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Old 01-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #1156
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Thats true.

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Mr. McFuryMcNugget.
I like this forum, so many nice and funny people here and so much combined knowledge, way more fun spending time here than reading a German motorcycle magazine in German.
Its been a blast to uncover this new bike.

If all the chatter we have here is true we are into one hell of a ride when the bike goes on sale.

Is there much snow in Canada now ?

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Old 01-02-2012, 01:37 PM   #1157
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Its been a blast to uncover this new bike.
If all the chatter we have here is true we are into one hell of a ride when the bike goes on sale.
Is there much snow in Canada now ?
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I think it will be a good motorcycle, much better than R1200GS? Not sure, I have a 2010 and maybe only
using 50% of it's abilities. I'm frank to admit that I want everything new but this time I'll pass and check in again 2 years after introduction. I'm a tallguy and would need the lower pegs, modified screen and seat and I think it will take a while before the ergonomics catch up to the long history of the camhead models so I'm in no rush at all.

Snow in Vancouver? No, only on the mountains. +8degrees Celsius today.
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:38 PM   #1158
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The rumor is that the engine cases will contain the wet clutch and transmission. As opposted to an automotive style dry clutch between the engine and transmission, which is a feature of the current boxer motors

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Wait - this must mean a new dimensions to motor-oil-threads. Not?
OK - bring it on

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Old 01-02-2012, 03:44 PM   #1159
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Well we all have done well.

Its time to send out thanks to all the boys in the band.
WHO HAD SO LITTLE TO GO WITH IN THE BEGINING.

/ JUST A SMALL PHOTO. /

see pic.

But what we have made up is a Motorcycle

Many say it will take the heavy weight Championship with a knock out.Round 2.

Well Engineering diploma awards are being sent to your homes as we speak.

Thank You Thank you. Its been a blast.

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Old 01-02-2012, 04:37 PM   #1160
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Boy I do like the curves on that design!

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Old 01-02-2012, 05:07 PM   #1161
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Will the wet head be BMW's V-Rod...

Harley's V-Rod has about 30 or more horsepower and weighs over 100 pounds less then their new 103 air cooled touring models and yet I would guess their sales are at least 100 to 1 air cooled.

Is BMW making a mistake adding a more complex water cooled engine with more weight? How much power and complexity do we need?
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:24 PM   #1162
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What is DasMatti doing these days? Long time no hear from THE AUTHORITY
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:44 PM   #1163
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A wethead boxer will usher in an new era for the BMW boxer engine...lower emissions, more power and a quieter engine.

What anti-freeze will you use in your new wethead?
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:54 PM   #1164
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def, I agree entirely with you. As a confirmed and life long boxer (and 911) fan, the future is before us. When Porsche went "liquid", all of us "enthusiasts" were appalled, saddened, (fill in the negative). Now, 10 years later, the 996/997, new 991, Boxster,, Cayman have set new benchmarks of performance, mileage, ease of maintenance, and much lower emissions.. What's not to like? I have a Boxster S (2005, 3.2 litre) and it is the best road Porsche of any I have owned in 40 years. I've had some great 911's, but for what a vehicle has to so in today's real world, Porsche has it figured out and BMW will.

BTW, I'm looking for a "slightly used" 2010-2012 RT, and I own and love a 2005 R1200 GS, so I get boxers, and am confident that the new "wasserboxers" will be the best yet.

Just my .02 worth......
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:56 PM   #1165
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Harley's V-Rod has about 30 or more horsepower and weighs over 100 pounds less then their new 103 air cooled touring models and yet I would guess their sales are at least 100 to 1 air cooled.
This is because every performance category is irrelevant to playing dressup.

The waterhead will be a big seller if the price doesn't get too crazy. Not gonna swap my lemfiddy for one or nothing crazy like that.... yet.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #1166
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Wow, what type of anti freeze are you using to go with the oil threads......this could be epic !!!!


Oh, a whole new set of worry beads as well !
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:55 PM   #1167
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def, I agree entirely with you. As a confirmed and life long boxer (and 911) fan, the future is before us. When Porsche went "liquid", all of us "enthusiasts" were appalled, saddened, (fill in the negative). Now, 10 years later, the 996/997, new 991, Boxster,, Cayman have set new benchmarks of performance, mileage, ease of maintenance, and much lower emissions.. What's not to like? I have a Boxster S (2005, 3.2 litre) and it is the best road Porsche of any I have owned in 40 years. I've had some great 911's, but for what a vehicle has to so in today's real world, Porsche has it figured out and BMW will.

BTW, I'm looking for a "slightly used" 2010-2012 RT, and I own and love a 2005 R1200 GS, so I get boxers, and am confident that the new "wasserboxers" will be the best yet.

Just my .02 worth......
I think the Porsche 911 / BMW Boxer comparison is a valid one, especially as there are equally enthusiastic owners on both sides of the car / bike and air / water aisle.

The equation Porsche didn't have to contend with is the field servicing/valve adjustment simplicity the GS currently has. Not buying or selling, but the GS kind of made their history with it being a simple, reliable machine that can cross continents.

However. The GS also more or less became the SUV of the motorcycle world. And Porsche built that atrocious Cayenne. Both add to the coffers of their companies which occasionally make a very focused (and again enthusiast) vehicle from time to time (HP series bikes, Carrerra, etc etc).

The air/water debate will go on for years to come, though I know which side of the matter I fall on. Nothing against progress, but I see the big back end it brought to the 996 and hesitate to see what it brings to BMW's GS lineup.

Test rides will tell.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:05 PM   #1168
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Harley's V-Rod has about 30 or more horsepower and weighs over 100 pounds less then their new 103 air cooled touring models and yet I would guess their sales are at least 100 to 1 air cooled.

Is BMW making a mistake adding a more complex water cooled engine with more weight? How much power and complexity do we need?
water cooling is not exactly complex technology and who says it weighs more? See the Water Cooled Thread for more info....where by the way, this should have been posted.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:07 PM   #1169
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"Rear frame: can now be easily removed , and allows for different variants of the bike (note think S/GS/GSA)"

Did anyone read that CLOSELY?

'S'? As in something BELOW the GS, perhaps an enduro / HP2 style variation. . ?? Okay, I'm listening now.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #1170
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water cooling is not exactly complex technology and who says it weighs more? See the water cooled thread for more info....where by the way, this should have been posted.
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