The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    If you take BMW Germany figures, for ex the length & height, BMW USA is not corresponding.
    I trust much more BMW Germany (Technische daten) than BMW USA...

    <TABLE class=datasheet border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 sizcache="537" sizset="0"><TBODY sizcache="536" sizset="0"><TR jQuery1349325630354="23"><TH class=head>Maße / Gewichte</TH><TD></TD></TR><TR jQuery1349325630354="22"><TH>Länge</TH><TD>2.207 mm</TD></TR><TR jQuery1349325630354="21"><TH>Breite (über Spiegel)</TH><TD>952,5 mm</TD></TR><TR class=invertColor jQuery1349325630354="19"><TH class=invertColor>Höhe (ohne Spiegel)</TH><TD class=invertColor>1.412 mm</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

    http://www.bmw-motorrad.de/de/de/in...duro/r1200gs/r1200gs_overview.html&prm_action
  2. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Well, this is the first side on picture I actually like. I want mine to look like that.

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    Those body braces must be a Touratech option to stop rider fatigue, I bet they deploy out when you engage cruise control.

    Having the air intake at the top and the exhaust at the bottom must make it a lot easier to retrieve any items dropped down the air intake during service. I always drop stuff, so I think it's a great improvement.
  3. BlingKing

    BlingKing Errant Social Misfit

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    output of 92 kW (125 bhp) at 7700 rpm and 125 Nm at 6500 rpm, the new engine offers superior power and performance in the travel enduro segment and beyond.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    The empty weight (ready for the road) according to DIN of the R 1200 GS is 238 kg including standard BMW Motorrad Integral ABS.<o:p></o:p>


    That's not bad for a wet weight including ABS, when you consider the things they've added like Electric windscrenn etc.
  4. BlingKing

    BlingKing Errant Social Misfit

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    All I can say is bring it on I cannot wait for the new Adventure, it is a pity it will be so long, but I am tapping my gloved finger patiently!
    I love it!
  5. mtwillyman

    mtwillyman Lost and Cornfuzed

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    They made some cool changes to the wet-heddis. My concern is protection of the radiators in a minor tip over. I hope they sell every one of these so I can buy a 2012 on the cheap. Peace.
  6. LeftCoastLefty

    LeftCoastLefty Long Time Lurker

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    I agree. This beast is ugly on many levels. I have no interest in buying.
  7. bwallis42

    bwallis42 Been here awhile

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    Spec sheet says 620W
  8. bwallis42

    bwallis42 Been here awhile

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    So is the current one. Took me a while to get used to my '05 model but now I love it (looks better in a coat of dirt and scratches :-)
  9. Desert2202

    Desert2202 Been here awhile

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    Looks to me like it isnt a "fully liquid cooled" engine. To me it looks like it's mainly the heads that get the liquid cooling, the barrels still have substantial cooling fins on them :huh

    I thought the new "wet head" would have had proper water jackets in the barrels etc with no fins like most other liquid cooled bikes.

    I guess that's why its been nicknamed "wet head" not "wet engine" :evil


  10. burbansk

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    Like it or not, it is the future. Which makes my 2000 R 1150 GS a priceless work of art. I think that I will keep the old girl and start saving for a new one. Has anyone heard of a price range yet?
  11. Wdwrkr

    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    I've been calling it the Bubble Boxer from day one
  12. ka5ysy

    ka5ysy Doug

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    Except the rider now... Looks like the water radiator is on the right side with a fan system, and the oil cooler is on the left. Lots of heat dumping on the riders legs. Yikes !


    That is going to make heat management an issue in the evolution of the RT. Glad I bought the Camhead version.
  13. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Long timer

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    Would Sir like the hardtop conversion as well?

    Seriously though I can't actually ever remember having a cold ass on a bike, cold everything else mind you.
  14. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    What gave you this idea? Perhaps you're not familiar with the electronic issues that some MTS12 owners have faced up to now.

    Liking the prospects of the new GS very much. :wink:
  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    That doesn't follow the pattern.

    AIR head
    OIL head
    HEX head
    CAM head
    WET head

    See, it needs three letters and two sylables!

    Jim :brow
  16. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    No oil cooler at all by the photos!

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    Oil flow

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    Water flow. Rad on the left, tank on the right.

    Jim :brow
  17. slipknot

    slipknot Been here awhile

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    The pattern is now increased sophistication and technology, forever leaving behind all simple monikers. Bubble head- One can label the bike and the rider with one label. It rolls off the lips like the exhaust note. I'm going to practice stuttering for added effect. BBBBBBBubbbbble. Hypnotic and hip.
  18. sleepyOwl

    sleepyOwl Long timer

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    Quote:
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    They have added electronic trickery which has not been tested long term as was the Ducati's on the launch of the MS.
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    My meaning was that Ducati had NOT tested the electronic trickery long term. I can attest to it after having DES preload error.
  19. Beemerlover

    Beemerlover Been here awhile

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    Looking at those engine/tranny/cooling system pics, I'd say that we have the winner of the 2013 Rube Goldberg Award!! :clap

    That has to be the most complex two-cylinder power train ever designed - let alone put into production!
  20. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Long timer

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    No Italian manufacturer tests anything to do with electricity, ever. The are famous for producing really bad wiring and electronics.