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Old 01-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #46
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I will take a guess. The best thing since sliced bread. Right?
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:34 PM   #47
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I will take a guess. The best thing since sliced bread. Right?
I find sliced bread pretty ordinary. It's a bike that will again put it at least five years ahead of the opposition IMHO. And I will admit the opposition have been doing a bit of catch up of late.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:06 PM   #48
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I find sliced bread pretty ordinary. It's a bike that will again put it at least five years ahead of the opposition IMHO. And I will admit the opposition have been doing a bit of catch up of late.
Yeah, especially with that new-fangled water-cooling!
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:50 AM   #49
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Yeah, especially with that new-fangled water-cooling!
It's competitors will be wishing that it was only the water cooling that defines this new model
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:46 AM   #50
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They don't get much better than this. IMHO

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Old 01-23-2013, 03:58 AM   #51
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Don't forget to use genuine BMW water in that thing.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:02 AM   #52
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It's competitors will be wishing that it was only the water cooling that defines this new model
I don't doubt it will be a great bike, but I don't see anything revolutionary about it that hasn't been done on the MS already. And too much tech gadgetry is not necessarily a plus in this class if you lean on the adv side of the riding spectrum.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:41 AM   #53
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The MS!

Is a street bike. Different as apples and oranges. 17 inch front wheels don't cut it in the dirt world. The GS is a real Adventure Bike as is the 990 KTM Adv, Yamaha S10, Triumph 800s etc.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:42 AM   #54
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Repost from the boxer forum. One of the journalists on the press launch event had a fatal accident.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...-Ash-dies.html
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:48 AM   #55
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Kevin Ash, oh no!
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:06 AM   #56
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Oh no indeed. One of the most independent, accurate and entertaining voices in the bike writing business. I hadn't realised until I saw this that his was the report I was looking forward to most. He'll be missed, a lot. Thoughts for his family.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:10 AM   #57
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Oh no indeed. One of the most independent, accurate and entertaining voices in the bike writing business. I hadn't realised until I saw this that his was the report I was looking forward to most. He'll be missed, a lot. Thoughts for his family.
Agreed, I have been constantly checking his site the last couple days for any thoughts from him on the new GS. Terrible news.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:11 AM   #58
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What a shame, thoughts go to his family.

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:13 AM   #59
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:31 AM   #60
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