The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    paralevers on the wrong side - whats that all about?

    (yes I know there are other models with it on that side but....)
  2. Bazgab

    Bazgab Been here awhile

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    I looked into this as well and did some simple conversions that are probably not accurate, just speculative. With the MSRP of a 2012 (since it includes ABS) at $16,150 in the US, that gives about a 74.2% difference in the converted Swedish price for a 2012 R1200GS and the US price. Looking at the new Swedish price and taking 74.2% of that (when converted to USD), I got $16,372.64, so only a little more than a $200 increase. I am kind of doubtful that the heated grips will be standard equipment in the US but that is a $250 option in previous models so it would make the price of a new water-cooled GS about equal to the 2012 GS if it was standard. Doubtful, but we can hope :D.
  3. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Heck for the number of bikes BMW sold on the current platform, they should be able to sell them 10% less than the current MSRP. The current GS has been a complete cash-cow....they sell every single one made and the models have not changed enough from year to year that major factory re-tooling had to be done. What a bike...very few that can make similar claims.

    :freaky
  4. cug

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    Was discussed before and BMW gives an explanation:

    That's straight from the press material.
  5. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    And don't forget, ABS is standard now...so if base price stays almost the same that's really equivalent to about a $1,000 drop.
  6. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I bet they certainly could sell them for less, but as you say they sell every one they make so why should they?
  7. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Extra stiff fangs will be available through Touratech :D
  8. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Yep!! Fo shizzle!
  9. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    lol +1
  10. Alpha Wolfman

    Alpha Wolfman Adventurer

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    Personally I want flexable fangs. if something breaks I want it to be the fang not the fang mount. I crash my dirt bikes all the time (pretty good at crashing...) and their shrouds stick out much further, but just flex most of the time. That said the handlebars, most of the time, act as kind of a crash bar for the shrouds.

    No mater the exact price this new information makes me believe that the pricing will be in the same ballpark which gives us a "target" to plan for. I am much more comfortable now (already ordered one with no pricing).

    Going to the motorcycle show this Friday in San Mateo can't wait to get my hands on it.:D:evil
  11. cug

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    Same here - really want to sit on it. But more important: waiting on the demo models. I'll definitely not get one of the first release models but will wait for the "fine-tuned" second year. Have done too much beta testing in my life already. :lol3
  12. paulhdick

    paulhdick Wannabe Adventurer

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    What makes you think the new R1200GS will be at the bike show this weekend?? Did one of the shops say it would be there? I hope it is but in my history of going to the show over the past 20-30 years BMW rarely has the new models at the US shows this early in the next model year.

    Was in Germany, Belgium, and England the last two weeks and they have all of the new t-shirts, brochures, posters, etc for the 2103 model but in the US even those are not availalble yet. Post pictures if it is there. I was planning on going Sat, or Sun.
  13. Coma

    Coma Been here awhile

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    FWIW I just stopped by my local dealer and they have a 2013 GS as a non water Boxer. A camhead as it were. They are saying the water head maybe a mid year 2014. :clap
  14. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    We haven't gotten an official release date, but everything indicates the new bike will be a 2014 model released in 2013, perhaps as early as spring. This sounds like a typical BS salesperson tactic to be pessimistic about the new stuff coming to sell what they have on the floor.

    - Mark
  15. EJ_92606

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    I'm missing the BS? He didn't say arrive in mid calendar year 2014, he said a mid year model introduction of 2014 model. I think that is a pretty good assumption. It's always possible they want a 2013 camhead and a 2013 waterhead, but given that the bikes won't even be here until late March or April at the earliest, my guess is it will be a 2014 model bike.
  16. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    The stiff fangs comment was a joke.....
  17. EJ_92606

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    See previous pages in this thread, it was at the Atlanta show.
  18. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    Can I ask, why are the US models always a year ahead? As in you call say a 2012 model a 2013. I have noticed this in cars as well over in the states. Is there a point in the year where it roles over, say June or what ever ?
  19. Coma

    Coma Been here awhile

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    That's how I took it. They had a demo 2012 Triple Black, a new 2012 Triple Black and a 2013 Triple Black. All GS's.
  20. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    New BMW models typically come out in September so not sure why you would want to label that for the current year. For example, I wouldn't want to buy a 2012 model if it was June 2013. I think it's the Japanese that are pushing the envelope on release dates and model years.