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Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,444
Posted By zzrwood
I wonder if there's any allowance to let some...

I wonder if there's any allowance to let some cooling air flow through to the rider, as there is on the K1600GT. In sub-tropical Brisbane the R1200RT is almost too hot to ride in summer as very...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,444
Posted By zzrwood
Agree, it looks pretty good to me - but did it...

Agree, it looks pretty good to me - but did it have to be grey!?!

Also, interesting angle on the radio aerial - maybe it needs to be like that to be clear of the screen when it is raised?

And...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,444
Posted By zzrwood
That's not a valid comparison, as the "new" bike...

That's not a valid comparison, as the "new" bike image is another photoshop fake - this time of the existing RT with some work on the headlight, fairing and engine.

I agree that the angle of the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,444
Posted By zzrwood
The one Jim posted is a Photoshop concoction...

The one Jim posted is a Photoshop concoction blending a K1600GT and a current RT. The Wunderlich imagery is of the new bike, with a bunch of Wunderlich fruit attached...

There should be the usual...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,444
Posted By zzrwood
That's EXACTLY what I was thinking :huh ...

That's EXACTLY what I was thinking :huh

Cheers from Oz
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,444
Posted By zzrwood
That's an interesting picture of the offspring of...

That's an interesting picture of the offspring of a K1600GT and a recent RT! Where would we be without Photoshop? :D

Cheers from Oz
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,444
Posted By zzrwood
Here's a couple of pictures of the new...

Here's a couple of pictures of the new water-cooled RT to be released in a couple of days in Milan. :evil

You've got to take away all the Wunderlich accessories to get the idea of the basic bike....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2,525
Views: 435,544
Posted By zzrwood
It probably depends on what BMW means by "wet...

It probably depends on what BMW means by "wet weight". If it's with a full tank of fuel then the LC GSA holds 10 litres more than the LC GS - which would account for around 10kg (~22lbs). That would...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 497,601
Posted By zzrwood
Thanks - I think it looks pretty good in white,...

Thanks - I think it looks pretty good in white, and I'm hoping that over here cage drivers think it's a police bike - and actually notice it! :evil
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 497,601
Posted By zzrwood
I've got a new one! ...

I've got a new one!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/12/ymaranan.jpg

Cheers from Oz
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 987
Views: 154,444
Posted By zzrwood
That image is nothing like the new bike - it's...

That image is nothing like the new bike - it's just the old bike with a bit of Photoshop...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,034,010
Posted By zzrwood
There are some pictures here: ...

There are some pictures here:

http://motoring.ninemsn.com.au/showroom/glance/8692640/bmw-adventure-images-released-accidentally

Cheers from Oz
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 310,400
Posted By zzrwood
I seem to recall RSL had full fairing while RS...

I seem to recall RSL had full fairing while RS was only upper fairing... but I'm often wrong (as my wife tends to remind me).

I wish BMW would make an RS/ST using the existing camhead, but...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
Not many who've really ridden one as they were...

Not many who've really ridden one as they were intended to be ridden can...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,859
Posted By zzrwood
I think the tank rails might be under the...

I think the tank rails might be under the camouflage tape - it looks like you can see something in this photo:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21272450/2014_R1200GT.jpg

What I'm hoping is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,034,010
Posted By zzrwood
Hi Patrick Those pictures are of the...

Hi Patrick

Those pictures are of the previous model. The current R1200GS (water-cooled) is a completely new bike sharing no parts with the ones pictured.

Cheers

Robert from Oz
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 73,220
Posted By zzrwood
I find it really frightening that there are...

I find it really frightening that there are people that stupid out there...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,034,010
Posted By zzrwood
Maybe BMW are splitting the launch for Europe and...

Maybe BMW are splitting the launch for Europe and America, because according to Kevin Ash (UK journalist) he is heading to SA in January.

http://ashonbikes.com/forum/bmw-r1200gs-0#comment-18815
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,034,010
Posted By zzrwood
International Press Launch is in South Africa...

International Press Launch is in South Africa starting January 19th
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,278
Posted By zzrwood
Or 60kg more than the bike they are aiming at,...

Or 60kg more than the bike they are aiming at, the R1200RT...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,776
Posted By zzrwood
New ST1300 picture leaked by MCN?

MCN in the UK have published an article about the new Triumph Trophy – and included a table showing competing tourers. The picture of the Pan European (ST1300) is interesting…

(The specs listed...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By zzrwood
My wife and I did a 20,000km trip around Europe...

My wife and I did a 20,000km trip around Europe on an R1200ST and loved it. It's a very underrated bike, however it's also fair to say that it's not the prettiest girl at the dance.

Pillion...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
Thanks for presenting such a reasoned and...

Thanks for presenting such a reasoned and thoughtful response - I now realise that I totally missed the fact that the tank is small and therefore my claim that it is actually a great bike to ride is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
Again with the looks - I get it, YOU don't like...

Again with the looks - I get it, YOU don't like how it looks - and obviously enough people don't like the bike as it seems to be a lousy seller.

But it's still a great bike - and there's nothing...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
Yep - I'll bet NONE of them have really ridden...

Yep - I'll bet NONE of them have really ridden one for what it was intended for... which would be SPORT-touring, one or two-up. Its direct competitor is the K1300s (even Honda admits that) and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
Yeah, I hate getting too much - what were Honda...

Yeah, I hate getting too much - what were Honda thinking?:rolleyes
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
What does a K1300S go for in your neck of the...

What does a K1300S go for in your neck of the woods, PizzaHog?

I bought my VFR1200 for about 20% less than an equivalent K1300S - bearing in mind we pay through the nose for bikes in Oz!
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
I was completely convinced that the K1200S was...

I was completely convinced that the K1200S was going to be the perfect bike for me, and then BMW released it way before it was ready - with serious developmental issues. No wonder they had to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
Come on, I mean I like a wacky conspiracy theory...

Come on, I mean I like a wacky conspiracy theory as much as the next guy - but really?

Ron Haslam rode it and was impressed (vaguely remember him saying something about reckoning he could win club...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
Hey, I had a BMW R1200ST - so I obviously don't...

Hey, I had a BMW R1200ST - so I obviously don't mind dancing with the wallflowers...

We did 20,000kms around Europe on her last year, two-up touring - she may have been challenged in the looks...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
Are you sure he's an Aussie?? :lol3 If it...

Are you sure he's an Aussie?? :lol3

If it wasn't for my VFR I might have been a smart chap myself...

Cheers from Oz
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
Good one Mikko - I'm actually at work, though...

Good one Mikko - I'm actually at work, though come to think about it there may not be much difference... :huh
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
Funny, I've never had a bike that so many...

Funny, I've never had a bike that so many strangers have commented on how much they like it. Mainly younger people, interestingly.

I found the styling grew on me, particularly the silver and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
So you've ridden them both? I'd be really...

So you've ridden them both?

I'd be really interested to hear your views on their relative merits... :ear
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
[/QUOTE] But, my post is on the Internet -...

[/QUOTE]

But, my post is on the Internet - from someone who HAS ridden the bike.

Hope that clears the rubbish away, then... :D
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
Agree that the ZX14 is a stellar bike - but there...

Agree that the ZX14 is a stellar bike - but there are a couple of other things, besides ABS, that the Honda brings to the party (which make sense for the touring side of things):

Totally...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 54,179
Posted By zzrwood
Back to the OP: "What makes the VFR 1200 so...

Back to the OP:

"What makes the VFR 1200 so un-popular?"

People believing the rubbish they read on the Internet - from people who haven't ridden the bike (but just know what it's like...)
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,188
Posted By zzrwood
The VFR1200 has adjustable front rebound as well....

The VFR1200 has adjustable front rebound as well.

I'm with Podman - I think the VFR1200 is a great bike, the engine is a peach, it handles beautifully, stops well and is very well built. I'm...
Forum: Europe 04-04-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By zzrwood
I have looked into this in detail as my wife and...

I have looked into this in detail as my wife and I were planning on moving to the UK a while back (since changed our minds due to GFC)

Anyway, you can only bring it in for a maximum of 6 months -...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,780
Posted By zzrwood
Should being speed-limited to 155mph really stop...

Should being speed-limited to 155mph really stop the VFR1200F from being considered a "hyper" sport-touring bike? If your sport-touring was suitably twisty then the Hayabusa, ZZR14 and K1300S would...
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