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Old 10-04-2012, 08:56 PM   #2836
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I like that seat, looks like you can move back easily, also looking ok without luggage rack (plastic?)



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Old 10-04-2012, 09:07 PM   #2837
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I agree. Also I would bet this is the most engineered/tested model of BMW motorcycle ever. It's predecessor has been the best selling model of all time, and I doubt they want to fubar it with a terrible first year on the new one. (probably why the long wait for this machine) Like all new machines though, it will still have some quirks that will show up as its weak points. You never know even some of the best tested vehicles have major flaws, but that has been decreasing every year. Also keep in mind that the development phase and costs of motorcycles is small compared to the automotive industry, since the sales numbers are so much smaller.

If I had the extra loot I would buy one of the first ones. I really like the looks of it in white with the wire wheels.
Someone told me they have been working on the water boxer engine for five years. Not sure if its true, but I hope so. But very good points about the fact that its BMWs best seller and they can't afford to have bad press on it. Fingers crossed as I'm #2 at my dealer.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:17 PM   #2838
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Even though I did buy this last of the model run to get a "bug free bike", the gearbox failed anyway after just 1,000km and had to be rebuilt.

It was a fault in the selector drum and shift fork !! Maybe the tools were wearing out in the factory huh !!

It really is just bad luck if you get the odd one that does have a fault. BMW were great about it, if fact they went above and beyond what they had to.

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Me too. One of the dumbest things I've ever done. Stuck with an outdated bike with poor resale while all of my friends were riding around on the new ones and not having any problems at all. The too many bugs to be sorted out just isn't that true anymore in this era of CAD design and simulation.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:55 PM   #2839
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Even though I did buy this last of the model run to get a "bug free bike", the gearbox failed anyway after just 1,000km and had to be rebuilt.

It was a fault in the selector drum and shift fork !! Maybe the tools were wearing out in the factory huh !!

It really is just bad luck if you get the odd one that does have a fault. BMW were great about it, if fact they went above and beyond what they had to.

Have I got a PD for you
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:05 PM   #2840
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I predict you will sell it within 2 months to replace it with Skyhook equipped machine. You may as well place an order on that as well.

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deposit placed......#3 on my dealer's list.

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:32 PM   #2841
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I like that seat, looks like you can move back easily, also looking ok without luggage rack (plastic?)

and with the front fender extension
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:13 AM   #2842
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I'm start thinking there's no be an Adventure model probably just a Rallye edition. There is no place to add a larger tank. I think they only are going to add all the guards, front bake, aux lights, rear rack and that's it.
There is a front shot of a test bike doing the rounds which appears to have a wide adventure type tank on it. I will track it down and post here. It might be all crap but it might also be right.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:26 AM   #2843
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From what I've seen so far, I'm glad I bought one of the last air/oil cooled 1200's.

I would never buy the first of a new model, too many bugs to be sorted out, that's one reason I have one of the last of the last generation
Mine is a 2005 with 63,000, HARD miles, dropped MANY times, redlined MANY times, airborne MANY times and never a single breakdown or broken part, except a very deformed skid plate due to my stupidity...

I'd love to have a new one but it's not in the budget right now and I'm not spending ANY serious money until I see what happens in November!... Life is way too short to "wait" a few years until "the bugs are worked out" If you can afford it, BUY IT NOW! Ride the shit out of it, if something breaks, fix it, move on and repeat...
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:32 AM   #2844
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I like that seat, looks like you can move back easily, also looking ok without luggage rack (plastic?)



Definitely nice video:

That white bike is sweet!!!!
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:46 AM   #2845
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There is a front shot of a test bike doing the rounds which appears to have a wide adventure type tank on it. I will track it down and post here. It might be all crap but it might also be right.
Perhaps this one ?

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Old 10-05-2012, 05:58 AM   #2846
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Perhaps this one ?

That's the one :
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:37 AM   #2847
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I think that might have just been a plastic shroud to conceal the appearance of the new model.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:59 AM   #2848
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well lets hope not, that looks sweet
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:00 AM   #2849
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Just remember that it took 2 model years for the Hexhead GSA to show up...it could be the same for the Wethead GSA's?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:02 AM   #2850
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Some more ADV pics, maybe





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