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Old 01-05-2013, 11:50 AM   #4156
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yay, this thread comes back alive.... By the way, the new Multistradas are on the street and they have the same sachs active suspension as the new GS....anyone heard much about it? There was a brief review I read in another thread, let me see if I can find it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:52 AM   #4157
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Has anyone seen pictures of the full bare naked frame with forks and telelever attached?
The A arm of the telelever attaches to the engine, no?
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:18 PM   #4158
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The A arm of the telelever attaches to the engine, no?
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:03 PM   #4159
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Thanks 'Flug and RL, that's exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:59 PM   #4160
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Thanks 'Flug and RL, that's exactly what I was looking for.
pretty much any picture you could want is on page 176 of this thread.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:10 PM   #4161
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pretty much any picture you could want is on page 176 of this thread.
I'm late to the party. RL's pictures started at post 2593, on page 173... fantastic, thanks RL.
Lots to digest there, I got some catching up to do.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:02 AM   #4162
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:55 AM   #4163
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I liked what I saw on and in the all-new 2013 GS at the DC Motorcycle show yesterday, except what a let-down when I saw the wheels. WTF? BMW is installing cruiser tires on a GS?
Cruiser tires? Are you objecting to the extra width?

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:00 AM   #4164
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Cruiser tires? Are you objecting to the extra width?

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Maybe the profile of the new anakee 3
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:48 PM   #4165
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The cruiser tire are for the american market,
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:07 PM   #4166
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KTM has done the same stupid thing with the new 1190 Adventure.

The first thing Joe Pilcher did before he left for Madagascar was have the hubs re-laced to 990 size rims.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:25 PM   #4167
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The first thing Joe Pilcher did before he left for Madagascar was have the hubs re-laced to 990 size rims.
Should have bought the Adventure R then ...
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:55 PM   #4168
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According to German "Motorrad" the new engine is better than the old one (of course).
They compared the 2013 GS on paper with 8 contenders and of course only the GS has no defficiencies (red points), all is green :-)
- quicker revving engine
- better engine sound
- better shaft drive
- even lower weight
- full electronics program

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #4169
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He does have an R and it has the same silly-assed wide rims.

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:44 PM   #4170
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So buy a KTM But also a consideration is as an adventure bike, it's designed to carry a pillion and luggage..perhaps putting the fuel back there as well would unbalance the bike. The bottom line is, maybe you should actually ride it in the dirt before you draw conclusions about its dirt worthiness. I'm sure BMW mounted the fuel tank as high as possible because they had no clue about the impact of it's weight
I am amused by this...

I have owned both a R1200GS and a KTM 990 Adventure. The KTM is absolutely and unquestionably totally superior for a big bore twin dirt bike as soon as you leave the pavement. It's not even close. However, the GS is by far the better road bike. Long distance rides on the KTM 990 Adventure on blacktop were not fun.

Stick either one into a mud bog or launch one into a ravine 6 feet down from the trail and you will realize that both really suck as dirt bikes. They are both FAR too heavy to extract without a small army or winch to help. Been there, done that on both as well.

For the record the new GS (which I LOVE!) has the fuel tank down low, its the airbox that is on top now.
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