2014 GSW with my name on it

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by sarhog, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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  2. notacop01

    notacop01 Adventurer

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    I agree 100%, I was going to wait for the ADV to come out before I pulled the trigger on one or the other but I realized the standard GSW is WAY more bike than I will probably ever use.

    I prefer the looks of the standard GSW over the ADV as well. IMO the outgoing ADV models seemed to carry their weight better (they don't look as fat). I do however love the blacked out look of the ADV. That is the one thing I wish I could get on a standard.
  3. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    As a bike, I prefer the ergonomics of the non Adv, but I much prefer the black engine and frame of the Adv. I wonder how long it will take for the regular 12 to be offered with a black engine and frame?
  4. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    2 years, minimum
    maybe 3... if you look at BMW's history
  5. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Don't tell me that. I can't wait that long!:lol3
  6. notacop01

    notacop01 Adventurer

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    Here she is on the showroom floor.

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    Thank you Maire from Cross Country BMW, Metuchen NJ. Absolutely outstanding customer service!

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    Full frontal

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    Navigator V, Love it so far!

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    One of the cool new features of the Nav V.

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    My phone can barely handle the LED headlight.

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    White springs.


    Ride report- My face is sore from smiling all the way home!

    It was about a 60 mile ride from the dealership to my house.

    She runs and handles like a dream. It actually feels smoother than the 2013 that I took for a demo ride, no excessive vibrations or buzziness at all.

    Transmission shifts have a very "direct" feeling, I wouldn't consider it clunky like some have reported. Yes first gear clunks, but I think some people are overreacting on this too.

    I didn't notice any heat coming from anywhere while riding. (65-60ish degrees outside)

    Bike came with Michelin Anakee 3's, I haven't ridden enough to give any kind of review on them. I have heard good things about them though.

    The only slight annoyances I noticed were that I kept accidentally pressing the multicontroller when using the turn signals (started to get used to it toward the end of the ride), and the "self cancelling" turn signals don't seem to self cancel (might be operator error)

    All in all, I am a very happy camper right now!:rilla
  7. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    82 huh? :rofl
  8. bimmer5891

    bimmer5891 Adventurer

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    Ride report- My face is sore from smiling all the way home!

    It was about a 60 mile ride from the dealership to my house.

    She runs and handles like a dream. It actually feels smoother than the 2013 that I took for a demo ride, no excessive vibrations or buzziness at all.

    Transmission shifts have a very "direct" feeling, I wouldn't consider it clunky like some have reported. Yes first gear clunks, but I think some people are overreacting on this too.

    I didn't notice any heat coming from anywhere while riding. (65-60ish degrees outside)

    Bike came with Michelin Anakee 3's, I haven't ridden enough to give any kind of review on them. I have heard good things about them though.

    The only slight annoyances I noticed were that I kept accidentally pressing the multicontroller when using the turn signals (started to get used to it toward the end of the ride), and the "self cancelling" turn signals don't seem to self cancel (might be operator error)

    All in all, I am a very happy camper right now!:rilla[/QUOTE]

    Congrats on the new ride. Great to finally meet you in person!. Feel free to take that 60 mile ride to us as often as you like.
  9. notacop01

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    That's the way it was with 5 miles on the clock!
  10. Surveyor1953

    Surveyor1953 Been here awhile

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    My dealer e-mailed a picture of the box which has my red (fastest color BTW :rofl) GS in it. All the TT stuff arrived so it should be assembled tomorrow afternoon. This will be a LONG night.
  11. notacop01

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    NICE! Congrats, I hope you enjoy your first ride as much as I did :)
  12. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Congrats you guys....have fun with the new bikes!
  13. IrishCatholic

    IrishCatholic Adventurer

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    The dealer emailed a couple of pics - my bike arrived in Austin late this afternoon (Tuesday) and I should pick it up Thursday once the aux lights and TT panniers and top box are installed. Red bike with white springs.
  14. Surveyor1953

    Surveyor1953 Been here awhile

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    Thanks folks. Sure feelin the great energy here
  15. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    Congratulations on your bike.
    Thanks so much for all the great pictures and for the brief ride report as well.
    Mine is loaded onto a boat in Bremerhaven today
    I hope that the time my shoulder will be ready and my bike is ready will coincide five weeks from this coming Saturday which is 16 November
    it's a long time to wait but it will be well worth it and just in time for the cooler writing weather in Florida
    again, thank you for sharing with us and i hope that you'll post a lot more when you have a chance
  16. seatec

    seatec Dutch Transplant

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    COngratz. Rode my GS in to work today. WHat a fun bike to ride.
  17. notacop01

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    I rode mine today too!

    It's so much more civilized than my Ducati.
  18. seatec

    seatec Dutch Transplant

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    civilized until you turn the screw. lol
  19. notacop01

    notacop01 Adventurer

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    Yeah, keeping it under 5k rpms is not easy these things LOVE to rev! :evil
  20. ChasM

    ChasM Been here awhile

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    My '14 R1200GS just arrived at my dealership yesterday and will be ready for me to pick up on Friday.