The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. little foot

    little foot Scratch and Sniff

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    ya but we are over here.
  2. JBGS

    JBGS Adventurer

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    An overview of highlights of the new BMW R 1200 GS.
    • Completely newly designed engine for top-level riding dynamics within the travel enduro segment.
    • Capacity 1170 cc, rated output 92 kW (125 bhp) at 7700 rpm and a maximum torque of 125 Nm at 6500 rpm.
    • Cylinder heads with vertical through-flow for increased efficiency and performance.
    • Compact air/water cooling for optimum heat management.
    • Basic engine with compact, light and yet rigidity-optimised crankshaft.
    • Vertically separated case in open deck construction.
    • 6-speed gearbox integrated in engine housing, including wet clutch with anti-hopping function and reduced lever operation force.
    • New intake system for optimum output and torque with 52 mm throttle valve diameter.
    • E-gas for improved ridability, running smoothness and special functions.
    • Innovative exhaust gas system with electronically controlled exhaust flap for optimum performance characteristics and an earthy boxer sound.
    • Freely selectable riding modes “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”, “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro” with three different electromotive throttle actuator settings in conjunction with ASC (Automatic Stability Control), ABS and ASC settings for off-road riding as well as different mode-specific Dynamic ESA settings (option ex works).
    • New suspension with torsionally stiff tubular steel bridge frame and bolt-on rear frame.
    • Optimised lightweight cardan shaft drive now running on the left-hand side.
    • Newly developed and optimised Telelever at front and EVO Paralever at rear for an even more precise ride feel.
    • Refined master chassis geometry data and long swingarm for excellent traction.
    • Optimised seating width and position, and adjustable handlebars for even greater comfort.
    • Optimised ground reach for rider (inner leg length).
    • 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.
    • Revised BMW Motorrad brake system with radially mounted Brembo Monobloc brake calipers at front and 2-piston floating caliper with enlarged brake disc at rear (Ø 276mm, previously 265mm).
    • BMW Motorrad Integral ABS as standard.
    • Semiactive suspension Dynamic ESA (ex works option).
    • Main headlight with optimised light efficiency and LED daytime running light (ex works option).
    • World’s first motorcycle with LED main headlight featuring integrated daytime running light (ex works option).
    • New vehicle electrical system with partitioning of functions.
    • Extended electric switch units.
    • Electronic cruise control (ex works option).
    • Preparation for navigation unit with Multi-Controller to operate the
    BMW Motorrad Navigator IV (ex works option).
    • Windshield with one-hand operation for excellent wind and weather protection.
    • Seat with multiple adjustment functions for perfect ergonomics.
    • Number plate carriers quick to dismount for off-road riding.
    • Increased ground clearance (+ 8 mm)
    • New instrument cluster with on-board computer as standard. PRO on-board computer as an option.
    • Four main paint finishes to choose from:
    Alpine White, Racing Red, Blue Fire and Thunder Grey Metallic.
    · Extensive range of special accessories and rider equipment.
  3. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Scratch yer...
  4. Desmofan

    Desmofan Been here awhile

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    Make that 19/17 (and 21/18 in the "R" model)
  5. Sailorlite

    Sailorlite Been here awhile

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    What does "windshield with one hand operation" mean? Is this operation performed while riding?
  6. Hair

    Hair Outside the boxer

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    Never thought that I would like the new GS as much as I do. It's a nice looking bike. I wouldn't mind owning one.
  7. dirtmech

    dirtmech Adventurer

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    Hater!!
  8. longslowdistance

    longslowdistance Been here awhile

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    If they had reduced the weight without decreasing the power rather than porking up and adding power - I might have been that guy.
  9. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Yep...maybe the world is big enough for...let's say...2 forums discussing the same thing?

    As long as it doesn't turn into an OIL FORUM...:rofl
  10. Dude69

    Dude69 Usurper of Gov'ts

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    The additional weight is due to going to a watercooled system which is being driven by EU emissions standards for the net add of 24 pounds, it negates 3 HP. In the end, the bike will be faster but a tad heavier but still lighter than the old 1150GS.

    If you want lighter... they have a bike for that... the F900GS:rofl
  11. JoshBMW

    JoshBMW Been here awhile

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    I'm sorry but that is one fucking ugly motorcycle. :huh

    The fangs on the front and the horible radiator guards. :puke2

    I'm not that impressed. All the electronic crap and those horible turn signals.
  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Hey Josh, should make for lots of parts sales though!:evil

    Jim :brow
  13. genka

    genka SUV hater

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    I think that the windshield can be adjusted by turning the knob on the right from the dashboard.

    [​IMG]

    But what happened to the color LCD display like on 1600?
  14. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    Well, not that any of you donkey dicks care about what a dude like me thinks, but I like it. There are always some design cues that bug me with every bike, but overall, this is a tidy little package.

    I think it looks badass, especially with the wire wheels (in the picture of the dude crossing the bridge).

    Love the throttle-by-wire, slipper clutch, cruise control, and LEDs.

    Any idea when we'll have details on the GSA? I've got a feeling I'll love that bike so much I'd take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant.


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  15. SocalRob

    SocalRob Long timer

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    Looks like the fuel sensor strip has already crapped out on this one.:lol3

    No engine temp guage on default display? No tire pressure display? I want my toys dammit.

    I do, however, like that windscreen adjustment knob.
  16. Lensgrinder

    Lensgrinder Long timer

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    Soooooooo, which OIL for the wet clutch?:lol3:rofl:evil
  17. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Check out the BMW video, it shows...certainly looks like it could be operated while riding.
  18. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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  19. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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    Should we take a vote?? How long will these FD last? and with all these new designes do you think they fixed the fuel strip issue too??
  20. SocalRob

    SocalRob Long timer

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    Just thought I would be first to kick off the thread:lol3