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Old 03-18-2014, 07:59 AM   #1
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2015 bmw r1200st.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload.../mcn-mar19.jpg

Now, this could be very interesting..
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:57 AM   #2
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The details of your post is OVERWHELMING!
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:03 AM   #3
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That's it?! What a tease....actually, Im not even sure it was enough to be a tease.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:03 PM   #4
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:20 PM   #5
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Better info?

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The details of your post is OVERWHELMING!
Is this any better?

http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/i...00st_main.html
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:11 PM   #6
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Geez..it didn't sell the first time. I'm surprised they're bringing it back. I'm not saying it was a bad bike - just that it didn't sell well. And isn't that a bit less HP than the liquid cooled GS and RT?
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:14 PM   #7
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There's something i always liked about that fugly front light
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:34 PM   #8
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The old one missed out on electronic cruise, had odd ergos, and cost nearly as much as an RT by the time you optioned it up with some luggage.

The new one is bound to have cruise, as even the GS does now. The handling will be better too, and the motor more responsive.

If they can get it properly comfortable and price it against the GS, it could do quite well IMO.

Either way, it's a sign the manufacturers are thinking the traditional (Euro) sport tourer could have a resurgence. How are sales of the F800GT going?
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:45 PM   #9
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:51 PM   #10
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am I the only one that thinks that BMW link is to the 2005 ST?

the other bikes that share links have been around...
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:52 PM   #11
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Okay, a couple of other points from a look at MCN's electronic edition (subscription only but you can download single issues for a few $ each).

The MCN boys are speculating, based on the photo, that BMW has ditched the telelever and gone back to a telescopic front suspension for this model. (As they have for the R9T.)

The mirrors are mounted on the upper fairing rather than on the handlebars (they were on the 'bars in the previous incarnation). Better for steering and for buzz control.

The windscreen looks to be adjustable. Whether by GS-style handwheel or electric motor is not clear.

Ergos appear to offer a gentle forward lean onto quite high handlebars from nicely tucked up and rearset pegs. Promising.

It will be interesting to see how much fuel it carries. Again from the pic, my guess would be at least as much as the standard GS, given similar space under the tank. About 23 litres would be very nice. But that's probably too much to hope for.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:17 PM   #12
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If the mini fairing does what it is supposed to and it splits the weight difference between the R1200R and RT this could be interesting.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:37 AM   #13
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The details were thin on the ground due to small photo on the front of MCN being the only thing i could find out about said bike.
Thanks to Moronic for a bit more meat on the bones.
The paper edition i just looked at said the same. Photo was crap and blown up poorly.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:40 AM   #14
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am I the only one that thinks that BMW link is to the 2005 ST?

the other bikes that share links have been around...
Purdie much ^THIS^
I remember the same ad from back in the day, and I don't see any r12st in their line up.

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Okay, a couple of other points from a look at MCN's electronic edition (subscription only but you can download single issues for a few $ each).

The MCN boys are speculating, based on the photo, that BMW has ditched the telelever and gone back to a telescopic front suspension for this model. (As they have for the R9T.)

The mirrors are mounted on the upper fairing rather than on the handlebars (they were on the 'bars in the previous incarnation). Better for steering and for buzz control.

The windscreen looks to be adjustable. Whether by GS-style handwheel or electric motor is not clear.

Ergos appear to offer a gentle forward lean onto quite high handlebars from nicely tucked up and rearset pegs. Promising.

It will be interesting to see how much fuel it carries. Again from the pic, my guess would be at least as much as the standard GS, given similar space under the tank. About 23 litres would be very nice. But that's probably too much to hope for.
I dun had me one of the original '05s; wut an ugly piece of shit!
Butt one without them lame-ass whizzy brakes, and w/ proper forks iz much mor appealing. Too bad it's an unreliable Buy Mor Warranty
Mine had a 5.5 gallon tank, 'n got 50 to 53 mpg. The windscreen had two positions, but I couldn't notice any difference in either. Butt the wind protection wuz decent.
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