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Old 10-01-2012, 04:41 PM   #2326
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Personally I couldn't care less about power and weight I don't want more power as its not the right bike for it but the looks are meh. That said I dont like the look of the current GS which is why I got the GSA so hopefully that will look better when it comes.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #2327
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Imagine if the introduction of the new GS caused a huge spike in 2012 GS sales.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:03 PM   #2328
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Imagine if the introduction of the new GS caused a huge spike in 2012 GS sales.
What few are out there probably will find homes in short order.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #2329
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Eh?

Oh Dear......

I'm sure it might look better in person but right now.....uuummmmm......EEK!



I think my 08 just went up in value.......even with the cracks and dirt on it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:24 PM   #2330
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Oh Dear......

I'm sure it might look better in person but right now.....uuummmmm......EEK!



I think my 08 just went up in value.......even with the cracks and dirt on it.
This is EXACTLY what was said when the oilhead 1200GS was introduced in 2004... 1150GS owners were aghast... too ugly, too plasticky.... .
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:46 PM   #2331
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This is EXACTLY what was said when the oilhead 1200GS was introduced in 2004... 1150GS owners were aghast... too ugly, too plasticky.... .
But, this time it's true.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:55 PM   #2332
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But, this time it's true.
Actually I did have a blue and white 2002 R1150GS, and I now own a blue 2009 R1200GS, and I still think my 1200 is uglier than my 1150 was.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:18 PM   #2333
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This is EXACTLY what was said when the oilhead 1200GS was introduced in 2004... 1150GS owners were aghast... too ugly, too plasticky.... .
I will have to wait and see one in person, but from the pics.....I may be looking for a leftover. We shall see, I remember saying that the "new" RT was pretty ugly, then when I saw one in person, it wasnt THAT bad.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:20 PM   #2334
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Cruise control? Electric windshield adjustment? Can anyone translate the written description?
If the material filmed is legit, it does show cruise control (temporeglung). I will be quite excited if that is the case.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #2335
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If the material filmed is legit, it does show cruise control (temporeglung). I will be quite excited if that is the case.
Yep, at last ... Amazes me that it took them so long - and that they still don't offer it on the slant fours or R1200R.

Thanks for the translation.

Must admit, the looks are underwhelming, as displayed so far. The torque and power should be plenty though, and a few Nm torque is significant - it will about match the new Multistrada there. Hard to get a big torque rise without adding capacity. Maybe with the extra weight comes more strength.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:02 PM   #2336
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This is EXACTLY what was said when the oilhead 1200GS was introduced in 2004... 1150GS owners were aghast... too ugly, too plasticky.... .
That happens every time a new model is intorduced. Somehow it is always wrong!

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:03 PM   #2337
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Yep, at last ... Amazes me that it took them so long - and that they still don't offer it on the slant fours or R1200R.

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Then it wouldn't be an "R", it would be a "K", and that was done, with fairly poor results.

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:35 PM   #2338
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That happens every time a new model is intorduced. Somehow it is always wrong!

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Look Gents, let's get one thing straight on the eve of this momentous occasion: By almost any objective measure, the new water cooled GS will be better than the last generation, which was designed ten years ago. It may appear fugly (at least at first), evolutionary, and somewhat underwhelming, but,

-It will be faster
-It will get better fuel mileage
-It will stop more quickly
-It will have more effective electronic safety features (better abs, traction control, etc)
-It will be more refined (less clunking, smoother everything, etc)
-It will handle better (less unsprung weight), improved geometry, etc
-It will be more reliable and easier to maintain (changing coolant is a cinch, did it on my old K75 in 20 minutes)

Bottom line: opinions are great, some people will love it and some wont, some will want to buy it while others will claim they will keep their previous gen forever, some will love the styling and some wont, but it will almost certainly be a superior motorcycle by objective measures. Will I get rid of my '09 Adventure? No way. I love it and I doubt that the new generation will be that much better to ride (unless the engine is much smoother, that would force a move). But will I, and most of you, want one in 3 years? Definitely.

I'm ducking. Fire away.

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Old 10-01-2012, 09:53 PM   #2339
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I'm ducking. Fire away.
Fair comments I think. I find the current GS ugly but for some reason the GSA looks purposeful.

Perhaps this will stay the same
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:13 PM   #2340
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Ha! Actually I like it! No more hitting the intake with my super long legs
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