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Old 10-02-2012, 06:08 AM   #2371
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Got some pics going up now...

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:10 AM   #2372
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Wish I hadn't read that......

No spoked wheels? Seems like an even more road oriented bike now with its target sight set on the Multi and/or Tiger.

So far I like what I see....wish it had Ohlins though
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:14 AM   #2373
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:15 AM   #2374
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Here's the English-language press release:

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/press...tem=node__6628
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:22 AM   #2375
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The muffler looks a bit slimmer, hopefully the right saddlebag will have a smaller cutout. The LCD display in HFL gallery looks monochrome, not color as everyone expected. But the characters are larger to please old guys.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:22 AM   #2376
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:24 AM   #2377
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I like the position of the air box... deeper water crossings!




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Old 10-02-2012, 06:25 AM   #2378
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Here's the English-language press release:

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/press...tem=node__6628

WTF? " Tyre/wheel dimensions of 120/70 R19 at front and 170/60 R17 at rear as a world first, tailored specially to the R 1200 GS."
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:28 AM   #2379
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Yes, the clutch now lives under the front cover!

The oil filter is on the left side. No more pulling a skid plate to get it.

No mention of being able to turn off the ABS.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:35 AM   #2380
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No mention of being able to turn off the ABS.
I thought I read that somewhere.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:36 AM   #2381
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Interesting. Liking the engine from what I see (low, appears very integrated), but the spiky bodywork and fenders make me wonder. Poseidon, your trident has inspired an entire motorcycle!

The weight bumped up a bit: 523 lbs ready to go vs 505 for the current version. Still not a big fan of the header tubes hugging the engine block. . .
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:38 AM   #2382
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And the new bike...

OK, that is a bit better. Still not crazy about the midievil silver sword forward side covers, but it isn't as bad as the Wonderlich drawings made it look.

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:44 AM   #2383
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I noticed that the Akrapovic can now comes supplied with a garish HP logo.



Does that mean we're going to see a range of HP2 bikes? I hope so.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:46 AM   #2384
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No photoshop wizard but here is a comparison for ya'll



No, I don't care for the stupid winglet, beak, but these are easily fixed. I do think the new engine casing looks very well packaged and nicely finished in comparison.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:46 AM   #2385
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A good video here showing lots of detail: www.webbikeworld.com/BMW-motorcycles/2013-bmw-r1200gs/
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