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Old 10-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #2446
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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   #2447
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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   #2448
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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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Old 10-02-2012, 09:56 AM   #2449
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Any official word from BMW as to when the GS will arrive at the US dealers? Any hints as to the Adventure version or the RT?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:58 AM   #2450
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Please note the cruise control on the controls... for those who've been clamoring for it.
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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, 09:59 AM   #2451
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Any official word from BMW as to when the GS will arrive at the US dealers? Any hints as to the Adventure version or the RT?
Rumour has it that an adventure is at least a year away which makes sense. The RT probably a year away too but my 2c says it'll be the one worth waiting for.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:02 AM   #2452
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What the HELL am I supposed to do with my right hand now!!! :
Any teen age boy will explain that one to you.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:08 AM   #2453
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Specs look good but the bike not so much. The new KTM 1190 is looking better.


With ya on that.


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Old 10-02-2012, 10:08 AM   #2454
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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.

Yes. Once the water cooling makes these bikes 'equals', the KTM is looking more attractive (barring of course an epiphany during test rides). Narrower engine, and better styling for sure.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:12 AM   #2455
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In looking at the link of all the hi-res photos, did you notice the photo of the left grip, is that cruise control I see?????
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:14 AM   #2456
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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!!
Not to split HAIRS/ or HARES with you, but perhaps the sub group could be more accurately called:
"S Schweinefleisch Nose"

Or...

"SPorky Pigs"???
My Choice...
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:17 AM   #2457
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:17 AM   #2458
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Just a little detail I noticed... it comes with Michelin Anakee 3 tires
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:18 AM   #2459
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What the HELL am I supposed to do with my right hand now!!!

Yeah, that is a bummer, and will take some getting used to.

Cruise is nice though.

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Old 10-02-2012, 10:19 AM   #2460
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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.
Maybe, but if they do not protrude past the same place the current side panels are it won't be an issue.

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