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Old 02-06-2013, 09:25 PM   #5011
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Assuming that the new bike is a 2013 model (when someone gets one they can look at the VIN and tell us -- the 10th digit will be 'D' if it is model year 2013 or 'E' if it is model year 2014) then there will be two completely different bikes that share the same model year. Both the "triple black" and the "Rallye Special" version of the old GS are available in the 2013 model year.
Totally wouldn't make sense to recall a motorcycle that's not even delivered.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:41 PM   #5012
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Totally wouldn't make sense to recall a motorcycle that's not even delivered.
ya, I'm wondering if the author of that motorcycle.com blog on the subject jumped to conclusions when he saw 2013 and assumed it referred to the new GS.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:46 PM   #5013
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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxb...o#.URLt5oOTxcw

COOL short VIDEO!
Prefer 1080p. ;)

I expect further analysis from engineers here. ;)



Also, was this review posted here already?
http://bmwmotorcyclesoftampabay.com/...r1200gs-review
Nice video. But with the review they made a copy pasta from something published before. Not a very nice thing to do without giving a source...

Found it. It was first on Motorcycle.com
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:58 PM   #5014
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This could be the low-suspension setup when you think of it.

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:26 PM   #5015
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New GS in new Zealand...

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This probably deserves its own thread (and actually it probably HAS its own thread somewhere), but what is happening with GS - vs - all-that-don't-have-GS is funny to frustrating.

It is unbelievable.
.......

anything. Anyway all this in a... specific to GS forum (not even a generic BMW forum, let alone a generic moto forum).
After some arguments, I usually just go to the plain "excuse": OK we are stupid for getting a GS, thank you for letting us know, let us be.
...Yes I don't post there any more either.

(will someone post some NEW news about 2013 GS?)


Hello There, you want news about new GS ?.. Well our ONE WORLD ONE GS is now bashing South Island New Zealand with our two new R1200GS. When you arrive in Chritschurch, you discover a city and a bunch of people with courage and who have a lot to complain about but yet never do. Their town has been destroyed couple years ago by a terrible 45 sec earthquake and the downtown is still a “down“ town today. Roadblock averywhere, buildings down, escavating machines everywhere and people working in containers.. Travelling is also about witnessing other people's life and to place relativity about our own ups and downs.. Kiwi people are bloddy brave and happy. Their city is down but they are still UP !..

http://www.t3.fr/medias/Image/2-VOYA...ischurch09.jpg


We took the road to Reefton a small mining town where we met old timer miner folks. they took is to the heart of an abandonned open sky coal mine where we played with out GS...

http://www.t3.fr/medias/Image/2-VOYA...-Reefton22.jpg

Then I met this funny chap in the old pub. He looked like nothing but he was really interesting; And when he told me "I have also 3 choppers", I laugh. Yes, sure. Ok, if you have choppers, can we bet something ?.. We did, I won, here is the result : the first air born R1200GS flying for a 10 min spectacular ride above the mines around...

http://www.t3.fr/medias/Image/2-VOYA...Makarora10.jpg

Well I can imagine already the comments coming on this picture... "the new GS can't jump above obstacle.. Without an helicopter you can't go nowhere with it... etc... Ok i'm ready guys.. Shoot ! :)

http://www.t3.fr/medias/Image/2-VOYA...Makarora10.jpg

More on http://bmw-motorrad.com/gs

Cheers

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:19 AM   #5016
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This is interesting.... Hadn't heard the 50% number before. http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/02/0...t-motorcycles/
I read the same thing on a Dutch news site. My dealer however told me it would come with Metzler tires. I do however prefer Michelin, I've been very pleased with their motorcycle tires in the past.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:30 AM   #5017
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Hello There, you want news about new GS ?.. Well our ONE WORLD ONE GS is now bashing South Island New Zealand with our two new R1200GS. When you arrive in Chritschurch, you discover a city and a bunch of people with courage and who have a lot to complain about but yet never do. Their town has been destroyed couple years ago by a terrible 45 sec earthquake and the downtown is still a “down“ town today. Roadblock averywhere, buildings down, escavating machines everywhere and people working in containers.. Travelling is also about witnessing other people's life and to place relativity about our own ups and downs.. Kiwi people are bloddy brave and happy. Their city is down but they are still UP !..More on http://bmw-motorrad.com/gs

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Thanks for the update,it's nice to read.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:49 AM   #5018
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ya, I'm wondering if the author of that motorcycle.com blog on the subject jumped to conclusions when he saw 2013 and assumed it referred to the new GS.
It does seem odd. I'm thinking that they mean the current GSA, but even if it is the new LC, it appears that any bikes manufactured after the recall was issued would have the update anyway. Mine hasn't gone into build yet, so I'm not worried.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:33 AM   #5019
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So that brings up a question....is the new GS going to be a 2014 model?
From what I'd heard a while back ... 2013 applies to two bikes - new WC GS, and current GSA modl of the old style. So the new WC GS will come as 2013. BMW had stopped production of current GS model some time in October 2012.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:35 AM   #5020
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This could be the low-suspension setup when you think of it.

No. This is the GS after a jump.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:39 AM   #5021
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Thanks for the update man.
I take it you are busy at NZ.
I ENVY YOU, this is the trip I applied for. :(

You have a private message (a few days now), in case you missed it. Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:06 AM   #5022
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Eric ze frog,

When you are in Arizona in March will you be staying primarily in the northern region? Curious as to what your route will be.


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Old 02-07-2013, 04:45 AM   #5023
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From what I'd heard a while back ... 2013 applies to two bikes - new WC GS, and current GSA modl of the old style. So the new WC GS will come as 2013. BMW had stopped production of current GS model some time in October 2012.
The 1150GS Adventure was built for two years after the R1200GS Standard (I refer to them as the Sport) came out. This would likely be the case with the GS versus GS Adv model as well, at least one year overlap. The RT and R versions will likely also be a year behind.

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:58 AM   #5024
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The 1150GS Adventure was built for two years after the R1200GS Standard (I refer to them as the Sport) came out. This would likely be the case with the GS versus GS Adv model as well, at least one year overlap. The RT and R versions will likely also be a year behind.

Jim
I agree. I don't think he said anything different.

Actually I think it will once more take TWO years to replace the Adventure.
Plenty of good reasons:

- No leaks about the Adventure model (this not a reason, this is an indication).

- Happened before (both reason and indication).

- They want to promote the normal GS, before they renew interest with an updated Adventure.

- They give time to people that still want oil-head.

- They have a tough job to fit this in an Adventure. It's not only the water cooling (they will possibly use completely different radiators, possibly a single bigger), it's also the HUGE new air-box that really presents issues to fitting a huge gas tank.

And since I make predictions, let me already predict what will be the first major update to normal (water) GS:

- Update to front forks (yeah I believe they will revert to the diameter of the forks of -2012).
- Minor power boost (130 easily).
- Color HUD like GT.
(damn I want these already hehehehe)

Keep this to remember 2 years from now.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:59 AM   #5025
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I should have added this to my previous post:

I was only expanding on what he said, not disagreeing with it.

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