, along w/ a 2008 S. Flew out to Denver to pick up 2008 GS Adventure. Riding back in SW Kansas, bags & top box, BIG headwind & pulled out to pass 18 wheeler starting at 60mph.
Used 6th gear roll-on, just like on the GT. Full throttle, but still going same speed! Yes, it slowly accelerated, but that sure reminded me that the GT is an entirely different animal.
On the other hand, the GS does relax me more. Slow bikes do that.
As to headwind - the prevailing winds are supposed to be west to east in the US. Except for the 3 days riding east to Virginia - SE to NW the entire time.
2008 GS Adventure
Keeps me off the streets
Keeps BMW in the black