The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    The Woxer looks like real a torque monster from the get-go, can't wait to try it.
  2. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    Does the wethead have that valve? :ear

    I think it was more for extra back pressure to increase torque at low RPM a la Yamaha's EXUP system than it was for noise.
  3. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Good point.
    Actually as much as I like what I see I'm also 100% happy with my 2010 camhead. There's nothing I miss when riding it.
    Personally I wouldn't jump ship without having seen the real thing, too much money...
    Do I think that the 2013 will be a success? Almost 100%.
  4. herrdirektor

    herrdirektor Been here awhile

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    +1 :D
    Been calling it the wasserboxer already for 2 years, when it became clear Motorrad would move into that direction.
  5. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Yeap.... "Innovative exhaust gas system with electronically controlled exhaust flap for optimum performance characteristics and an earthy boxer sound. "

    Earthy! :D
  6. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    As an owner of both bikes I completely agree with your comments.
  7. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    I test rode the Triumph Tiger Explorer yesterday because, on paper, it has everything new new GS will have and I wanted to give it a fair shot--find out for myself if it was a good replacement.

    Here is my quick review:

    The Tiger Explorer a sheep in wolf's clothes. It's a well-sorted bike with tons of standard options and it looks great; however, the low torque, driving mannerisms, and "refinement" make this a fantastic city/touring bike, not an adventure bike.

    The Tiger is the kind of bike you take home to Mom and Dad. The GS is the bike you take behind the middle school and get pregnant.





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  8. Devil Dog

    Devil Dog Q-Tip With Ears

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    I like WaterHead :1drink
  9. pauljr

    pauljr Been here awhile

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    I think I like the new package....I'm just going to wait for the beautification kit (triumph Trident).
  10. basque

    basque Infidel

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    "The GS is the bike you take behind the middle school and get pregnant." :rofl

    I want to somehow incorporate the "take behind the middle school" line into my bar repertoire of:

    "As long as I've got a face, you've got a place to sit", and "I put the STD in stud. All I need is U."
  11. Sailorlite

    Sailorlite Been here awhile

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    Any rumors or speculation as to what will appear at the big EICMA show in November?
  12. basque

    basque Infidel

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    K1600R?

    A guy can dream, right?
  13. Telman

    Telman Ulysses Member

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    R1200RT, that happened last time there was a major update to the GS
  14. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    I can get behind that, so I can buy a camhead R12RT.
  15. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I think the updated RT usually comes a year after the GS. The RT was just recently updated, so I don't think there will be a new one announced this year.
  16. Telman

    Telman Ulysses Member

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    If my memory serves me correctly both the GS and RT got the camhead engine in 2010. They were not a year apart. Seems to me a good chance that if BMW were to do that again they would release at the different shows to maximise publicity.
  17. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    The next RT is supposed to be completely redesigned and given they just changed it in 2010 as you noted and the fact that a wethead GSA is a year away, I sincerely doubt you'll see a redesigned RT wethead next year. The 2010 camhead was a midcycle refresh, so perhaps that's why the GSA and RT got the engine all at the same time, but history has shown on new bike models it starts with GS and then goes to the other R bikes at least a year afterwards.
  18. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Can't wait to see how the waterboxer RT measures up against the new Trophy. :evil
  19. Bails

    Bails Been here awhile

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    Aussie dealer said the Wet GS will land early 2013. They are taking orders , expect delivery March. We should start to see some ride reports soon !
  20. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    :clap