The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    The all new GS certainly looks impressive. But, I am always a generation behind so I think I will still be looking for a low mileage camhead from someone who just has to have the latest and greatest.

    I will catch up when the next generation is introduced in 2023, if I am still riding and alive that is.

    Rick G
  2. Oggie

    Oggie Been here awhile

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    For me it looks horrible. The nose and the plastic bits that protect the rediator. I am glad I did not wait for this and got my '12
  3. Slippy Chips

    Slippy Chips Been here awhile

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    If I could put that headlight cluster on my '09 I'd be set for life. I love it! Especially the "C" shaped LED.
  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Doubtful, but it would be interesting!:evil

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  5. x_hog_ridr

    x_hog_ridr Been here awhile

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    What kind of tires are they putting on that?
  6. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    I wonder what kind of oil. . . .





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  7. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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    I like the TBW and the wet clutch. The new ESA looks to be pretty cool too. But the bike looks horrible. I'll happily stand pat with my 2012.
  8. Oggie

    Oggie Been here awhile

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    Probably uses whale oil or elephant tusk oil, but of course BMW branded and uber expensive.
  9. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Interesting to hear folks' perspectives ... to me the Wunderlich drawings looked decent but from these angles the beak and side covers make the real bike look like shite....

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  10. SourKraut

    SourKraut Long timer

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    The new tire sizes are;

    Front 120/70 19
    Rear 170/60 17

    It looks like the front tire size was previously used on the harley v-rod and I saw pilot roads in the rear size.
  11. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    True, it is all perspective. Maybe it will grow on me, it usually does.

    Now, if someone could photoshop that silver sword black or dark gray...


    Jim :brow
  12. GS_Jay

    GS_Jay Been here awhile

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    Those radiator winglets are just plain awful, they look like they are just hanging out there waiting to be broken... Glad I have my trusty dusty '11 GS to last me for a long time... Overall design... I have to give it :puke1:puke1 2 pukes...
  13. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    like Touratech, i'm sure they saw the real bike a long time ago.
  14. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I reckon there will be aftermarket fixes coming out for the beak and winglets, drawing inspiration from the better proportioned beak and more graceful side cowl lines of the dohc.

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  15. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    Interesting...I won't give a final verdict on the design until I see it in person. It's very angular, non-symmetric and yes, those "sword" radiator covers look like they are just asking to be ripped off (hopefully without taking a radiator with it!) I guess engine and tank/radiator guards will be mandatory for any off-road use. I hope it's not stupid expensive, my local dealer is selling loaded Teneres for $13,000.

    Early opinion is: I like it!
  16. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    +1 What is the thinking behind that? Are they functional? Perhaps to funnel air to rad, but angular plastic shit looks awful. Edit: Houses the rad fan.
  17. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    these winglets make me think about the MM ones.
    Perhaps they should have been in the same colour, no so visible.

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  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    They cover the radiator, purely cosmetic. But by making them silver they make them really stand out. Not sure if they could shape them differently, but black or dark gray would look better IMHO!

    Jim :brow
  19. Moronic

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    That 2012 looks soooo 2012 already. :poser
  20. little foot

    little foot Scratch and Sniff

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