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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
That white bike is sweet!!!!
Perhaps this one ?
That's the one :
I think that might have just been a plastic shroud to conceal the appearance of the new model.
well lets hope not, that looks sweet
Just remember that it took 2 model years for the Hexhead GSA to show up...it could be the same for the Wethead GSA's?
Some more ADV pics, maybe
I even deleted the ABS on my 07. Only thing I had were heated grips and driving lights.
Less shit to go wrong...
If I couldputthat headlight cluster on my '09 I'd be a happy camper. I likethelooksof the new bike, but I LOVE that headlight!
Absolutely but the GSA is a huge seller so maybe it will come quicker? Either way IF they have plans to do a GSA you would think they would design the GS with it in mind so although it might come later there isn't any reason they couldn't be testing parts now.
The USA will get cruise, but may not get LED Headlight due to retarded US regulations
I will have LED, criuse and ESA please. Yes I plan to drop it redline and Stop abruptly.
Really dislike the funky plastic shapes
I don't think it's several lbs just for the preload servo, but certainly the unit adds weight, and by all accounts, maybe it wasn't beefy enough as it was the "fly in the wine" so to speak with the Ohlins electronic suspension. The servo failing to set the preload either cooked the servo or the controller, or both. I don't believe I ever heard/read of a single failure of the damping internals, only the dreaded "DES Preload" error.
All the electronics is THE reason why, for the first time, I purchased an extended warranty on my Duc. I'm covered for 5 years with a full Ducati factory warranty (which they no longer sell....hmmmm, wonder why.....). I wonder if BMW offers the same (or only 3rd party warranties that can be denied)? Anyone know?
When I bought my F650GS (Oct 2010) the only extended warranty available was through a third party (Western Service IIRC).
Same for my wife's RT purchased this past May.
That was the main reason that I did not go back with another MTS. I put 17k on my 2011 in the first 7 months then a car hit me and totalled her. Within the 17k I had a bad radiator and rear wheel bearings which were non servicable and required parts being pulled off new bikes on the showroom floor. I was not willing to wait 45-60 days for new parts and according to our North Carolina Lemon Law, they would have to buy back the bike if not repaired within 30 days. I had heard of electronic gremlins and just lost confidence. That and the maintenance costs were stupid high. Luckily I bought the service plan from the dealer for $1400. I made $$ on it after all was said and done.
BMW '12 R1200GS A has 13k on her and nothing wrong "yet"....
LED headlight is on the US Motorrad website as an option, so I'm hoping! Cruise is as well.
When reading through the BMW press release, I noticed that the way they described the LED/HID headlight pairing, made it sound as if the LED is only intended as a daytime running light. It went on to sound as if the HID functioned as the primary source for dark driving. Is there a separate LED option to replace the HID? Or is that not DOT approved yet?
Here is what I read and I don't recall any reference to HID. The first motorcycle in the world with LED main headlight including integrated daytime running light for even greater safety when riding during the day and at night as an ex works option.
Even in its standard trim the new R 1200 GS has a main headlight with optimised light efficiency. In order to be seen even better during the day, BMW Motorrad also offers a daytime running light as an ex works option. For excellent road illumination and therefore even greater safety both day and night, an LED main headlight with integrated daytime running light is fitted in a motorcycle for the first time ever. It comprises innovative LED technology with a sophisticated cooling and decondensation concept.
LED headlights have been available on some luxury cars in the US for awhile now, so I don't think it should be a DOT issue, but who knows.