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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
The report i got was that the release was in February, possibly in South Africa (?) and that they would hit showrooms a couple weeks after that in early March. When they hit the US is another matter. There was talk it might not be until August/Sept.
Any idea how the new GS ratios compares to the current GSA? I've looked at the tables but honestly transmissions are greek to me.
That could not be true, cause they have built at least 3 bikes that Tina, Chrs and off-rode rider road to the show. Someone had posted a picture which showing oil in the oil-check glass. If they could not start the bike at the how perhaps they have disabled something for safety at the shows. I highly doubt that those bies at the shows are not rideable.
From my dealer I heard that the dealer representative is going to Morocco in February for the big per-sale event for the R1200GS. I would at this point assume that press will be there, and the press will get their hands on the bikes to test and share the excitement with he attendees.
Yeap, Press event is Feb 27th I think and dealer event is something like March 7th and bikes to be available at dealers within a few weeks of that.
Nope, the press rollout is in Morocco on Feb 27th.
I just heard that BMW transmissions will no longer be made by Getrag and in the case of the new GS, it will be made by Honda. Never rode a Honda, but I hear they have good transmissions, can anyone else comment?
I had a call from the dealer today asking for confirmation of spec and colour. So this is what I've gone for:
R1200GS Touring Edition - full spec here http://www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk/motorcycles/enduro/bmw-r-1200-gs-te/
Thunder Grey metallic
Cross spoke wheels
BMW engine bars
Full luggage (but I'm going to see what other luggage options there are from Touratech nearer the delivery date)
Release date in the UK is 3rd March 2013.
If true, that would show extremely good judgment on BMW's part.
The more Jap parts they put on these bikes (and the fewer German parts) the better!
Looking at the phantom pics of that new tranny, it really does look like something the Japanese could/would build.
Too bad they didn't get the japs to design & build the new FD's too!
Don't want to put a damper on your enthusiasm but I have had 3 Honda boxes fail and one yamaha and kawasaki box fail. Haven't had a BMW box fail although they are really clunky in operation they have held together for me.
You gotta be one hard-shiftin' sumbitch.
Does anyone know why they bother with parking lights these days?
No just badly setup boxes. Every one of them was damaged dogs because the gears weren't shimed properly or they had a design flaw in the case of the Honda's. I have broken more than that but they don't count because they were on the quarter mile so was expected. Nitros will do that lol.
I had a F800ST which the gears broke inside, you couldn't shift from 5th to 6th in the end.
In the EU anyway its because of old laws that they haven't removed. Construction and use says you need them so they have to put them in
No longer Gertrag is what I read a long time ago as well when BMW cancelled the agreement with Getrag but Honda? I kind of doubt it.
I thought they are sourced from a company who builds transmissions for Honda?
More likely, this is the case.
AFAIK Honda does pretty much everything in house.
Honda automatic transmissions in cars are quite different to conventional automatics, they do their own PGM-FI instead of buying it from bosch etc etc etc. I think they worked with someone a little on SH-AWD, but even that was primarily honda with outside eng. consultation.
Since the new GS's gearbox is inside the engine cases, surely it's built in house by BMW. Maybe they outsource the gears, but I imagine they make many of the parts and certainly perform all the shimming/assembly into the engine case.