The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer

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  2. simoneau

    simoneau Biker/Adventurer/Retiree

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    The valve cover actually has 7 sides, making it a Hepta Head.
  3. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota Illuminatus!

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    Yea, this one still baffles me.
  4. CrustyAPO

    CrustyAPO Been here awhile

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    I wonder what the alternator output is going to be.
  5. bone13

    bone13 Been here awhile

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    lmao!!!!
  6. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Awesome! I love the look and you wait until you see one on the road. It's going to be a very eye catching bike. I'm not about to give up my Multistrada but that's the first GS since the 1150ADV I've desired.

    :thumb
  7. Callisto224

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    I bought my 2009 in Jan. 2010 because there were no 2010's yet.

    Great pics RL. Thanks for posting them! :clap
  8. JasonF

    JasonF Been here awhile

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    Great photos, thanks! As previously mentioned, a lot of good updates and improvements, such as:

    -Wet clutch, accessible from front
    -Higher air intakes for deeper water crossings
    -Exhaust moved to right side of bike, leaving more space in the most-used left side pannier.

    I'm not really digging the "spork" beak shape, however

    Jason
  9. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    clutch is in the front

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  10. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  11. jfslater98

    jfslater98 Been here awhile

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    Anyone else seeing a little of this from the front of the bike?

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    I'm sure it will look better in person. And this...

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    This is a hot mess right here: "No I don't want to see how much fuel is left, I just need to.. aw shit I've turned on my flashers.. could I just.. WHERE THE FUCK IS THE HIGH BEAM!?!?!!!"
  12. hammick

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    Pretty sure the Adventure came out in 2006 and was white and had servo brakes.
  13. Gruesome

    Gruesome Alter Heizer

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    Side stand on the left and oil sight glass on the right can only mean two things:
    -a sudden (and long overdue) pickup in business for the motor oil industry
    -inflation of 'help, my boxer is burning oil!' threads

    Assuming this thing still uses oil for the motor; or is it all water?
  14. dmac57

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    On the right side bar.
  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Wethead!:deal

    As for all the complaining, I am not at all surprised. Afterall, we are BMW owners!:norton

    Jim :brow
  16. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    Wouldn't that be more fitting if the bike were actually a submarine?
  17. mountainJ

    mountainJ I wanna RIDE!

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    Aside from the front fender/beak, which I hope someone comes up with a good cover for like the Adv models, I think it looks good. Reminds me a bit of the new Triumph. So much so that I wonder if designers are in bed together. It looks heavy though. Any specs on operating weight yet?
  18. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    wasserboxer or waterboxer
  19. hammick

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    I'm surprised there is no heated seat option. The Triumph explorer has the option. It shouldn't add any weight really. Oh well, not really a big deal. Maybe they thought it would be too candy ass for a GS.
  20. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Well, the MS is not a new model and given the number of multis vs. GS's out there (fyi there are more GS's sold in Italy than all Ducati's put together) it would be expected that there would be more complaints, but frankly my GS has been rock solid and has not been in the shop. I'm sure the new GS will have some teething problems, but I doubt they'll be anywhere near those of the multi which has been around for years. And actually the dynamic ESA on the GS is made by Sachs which has been making dynamic suspension for BMW autos for years, so it's much more proven than the dynamic Ohlins that Ducati went with and then ditched when they couldn't figure out how to fix it and stuck the owners with having to spend $3k to replace the whole thing.

    I disagree that MS doesn't compete with GS.