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Old 10-02-2012, 09:13 AM   #2431
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:14 AM   #2432
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Well it's ugly, but I'll take one. There goes my 1000 dollar Russell day long. I lined it up axel nut to axel nut and triple tree To triple tree crudely on Photoshop and the seat looks to be a good 2 inches shorter than a gs low seat on the old model
Do we know that the fitment is actually different?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:20 AM   #2433
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Specs look good but the bike not so much. The new KTM 1190 is looking better.


I currently own an '02 1150GS and an '08 990Adv. The KTM wears knobbies and the GS wears dual sports. I'm thinking I could consolidate both bikes into the new 1190. The wings on the new GS are not attractive IMHO.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:23 AM   #2434
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Here is a link to 61 High Res ghost images of the new water cooled boxer

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...00gs/?gal=1#/0
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #2435
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I currently own an '02 1150GS and an '08 990Adv. The KTM wears knobbies and the GS wears dual sports. I'm thinking I could consolidate both bikes into the new 1190. The wings on the new GS are not attractive IMHO.

Yup, The 1190 looks like it will be a winner. I think I would lean towards it over the GS in regular ADV spec with 17" wheels and 150hp!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:28 AM   #2436
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Pretty sure if you put a set of HD lights under the beak like everyone does you would be projecting this into the night sky.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #2437
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So, More 15 HP, 4 kg heavier, oil lubricated clutch (?), smaller Alternator, smaller battery, wider tires, ABS Std., plus liquid cooled,, oh and plus spork (good prior post ref.Sjsharkfan) nose .

So, we now need a new Oilhead Boxer Sub Group "Spork Nose"

That right hand side exhaust looks like a game changer for all the after market panniers. Back to the drawing board..... Although it does look tucked in. maybe can go with two large panniers now.

I like the way it looks, more insect like!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:34 AM   #2438
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What the HELL am I supposed to do with my right hand now!!!


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Old 10-02-2012, 09:40 AM   #2439
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The wings on the new GS are not attractive IMHO.
Wait till a good cow, rock, or rock wall encounter and we'll see how crash worthy this bike is. I've seen plenty of crash marks on upper crash bars and for some reason this bike looks like it's not very crash worth due to those wings and radiators. It would only take one good radiator hit on those wings to knock it out of commission......hope it's not the case.

Not sure why but I really wanted to like this bike, maybe I will later but for now I'm not lov'ing it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:47 AM   #2440
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Handguards???

I guess the German spelling of HANDGUARDS is now G-L-O-V-E-S???

Vat vil ve do visout those handguards?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:50 AM   #2441
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Wait till a good cow, rock, or rock wall encounter and we'll see how crash worthy this bike is. I've seen plenty of crash marks on upper crash bars and for some reason this bike looks like it's not very crash worth due to those wings and radiators. It would only take one good radiator hit on those wings to knock it out of commission......hope it's not the case.

Not sure why but I really wanted to like this bike, maybe I will later but for now I'm not lov'ing it.
I'm sure there will be a hardcore off-road accessory to help guard it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:50 AM   #2442
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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.
For enduro purists.
The equipment variant “Offroad”.

This package was compiled specifically for those who want to enjoy their R 1200 GS pure, but do not intend to ignore those practical extras. The daytime running light presents a clear advantage for visual appeal and safety, and ASC and disengageable ABS provide adequate traction particularly on loose surfaces. The equipment variant “Offroad” at a glance:

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #2443
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I currently own an '02 1150GS and an '08 990Adv. The KTM wears knobbies and the GS wears dual sports. I'm thinking I could consolidate both bikes into the new 1190. The wings on the new GS are not attractive IMHO.

I think BMW are going feel the competition. I am glad I didn't wait for the new GS. The KTM looks more interesting to me, which is surprising because I hated the test mule, the complete opposite for the GS, the test mule looks better than the finished bike. So what have I gone for? I got a great deal on 2012 multistrada S touring
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #2444
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Well, BMW has successfully made me love my 1150 even more. There is that.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:54 AM   #2445
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I think BMW are going feel the competition. I am glad I didn't wait for the new GS. The KTM looks more interesting to me, which is surprising because I hated the test mule, the complete opposite for the GS, the test mule looks better than the finished bike. So what have I gone for? I got a great deal on 2012 multistrada S touring
I'm feeling it your way too. The big disincentive as a rider for me with the latest GSs is the weight. They just keep getting porkier. Most of my riding is on road. This new machine makes the Ducati look more attractive to me, not less. I was waiting for this, but for my style of riding, it is a disappointment.
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