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R1200GS Rallye 2018

I have been dreaming about GS since long time ago. It all started in 2002, I have this vision of going for a bike tour with my wife sitting at the back and hugging me from behind. Yup, it was that long ago and at that point in time, the model was R1150GS. In 2003, I bought MZ125SM with a beak which closest look to GS. Many people thought I bought a BMW but actually, it was MZ supermotard with a small 125cc engine. In 2004 I watched TV series "Long Way Round" of 31,000km adventures by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman from London to New York going East through Europe, Asia, Alaska & America. I immediately fell in love with the GS.
I like motorcycle since childhood but GS is the ultimate one. Big cc motorcycles are very expensive in Malaysia due to import tax but for the past 4 years, but I notice the price of these motorcycles has dropped for CKD.
In 2014, when I wanted to buy a big cc bike, I checked out the 1200GS and it had a hefty price tag. It didn't justify for…