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Old 02-22-2012, 04:56 AM   #1606
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oh.... thats right.... carbed engines were even better.... guess we need to starting collecting all them too...

seriously dude... have you not seen the progression BMW has made? look at the old 850gs and compare that with the 1200gs..... MAJOR improvements.... major ground breaking technology....

go build your post count somewhere else if you can't bring something productive to the thread....

Breathe deep and reread and most importantly, don't apply for work as a proofreader.

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:28 AM   #1607
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Breathe deep and reread and most importantly, don't apply for work as a proofreader.

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Seriously, this happens every time BMW brings out a new model. The masses cry foul about the increase in technology and complexity, but then the new becomes old and it starts all over again.

Personally I am looking forward to the new bike as likely my next new bike. I was an early adopter on the Hexhead, and will be on the new Wethead!

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Old 02-22-2012, 09:16 AM   #1608
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I'd say the 2 pictures are pretty close:

Couple of quicks in reply to this smart post...

Just dragged these two pics into Photoshop, resized your referenced second image, and it laughingly came to be that the two bikes are identical in size, angle, and accouterments...I also looked at the images in the pixel level and everything is near identical on the bikes...will post pics later of one layered over the other with transparency thrown in to illustrate the point when time is availed...lastly it is worth mentioning that the only delta in the bikes is the rather low brow Photoshop manipulation in the tank area...that and the cheese backgrounds which are Photoshop'd in...silly wabbits...
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:40 AM   #1609
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Couple of quicks in reply to this smart post...

Just dragged these two pics into Photoshop, resized your referenced second image, and it laughingly came to be that the two bikes are identical in size, angle, and accouterments...I also looked at the images in the pixel level and everything is near identical on the bikes...will post pics later of one layered over the other with transparency thrown in to illustrate the point when time is availed...lastly it is worth mentioning that the only delta in the bikes is the rather low brow Photoshop manipulation in the tank area...that and the cheese backgrounds which are Photoshop'd in...silly wabbits...
Some artist took the first picture, changed the helmet and did some other stuff to it but it's based on the
"spy pictures"
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:04 AM   #1610
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Some artist took the first picture, changed the helmet and did some other stuff to it but it's based on the
"spy pictures"
actually, the bike is in the exact same angle/direction, and besides changing the background in Photoshop, they put two different sized riders on it with different body positions...clever, but cheese...
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:46 PM   #1611
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The wheels are in the same position.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:03 PM   #1612
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IDK about y'all but once my RT got to about 24k miles, I didn't have to touch my valves despite checking em every 6k. Traded that bike in with 50k miles on it.

The GS-Adv went the same way. First few it was important to check and adjust. After about 24k again, I kept checking, but they weren't moving.

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Old 02-23-2012, 07:26 AM   #1613
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Two features I could see being very persuasive on a new Boxer (whichever way it's cooled) are variable cam timing and traction control.

Cam timing could be a huge benefit for those looking for enhanced torque in lower ranges without sacrificing upper end (like Lennie's sprockets). Though the sprockets are a great mod, they're mechanical and don't adapt during use.

Traction control could be useful so we keep the big lug upright when things get slippery. Yeah, I guess I'm a little old school but having ABS save my bacon a few times I could see a (hopefully) version which doesn't burden the bike with excess weight or complexity.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:23 AM   #1614
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Seriously, this happens every time BMW brings out a new model. The masses cry foul about the increase in technology and complexity, but then the new becomes old and it starts all over again.

Personally I am looking forward to the new bike as likely my next new bike. I was an early adopter on the Hexhead, and will be on the new Wethead!

Jim
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:03 PM   #1615
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Couple of quicks in reply to this smart post...

Just dragged these two pics into Photoshop, resized your referenced second image, and it laughingly came to be that the two bikes are identical in size, angle, and accouterments...I also looked at the images in the pixel level and everything is near identical on the bikes...will post pics later of one layered over the other with transparency thrown in to illustrate the point when time is availed...lastly it is worth mentioning that the only delta in the bikes is the rather low brow Photoshop manipulation in the tank area...that and the cheese backgrounds which are Photoshop'd in...silly wabbits...
Boots and gloves are the same...
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #1616
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Boots and gloves are the same...
Wow.. it's a "Spot The Similarity" contest - how exciting!!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:42 PM   #1617
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Wow.. it's a "Spot The Similarity" contest - how exciting!!!


Where is DasMatti, by now he must have checked it out, right?
We need more pictures and more news, iPad 3 style, each week we get a little bit of something.
How many pixels and dots/inch does the new TFT cockpit display come with? :-)

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Old 02-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #1618
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When can we start talking about it's gas mileage and how it handles?
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:31 PM   #1619
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When can we start talking about it's gas mileage and how it handles?
hi Brain Damage, mileage sucks vs a push bike, and handling sucks too vs a car. But these things are fun.. 'mh what where you on about?
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #1620
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hi Brain Damage, mileage sucks vs a push bike, and handling sucks too vs a car. But these things are fun.. 'mh what where you on about?
I'm thinking Brain Drainage was insinuating higher output means also higher input? Not sure because the higher
output would only be relevant at higher rpm so I can see it using less hydrocarbons than the hex and camhead
utilizing a more modern Bosch injection and engine management system :-)
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