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Old 10-03-2012, 08:29 AM   #2626
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With the design direction BMW took for the 2013 GS, I believe they are targetting the below 40 year old market which I believe comprise the majority of GS owners at present. The above 40 crowd, I surmise, wish that the Adventure version looks a little more tame than the mechanical look of its smaller sibling.

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Me, I wanted it reliable and pretty at the same time, and from an 1150 and 1200GS Adventures, I went Japanese

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Old 10-03-2012, 08:35 AM   #2627
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If you consider "weight" as the ennemy, more kg is not the way to go...
but the ratio power/weight is good.

Consider the new model WC being +9 kg from the actual DOHC one
(also in wet weight)

HP2E : 105 hp/175 kg ==> 0,60 hp/kg
WC....: 125 hp/212 kg ==> 0,59 hp/kg
DOHC : 110 hp/203 kg ==> 0,54 hp/kg
Great info - that adds good perspective. In this class of bike, I don't see shedding 10's of pounds to be a huge priority. I'm not saying I want it to gain weight either...we don't need a big pig bike...that's what my Harley is for.

I think the advancement in the engine and the suspension system are going to produce a very nimble, athletic ride from this bike. The current model is already nimble for what its designed to do: carry 1 or 2 people and luggage/gear across a wide range of road surfaces.

I still say if you want handling to the be the first and foremost selling point, you need to look at the Multistrada. I'll take my GSA over it any day for long-haul comfort, two-up capability, ability to handle all sorts of camping equipment, etc.

This bike has been well thought out and designed to be robust. I'm pretty sure that BMW has felt the competition to some extent and knew they couldn't just throw some spit polish at the current GS and call it good. Maybe I'm a Kool-aid drinker, I don't know.

Anxious for road reviews, though.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:36 AM   #2628
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Interesting note: No oil cooler that I can see. Not even finned oil pan. Water and oil must pass by each other internal to the engine plus the finning on the cylinders to the extent the oil is cooled. The transmission also becomes an extra heat sink/source.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:38 AM   #2629
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RL Lemke, Thankyou for the pics.
Now I am dehydrated from all the drooling.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #2630
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It's going to be a challenge to create an ADV version with a much larger fuel tank, (an extra 13 liters) now that the airbox is up high... hmm... .. In a year or two, we'll probably find out how they do it.
Proper airbox placement ftw. It would be much more difficult for me to submarine this one.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:50 AM   #2631
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:58 AM   #2632
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:00 AM   #2633
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I quite like it. It's grown on me. The new airbox / tank layout looks sweet. I should imagine it'll handle superbly.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:08 AM   #2634
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:09 AM   #2635
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Here are some of the remaining engine photos I downloaded. Sorry if there is a duplicate or two.





















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Old 10-03-2012, 09:11 AM   #2636
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Hope BMW doesn't mind my posting so many of their photos.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:14 AM   #2637
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:36 AM   #2638
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:40 AM   #2639
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Hope BMW doesn't mind my posting so many of their photos.
Last three images from me
I suspect you were asked for...
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:47 AM   #2640
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It's going to be a challenge to create an ADV version with a much larger fuel tank, (an extra 13 liters) now that the airbox is up high... hmm... .. In a year or two, we'll probably find out how they do it.
Here's how they'll do it GB:



Make it fatter, just like the current Adv version.

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