A BMW 1200 parallel twin...? I guess they would call it the F1200GS "Super Bavarian Tenere" It would be much more narrow, they could give it a 270 firing order and...no, wait a minute! Yamaha already makes this for $5,000 less than a GS. With STANDARD spoke wheels, traction control, three power mode options, ABS, a better final drive, 26,000 mile valve adjustment intervals and a dealer 10 minutes from my house. LOL! I love my GS and my dealer (Morton's) but Yamaha is making is hard to be faithful!
Don't worry. Even if BMW abandoned the flat twin today, there would be enough aftermarket business, salvage yards and used parts suppliers to keep your GS going until my 6 year old son retires! Just look at the support airheads, Harleys, VW's and old musclecars enjoy nowadays. If you have enough money, you can build a new '65 Mustang with all new mail order parts!
Me: BMW F800GS, BMW F650ST, KTM 525EXC. Gabriel: KTM 50. Elena: Honda CRF70. Lynn: Official Gatorade and snack girl!
Eddy Alvarez screwed with this post 12-20-2011 at 06:18 AM