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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
Water crossing should be less worriesome now!
This guy must be an ADV'r
He's giving us the salute!
I wonder why not put some kind of grills in front those big radiators. And wonder how hot would be having the headres so close to the feet?
I think BMW hit this one out of the park. I must be in the minority because I think it is absolutely gorgeous! The refinement of the design details really stands out to me. They've refined the old GS without ruining it or making it a blvd queen. It looks refined but aggressive. It actually seems MORE offroad capable while being better on-road. Perfect. This is the first time I've ever thought about parting with my beloved '06 R1200GS but I've also contacted the local dealer to let them know I'm interested in one. I can't wait to see this bike in person. I've not been so excited about a new bike in years.
The euro bikes have had those turn signals for several years. You can put them on a '07+ bike. They have beeen on mine for 4 years and I have never had a problem with them.
We had a stopwatch on ya.
They gotta leave something for Touratech to sell...
Heat from the jugs has never been an issue with oil/air cooled boxers. I'm sure this one will be no exception.
I've read somewhere in the last 48 hours that it will be available but I can't find it. I think BMW would be nuts to exclude the US for this feature. Can someone post where it's official that we're getting it?
I'm number one deposit at my dealer but if it's not there I'm sticking with my '10 GS.
I agree 100%. I figure I'll trade up once my warranty runs out. Unless of course I'm still smitten with my '12 GSA - which I currently am...
This would be completely ludicrous!!! There's no way they've left out cruise control...it can not be!!
Ya know me too well. Good stuff
I'm start thinking there's no be an Adventure model probably just a Rallye edition. There is no place to add a larger tank. I think they only are going to add all the guards, front bake, aux lights, rear rack and that's it.
Isn't electronic preload adjustment the source of several pounds of weight as well? I thought the motor for this had to be good sized to deliver to the required torque. (Asking this as a question, don't have enough data to affirm this is the case.)
Edit: and if so...given that all weights are quoted without ESA, this could mean an optioned up bike is closer to the '12's weight.
In Europe, there is one "Model" with three "Variants" Touring (like the last GS), Dynamic (kinda/sorta adv-like), and Enduro (vaguely reminiscent of HP, but prolly w/o the P). Seems like trim differences.
Must say a bit of heat from the jugs is welcome in our climate. We get a little more from the airheads.
Trans or final drive?
Trans, absolutely not. FD, of course.
Any idea if you can order a stripped down version without all the electronic doo-hickeys (like I did with my 07 GS-Adv)?
Don't want ASC.
Don't want ESC
I hope so! All I want is heated grips and ABS!
From what I've seen so far, I'm glad I bought one of the last air/oil cooled 1200's.
I would never buy the first of a new model, too many bugs to be sorted out, that's one reason I have one of the last of the last generation
Me too. One of the dumbest things I've ever done. Stuck with an outdated bike with poor resale while all of my friends were riding around on the new ones and not having any problems at all. The too many bugs to be sorted out just isn't that true anymore in this era of CAD design and simulation.
I agree. Also I would bet this is the most engineered/tested model of BMW motorcycle ever. It's predecessor has been the best selling model of all time, and I doubt they want to fubar it with a terrible first year on the new one. (probably why the long wait for this machine) Like all new machines though, it will still have some quirks that will show up as its weak points. You never know even some of the best tested vehicles have major flaws, but that has been decreasing every year. Also keep in mind that the development phase and costs of motorcycles is small compared to the automotive industry, since the sales numbers are so much smaller.
If I had the extra loot I would buy one of the first ones. I really like the looks of it in white with the wire wheels.