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Old 05-24-2013, 08:08 AM   #9061
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You misspelled "new 2014 water-cooled 1200 GS."


I can see me doing the beta test thing for a year and then trading it in on the 2014GSW ADV.

You'd still be stuck choosing between the 2 extremely different bikes. (HD-XR)
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:29 AM   #9062
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Hi guys,

Here are my initial thoughts: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/inde...945#msg2419945


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Old 05-24-2013, 09:48 AM   #9063
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Hi guys,

Here are my initial thoughts: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/inde...945#msg2419945


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Thanks very good report. Esp. pinpointing how to get the bike to react "weird".
You know you shouldn't go to Enduro Pro without off-road tires? (it's made clear in the manual)
Try that section with "simple" Enduro and tell us what happens.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:56 AM   #9064
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Thanks NLS, I know but there are so many "stories" on the new GS and the tank slapper, that I wanted to find out how true it is. And I realized that there is no real truth in those "stories".

But for comparative notes, I will go ride that same section in Enduro mode.




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Old 05-24-2013, 10:20 AM   #9065
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You know what's weird to me? How come we haven't had a full test from any of the U.S. mags? The LC has only been mentioned months ago about the South African intro, and then nada. Why isn't BMW giving the U.S. mags test bikes? This is not normal procedure. Usually, the mags (Motorcyclist, Cycle World) get bikes right away for testing. The bikes are in the show room, so what's the hold up?
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:33 AM   #9066
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You know what's weird to me? How come we haven't had a full test from any of the U.S. mags? The LC has only been mentioned months ago about the South African intro, and then nada. Why isn't BMW giving the U.S. mags test bikes? This is not normal procedure. Usually, the mags (Motorcyclist, Cycle World) get bikes right away for testing. The bikes are in the show room, so what's the hold up?
Here in South Africa the bikes were on the dealer floors and on the roads before the media launch. This only happened last week, and most mags here will run the report in their June issue.


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Old 05-24-2013, 10:44 AM   #9067
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The World Media launch of the new LC was in South Africa in January. Since then it's been quiet here in the U.S. on the new bike.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:55 AM   #9068
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I think at least two Greek mags have made full tests.
Not checking too much nowadays (since Internet covers all and is cheaper).
I am not sure if they have made any comparative report yet.
(have seen in other county mags though - Spanish and German I think? Maybe Italian?)
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:04 AM   #9069
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You know what's weird to me? How come we haven't had a full test from any of the U.S. mags? The LC has only been mentioned months ago about the South African intro, and then nada. Why isn't BMW giving the U.S. mags test bikes? This is not normal procedure. Usually, the mags (Motorcyclist, Cycle World) get bikes right away for testing. The bikes are in the show room, so what's the hold up?
The magazines are usually a few months behind. Press bikes werent really out much earlier than when they showed up in dealers. This is likely why. Id bet in the next month or so youll see those articles. The mags sre always saying how they have a 3 month or so lead time.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:39 PM   #9070
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Major comparative review in British mag Bike ..this month...1190 vs Triumph vs GS....4000 plus miles with various riders and terrain and even a pillion review...worth a look...word on the street here in the US is that the LC is sold out 'till Sept..so whatever is on dealer floor now is it...only 2200 or so came to the US apparantly...I wonder if the batch coming is Sept will be 2014's???
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:05 PM   #9071
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Balderdash. Sheer flummery

I was just down at Sandia BMW today and asked them how LC sales were going. The chap whose worked there for a while now said that they've sold a bunch (not specific #s) and were getting more in every couple weeks or so. When the LCs hit the floor, they're typically gone in a week.

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word on the street here in the US is that the LC is sold out 'till Sept..so whatever is on dealer floor now is it...only 2200 or so came to the US apparantly...I wonder if the batch coming is Sept will be 2014's???
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:36 PM   #9072
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Major comparative review in British mag Bike ..this month...1190 vs Triumph vs GS....4000 plus miles with various riders and terrain and even a pillion review...worth a look...word on the street here in the US is that the LC is sold out 'till Sept..so whatever is on dealer floor now is it...only 2200 or so came to the US apparantly...I wonder if the batch coming is Sept will be 2014's???
Come on man give us a bit more...
Name of magazine, result of review.
Maybe a scan...
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #9073
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Come on man give us a bit more...
Name of magazine, result of review.
Maybe a scan...
He gave you the name of the mag, it's called Bike. Simple but descriptive.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:47 PM   #9074
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I just saw on the Motorcyclist Magazine Facebook page that Aaron Frank just took delivery of a R1200GSW for a long term test bike.

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Old 05-24-2013, 04:51 PM   #9075
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I just saw on the Motorcyclist Magazine Facebook page that Aaron Frank just took delivery of a R1200GSW for a long term test bike.
Awesome, Thanks for the update.
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