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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
Got some pics going up now...
Wish I hadn't read that......
No spoked wheels? Seems like an even more road oriented bike now with its target sight set on the Multi and/or Tiger.
So far I like what I see....wish it had Ohlins though
Here's the English-language press release:
The muffler looks a bit slimmer, hopefully the right saddlebag will have a smaller cutout. The LCD display in HFL gallery looks monochrome, not color as everyone expected. But the characters are larger to please old guys.
I like the position of the air box... deeper water crossings!
WTF? " Tyre/wheel dimensions of 120/70 R19 at front and 170/60 R17 at rear as a world first, tailored specially to the R 1200 GS."
Yes, the clutch now lives under the front cover!
The oil filter is on the left side. No more pulling a skid plate to get it.
No mention of being able to turn off the ABS. :huh
I thought I read that somewhere.
Interesting. Liking the engine from what I see (low, appears very integrated), but the spiky bodywork and fenders make me wonder. Poseidon, your trident has inspired an entire motorcycle!
The weight bumped up a bit: 523 lbs ready to go vs 505 for the current version. Still not a big fan of the header tubes hugging the engine block. . .
OK, that is a bit better. Still not crazy about the midievil silver sword forward side covers, but it isn't as bad as the Wonderlich drawings made it look.
I noticed that the Akrapovic can now comes supplied with a garish HP logo.
Does that mean we're going to see a range of HP2 bikes? I hope so.
No, I don't care for the stupid winglet, beak, but these are easily fixed. I do think the new engine casing looks very well packaged and nicely finished in comparison.
A good video here showing lots of detail: www.webbikeworld.com/BMW-motorcycles/2013-bmw-r1200gs/
My take on it thus far from first cull of the PR info to try and get to the meat and potatoes - The new 2013 BMW R 1200 GS - http://www.mcnews.com.au/2013_Bikes/BMW/R1200GS/Intro.htm
Link - http://www.mcnews.com.au/2013_Bikes/BMW/R1200GS/Intro.htm
Now they just need to put together a watercooled ST version. I think it would sell lot hot cakes this time around!!
I didn't expect it, but BMW retained Brembo branding on the calipers, just as seen in Wunderlich predictions.
I agree with you. Wunderlich predicted everything right from the begining
Ugh, it looks like the same demented elf that started doing their cars is now doing the styling on their motorcycles.
It's so drastic plastic disgusting. A technical marvel yes, styling