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Old 09-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #2236
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seriously dude? Highly highly doubt its a 21". My money says its still the 19"
I'd make the same bet. Perhaps it's for the GSA, optional on the GSA, or someone said "hey lets put a 21-incher on and ride it by the spy photographers"...or maybe it *is* just photographic perspective.

I still think it'd be funnier than hell if the R1201GS was actually air cooled and they'd just stuck fake radiators to all the mules.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #2237
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The front wheel is definately a 19' and that is good so !
The rear is a 170 or 180 I would say,definately wider than the current 150 which indicates the new one will be a torquey beast...!
First speculations had the clutch sitting on top of the tranny but I wonder why there is such a big bulge in the front cover?
I would not bet against the clutch siiting behind it...
Feel like 8 years again.
December 10th and still haven't found all the presents...
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:12 AM   #2238
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Agreed, you won't find the quote I provided there, however
BMW has more than one link

For example:
http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html
Check the news section, under the heading "experience"
Excerpt from BMW international news:

" The launch will be made at INTERMOT in Cologne: On 37 October BMW Motorrad will be celebrating the world premiere of the new R 1200 GS. "

Verbatim from BMW.
Yep!
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:13 AM   #2239
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:41 PM   #2240
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:03 AM   #2241
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I'm very curious to see the official pics
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:14 AM   #2242
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I'm very curious to see the official pics
Only one week left
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:13 AM   #2243
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Even though this seems like a nice concept, the alternator would not generate power if the bike is stationary with the engine on.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #2244
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I think this drawing is several years old and does not represent the new engine in several way. note the head and valves...
This is not the current CAM head and it would seem the new water cooled engine would incorportate that technology. The intack and exhaust lacation do not seem to match the most current spy pictures.

When I was googling the water head a few weeks ago there were a couple of other drawings that seems to more accurately collaborate the spy pictures.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:54 AM   #2245
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There is a lot more than that wrong with the concept. Pushrod valves for a start
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:24 AM   #2246
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Not that it matters, but in that drawing the alternator could easily have a hollow shaft and be driven together with the clutch basket from the primary reduction, with the clutch pack driving the countershaft which passes through the alternator shaft.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #2247
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where has the exhaust gone?

It looks like a bit more than new heads if the swingarm has changed sides. At least the oil filter is easier to change :) I'll have to get used to bashing my head on the other side to check tyre pressures now.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:00 PM   #2248
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Keep up that man, it's a whole new bike/engine and not just heads
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:07 PM   #2249
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while i did backtrack 10 pages, I guess i was hoping for more recent pictures then from 1995 :)
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #2250
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Sooo tired of waiting!!!!! Just had to say I am way anxious to see this bike. And I just bought my new GSA a month ago!!

Still can't believe they've kept such a tight lid on things.
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