The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I see dynamic ESA and something about navigation.....not sure about the others.
  2. Bails

    Bails Been here awhile

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    Personally I'm a bit dissapointed with the specs so far ! Very Little increase in power and heavier ?
  3. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    I can see sports muffler, windshield, along with ECE so probably electric screen and the flapper valve thing. There are a few other things that are ECE but I cant make them out enough to translate.
  4. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    Personally I couldn't care less about power and weight I don't want more power as its not the right bike for it but the looks are meh. That said I dont like the look of the current GS which is why I got the GSA so hopefully that will look better when it comes.
  5. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Imagine if the introduction of the new GS caused a huge spike in 2012 GS sales. :lol3
  6. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    What few are out there probably will find homes in short order.
  7. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously??

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    Oh Dear......:huh

    I'm sure it might look better in person but right now.....uuummmmm......EEK! :scratch:confused:photog



    I think my 08 just went up in value.......even with the cracks and dirt on it.
  8. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    This is EXACTLY what was said when the oilhead 1200GS was introduced in 2004... 1150GS owners were aghast... too ugly, too plasticky.... :lol3.
  9. erkmania

    erkmania Still Adventuring

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    But, this time it's true. :evil
  10. dougpaw57

    dougpaw57 Adventurer

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    Actually I did have a blue and white 2002 R1150GS, and I now own a blue 2009 R1200GS, and I still think my 1200 is uglier than my 1150 was.
  11. ghostryder

    ghostryder made it

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    I will have to wait and see one in person, but from the pics.....I may be looking for a leftover. We shall see, I remember saying that the "new" RT was pretty ugly, then when I saw one in person, it wasnt THAT bad.
  12. RightSpin

    RightSpin Been here awhile

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    If the material filmed is legit, it does show cruise control (temporeglung). I will be quite excited if that is the case.
  13. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    Yep, at last ... :D Amazes me that it took them so long - and that they still don't offer it on the slant fours or R1200R.

    Thanks for the translation.

    Must admit, the looks are underwhelming, as displayed so far. The torque and power should be plenty though, and a few Nm torque is significant - it will about match the new Multistrada there. Hard to get a big torque rise without adding capacity. Maybe with the extra weight comes more strength.
  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    That happens every time a new model is intorduced. Somehow it is always wrong!:lol3

    Jim :brow
  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Then it wouldn't be an "R", it would be a "K", and that was done, with fairly poor results.

    Jim :brow
  16. g_e_young

    g_e_young Been here awhile

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    Look Gents, let's get one thing straight on the eve of this momentous occasion: By almost any objective measure, the new water cooled GS will be better than the last generation, which was designed ten years ago. It may appear fugly (at least at first), evolutionary, and somewhat underwhelming, but,

    -It will be faster
    -It will get better fuel mileage
    -It will stop more quickly
    -It will have more effective electronic safety features (better abs, traction control, etc)
    -It will be more refined (less clunking, smoother everything, etc)
    -It will handle better (less unsprung weight), improved geometry, etc
    -It will be more reliable and easier to maintain (changing coolant is a cinch, did it on my old K75 in 20 minutes)

    Bottom line: opinions are great, some people will love it and some wont, some will want to buy it while others will claim they will keep their previous gen forever, some will love the styling and some wont, but it will almost certainly be a superior motorcycle by objective measures. Will I get rid of my '09 Adventure? No way. I love it and I doubt that the new generation will be that much better to ride (unless the engine is much smoother, that would force a move). But will I, and most of you, want one in 3 years? Definitely.

    I'm ducking. Fire away.

    g-
  17. aGremlin

    aGremlin Been here awhile

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    Fair comments I think. I find the current GS ugly but for some reason the GSA looks purposeful.

    Perhaps this will stay the same :jump
  18. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Ha! Actually I like it! No more hitting the intake with my super long legs :D
  19. Pir

    Pir Adventurer

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  20. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously??

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    Sure......opinions are from the eye of the beholder.

    I had high hopes but sometimes the next models are not always better........ Yes, the new model will have all the latest bells and whistles while improving the already there bells and whistles but truth be told, the current stuff is a darn good and it doesn't.....

    look like it has a Platypus beak
    look like they took the side panels and mirrors off the new 2013 F800GS
    look like they stole the windscreen and articulation from an RT.
    or look like they're using the rims from a Triumph Explorer

    And the biggest problem with the new 1225 &1/2GS........it's not PAID OFF like my 1200GS!! :1drink