Building a new airhead!!

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by jtwind, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. jtwind

    jtwind Wisconsin Airhead

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    I got a email from Siebenrock this morning. I had no idea they were doing this sort of thing. Pretty neat. Copied the press release here. Don't know anything else.


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    Press-release​


    Three variants for every demand​


    Exclusively and individuell – Siebenrock-BMW „GS2“​

    now in series production


    Wendlingen, November 3rd, 2010. ​
    Good news for all friends of the individual 2-valve
    boxer. BMW-expert Siebenrock now starts the production of the GS2 again. Since 2005
    the Wendlingen based firm manufactured their interpretation of the classic 2-valve GS in
    about 25 examples, each one individually according to the customers desire. As a result
    of the steadily increasing demand a small series is now planned in 3 variants Classic,
    Enduro and Sport.
    "Our GS2-models are more popular than ever. During this years Intermot we received
    several concrete orders besides of many inquiries. Therefor the series production is not
    more than a logical step for us - particularily because we where able to extend our
    production capacity with Nov. 1st considerably", Jochen Siebenrock explains. With BMW
    Bayer concentrating on the online business Siebenrock now comes with the infrastructure
    necessary for a series production. The Siebenrock-GS will nevertheless remain exclusive
    for the owner to-be still has the option to compose his GS2 individually. But Siebenrock
    awaits that most of the potential buyers will be glad to have the opportunity to order the
    bike that fits their demands bestin a pre-configured model.



    Classic look with Siebenrock technique inside – the GS2 Classis​


    With a look that is only cautiously modified compared to the BMW series model the "GS2
    Classic" livens up the eighties. The long rear frame end, the small lamp mask and the
    fitting wind shield generate the charasteristic look of the early G/S-models, whilst the
    weight optimized stainless-steel exhaust system SGS2 beams the boxer in terms of looks
    and sound into the present time. The engine power is also adapted to the contemporary
    expectations due to the legendary Siebenrock power kits.


    Handy fun mobile on- and offroad - the GS2 Enduro​


    The "GS2 Enduro" makes a good figure on-road, but shows at first sight that she wants
    more.And because off-road each pound counts the Enduro is forcefully weight-optimized
    with a short rear frame end, single-seat and a small Enduro-lamp mask - the well-proofed
    SGS2 exhaust system alone saves 5 kg approx. Firm off-road suitable components are to
    be seen on the "GS2 Enduro" also on a closer look: the Enduro-suspension and the
    equally named oil sump with its rugged engine protection cannot easily be upset. The two
    piece valve covers add to the enduro look and result in additional protection. The power of
    this GS2 is increased like that of her classic sister by the use of Power- or Replacement-
    Kits.


    Power pure for street and raceway - the GS2 Sport​


    With the third of the bunch Siebenrock addresses the port-oriented BMW fans. The "GS2
    Sport" is power-optimized without compromise : 1070 ccm displacement, 80 horse powers
    and a maximum torque of up to 116 Nm speak a clear language. This is made possible
    through the most ambitioned power enhancement kit from Siebenrock, the Big Bore Kit
    which is awailable in 4 variants with the beginning of this year. Double spark plug ignition,
    bigger break disc, Sport shock absorber and SGS2 exhaust system are additional
    components that Siebenrock uses to increase the riding fun.
    Each one of the GS2 models is offered in a single tone or stylish dual tone painting with
    hand striping. The GS2 riding fun can be entered at a starting price of approx. 10.000
    Euro for a totally new assembled bike. Everybody having the intention to convert his seies
    boxer by himself can order the parts required directly at Siebenrock/Wendlingen or a base

    dealer of his choice.
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  2. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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  3. ozmoses

    ozmoses Ride On

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    Now that brings a smile to my face! Thanks for the good news.
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  4. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    Dibs on the horsepowers.

    80 of them all.
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  5. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Siebenrock is now going into production (?manufacturing?modifications?) of a BMW GS2 ? Can they even sell it here in the US, what with the EPA and NHTSA certifications that have to be made?
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  6. fabiox

    fabiox Been here awhile

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    wow this is the best news:clap
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  7. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    20,000 US dollars for a new airhead.
    Whoa. that's crazy talk right there.
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  8. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    That's £14,000 at the current exchange rate. IS that expensive? In the UK they work out to £2,000 less than an F800GS
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  9. drhach

    drhach gorillamanufacturing.com

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    How "new" is it? Meaning, are they taking existing powerplants, rebuilding them and producing replica everything else. That certainly would bypass all of the EPA stuff here as it would be a 198X model rather than 2010. Back when in the late eighties when the resto craze started, there were people building "new" 60's and 70's Camaros. Basically,completely restoring them and offering warratys and everything else that you would expect from a a new car purchase.
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  10. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    This guys been doing that for a while. Ships them all over the world http://www.bamw.co.uk/

    I've just bought an early paralever headlight cowl from Siebenrock. Looks identical to the original, seems they are manufacturing quite a few parts. These new bikes come with Siebenrocks own barrels, cams etc. I would imagine they are refurbishing frames, carbs etc and fitting new parts that are available or made themselves for everything else.
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  11. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    http://www.bamw.co.uk/page_1182716724397.html

    looks like had the heads up on what Siebenrock is up to
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  12. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Didn't spot that one. He's selling Siebenrock parts. I guess that's one of the new Siebenrock bikes. £15k :eek1
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  13. Recht

    Recht Binge Thinker

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    So, money can buy happiness after all.:nod
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  14. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    As they used to say, a bike will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no bike.

    Or something like that...
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  15. kraut.burner

    kraut.burner "Fun Club" President

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    So it's basically a rebuilt 80's dual sport airhead....for $20,000


    :dunno
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  16. bikecat

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    I see:

    R100GS front fame/wheels/tank/forks?
    Kick-starter gearbox
    R80G/S subframe
    Paralever
    Rebuilt engine with all the Siebenrock goodies
    R100GS soloseat/rack
    Aftermarket full system
    Relocated oil-cooler

    What rear fender is that? Why did they omit the side panels?

    There's this curve part of the frame neat the batt that does not look like it's from a R100GS.

    An eye-catcher.

    Cheers
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  17. Jasper ST4

    Jasper ST4 Guest

    For that kind of coin I'd build my own. I agree it looks wrong without side covers. I'd pass on a kick start. I don't care for the stretched gaiters and where's the side stand? I gotta have saddlebags so would need a different exhaust.

    I like most everything else though, especially the paint.
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  18. Rob Farmer

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    Thats the 1070cc Enduro spec one. I'd like to see the other two they're offering.
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  19. nowhereman

    nowhereman I'm lost -don't follow me

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    Maybe they omitted the side covers because you can't fit the exhaust side cover with the Siebenrock exhaust? I suppose you could use side covers from a Mystic instead though.

    I like the bike generally, though the price is just soo damn steep. I mean, I could throw that much (15k, minus the cost of my bike) at mine and have it done up 100% by HPN in style, complete with an R1150GS rear end, USD forks, motor work, etc.

    For my money, I'd rather pilot an HPN rallyesport - course, waiting 2 or 3 years for delivery might be a problem. :huh
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  20. Beemerguru

    Beemerguru Beemerguru...G/S guy

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    Go down to the G/S builds. Been doing this for years. Sold these bikes all over the country.

    http://gregsgssite.shutterfly.com/

    The top model with all the upgrades goes for around $15,000..includes the suspension upgrades, dual plugged engine upgrades, 800 watt alternator upgrades, brake upgrades, new wire harnesses, custom paint, etc.

    Just finished a motard special with special 17" wheels front and rear.

    Just starting a retro G/S like the prototype with a dual shock rear.
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