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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by uncleGarage, Jan 24, 2017.
I wasn't laughing. I want lasers, even if only LIDAR or something. :)
I'd love a return to the old style indicator switches. They're a lot easier to use, IMHO. I'd also like the option not to have a wonderwheel if I have no plans to use a GPS (dunno if this already applies in other countries).
About 30kg less weight would be great. BMW managed it when they moved from the oilhead to the hexhead GS after all.
I agree about the turn signal switches.
As for the wonder wheel, it is a GPS Prep item. You can order without it, or just remove it. (Note, you may possibly need the dealer to change the firmware if it gives an error code.)
Mirrors work fine on mine, just as long as you don't try to do hair and make up at the same time
Would you agree with me when I say that this feature will be coming to motorcycles soon? It's just a matter of time in my opinion.
Send Lostrider a PM. He removed his wonderwheel on his '15 R1200R and I don't think he needed a software update.
Lower 1st gear...much lower!
Perhaps for K1600, Goldwing etc. But when I think about all the bumping and vibrating up and down, dropping, and water crossing my GSA does... a camera will be hard pressed to keep up. Nothing beats good rider skills, situational awareness etc.
Hey, how about a self balancing function? I figure it's more useful on a GSA than a little Honda standard. At least a shorty like me can now ride a GSA.
Dual range transmission. The mid 80's Honda Customs had it for no good reason, but it has always blown my mind that the GS never has. You could have a more street oriented first gear in high range.
Wider base on the mirrors without adding extensions - got tired of looking at my shoulders.
More/brighter brake light and running light.
Not just the bike but blow up Basecamp and create some more intuitive/user friendly trip planning software.
Larger alternator, 4-5 accessory outlets, configurable glass cockpit (like the KTM 1290SA has), heated seats. Someone mentioned a dual range transmission like the old Honda CB900 Custom had, one gear range for off-road and one for highway work. 150HP wouldn't hurt either.
I use harley davidsons ride planner. Plot your routes, connect gps, hit sync gps and it imports the route into the gps. Works like a charm!
As for the bike. I like mine a lot. I get some false neutrals when using GSAP from 2nd to 1st but other than that I think the bike is awesome.
For sure, plenty of gs haters around I know, I come from trail enduro background, the big rig is a very capable machine but when things get tight the way too high first gear is a massive drawback, a low range crawl gear electonically selected in the enduro modes would be perfect,
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About 12% more hp and 10% more torque. That would put it at about 140 and 100 respectively. If that means an R1250GS/A so be it.