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Old 12-07-2012, 10:54 PM   #3886
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Today I sat on my next bike, the 2013 Liquid Cooled R1200GS. It was truly awesome!

In person, at the Long Beach show, the bike appears thinner and perhaps even shorter than my 2010 R1200GS. The LED lights are super bright (no need for Denalis, Glendas, etc. or any other triangles) and the seat (which like all BMWs must be replaced) moves up and down and lower and higher in front and/or back. The corporate guy from New Jersey quietly told us what he could (and stalled us when he couldn't or shouldn't) about the bike's attributes, which are many.

I cannot wait for mine.
Can't wait to see it tomorrow. Did he say when dealers here would see their first bikes?
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:32 PM   #3887
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^ hope to see the bike this weekend as well
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:31 AM   #3888
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Dealers will see their first bikes some time in March/April.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:33 AM   #3889
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Does it look like the Vario cases from the current GS's will fit on the new GS?
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:57 AM   #3890
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Does it look like the Vario cases from the current GS's will fit on the new GS?
Exhaust is on the other side


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Old 12-08-2012, 07:22 AM   #3891
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We're going to have to buy new Varios (or other brand) cases and new Russells, too.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:59 AM   #3892
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You can't simply flip the cases?
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:50 AM   #3893
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New bike new farkels, can life be better?
I really want one but I want to try it first, got a Pope mobile screen on mine and would like to see
how effective the new BMW screen is. Effing hate buffeting
I'm going to buy it with cases, can't be bothered to do it all over again.
But first my old bag of nails is going to Istambul ere it's px'ed for new one
and I want the adventure model anyway.
And what's all this bull about the GS being ugly?
Methinks mine looks great albeit a bit strange compared to UJMs.
But strange in a nice stark way
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:52 AM   #3894
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Pssst. Ever heard of irony?

This whole topic about too hot ... I have never rode a bike that was too hot to ride in proper riding gear. And I rode a few ...
Ever hear of sarcasm as your response is far more sarcastic than ironic. IMO.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:59 AM   #3895
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Ever hear of sarcasm as your response is far more sarcastic than ironic. IMO.
Hmmmm:

irony 1 |ˈīrənē, ˈiərnē|
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the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect

sarcasm |ˈsärˌkazəm|
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As my intention was irony, not mockery, I think you must have misunderstood me due to unknown reasons or my poor english has lead you to misunderstand. And the above tells me that I was at least attempting irony, not sarcasm ... whether you understood this or not ... whatever.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:46 AM   #3896
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Enduro Pro Mode Plug

It is the optional plug to activate the "Enduro Pro" mode. It allows the owner to save selected throttle response, power delivery, ABS modes, ASC, and I think even an optonal cruise control mode, so they can be selcted later for different riding conditions. It is already available on BMW's passenger cars.
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Does anyone know what this is?
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:12 PM   #3897
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Just back from the Long Beach IMS and was absolutely wowed by the new GS. From a design and technological perspective they seem to have nailed it; the motor may be water cooled but all else remains pure BMW GS. I rode my GS to the show to have a good feel for the ergos and new attributes. Like others have said, the bike appeared sleeker, less wide (probably a function of the smaller windscreen), and a little roomier in the leg/knee area. The seat height felt the same and I couldn't feel any real discernible weight diff (maybe a bit heavier?) when righting it off the side stand. The knob to change the windscreen height is a nice touch.

I'll add some pics in a bit.

My decision making has become more difficult. It all boils down to keeping what is almost perfectly refined or trying what is new and improved in certain areas.

Congrats BMW
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:39 PM   #3898
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My decision making has become more difficult. It all boils down to keeping what is almost perfectly refined or trying what is new and improved in certain areas.

Congrats BMW
I'm fairly certain that I want one come next year November ... For now, not so. I'm waiting for a test ride before I order something, also, wife's next bike is due, not mine ...
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:26 PM   #3899
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Just back from the show as well...Love the new GS...it's everything I thought it would be and more. I've spent so much time looking at pictures, I felt like I knew every inch of the bike. The materials felt higher in quality than I expected and the radiators that look massive in pictures are nicely tucked in. The windshield seems higher than the previous stock shield. A BMW rep again confirmed the LED being approved by DOT. There is no info. on pricing. I can't wait to test ride one.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #3900
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Any mention yet of objective performance of the LED lights?

I mention that, because LED lights tend to have a poor projection pattern, with too much light spilling out a very wide angle onto road & objects very close [actually uselessly close for riding purposes] to the bike.
This reduces the effectiveness of the illumination of the distant road ~ but yet giving the psychological impression of greater overall brightness.
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