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Old 10-02-2012, 09:56 AM   #2446
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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   #2447
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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   #2448
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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   #2449
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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   #2450
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Specs look good but the bike not so much. The new KTM 1190 is looking better.


With ya on that.


That beak, to me, looks like a cat box scoop.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:08 AM   #2451
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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   #2452
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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   #2453
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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   #2454
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:17 AM   #2455
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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   #2456
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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   #2457
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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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Old 10-02-2012, 10:20 AM   #2458
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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:

/emphasis mine
Oh, excellent, JoeDuck! That eluded me. Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:21 AM   #2459
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Stylistically everything in front of the logo is going to take some getting used to or require modification. Everything in back of the logo looks pretty good. I like the new tank treatment and the seat looks narrower at the front for us shorties. The tech looks pretty good too but the slipper clutch can be a mixed bag in off-road riding. I'm sure there's more power in the motor and BMW usually is pretty conservative with their power figures anyway. Asphaltandrubber.com lists the weight at 525# without fuel. Assuming 5.5 gal of fuel that puts the bike at about 565# with a full load. The air cooled GSA weighs 563 with a full tank and no cases. The 2012 GS weighs 504 with fuel, so unless there's some confusion in the press the bike has gained a substantial amount of weight. That 60# seems like a lot of weight for the extra 14 hp.
It's not 60 pounds...the BMW material show shows 238kg dry which is 524 lbs vs. Camhead at 496 I think, so 28 lbs more.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:24 AM   #2460
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It's not 60 pounds...the BMW material show shows 238kg dry which is 524 lbs vs. Camhead at 496 I think, so 28 lbs more.
Yeah, I fixed it. Thanks.
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