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Old 08-25-2013, 10:22 AM   #10561
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[ GS the best motorcycle in the world.

And a paid BMW advert to accompany it !!
The American Motorcycle Consumer News did a full review also...
The last word... "Wow!"

http://www.motorcycleconsumernews-di...pm=2&u1=friend

The magazine is subscriber supported only and runs no advertisement. Granted, they still need to play nice so they get invited to the press events and are provided with bikes to test.

They did whine about the new clutch and the need for computers and electronic equipment to maintain the bike would prevent at lest one tester from picking this as a RTW mount. Still, it seems that the press generally give the bike very high marks in every category. After my test ride I was confident enough to put my deposit down for a fully loaded 2014 1200GS in white.

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Old 08-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #10562
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Just read the comparo in the October Motorcyclist. They have essentially called the new GS the best motorcycle in the world.
Does seem appropriate; now doesn't it!
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:27 PM   #10563
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Anybody cares to scan any of the two for those of us that don't have access to them?
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:44 PM   #10564
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My GSW came with the TA and I am very happy so far (1,xxx miles).
Congratulations on your new bike. When did you buy it? I take it you got it from Seavers. Enjoy the beauty. I was there yesterday, they had a seminar presented by CHP. It was good and very informative. I sat on the the GSW with low seat. Low seat is a crap, hardly any cushion.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:01 PM   #10565
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:34 PM   #10566
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Anybody cares to scan any of the two for those of us that don't have access to them?
How about I zip 'em up and leave 'em on my google drive for you to review.
Both of these magazines are available on-line, in digital format and well worth the subscription fee.

[mod edit - link to scanned articles removed]

It's a zipped file, so download, extract and enjoy.

http://www.motorcycleconsumernews-di...pm=2&u1=friend

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Old 08-25-2013, 04:08 PM   #10567
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rather than start a new thread.....in case someone already started one...and since this seems like the current hi visibility thread....

do you guys know in the Sept. issue of Dirt Bike there is an article on GS's including the LC?

not that it's any wealth of info and it's not even listed on the cover but I thought it my civic duty to mention it.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:18 PM   #10568
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Just read a post in German "Motorrad" from a buyer.
"The whole truth"
"...the new GS is not perfect. Clutch and gearbox are a real step back, the mechanical noise reminds me of a Ducati..."
Typically German "Motorrad" is very pro BMW, only in the last issue they mentioned some clutch/gearbox issues, especially in the lower 3 gears and loud noise during gear changes on their long term test model. They said it has to do with series production, not all clutches are the same.
Summary: A fantastic motorcycle with it's own characteristics, so not perfect.

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Old 08-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #10569
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How about I zip 'em up and leave 'em on my google drive for you to review.
Both of these magazines are available on-line, in digital format and well worth the subscription fee.

[mod edit - link to scanned articles removed]

It's a zipped file, so download, extract and enjoy.

http://www.motorcycleconsumernews-di...pm=2&u1=friend
Thanks! (unfortunately you're missing page 52-53 of the motorcyclist test.) Reading the reviews, the gushing about the bike was almost embarrassing. Apparently there are good reasons 3 people in my riding group have already bought the new GS this year.

The video version of this test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oIbu6q84D8
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:39 PM   #10570
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Summary: A fantastic motorcycle with it's own characteristics, so not prefect.
Oh, the irony....
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #10571
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Thanks! (unfortunately you're missing page 52-53 of the motorcyclist test.) Reading the reviews, the gushing about the bike was almost embarrassing. Apparently there are good reasons 3 people in my riding group have already bought the new GS this year.

The video version of this test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oIbu6q84D8
Oops... missing page added to the original zip file.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:54 PM   #10572
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How about I zip 'em up and leave 'em on my google drive for you to review.
Both of these magazines are available on-line, in digital format and well worth the subscription fee.
Thanks man.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:08 AM   #10573
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Thanks man.
If they're available to buy online, do the right thing and pay for them. Magazines are struggling to stay in business and stealing isn't cool.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:21 AM   #10574
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If they're available to buy online, do the right thing and pay for them. Magazines are struggling to stay in business and stealing isn't cool.
You are right and if there are single issue sales I will, but I don't plan to make subscriptions when I need a single issue in a year (or two some times).
You see I get my news and general updates, from Internet and only revert (or add more info) from press etc. when I am interested about something specific.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:19 AM   #10575
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Oops... missing page added to the original zip file.
Sure? I don't see it... and it's the GS part that we care.

I downloaded after your post about fixing the zip, but I still miss page 52-53. Maybe it needs a new link?
Or a new zip with just those pages?
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