90th Anniversary GSA (The OTHER 2013 BMW)

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by RetrogradE, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    Everyone is talking about the 2013 liquid cooled GS but I can't find a single thread about the 90th Anniversary R1200GSA.

    I've never bought a new bike since there's plenty of used ones out there at big discounts from MSRP. But, if I want to buy and keep a bike for a long-ass time, it won't matter.

    I'm considering the 90th Anniversary GSA. I figure it'll be like the elusive 2006 1150GSA.

    Anyone have any info on this bike? When do they hit the showroom? Maybe they're already there and I'm too lazy to drive 20 miles to the dealer.

    I don't think this Special Model is any different (mechanically) from the non-special model in 2012, but c'mon, it comes with an engraved brass placard dammit.

    "90 years of character. BMW Motorrad is marking the anniversary of the exciting boxer model and its irrepressible pioneering spirit - 90 years of motorcycle construction motivated by sheer passion.

    The adventure highlight is showcased at its most impressive: the anniversary outfit of the R 1200 GS Adventure comprises a matt black/gold paint finish. Like all the special models, it also bears high-quality model inscriptions and an exclusive brass plate on the clamp. The R 1200 GS Adventure stands for a level of fascination which can barely be surpassed.

    90 years - unstoppable: the adventure highlight."

    [​IMG]
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  2. lucas123

    lucas123 Been here awhile

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    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    Never new it existed, or in this case is supposed to exist. Beautiful bike, a few things I noticed right off the bat

    1. Gold forks, very nice" ducatiesc"
    2. Gold colored brembo's
    3 no fog lights.. Odd on a GSA

    Color is hot. I'm like you I like em lightly used. It's really attractive, but doubt it will go anywhere my 08 can't, so I'm good. I may change my tune when the bubble boxer hits the GSA but that's a few years out still.

    Thanks for posting
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  4. Stinkyb

    Stinkyb GS"eh" rider

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    Pillion height is level with rider, diff?

    So it boasts less than a reg gsa...we all know sum schmuck will pay more cuz it says 90th ann on it......Im actually quite certain that lb for lb, the Bmw sticker has more value than gold.:norton
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  5. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    I called the dealer today and they'll be getting them in the spring.

    If I buy new (I likely won't), this bit** will weigh in over $20k+options and the new liquid cooled should spec around $16,500+ options. Hmmm...
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  6. aGremlin

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    Front seat on high... on low it would be the regular height I'm sure.

    Clearly BMW is struggling to make the bike better... so it must be perfect.

    Well, I'll keep telling myself since I own a 2010
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  7. jdub

    jdub Dawg bytes reel gud

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    Like aGremlin said, all R12GSA rider seats in high position are level with the GSA pillion's seat. GSA rider seats are taller than a standard GS rider seat, and GSA pillion seats are lower than a standard GS pillion seat so it works out this way. Fortunately the R12GS/GSA seats are interchangable so you can mix and match heights between the bikes to suit your tastes
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    Called my dealer about this yesterday. Will be available around June here in Colo and will cost $2000 more than standard GSA. Only difference is paint scheme and commemorative plaque. ???
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  9. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    :eek1




    Geez man, $2k more? Does it come with a signed picture of Burt Reynolds or something?
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  10. Unleaded

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    Different paint which is being used to clear out old-model stock before the water-boxer...good marketing idea, but I'll be shocked if it works. If you are the type who wants the latest thing, why not wait on the new one? The GSA version is probably a year or two away, but I'd think the market will be full of lightly-used and new unsold dealer stock air-cooled units by then...
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  11. bajaburro

    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    leave it to bmw to paint a bike in goofy colors and tack on another 2 grand.
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    Shit, it got me, just look at my sig line...
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  13. El Gato

    El Gato Been here awhile

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    I agree - both look very nice.

    This is very odd, especially given the price increase over the 'regular' bike. I'm sure they'll release special 90th anniversary fog lights for an add'l $1K.
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    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    i like the colors on the 2012 gs 1200 rallye.just wonder how bmw gets away with charging several thou. additional.
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  15. MoxNix

    MoxNix Ex-ExPat

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    I was hoping for a let edition, not another anniversary edition.

    How about a GSA Rallye with red frame, orange seat and red/drk blue/lt blue stripes on a white tank?
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  16. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    Looks sharp. I wonder why they changed the manifold to chrome instead of the titanium colored ones? They would've matched much better. I'd pay extra for a Rallye GSA, but not this one, with no fog lights. Sadly, I'm sure BMW will have no problem selling these. There's always a schmuck willing to pay extra for some kind of anniversary edition gizmo.
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  17. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    No, they'll sell them. Rallye Edition, Triple Black, 90th Anniversary, Papal Conclave Edition w bullet proof windscreen, Harley Tribute Edition w free drip-pan, and possible Charley Borman Edition with a built-in box of tampons.:eek1
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  18. EZGlider

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    BMW stopped production on the oil-cooled Adventure bikes/engines in October (possibly late September). The "90th" is simply the same thing they did with the '05 GSA - 1150 instead of 1200, with fancy "commemortive" paint. Not certain, but I believe BMW is moving toward LED auxiallry lights - that may explain why none are on this special "hurry and get one now, before you want a liquid-cooled GS that you'll inevitably pine for when your friends buy theirs" model.

    Not trying to be negative (I actually believe the oil-cooled platform is at, or near, its pinnacle and just bought one of the last 2013 Triple Black GSAs), but BMW's marketing strategy is obvously "gin up" interest while charging a premium, instead of just honestly liquidating (okay, pun intended) the oil-cooled generation they are making obsolete.

    Just my .02...
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  19. Sltx1050

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    Seriously we have one coming to our shop and its only $450 more than a standard and $200 more than the triple black
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  20. MoxNix

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    I'm sure BMW is still making R1200 motors, since the GS will be the only water-cooled boxer model available in 2013. :norton

    What about GSA, RT and Rs?
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