The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. texzen

    texzen BMW Engineer

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    Well it's ugly, but I'll take one. There goes my 1000 dollar Russell day long. I lined it up axel nut to axel nut and triple tree To triple tree crudely on Photoshop and the seat looks to be a good 2 inches shorter than a gs low seat on the old model
  2. SJSharkfan

    SJSharkfan Been here awhile

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    What's with the "spork" on the front? The GS is starting to look like a Ducati Multistada
  3. mantan

    mantan Been here awhile

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    Specs look good but the bike not so much. The new KTM 1190 is looking better.
  4. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Bahaha :rofl
  5. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Looks like they ran out of room to put the 'all important' BMW logo.:rofl

    That would be the FIRST thing to go to save weight.:clap

    Touratech's/Wunderlich's 'take' would probably be: We have a GUARD for that!:clap:clap:clap
  6. GSgeorge

    GSgeorge Adventurer

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    I don't like the oil filter location,it will be easy to get some oil on the header or skid plate:freaky
  7. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Too much plastic for me.
  8. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    From Strom's post of the guts of the press pack, here:

    Emphasis added. Unfortunately, it appears you have to pony up for the Dynamic ESA option, with computer controlled dampers, in order to get this.

    Imagine ... the front and [rear] wheel brake operate entirely separately from one another!!!!

    In other news:

    Same wheelbase, two-inch longer swingarm.

    Full slipper clutch.

    The ride-by-wire automatically keeps the throttles in sync between services.

    Steeper steering head.

    Narrower seat-tank junction. :D
  9. milo

    milo Been here awhile

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    Isn't it about the same as the current GS is rated?

    Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 57 mpg at a constant 56 mph (4.1 l)
  10. kvr929rr

    kvr929rr Been here awhile

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    Stylistically everything in front of the logo is going to take some getting used to or require modification. Everything in back of the logo looks pretty good. I like the new tank treatment and the seat looks narrower at the front for us shorties. The tech looks pretty good too but the slipper clutch can be a mixed bag in off-road riding. I'm sure there's more power in the motor and BMW usually is pretty conservative with their power figures anyway. Asphaltandrubber.com lists the weight at 525# without fuel. But the BMW press release states 238kg ready to ride. So it gained about 20#. I 'd suspect most of that is the clutch relocation and drive transfer.
  11. easydeluxe

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  12. objectuser

    objectuser Been here awhile

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    Do we know that the fitment is actually different?
  13. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    :nod

    I currently own an '02 1150GS and an '08 990Adv. The KTM wears knobbies and the GS wears dual sports. I'm thinking I could consolidate both bikes into the new 1190. The wings on the new GS are not attractive IMHO.

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  14. BerndM

    BerndM Shiftless One

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  15. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Yup, The 1190 looks like it will be a winner. I think I would lean towards it over the GS in regular ADV spec with 17" wheels and 150hp!!!!!!!!
  16. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Pretty sure if you put a set of HD lights under the beak like everyone does you would be projecting this into the night sky.

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  17. rboett

    rboett posser noob 205

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    So, More 15 HP, 4 kg heavier, oil lubricated clutch (?), smaller Alternator, smaller battery, wider tires, ABS Std., plus liquid cooled,, oh and plus spork (good prior post ref.Sjsharkfan) nose . :rofl

    So, we now need a new Oilhead Boxer Sub Group "Spork Nose" :clap

    That right hand side exhaust looks like a game changer for all the after market panniers. Back to the drawing board..... Although it does look tucked in. maybe can go with two large panniers now.

    I like the way it looks, more insect like!!
  18. German Trick

    German Trick Long timer

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    What the HELL am I supposed to do with my right hand now!!! :kboom

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  19. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously??

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    Wait till a good cow, rock, or rock wall encounter and we'll see how crash worthy this bike is. I've seen plenty of crash marks on upper crash bars and for some reason this bike looks like it's not very crash worth due to those wings and radiators. It would only take one good radiator hit on those wings to knock it out of commission......hope it's not the case.

    Not sure why but I really wanted to like this bike, maybe I will later but for now I'm not lov'ing it. :puke1
  20. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    I guess the German spelling of HANDGUARDS is now G-L-O-V-E-S???:huh:huh:huh

    Vat vil ve do visout those handguards?