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Mickyc

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From a gsx650f to 1250fa..
« on: October 23, 2016, 05:50:48 PM »
Recently swoped to a 1250fa.. still getting used to the amount of   power it has..

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Biker1250

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Re: From a gsx650f to 1250fa..
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 08:55:53 AM »
Particularly when riding in fast traffic or making powerful, safe overtakes, you realise it  is in a different league. The 650 is a very competent bike. The 1250 does take a while to get used to - in 3rd gear, below 3000 rpm it is quite happy but go above this and it gets interesting! The real difference between the bikes is at 60 mph in top. Open the throttle and you realise how much more there is to go. :nod:

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Re: From a gsx650f to 1250fa..
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 10:16:50 AM »
I've never ridden a 1250 but you have to bear in mind that some of us were brought up on small engined sports bikes.  If you like to rev the living daylights out of your bikes and change up and down the gearbox, I doubt if the 1250 could get away from the 650 under most real road conditions.  Keep them engines screamin! :icon_cheers:

Biker1250

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Re: From a gsx650f to 1250fa..
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 11:12:47 AM »
I have ridden about 10k on the 650 and 5k on the 1250. Riding around town at 30 and cruising at 70, there is little difference. If I go to overtake a lorry on the 1250, I will do it in about 4 seconds. If I tried on the 650, as it would take about 6 seconds, I would probably not take the risk. In the real world the 1250 has much more torque. Not everyone needs much more power than the 650. I rode 600's and learned to redline too but the 1250 gets there quicker and at half the revs. Horses for courses - if you don't want fast - don't buy the 1250. For touring fully laden, the power can be useful too. No disrespect to smaller bikes - I have owned plenty and loved them!

Mickyc

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Re: From a gsx650f to 1250fa..
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 09:08:48 PM »
I loved my 650f.'09. Black/siler..didnt think i would like the upright riding position..after being on sports bikes for 30+years..im 52now..but with its tall screen.i didnt get any buffeting.. it felt comfortable.like i been riding it forever.no more cramp riding position.no aching wrists or aching back. I had it for just over 12mths.
 But I found a 1250fa ABS 2011. at the right price.. and what an animal it can be. The torque of it.it just keeps going.. I have noticed that changing gear.it seems harsh/clunky. Up or down.with only 12000miles on it. and FSH..
  But I love it.. it's here to stay...

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Biker1250

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Re: From a gsx650f to 1250fa..
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2016, 09:32:05 PM »
Yes it is a bit clunky especially going into 1st but it has a big motor to wrestle with. Proper macho bike  :laughing7: Mind, it's a pussycat compared with my Harley - with that I have a fight on my hands! The 1250 is gutsy but oh so smooooth  :icon_thumright:

Mickyc

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Re: From a gsx650f to 1250fa..
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2016, 10:28:16 AM »
As  of yet. I have not been on a long journey on my 1250.just a commute to work.and the odd ride out..
   
 

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Re: From a gsx650f to 1250fa..
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2016, 04:24:15 PM »
I passed my test 10 years ago at 65. First bike was a 1200 Bandit. Kept it for a year aand swapped for a 650. Got on better with that, Then had a GSXF650 from new for 8 years and for some strange reason changed it for a Deauville, which although being a competent all rounder I never jelled with it. So after retireing and hoping to do some euro touring I looked at BMW 1200Rt . Just didnt sem right. I ended up with a new GSX 1250 FA with full lugage. Changed top box for a larger one. Have done 5k miles on the continent since getting the bike in June. Just sorted three  euro tours for next year. I feel so at home on a powerfull bike that has not cost a fortune.