Finally, BMW Release the new 2013 GS.

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    jebus bruce, first a spyder, then a jeep, now a bmw? you really are keen to get beaten up by technology aren't you:rofl
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  2. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    To be fair Dennis there is a Tram in the mix too.
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  3. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    guess he has to get around somehow with the afore mentioned lot; ding, ding:D fares please
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  4. Bruce S

    Bruce S Life is short - Live it

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    Oh soo harsh guys. To be fair I did get bitten by the Jeep!!!
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  5. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    Home 2000 Kms later about 600 on dirt.

    1st impressions

    The new suspension is way better than before.
    The weight feels lower and although the bike is heavier it feels lighter.
    The motor is fantastic the extra HP works all the way through the power band.
    The new clutch/ gearbox are a dream.


    I thought the new Tourance Next tyres that it came with would be crap on the dirt they were surprisingly good on relatively easy dirt.
    They are fine on dry dirt as a dual sport tyre. No mud on this trip they look like would suck in mud.

    On road the bike feels great really stable handles really well.
    As a two up dual spot bike or as a touring bike that can do some dirt I think it is great.
    Over the next few weeks when I don't have my wife on the back I'll try it on some proper dirt and see how it goes.

    I think I have only scratched the surface when it comes to the electronic wizardry, there is a lot to learn
    The dash looks like a christmas tree when you turn the bike on.


    Some pics from the weekend.

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    AT Greg on his new beast

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    Auntie BB on her new bike

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  6. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Playing in the dirt

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    Nice looking bike Russ
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  7. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    happy campers :D

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  8. Bruce S

    Bruce S Life is short - Live it

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    Well Russ u have certainly talked the bike up. It sounds like all the other reports I have read - a quantum leap from the outgoing model. You have me salivating. Keep the reports coming.
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  9. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Playing in the dirt

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  10. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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    Interesting times are ahead.

    A KTM with more electricial gizmos's then a BMW.

    Who would have thought?

    Lots of info on the new 1190 over in Orange Crush, already launched in Europe.

    I know one person who has put his hard earned down on the 1190.

    As Mr Robert Zimmerman once noted, "Times are a'changing"

    I'm very curious
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  11. Auntie_BB

    Auntie_BB thread killer

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    It certainly goes a lot faster than the old one :eek1

    sent by a slow girly with a new bike
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  12. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    1 st Service done and dusted.
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