The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. RichBMW

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    Yep, some had the LED's and some had regular lights. I've gone for LED on mine:clap

    I have wire now and ordered wire on the new one. When I first saw them on Saturday, I didn't like the look of them, but as the day went on, the more I saw them, the more I liked them. I like that the cast wheels will be easier to keep clean, but as its an adventure bike, it has to have wire wheels (I think!).

    If the wire wheels were black as on the current 12, I'd have no doubt, but the new bike comes with brushed silver wheels. As the new frame is silver, the wheels actually look ok. Just guess I'll have to get used to it.
  2. RichBMW

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    It does look good. My other bike is white, so I'd like a contrast, hence the Thunder Grey, but I may change my mind and switch to Alpine White:lol3
  3. khale

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    Any reason you want alloy over wire? Aesthetics? Ability to clean? I'm currently alloy on my 05 GS and want wire.
  4. khale

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    You were able to customize your order to include LED healight kit with your dealer? Or are you a dealer yourself? I only put a deposit down on my bike. Still no price or package options....
  5. RichBMW

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    Yep, they can be ordered with or without LED's. I'm not a dealer. In the UK, BMW are offering a Touring Edition at launch, which includes full LED headlights. AFAIK they can be ordered individually as well.
  6. khale

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    Mind telling me how much (in pounds) the upgrade to LED was or what the Touring Edition includes? Maybe I can do a conversion.
  7. RichBMW

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    They haven't announced prices here in the UK yet; I'm told that will be in January. The deposit that I've placed is fully refundable, subject to pricing, so if BMW decide they will charge crazy prices for the bike, I'll cancel my order. I'm guessing that the TE will come in at around £13500-£14000 though.
  8. khale

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    Prices won't be crazy. It's confirmed from many sources it will be the same price or a few hundred extra than the 2012 camhead. I'm in the same boat tho, IF it's much more expensive (like 3-4k more), I'll cancel until I can afford or buy used.
  9. RichBMW

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    I've heard the same. I mentioned my guess to my dealer, and also to the guy on the BMW stand at the show, and both said I'm pretty much spot on. If that;s the case, I'm happy.:clap
  10. khale

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    Yes, another thing to take into consideration is, just because BMW is introducing an ENTIRELY new model, doesn't mean they can ignore the natural laws of economy and charge a *fuckton amount of money. They have to price the bike along the lines, or slightly higher, of their high end competitors. It just means BMW is raising the bar for the enduro market, yet again :D:D:D
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  11. EJ_92606

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    Ya, I like the looks and color of them. I don't do any serious offroading on this bike so the cast wheels will be fine. Easier to clean is a bonus and don't have to think about checking spokes. The cast wheels were already slightly lighter than the spoked but they really made the new ones even lighter...It looks like the spoked wheels were also redesigned and are possibly lighter..I can see cutouts in the hub.
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    Yeap, competition in this segment is more than ever. Prices announced in other countries are basically the same as the old GS with ABS thrown in.
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    :lol3 :rofl :rofl :poser :poser :jack :oscar

    Pleeeze edit, so I can work without laughing out loud and getting pointed at.
  14. khale

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    Better? Not sure where I pulled 'absorbent' from, maybe I meant 'obscene'
  15. NoVa Rider

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    exorbitant. . .. :clap
  16. khale

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    There it is. :D
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    mtbenson Been here awhile

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    Not totally wrong. It could absorb all the money from your checking account.
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    How much lighter are cast compared to cross spoked? Will the road handling be the same, or are cast wheels better for "spirited riding"?:lol3 I won't be doing much off road, but figured it'll be better to have the right wheels for the job IF I venture off road. Thoughts????
  19. EJ_92606

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    I don't know the weight delta...on the old GS front was identical and rear was just slightly lighter for the cast. I can't recall where I read the specs on the new alloy wheels but they are quite a bit lighter, but I think the spoked wheels are as well. Probably not enough difference to notice though.
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    If your not going off road and you don't have to have the spoked wheel look then get the cast wheels. I wouldn't say they will be miles better on the road but they are easier to look after and won't go out of true like spokes will.