The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. 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?
  2. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    On the right side bar.
  3. 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
  4. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    Wouldn't that be more fitting if the bike were actually a submarine?
  5. 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?
  6. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    wasserboxer or waterboxer
  7. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. LeftCoastLefty

    LeftCoastLefty Long Time Lurker

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

    bwallis42 Been here awhile

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    Spec sheet says 620W
  16. 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 :-)
  17. 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


  18. burbansk

    burbansk Exit222

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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?
  19. Wdwrkr

    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    I've been calling it the Bubble Boxer from day one
  20. 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.