New R1200GSA WC

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by roadtrip22, May 6, 2013.

  1. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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  2. TomDoe

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  3. Lars

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  4. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    bmwrider1946 Young Old Fart

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  6. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    I had a 2006 first edition GS1200Adv, and it was a fantastic bike that was unfortunately plagued with issues (all thankfully fixed under warranty). Leaking seals, can-bus key issues, final drive etc etc. Way too many things for a $20K top of the range bike.

    I know when I ride one of the new ones I will love it. The only thing stopping me putting a deposit on one right now is the unknown beta trial issues. I will probably wait 6 months to see what the issues are - if any.

    Does anyone know if it will have the lower first gear?
  7. kktos

    kktos on a bright side of life

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    interested to know about it too.
    Coz I was under the impression it was the default on the last GSA.
  8. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    My 12 GSA has the lower first gear and honestly, with a small 110lb wife and camping gear for the weekend, I wouldn't even consider the standard GS with higher first gear tranny. I found myself boggled how a higher gear would work in some minor situations I had myself in...

    I am anxious to hear about the details on the upcoming GSA. Of course after 10k miles this past year, I'm madly in love with the iron pig....what an incredible do-it-all machine....not sure I will be ready to trade once my warranty is expired or not.
  9. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    Wet clutch. Go ahead and slip it a little if you need to for low speed maneuvering.
  10. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Great point! The wet clutch does have its advantages.
  11. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    For me - it'll be a toss up between this bike and the LC RT. Spring 2014 will be an interesting time for sure..
  12. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    They all end up wet anyway...my '06 had a leak in the rear main, twice. I'll taker a wet clutch from the factory any day :D

  13. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Is it just me or has the new WC crossed over a bit into the "don't hurt me" Ducati Multi territory? I love the multi, riding mate has one, but its a bit fragile looking with all its pretty plastics. I'm sure this has been discussed/mentioned somewhere in the pages of thread-dom. I'm also sure the new WC is every bit as tough as the old (several youtube clips out there proving it), but the aesthetics...the look and feel....just not sure.

    I know the GSA is going to have all the guards and farkles, but its got a bit of a refined edge now. When I look at my '12 GSA, it really is one ugly, slapped-together bit of kit......and I LOVE it for that!

    I've grown quite fond of my GSA in my now one year of ownership; it is hard to think about trading it...I refuse to ride a new one as the extra refined edge of the engine will probably win me over.

    :freaky
  14. mefly2

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    :D for me kit was a case of ... if you ride it, you'll buy it ... just didn't want to wait for the GSA - so added my own (except for larger gas tank) "A" package ...
  15. aGremlin

    aGremlin Been here awhile

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    True, but the lower first gear has been fantastic for my moto marshalling in cycle races. A few other guys with other bikes are now complaining a little of unhappy clutches (wet clutches too I think), but I seldom had to use the clutch as I could crawl in first... probably about 12-15kph is about as low as you can go before you need the clutch.
  16. Paulvt1

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    I wonder what the price difference between the standard LC and the Adv version will be?
  17. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Same as always.
  18. SylvainB

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    Do anyone know a little bit about the arriving of it?

    I know they are selling the GSA 2013 inventories, and I heard about something coming sometime in 2014. But ....?

    What I'd like to see is a GSA with a slant 4 engine of the k13 in a nicely tight frame with a few goodies on it! Just the bike Mad Max would ride :D
  19. gSreen

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    .. they might introduce it at the EICMA fair in Milano/Italy on november 7-10.: http://www.eicma.it...

    .. and start selling it in march 2014.

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  20. Centurion210

    Centurion210 Pilot in command

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    If recent history is any indication, it should be launched at Intermot 2014 in Cologne on October 1st...