R1200GS\A | Top Feature Requests

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by uncleGarage, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. uncleGarage

    uncleGarage Been here awhile

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    I have a 2015 GSA. The best bike I have ever owned. I'm sure most of you would agree.

    However, we all have a few items we wish we could change\add\remove.

    What are your top feature requests which would Improve the bike in your view?

    Try to avoid suggestions for which an aftermarket option exists.

    I have one:
    • A reverse gear.
    This would be very helpful in many situations both on and off road.
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  2. Ray R

    Ray R Long timer

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    Adjustable pegs, foot controls, and handlebars.
    Yeah, aftermarket exists. But why not make them stock?
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  3. * SHAG *

    * SHAG * Unstable

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    I don't see any reason for reverse on a 2 wheeled bike :dunno
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  4. hammick

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    I would like to see motorized screen like the RT. The Triumph 1200 Explorer has it.

    However I would not want it if it added more than 5lbs.
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  5. LowOnFuel

    LowOnFuel In the crapper

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    Air conditioning, power windows and power steering.
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  6. SoundRider

    SoundRider Road trippin'

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    Hell if they'd just make the cables 2" longer if you wanted to install bar risers that would be a real improvement.
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  7. Sailorlite

    Sailorlite Been here awhile

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    Wouldn't mind a heated seat option. And a larger fuel tank on the GS model would be nice. Both of those could be offered in a GS "Touring Package" (maybe deleting wire wheels and some of the suspension height).
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  8. SoundRider

    SoundRider Road trippin'

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    What, like it's cold in SoCal or sumpin'? :confused

    I live up in Seattle and fixed that whole cold seat option the 'murican way -- I got fatter.
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  9. Dustred

    Dustred Adventurer

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    There is a million times in a gnarly offroad situation I would love a reverse gear, add a low range crawler gear while there at it please. With all the modes n electrickery just make it another mode.


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  10. mxz

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    Heated seat, reverse gear, a motorised screen? Jesus.

    It's a motorcycle, not a family wagon! Extend your hand, twist the knob and adjust the screen, for god's sake. Buy a warm jacket. Buy a good base layer if you are still cold.

    The K-series have an electric reverse motor for the types of riders that are unable to "pedal" backwards with their feet or for riders who park against the curb on a downward slope.
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  11. toecutta

    toecutta Been here awhile

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    "What are your top feature requests which would Improve the bike in your view? "
    50 - 100kg lighter with no loss of functionality or durability
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  12. otto

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    Turn signal switches that use both ends of the bars.
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  13. CJ3Flyer

    CJ3Flyer Long timer

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    I would like a more adjustable seat. Perhaps two positions for the back of seat and three for the front. If I could have placed the stock seat in 'low rear' and had one more 'up' position for the front of the seat my arse and the OE seat may have gotten along just fine.

    I know many ride the stock seat with it set to high on the front and would like a little higher.

    Another option would let somebody other than 5'7, 160lb Hanz have a say in designing the seat.
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  14. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Built-in Keurig.
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  15. Snks

    Snks Been here awhile

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    Probably cost's.
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  16. Scourge

    Scourge Long timer

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    The use of some more exotic materials to lower the weight of the drive train.

    A transmission that "snicks" into every gear like most of the rest of the motorcycle industry already has.

    The LC-8 motor from the KTM 1200SA.

    That's it really.
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  17. wonderings

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    I think there are only 2 things I would want changed on my '15 GSA. First would be a return to the old pre LC GS style turn signal switches. They just worked like my brain and were in just the right spot. Second I would like is the buttons to have some illumination behind them at night, nothing extreme just bright enough to see which is which. Not sure why, but I just have not gotten those buttons memorized in my head, specifically switching between ride models and throwing on the grip heaters.

    These are little things on the best bike I have ever ridden.
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  18. aGremlin

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    Well you chaps can't have it both ways... it can't be lighter and heavier :lol3

    I've got a camhead, but on the wethead, I agree with the return of old style turn signals. I'd want the GSA fuel tank increased to 33L+ again (I know it's more fuel efficient, but why can't we have more range? Plus for any number of unknown reasons, I get more like 36-38L into mine). I also want the alternator increased. Surely only the accountants decided it was a good idea to lop 30% off the capacity? I know it has LEDs, but I still want capacity, especially on the GSA which is supposed to be a continent crusher.

    Again on the GSA, quit using a dinner plate for the bash plate. You even make a larger one (at least you did in the camhead era) so fit the damn thing. I guess on the flip side, it's more like a blank canvas you can start modifying (yes, some of us see that fully laden bike and see a blank canvas).

    The GS with cast wheels can definitely be more road orientated, sporty etc, but the GSA should continue being the tank it was. I know plenty want lighter bikes for rougher stuff, but some of us like going sideways when over 100kph (60mph) - well, it will do it just fine under a 100, btu there's no replacement for displacement.
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  19. uncleGarage

    uncleGarage Been here awhile

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    Another one I'd like to see is a rear-facing camera with output to the GPS. I'd love to be able to view what's behind me without having to take my eyes off the road.
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  20. uncleGarage

    uncleGarage Been here awhile

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    Don't forget about the cup holder ;)
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  21. nobody0101

    nobody0101 Been here awhile

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    Lasers.
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