The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    The new bike is live on BMW's International website, which is struggling ... :lol3

    Dorsicano, thanks for posting the specs.
  2. Stub deToe

    Stub deToe Stub deToe

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    Just chatted with Chris Pfeiffer at the show, he has been riding it a fair bit, the best feature he says is the narrowness of the bike and the TBs being moved on top out of the way gives lots of room for the legs to move around. Moving the shaft to the left side has also eliminated any residual driveline pull to one side for some reason. LED lights are an option. Weighs about the same as the current GS.
  3. LillaMan

    LillaMan n00b is okay by me.

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    And the new bike...

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  4. luca9277

    luca9277 Been here awhile

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    if the text comes up in italian select English on the top right hand side of the page... much nicer reading ;)
  5. Stkmkt1

    Stkmkt1 Been here awhile

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    Here's a good question. Has the new GS been designed to run on ethanol-laced fuel. Since Germany is now beginning to endorced such foolishness, I would expect the Germans to build a bike that can handle at least 10% ratio.
  6. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    Nice tech piece of the new engine design here at moto.it - Google translate does a good job.

    Tidbits:

    - the water cooling adds 2.7kg (about 6 lbs)

    - it contributes only 35 per cent of the overall cooling (up from 22 per cent for the oil cooling)

    - compression up half a point

    - each cylinder cast with its vertically split crankcase half

    - crankshaft is stiffer

    - crankpins are closer together

    - hence cylinders offset less

    - vertical intake path facilitates equal-length intake ducts, which helps with throttle sync

    - valve overlap is reduced, as Ducati has done on the Multistrada (cf the 1198), which should mean more low-rev grunt.

    - intake and exhaust valves get their own camshafts (rather than half and half as before)

    - which opens the way for variable valve timing on THE NEXT GS :lol3

    (Thanks to inmate luca9277 for posting the link in another thread.)
  7. Dirt Diver

    Dirt Diver Dirty Adventurer

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    The list of accesories is interesting

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  8. shizzle

    shizzle Adventurer

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    Apparently no info on pricing yet, wonder how that will turn out. The Configurator still seems to be the old GS, if I'm not mistaken.

    Looks quite decent imo.
  9. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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  10. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Wish I hadn't read that......:D

    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 :lol3
  11. PBee

    PBee ?

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  12. Reverse

    Reverse Armchair Tough

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  13. genka

    genka SUV hater

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    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.
  14. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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  15. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    I like the position of the air box... deeper water crossings! :thumb

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  16. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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  17. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Yes, the clutch now lives under the front cover! :clap

    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
  18. Dirt Diver

    Dirt Diver Dirty Adventurer

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    I thought I read that somewhere.
  19. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    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. . .
  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    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.

    Jim :brow