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Old 11-15-2011, 12:06 PM   #886
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But what about those noxious "emissions"??
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:47 PM   #887
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Radiator Concerns

I admit that I haven't been following this thread closely and thus haven't read near all that has been posted...I apologize if this point has been covered.

While looking at the new Yamaha and Triumph adventure bikes I had images of riding through muck and mud like many of us are proned to do on occasion with an off-road bike. Got to wondering how all that brown goo being thrown up into the fins of a radiator mounted on the front of the engine would affect the bike's cooling efficiency. I'd hate to be on the back side of nowhere with a radiator full of drying mud and an overheated engine.

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Old 11-15-2011, 07:54 PM   #888
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Got to wondering how all that brown goo being thrown up into the fins of a radiator mounted on the front of the engine would affect the bike's cooling efficiency.
How many dirt bikes are water cooled? How many are not?
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:10 PM   #889
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Going all the way!

If BMW is really up to killing the WC (sorry!) boxer engine, why not do it right and come up with an R1600GS Adventure - 4cyl. water cooled 200 and change HP? They have the engine already!
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:49 PM   #890
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there is a touratech sticker already on the bike.
man they get fast access.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:32 AM   #891
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there is a touratech sticker already on the bike.
man they get fast access.
Touratech is one of BMW's larger (largest?) customers making the ADV panniers and stainless steel racks for them and other stuff, they must be getting the bikes at least a year ahead of market introduction in order to have time to come up with those ingenuous accessories that we all crave so desperately :-)
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:20 PM   #892
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Touratech is one of BMW's larger (largest?) customers making the ADV panniers and stainless steel racks for them and other stuff, they must be getting the bikes at least a year ahead of market introduction in order to have time to come up with those ingenuous accessories that we all crave so desperately :-)
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There's a shed at the back of their factory complex in Niedereschach with a huge padlock on the door......The technicians keep going in and out measuring stuff and you an hear a lot of banging and drilling and stuff!

Touratech make so much stuff these days that they even have to shift their catalogues around on one tonne pallets.....!

I've always wanted to have a wee look in the garbage skip aswell and see what they're throwing out!

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Old 12-02-2011, 07:40 AM   #893
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:51 PM   #894
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:30 AM   #895
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I'm surprised we've gone this far without seeing a half dozen terrible photochops of the new bike... like we've seen on just about every new bmw in the last 6 years... anyone remember the photochops of the 1200GS Adventure? or the 800GS?
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:41 AM   #896
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:05 AM   #897
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Last I heard, the water head engine had been shelved as an imminent release. May be years down the road.

But who knows...
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:40 AM   #898
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You remember how the current dohc motor, when first featured in the HP2S, was denied vehemently as being the next gen boxer... The waterhead's on it's way, no doubts whatsoever.

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Old 12-03-2011, 09:00 AM   #899
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You remember how the current dohc motor, when first featured in the HP2S, was denied vehemently as being the next gen boxer... The waterhead's on it's way, no doubts whatsoever.

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I believe that you're absolutely correct.

But next year? I seriously doubt it.

Time will tell, of course.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:19 AM   #900
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And I believe you're absolutely correct !

Put me down as 110% behind the wholesale revamping, of this next gen project boxer.
Scary for the purists, but so applauded by those of us outside, the traditional fan base.

Strongly reminds me of Ducati's courage, in reinventing the all new 1199 motor...

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