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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
You do know the new liquid cooled GS comes with a built in catheter bag, right?
The optional ammonia recycling kit so the rider can piss right back into the fuel tank.
I agree about time for breaks but in the 12,000 miles of my GS ownership I've come very close to running out of gas several times......gas stations are few and far between on back roads in the western U.S. But having said that, I still prefer my bike over a GSA's massive tank...just wish it got slightly better mileage or had a slightly bigger tank.
Bigger tank=freedom to take that longer, lonlier road. When I went through Wyoming the 8 gallon tank and great mileage on my RT allowed me lot of that. At altitude the RT does over 55mpg so I didn't start to get worried about running on fumes until the 380 mile mark. I didn't plan on that, it's just not all the gas stations that show up on the GPS out west are still in business. Big tanks rock.
Well it's water under the bridge so lets hope we get good mileage. I don't expect on a GS tank to be bigger say 25L, (6.6 Gallon) up by 5L in the next 4 - 5 years.
There's no rule you have to wait until it's empty to stop. I'll take all the range I can get.
I've added nearly all of the BMW press photos for the new GS to SmugMug. 203 of them in all.
Nice one I'll check those out, thanks for posting
Thanks so much. This is nice distraction from work
Does anyone know what this is?
Thanks for the photos!!!!!!! Im not in the market for a GS as i just sold my 2011 triple black GS that I barely rode due to my Multistrada 1200 addiction. I have to say though, I would love to have this white one in my garage!!!!!!
An additional coded plug enables the rider to access the “Enduro Pro” mode for more ambitious off-road riding. This setting provides significantly increased bottom-out reserves. In this mode - reserved solely for off-road use with studded tyres - experienced motorcyclists can deliberately make the rear wheel of the R 1200 GS break out due to ASC intervention adjusted to professional enduro use. The ABS characteristics are specially adapted to this type of sporty use since control is specifically geared towards riding on loose surfaces with studded tyres. What is more, ABS does not act on the rear wheel when the rear brake is applied. Deactivation of the part integral function means that the front and wheel brake operate entirely separately from one another, in keeping with the preferences of an experienced enduro rider, also allowing so-called initial brake drift before hairpin bends.
And when the coded plug is used, the individual Dynamic ESA setting is preserved over a change of riding mode. Without the coded plug all settings are set to default, e.g. when turning off the ignition. ABS and ASC can be manually disengaged by the rider in all modes. With the coded plug inserted, the systems remain deactivated when restarting the bike after having turned off the ignition before.
Instrument clusters with customizable functions and on-board computer PRO as ex works option.
Meanwhile, the so-called “on-board computer PRO” is available as an ex works option featuring significantly expanded functions geared specifically to the needs of enduro riders.
The set-up menu can be used to configure settings specific to both rider and vehicle. For example, different languages and automatic activation of the daytime running light are incorporated here.
The more I see this bike with the cast wheels, the more I prefer them to spoked. If I were to order one today, I'd set the cast wheels for sure.
So BMW shoves ABS & Linking down your throat ($$$) , then for a bit more ($) will allow the rider to make their own decision on how best to control their bike. Thanks so much!
Hmmm. You can turn off both. Just the way as on any other bike and just like the current GS. This thing is to have it stay turned off.
So, BMW is giving an option to keep this off. That's it. It's a feature addition but they are not making it easy because you are turning off safety features.
Your sig shows Multi is gone...are you getting the new '13? I need to test ride one before I decide on the new GS...
Agreed. And that's the colour I have on order as well. I need to make a final decision on colour/ wheels etc by the beginning of January, but keep changing my mind! I asked my wife if she preferred thunder grey or alpine white, and she prefers the red
They could have missed it out on bikes sold outside Europe I guess but shortly it will be EU requirement to have ABS. I suppose it's just easier/cheaper to make it as part of the base on every bike.
No, no new MS on the horizon. I wanted to make some more room in the garage and get down to one bike for a while. I got rid of the MS and the GS and picked up the Diavel AMG. Im sort of an AMG freak and have two AMG cars as well. When I saw the Diavel AMG at the dealer I had to to test it. One ride and I was sold on the bike.
I had one of the first MS1200s to hit the US and although I have gotten the fueling acceptable it was still not as good as I would like it. The fueling of the Diavel AMG is much better than the MS and its a blast to ride. I dont do any traveling, most rides are 1 hour or less so the Diavel gives me more than I need. I think Ducati has a handle on the MS fueling now with all the updates but back when I got my bike it was very frustrating and put a bad taste in my mouth regarding the MS. It was a great bike but I think the Diavel is just better suited to my needs.
Hey "Fixinbones", you latest Ducati AMG came with LED daylight running lights? I saw that on Ducati website, an array of LED lights between upper and lower lights, and I assume those were the DRL's.