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 11-21-2012, 08:40 PM #3721 marchyman Cam Killer     Joined: Jun 2005 Location: SF Bay Area Oddometer: 7,621 Given those numbers, the size of the rear tire, (and assuming my calculations are correct ) at 2000 RPM you'll be going 13, 18, 24, 30, 33, and 37 MPH at 4000 RPM you'll be going 25, 36, 48, 59, 66, and 73 MPH at 6000 RPM you'll be going 38, 45, 72, 88, 99, and 110 MPH
11-21-2012, 08:49 PM   #3722
KMC1
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 Originally Posted by marchyman Given those numbers, the size of the rear tire, (and assuming my calculations are correct ) at 2000 RPM you'll be going 13, 18, 24, 30, 33, and 37 MPH at 4000 RPM you'll be going 25, 36, 48, 59, 66, and 73 MPH at 6000 RPM you'll be going 38, 45, 72, 88, 99, and 110 MPH
Nah... Totally bogus numbers. You forgot that as you go faster centrifugal force makes the tires get larger in diameter, thus the gear ratios get taller. It will easily do 165 at 6000 rpm.

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 11-21-2012, 08:50 PM #3723 marchyman Cam Killer     Joined: Jun 2005 Location: SF Bay Area Oddometer: 7,621 of course. How could I forget.
 11-22-2012, 03:01 AM #3724 gkaan Bikes on the Brain     Joined: Jul 2004 Location: Doylestown Oddometer: 506 have there been any independent ride reports written yet? seems like there should have been a press ride of some sorts by now considering the bike will be in showrooms in a couple of months.
11-22-2012, 04:09 AM   #3725
Marki_GSA

Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Scotland
Oddometer: 718
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 Originally Posted by gkaan have there been any independent ride reports written yet? seems like there should have been a press ride of some sorts by now considering the bike will be in showrooms in a couple of months.
As far as I know the press haven't had a go yet. The first press event I belive is scheduled for February, I can't remember where it is in the world for the life of me though.

11-22-2012, 04:11 AM   #3726
Beemerlover

Joined: Oct 2011
Oddometer: 334
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 Originally Posted by gkaan have there been any independent ride reports written yet? seems like there should have been a press ride of some sorts by now considering the bike will be in showrooms in a couple of months.
Maybe they haven't actually built a running version of a production bike yet.

Didn't somebody say that the bikes at the shows weren't able to be started?

 11-22-2012, 04:40 AM #3727 Deans BMW Granpa Hoon   Joined: Feb 2004 Location: Copperhill, Tennessee Oddometer: 3,579 Yes they have running models and have been and are going thru extensive testing. __________________ Dean O BMW nut and Happy Camper Copperhill, Tn. www.Motorcyclistcafe.com Founder San Jose BMW
11-22-2012, 07:15 AM   #3728
Moronic

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Location: Melbourne, Australia
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 Originally Posted by twray Anyone know what the gear ratios are. I hope they lower the first gear more than the current GS.

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 Originally Posted by Moronic Overall then, compared with the model it replaces, it looks as though the new water boxer will have a 2.5 per cent taller first gear, same second gear, and a significantly bigger jump to third, with third-sixth all about 5 percent taller than before.
More detail here.
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 11-22-2012, 07:55 AM #3729 Marki_GSA Studly Adventurer   Joined: Sep 2011 Location: Scotland Oddometer: 718 They will be tooling up for the new bike and getting it ready for production. I have actually seen vehicles where the press get access at the same time as they go on sale.
11-22-2012, 09:37 AM   #3730
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 Originally Posted by marchyman of course. How could I forget.
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 11-22-2012, 10:17 AM #3731 rgb2cmyk Gnarly Adventurer     Joined: Nov 2010 Location: 'boken, NJ Oddometer: 255 The report i got was that the release was in February, possibly in South Africa (?) and that they would hit showrooms a couple weeks after that in early March. When they hit the US is another matter. There was talk it might not be until August/Sept. Any idea how the new GS ratios compares to the current GSA? I've looked at the tables but honestly transmissions are greek to me. __________________ _ 14 R1200 GSA (Hopefully lasts longer than 2yrs) 12 R1200 GSA ("Sandy") (Hit by DUI) 09 R1200 GSA (Totaled by SS Sandy) 06 Husky TE450, 04 R1100s BCR, 03 F650CS
11-22-2012, 10:30 AM   #3732
Montauk

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Location: Fruit County in Golden State, USA
Oddometer: 280
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 Originally Posted by Beemerlover Maybe they haven't actually built a running version of a production bike yet. Didn't somebody say that the bikes at the shows weren't able to be started?
That could not be true, cause they have built at least 3 bikes that Tina, Chrs and off-rode rider road to the show. Someone had posted a picture which showing oil in the oil-check glass. If they could not start the bike at the how perhaps they have disabled something for safety at the shows. I highly doubt that those bies at the shows are not rideable.

 11-22-2012, 10:48 AM #3733 Montauk Gnarly Adventurer   Joined: Dec 2007 Location: Fruit County in Golden State, USA Oddometer: 280 From my dealer I heard that the dealer representative is going to Morocco in February for the big per-sale event for the R1200GS. I would at this point assume that press will be there, and the press will get their hands on the bikes to test and share the excitement with he attendees.
11-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #3734
EJ_92606
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 Originally Posted by Montauk From my dealer I heard that the dealer representative is going to Morocco in February for the big per-sale event for the R1200GS. I would at this point assume that press will be there, and the press will get their hands on the bikes to test and share the excitement with he attendees.
Yeap, Press event is Feb 27th I think and dealer event is something like March 7th and bikes to be available at dealers within a few weeks of that.

11-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #3735
EJ_92606
Rider

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by gkaan have there been any independent ride reports written yet? seems like there should have been a press ride of some sorts by now considering the bike will be in showrooms in a couple of months.
Nope, the press rollout is in Morocco on Feb 27th.

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