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BMW 1200 GS vS Yamaha Fazer 1000


Which BEST for touring and reliable ?  

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  1. 1. Which BEST for touring and reliable ?

    • BMW 1200 GS
      44
    • Yamaha Fazer 1000 '09
      27


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Hi to all my bros out there, :angel:

 

1. Would like u guys to help me out wif this 2 bike wic I intend to grab after getting my class 2 later on.

 

2. Wic of this bike is reliable 4 touring to our neighbouring countries to malaysia,thailand and the rest. :thumb:

 

3. Comments n critics are welcome as I wud wan to noe more feedback regarding this 2 ride. :cool:

 

4. Owners of GS and Fazer, I appriciate if u could gime advice on the maitenance, servicing, fuel consumption, performance.

 

Tks alot. :cheers:

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1 is a enduro bike, shaft driven..

 

1 is a street bike, chain driven..

 

many have done touring up north with both of the bikes you mentioned.

 

now whether it will be reliable or not, will much depend on your maintenance done on the bike.

 

you could pop over to the BMW thread or fazer threads in the forum to know more.

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1 is a enduro bike, shaft driven..

 

1 is a street bike, chain driven..

 

many have done touring up north with both of the bikes you mentioned.

 

now whether it will be reliable or not, will much depend on your maintenance done on the bike.

 

you could pop over to the BMW thread or fazer threads in the forum to know more.

 

Yeah bro, I noe BMW is shaft driven n Fazer is chain but I am juz worried if I get a BM can it still be serviced at our neighbouring countries unlike Fazer?

 

I tried luk for thread that got sting to do wif BM or Fazer but I coulnt found it thats y i open up this thread mah :p

 

As this 2 bike I wud wan to go for touring purposes as I got a transport bike alreadi mah get wat I mean ? :angel:

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Whats ur budget anyway? there's 2 more option for u to consider..

 

Yamaha Super Tenere 1200

Ducati MultiStrada 1200

 

Bro,

 

Tks for the 2 bike recommendation, tat Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 luk abit like KTM ADVENTURE uh , I mean its oulook hehehe.... :thumb:

 

Btw my budget is ard 5k-10k..... :cool:

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5-10k refer to ur downpayment or the total cost u want to buy the bike?

fazer can only get gen1 FZ1...

5-10k is only ur downpayment for GS

btw u cant compare both bike....

some fazer riders change their bikes to GS, but never heard of GS riders changing to fazer

haha

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Yeah bro, I noe BMW is shaft driven n Fazer is chain but I am juz worried if I get a BM can it still be serviced at our neighbouring countries unlike Fazer?

U very cute la bro.

 

Btw my budget is ard 5k-10k..... :cool:

Pls tell me that this budget is ur downpayment.
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I tried luk for thread that got sting to do wif BM or Fazer but I coulnt found it thats y i open up this thread mah :p

 

Did you even bother to do a quick search? There're at least 3 threads for fazers and 1 for BMWs.

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Bro,

 

Tks for the 2 bike recommendation, tat Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 luk abit like KTM ADVENTURE uh , I mean its oulook hehehe.... :thumb:

 

Btw my budget is ard 5k-10k..... :cool:

is 5-10k your downpayment budget? or its EURO $?

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Both bikes can tour. Both bikes are advanced.

 

Besides budget, it depends on what character of bike/ride you want.

 

The BMW is an easy going bike that can motor through north south and trunk road. But feels strained running on it's upper rev range. The BMW soaks up humps and is excellent for rough road (but not totally off road like a scrambler), but lacks a bit of road feedback.

 

The FZ1 is a urgent rabbit that excels at running around trunk roads. The FZ1 gives good road feedback but does not like badly paved roads.

 

 

See Fazer FZ1 review at:

http://www.riderasia.com/Article/MotorcycleReview/tabid/115/Default.aspx

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Both bikes can tour. Both bikes are advanced.

 

Besides budget, it depends on what character of bike/ride you want.

 

The BMW is an easy going bike that can motor through north south and trunk road. But feels strained running on it's upper rev range. The BMW soaks up humps and is excellent for rough road (but not totally off road like a scrambler), but lacks a bit of road feedback.

 

The FZ1 is a urgent rabbit that excels at running around trunk roads. The FZ1 gives good road feedback but does not like badly paved roads.

 

 

See Fazer FZ1 review at:

http://www.riderasia.com/Article/MotorcycleReview/tabid/115/Default.aspx

 

yo bro,

 

Tks man for the feedback n advice....btw 5-10k is my minumum dwnpayment mah :thumb: my maximum dwnpayment its personal :D:D

 

N no problem wif the critics n remarks....I m hapi-go-lucky....no offence :cool:

 

But back to the topic ..... now shd I go for BM or Fazer??? LOL :angel:

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i think a gs would be better if the path gets a little rough and bumpy.. but if your route is proper road path all the way, then the fz would be good.. want something that looks more sporty, then the fz would be good.

 

if this bike is going to be your daily transport as well, i dun think you want the gs.

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This is a beautiful bike, just like my X BMW has great media marketing, love their videos, and pictures of their bikes off-road... But pure off-road bikes are not BMWs strong point or experience. Apparently they are experimenting in this area with the 450 cc class. I give it a "10" on looks Hopefully it is a good bike that will make it in this tough market...

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I would say buying GS is like a lifestyle. Most of the ppl buying it will thought of touring, riding offroad.. but not many does that. In fact for touring capability, Fazer can do it just as well, slight off road also not an issue as it is mainly upright riding. Reliability wise, both are almost the same. Maybe BMW will have service support at other countries but I have seen and heard Fazer riding up and down NSHW and Thailand with no problem at all. Except for accident and puntures.

 

If money is not an issue to you, then go for GS. But seriously, Fazer is all you will need with spare money to keep.

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This is a beautiful bike, just like my X BMW has great media marketing, love their videos, and pictures of their bikes off-road... But pure off-road bikes are not BMWs strong point or experience. Apparently they are experimenting in this area with the 450 cc class. I give it a "10" on looks Hopefully it is a good bike that will make it in this tough market...

 

Yeah man, the outlook tat makes me fall in luv so much wif GS...darn sexy :thumb: support u in the grading 10/10 for the outlooks... :cool:

 

I would say buying GS is like a lifestyle. Most of the ppl buying it will thought of touring, riding offroad.. but not many does that. In fact for touring capability, Fazer can do it just as well, slight off road also not an issue as it is mainly upright riding. Reliability wise, both are almost the same. Maybe BMW will have service support at other countries but I have seen and heard Fazer riding up and down NSHW and Thailand with no problem at all. Except for accident and puntures.

 

If money is not an issue to you, then go for GS. But seriously, Fazer is all you will need with spare money to keep.

 

Agree wit u kinwei as GS like lifestyle as it can attract motorist n pedestrian on the road hahaha ..... it always my dream bike for me since i got my 2B licence long long long ago. Last year I was abt to go to Performance motor tat day to recce tis GS wen suddenly my younger bruder called me up for a mit up at Speedway Motor, he wan me b his gurantor, I nvr expect he bought a new brand bike Fazer 1000, darn him :faint: hahaha.....

 

The moment he on the ignition OMG, like a monster MAn!!! :thumb: Hahaha......tat is where I in dilemma wic 2 buy I m stuck.....half-half hearted man.... :(

 

Hope u guys noe how I feel..one is my dream SEXY bike n the other is sporty MONSTER bike.....hehehehe :angel:

 

Dun tell me I buy this TWO bikes??? Hahaha my wife at home ll kill and manslaughter me :cry: hahahahaha

 

HmmmMMMmmmmmm.........................................:dot:

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Fazer i must say..to me yamaha is a reliable brand.:cheeky:

 

yeah bro racingter....tats wat my bruder saes too....he n most of his collegues are all riding Fazer 1000, so if u guys c a group of fazer on the road do slow down and ride safely cuz all of them are Traffic Police.....Shhh :cool:

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yo bro,

 

Tks man for the feedback n advice....btw 5-10k is my minumum dwnpayment mah :thumb: my maximum dwnpayment its personal :D:D

 

N no problem wif the critics n remarks....I m hapi-go-lucky....no offence :cool:

 

But back to the topic ..... now shd I go for BM or Fazer??? LOL :angel:

 

5 to 10 grand is a reasonable amount for downpayment of either motorcycle. Though 10 grand would be advisable for the GS.

 

Like what others have advised go with the one you are most comfortable with. The one which will never make you regret getting it in the first place in the years to come. Both are very good and reliable motorcycles in their respective leagues.

 

Personally, I'd go for the Beemer but this is just me being bias :cheeky:.

 

Good luck in your search!

 

Nic

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Yeah man, the outlook tat makes me fall in luv so much wif GS...darn sexy :thumb: support u in the grading 10/10 for the outlooks... :cool:

 

 

 

Agree wit u kinwei as GS like lifestyle as it can attract motorist n pedestrian on the road hahaha ..... it always my dream bike for me since i got my 2B licence long long long ago. Last year I was abt to go to Performance motor tat day to recce tis GS wen suddenly my younger bruder called me up for a mit up at Speedway Motor, he wan me b his gurantor, I nvr expect he bought a new brand bike Fazer 1000, darn him :faint: hahaha.....

 

The moment he on the ignition OMG, like a monster MAn!!! :thumb: Hahaha......tat is where I in dilemma wic 2 buy I m stuck.....half-half hearted man.... :(

 

Hope u guys noe how I feel..one is my dream SEXY bike n the other is sporty MONSTER bike.....hehehehe :angel:

 

Dun tell me I buy this TWO bikes??? Hahaha my wife at home ll kill and manslaughter me :cry: hahahahaha

 

HmmmMMMmmmmmm.........................................:dot:

 

 

Since your younger bro bought a Fazer1, why not be his sub rider since you are also the guarantor? Then you buy GS1200? You just add him as your subrider as well. Then both of you can swap bike once in a while. You can also consider a 2nd hand GS1200 also. Most of the BMW owner take rather good care of their bike. Or even the F800GS ( I like!!) as it won't be so heavy on your wallet as well.

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