The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    Yes, suprised them as they had no idea it was arriving, it just showed up, Chris was suprised. They are selling all the scooters they can get, can't wait to try one out. Willie has been riding one over the hill to and from Scotts Valley every day, he loves it.
  2. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Long timer

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    You don't want to float, you want to sink to where there is grip. Think of snow and big wide tyres or even a lot of water on the road where the wide tyres slide but the narrow tyres sink through and get grip. Depends on the surface of course but mud and stuff you don't want to sit on the top where there is no grip.
  3. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    I just keep thinking of sand and having the front end of the GSA sinking in. :eek1
  4. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    Is pricing available on the GT?

    Regards, Paul
  5. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    I think we're talking a different bike - this GT?

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  6. petzi-baer

    petzi-baer Been here awhile

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    I think the one in Long Beach is bigger. It shows KTM as one of the exhibitors. And I seem to have seen an announcement that Touratech will be there as well.

    petzi-baer
  7. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Exactly. If I were a betting man, I'd put some dollahs on it *not* being in California, unless they just have to due to time of year and temperature. I think the desert SW is more likely.
  8. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Honestly I don't know what's the fuss about wider tires on the GS. 10mm = 0.39 inches, is that gonna make a life and death issue? Wouldn't you trust BMW engineers to gave one their all kinds of analysis on this? Especially when they sell out in 100s of thousands AND make tire manufacturers to make specific tire. I know if I had to designs something I will exhaust all available resources at my disposal and do all sort of analysis. So I don't think we ought to be concerned too much about the tires.
  9. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Yes!:clap
  10. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    Don't know for sure. That is a great looking bike, WOW.

    If I get to talk to Chris today, I'll post.
  11. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    Some people enjoy riding the bike, and like the feel of it even if they don't get it dusty or muddy as much as they should. I ride mine like 10% off road, mainly because I have a smaller TE310 that I get plenty dirty and muddy. No need to jab at folks that are batting on the same team.
  12. Grants

    Grants Been here awhile

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    A pic of new 2013 R1200GS from EICMA exhibition in Milan; :)
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    as you can see the lady looks very good as well as the bike though.
    But I have to say, that now this is 90% on road bike and only 10% off road bike. I cannot imagine taking such bike for water crossing or exploring some trails. There are too many tiny pieces on this bike which, after first crash, will just fell off. Maybe I`m wrong, but that was the first impression.
  13. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    Well there you have it. Thanks for clearing that up.:D
  14. petzi-baer

    petzi-baer Been here awhile

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    ... and you put this picture up to reinforce the observation an inmate made in an earlier comment, that this bike provides lots of leg...
    ...room

    All new bikes are too pretty to get banged up by an amateur like me, trying to stay upright on some fire road - well a KLR650 might the exception. I wish I was a better rider, but I am not, so I ride slowly and sometimes fall over.

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  15. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    If you are talking about the luggage, then... yeah. But then BMW luggage fell off my '05 GS, too. I wouldn't buy the stock GS luggage. I don't know what other "tiny pieces" you may be talking about. My overall impression is that it is cleaner than my '05 GS. My current GS is quite fond of taking naps and I've yet to lose more than a little bit of brake fluid from the ABS unit overflow vent -- a whizzy brake bike problem. I have had to reposition mirror stalks and handlebars.
  16. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    My thoughts too. Skinny original Range Rover tires don't cut it in beach sand. Ditto the earlier GS.
  17. ShaftEd

    ShaftEd Long timer

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    The new GS's wider tires have a shorter sidewall. Easier to ding the rim.:deal
  18. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Arbitrary archaic nonsensical rules, laws, codes, etc. As an example, LED turn signals have been around for awhile in cars, but BMW Motoradd's LED turn signals do not meet DOT specs and thus are not sold here.
  19. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    "Beauty and the Beast". She looks out of place I'd say, they grey is my favorite color.

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    I like the looks without any plastic just as much as the "finished" version.

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