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2014 BMW R1200GS, Philip Bouffard of GA | Reader’s Rides

2014 BMW R1200GS, Philip Bouffard of GA | Reader's Rides
2014 BMW R1200GS

“Why not is the question” – Philip Bouffard on why he rides.

Ultimate MotorCycling Reader’s Ride Profile:

Who: Philip Bouffard of Allenhurst Ga.

Occupation: SSG U.S. Army

What: 2014 BMW R1200GS

Owned since: 2014

Where was this purchased: U.S. Military Sales, Dexheimer BMW Kaiserslautern Germany

Why this motorcycle: “I wanted the option of going off road when I wanted, ride two-up when my wife wants to ride, and maintain the boxer motor that peaked my interests in 1988 at a MSF course.”

Mods: “More like farkles, Effetti Adventure decal kit, SW Motech upper/lower crash guards, Leverguard, Camrack, Side stand switch cover from Guard Concept, Touratech handguard extension and sidestand foot enlarger, Wunderlich rear master cylinder guard, PUIG windshield, CREE LED aux lights from Amazon and Wunderlich headlight protector.”

Why I ride: “Why not is the question.”

Other motorcycles: 1985 BMW R80 Euro


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