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Old 10-03-2012, 07:03 PM   #2716
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Great photos, thanks! As previously mentioned, a lot of good updates and improvements, such as:

-Wet clutch, accessible from front
-Higher air intakes for deeper water crossings
-Exhaust moved to right side of bike, leaving more space in the most-used left side pannier.

I'm not really digging the "spork" beak shape, however

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Old 10-03-2012, 07:15 PM   #2717
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Great photos, thanks! As previously mentioned, a lot of good updates and improvements, such as:

-Wet clutch, accessible from front
-Higher air intakes for deeper water crossings
-Exhaust moved to right side of bike, leaving more space in the most-used left side pannier.

I'm not really digging the "spork" beak shape, however

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clutch is in the front

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Old 10-03-2012, 07:15 PM   #2718
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http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news...1200gs-photos/

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-c...-mega-gallery/

all 293 high res photo's in one place
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #2719
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Anyone else seeing a little of this from the front of the bike?



I'm sure it will look better in person. And this...



This is a hot mess right here: "No I don't want to see how much fuel is left, I just need to.. aw shit I've turned on my flashers.. could I just.. WHERE THE FUCK IS THE HIGH BEAM!?!?!!!"
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:22 PM   #2720
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I guess its not too surprising considering that the first hexhead GS's were delivered in 2005...while the ADV hexhead's didn't show up until 2007.
Pretty sure the Adventure came out in 2006 and was white and had servo brakes.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:06 PM   #2721
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oil sight glass on the right?

Side stand on the left and oil sight glass on the right can only mean two things:
-a sudden (and long overdue) pickup in business for the motor oil industry
-inflation of 'help, my boxer is burning oil!' threads

Assuming this thing still uses oil for the motor; or is it all water?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:13 PM   #2722
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WHERE THE FUCK IS THE HIGH BEAM!?!?!!!"







On the right side bar.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:29 PM   #2723
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So what are we gonna call this new beast?
Waterhead? Hydrohead?

After seeing the some of the tech info I'm really interested to see how the adaptive suspension is gonna work off road!
Wethead!

As for all the complaining, I am not at all surprised. Afterall, we are BMW owners!

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:37 PM   #2724
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Bubblehead.
Wouldn't that be more fitting if the bike were actually a submarine?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #2725
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Aside from the front fender/beak, which I hope someone comes up with a good cover for like the Adv models, I think it looks good. Reminds me a bit of the new Triumph. So much so that I wonder if designers are in bed together. It looks heavy though. Any specs on operating weight yet?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:57 PM   #2726
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Wethead!

As for all the complaining, I am not at all surprised. Afterall, we are BMW owners!

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Old 10-03-2012, 09:11 PM   #2727
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I'm surprised there is no heated seat option. The Triumph explorer has the option. It shouldn't add any weight really. Oh well, not really a big deal. Maybe they thought it would be too candy ass for a GS.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:37 PM   #2728
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You have obviously skipped all the threads on BMW problems on the internet then? Is everyone assuming that the new GS will have "zero" toothing problems? I dont think so. They have added electronic trickery which has not been tested long term as was the Ducati's on the launch of the MS.

I have had an MS from 2010 and very happy with it. Similar to the new GS I thought it was ugly when launched but now after a few beers she is looking lovely.

A fantastic bike that is not in any way up against the GS for sales. Two very different bikes.

I am however strangely drawn to that BM icon.
Well, the MS is not a new model and given the number of multis vs. GS's out there (fyi there are more GS's sold in Italy than all Ducati's put together) it would be expected that there would be more complaints, but frankly my GS has been rock solid and has not been in the shop. I'm sure the new GS will have some teething problems, but I doubt they'll be anywhere near those of the multi which has been around for years. And actually the dynamic ESA on the GS is made by Sachs which has been making dynamic suspension for BMW autos for years, so it's much more proven than the dynamic Ohlins that Ducati went with and then ditched when they couldn't figure out how to fix it and stuck the owners with having to spend $3k to replace the whole thing.

I disagree that MS doesn't compete with GS.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:44 PM   #2729
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Per the BMW USA website comparing new GS to previous model (4kg difference = 9 pounds):

If you take BMW Germany figures, for ex the length & height, BMW USA is not corresponding.
I trust much more BMW Germany (Technische daten) than BMW USA...

Maße / Gewichte
Länge2.207 mm
Breite (über Spiegel)952,5 mm
Höhe (ohne Spiegel)1.412 mm


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Old 10-03-2012, 10:34 PM   #2730
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Well, this is the first side on picture I actually like. I want mine to look like that.



Those body braces must be a Touratech option to stop rider fatigue, I bet they deploy out when you engage cruise control.

Having the air intake at the top and the exhaust at the bottom must make it a lot easier to retrieve any items dropped down the air intake during service. I always drop stuff, so I think it's a great improvement.
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