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Old 10-02-2012, 10:20 AM   #2461
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For enduro purists.
The equipment variant “Offroad”.

This package was compiled specifically for those who want to enjoy their R 1200 GS pure, but do not intend to ignore those practical extras. The daytime running light presents a clear advantage for visual appeal and safety, and ASC and disengageable ABS provide adequate traction particularly on loose surfaces. The equipment variant “Offroad” at a glance:

/emphasis mine
Oh, excellent, JoeDuck! That eluded me. Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:21 AM   #2462
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Stylistically everything in front of the logo is going to take some getting used to or require modification. Everything in back of the logo looks pretty good. I like the new tank treatment and the seat looks narrower at the front for us shorties. The tech looks pretty good too but the slipper clutch can be a mixed bag in off-road riding. I'm sure there's more power in the motor and BMW usually is pretty conservative with their power figures anyway. Asphaltandrubber.com lists the weight at 525# without fuel. Assuming 5.5 gal of fuel that puts the bike at about 565# with a full load. The air cooled GSA weighs 563 with a full tank and no cases. The 2012 GS weighs 504 with fuel, so unless there's some confusion in the press the bike has gained a substantial amount of weight. That 60# seems like a lot of weight for the extra 14 hp.
It's not 60 pounds...the BMW material show shows 238kg dry which is 524 lbs vs. Camhead at 496 I think, so 28 lbs more.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:24 AM   #2463
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It's not 60 pounds...the BMW material show shows 238kg dry which is 524 lbs vs. Camhead at 496 I think, so 28 lbs more.
Yeah, I fixed it. Thanks.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:25 AM   #2464
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In looking at the link of all the hi-res photos, did you notice the photo of the left grip, is that cruise control I see?????
I heard there would be cruise, i just can't believe it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:27 AM   #2465
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Yeah, I fixed it. Thanks.
But I hear ya...I don't like the idea of adding any weight! I was hoping that the integrated gearbox weight savings might offset the radiators, but I guess not. That porky muffler added it all back!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:35 AM   #2466
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Whoever has $25,000 burning a hole in their pocket, can't wait to buy a new GS and wants to unload their "old" 2010-2012 fully farkled R1200GS for $10-12,000, please PM me! At least some of the thousands I have in farkles on my '05 will transfer over!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:35 AM   #2467
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I am with the others here, like waht I am seeing so far.
Ready now, but want the ADV.
The wife alreeady "knows", but just to be sure.... I made one of those pics from Africa my desktop.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:36 AM   #2468
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Another link with some info: http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2012/...gs-in-cologne/

Electronic cruise control!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #2469
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I am with the others here, like waht I am seeing so far.
Ready now, but want the ADV.
The wife alreeady "knows", but just to be sure.... I made one of those pics from Africa my desktop.
LOL, I'll try that technique, I'm in for sure too
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:39 AM   #2470
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I am with the others here, like waht I am seeing so far.
Ready now, but want the ADV.
The wife alreeady "knows", but just to be sure.... I made one of those pics from Africa my desktop.
I've never been a fan ot the GSA, too heavy and I do not need the extra gas. However, I do like the look of this one better. Still, I will be going with the basic GS next year.

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Old 10-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #2471
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I was hoping for 140bhp. GS's have never been pretty, but the new bike makes the 2012 look like a supermodel. I like the Brembo monobloc's, and wish my Multi had those. I'm sure it's going to be a great bike to ride, but I was hoping for something that would make me want to trade my Multi, and this doesn't.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:59 AM   #2472
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a third linky

these are probably getting repetitive but here you go:

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news...+%26+Rubber%29


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Old 10-02-2012, 11:01 AM   #2473
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:05 AM   #2474
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I wonder what the Adventure model would look like!
Click the link in Gerg's post
You can compare the GSA to the GS.
Click compare models then click on the left tab at the bottom, "Bike configurator".

It looks like the GSA is not changed too much.
Air/oil cooled for GSA, Air /liquid cooled for GS.

Same single plate dry clutch for GSA, Wet clutch for GS, which looks like it's located in the front of the engine.
Those are the two that stood out the most to me.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:15 AM   #2475
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I was hoping for 140bhp. GS's have never been pretty, but the new bike makes the 2012 look like a supermodel. I like the Brembo monobloc's, and wish my Multi had those. I'm sure it's going to be a great bike to ride, but I was hoping for something that would make me want to trade my Multi, and this doesn't.
This might change your mind. 150HP, 17" front and rear wheels, and plenty of electronic gadgetry like the GS.

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