The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Pongo

    Pongo Been here awhile

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    Hope they fix the seat.
  2. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    This actually kept me awake for a while last night...:rofl serious....

    Picture having about 65 HP with a nice fat torque curve, nice and light (365lbs or so) with the utility of a 1200, scaled down......simple design, easy Maintainence, lots of ground clearance,,,,strong subframe.....oh Man....

    This would be the bike I would take to Central and South America.....:freaky :evil
  3. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Lol! I like that seat....great for offroad work.... I hope they would put a real fender on the front tire though.... :D
  4. g_e_young

    g_e_young Been here awhile

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    Holy shit, I think Batman is driving the new GS. Damn. g-
  5. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    and Bane rides the F800GS: http://vimeo.com/46587712 :gdog

    :lol3
  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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  7. TuonoBiker

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  8. DasMatti

    DasMatti Been here awhile

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    Hey guys,,

    reat the "whats-new" arctile today.
    You'll need a new thread-title.
    Bike won't be called 1250 :wink:

    Also read why there are so few pictures of the bike on the street.
    Guess what....
    Testriders may take the bikes home, for a ride.
    But they are only allowed to ride the bike while deep night!:eek1

    ride on
    Matti
  9. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    What's new? Where does this animal live? :ear
  10. Dorsicano

    Dorsicano Adventurer

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    What's this riddle DasM? :earwhat article? A link please? I bet you're enjoying this, aren't you?:rofl
  11. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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  12. Shorty

    Shorty carpe'diem ona motorcycle

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    Saw that the other day, a BMW communication refered to the next generation GS as the new R1200GS!
    Here ya go, from the horses mouth:

    > " Extra time has been announced for the summer! The two major international trade fair highlights INTERMOT and EICMA will first keep autumn and winter waiting. This year too, BMW Motorrad will again be giving all motorcycle fans some great treats. The launch will be made at INTERMOT in Cologne: On 3–7 October BMW Motorrad will be celebrating the world premiere of the new R 1200 GS. Together with Husqvarna Motorcycles, BMW Motorrad will be presenting additional highlights from the sports, enduro, touring, and urban adventure world for a powerful impression at their new trade fair stand."
  13. DasMatti

    DasMatti Been here awhile

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    You bet I enjoy this :rofl .

    Don't have a link to the article. Was in the Intranet - 64 pages of stuff they put in the bike.
    Most you'll already know, drive-by-wire, cruise control and stuff like that.

    Weight will definetly be the same as with the current 1200GS :clap
  14. Boxer-lust

    Boxer-lust Banned

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    I already see one thing I don't like about the new watercooled R1200GS.
    The fixed the problem with the smaller bag on the left to make the right bag smaller....:lol3
    Why no underseat exhaust for 2 full-size bags?
    No more rear main seal leaks but with the possibility of leaking waterpumps...:D
    The only really interesting questions remaining !
    -how much hp ? (my guess 130+ since new KTM and MS have close to 150)
    -where is the clutch ? (looks like in front of the engine a la CX 500)
    -is it reliable from day one ?
    In 2 weeks we know the answers (at least the first 2) and be bored again until the new electric boxers come in 2032...:rofl
    Exciting times for BMW lovers for sure...:freaky
  15. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    Will be a diesel boxer before the electric one. :p
  16. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Because the wheel at full travel will occupy the same space as the pipes, yes you can do it A la 950 but does are more side pipes than under seat pipes..
  17. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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  18. Wdwrkr

    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    Until further notice I'm still calling it the "Bubble Boxer" :freaky

    I would hope it puts out 130 horses at a minimum, as the only point to messing with a good thing would be to keep up with the brits, and italians.

    as for the h2o pump, well I hope they use a different one then they are using in the K bikes. Those a failing right and left. I'm gonna take my chances with the old faithful air cooled GSA until the Bubble Boxer proves its worth, as I'll take reliability over speed any day.
  19. Boxer-lust

    Boxer-lust Banned

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    I'm sure they could put the exhaust under the seat and would still have full wheel travel for 2 full size bags...(but maybe not as you pointed out Ricardo)
    My guess 130-135hp will be the figure to except to keep up with the MS1200 and 1190 KTM out nxt spring also.
    I will gladly trade some topend hp for the clean shaft.
    Chains are for bicycles or dirtbikes...:lol3
    As for the heavy Triumph 1200 Explorer the current camhead is already as fast due to lighter weight...
    The new GS will ready have no competition except for a guy who doesn't mind chaindrive and high maintenance bills and always stay on-road in form of the MS1200...
    What do you guys think why is there soo much space in front of the cylinders?
    My bet the clutch is in front of the crank a la Honda CX or ST...(which would not be a bad thing)
    A diesel boxer ?Maybe if they are stupid enough to start another war (iran) and bring the price to $1000 a barrel...:huh
    Let's hope not !
    In 14 days it's christmas...:clap
  20. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    Yes I forgot that stateside diesel is only used in big trucks and stuff. It's very different in Europe though where a lot of the high performance cars are diesel. Nothing wrong with having 350 bhp and still get over 40 mpg especially when we are paying about 8-9 bucks a gallon.