The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    There are new dual sport tyres made in the new size. That's one advantage of BMW being a market leader I guess. If they want tyres of X size the manufacturers will make them. I bet the other adventure style bikes move to the new size soon as well.
  2. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    I LOVE the look of this model!

    Oh, and I think there are new tire sizes and some new models coming out to support the new bikes.
  3. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    If you are referring to the Anakee 3 then that is not a dual sport tire but very likely an excellent tire for spirited riding on pavement. Plus wider tires will not be better once you leave pavement.
  4. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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  5. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    There is a whole range of tyres coming out from various manufacturers including knoblies. It's a fair comment about the wider tyre not being optimal though. That said it doesn't seem to hamper the 4x4 vehicles which are increasingly using wider tyres to good affect. It is probably just a fashion thing though.
  6. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    I do understand why BMW have gone with the wider wheels & tires. More riders want better performance on pavement than on dirt and BMW wants to sell as many GSs as possible.

    I'm in the minority because if I up-grade to the new GS, I want to keep at least as much off pavement performance as I have on my 09.
  7. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    The TKC-80 in 120/70R17 and 180/55R17 (KTM Supermoto size) has been available here in the states for several months. The smaller BMW size tires were said to be available too.
  8. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    Maybe the GSA will retain the narrower tyres since its meant to be more off road. Probably not though.
  9. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    San Jose has one on the floor, 90 HP. :deal
  10. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Question,
    Why would a narrow tire on a giant piggy like a GSA be better offroad? Wouldn't a wider/larger diameter tire provide better flotation?
  11. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    A GT - really?
  12. 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.
  13. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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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.
  14. 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
  15. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    Is pricing available on the GT?

    Regards, Paul
  16. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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

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  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Yes!:clap