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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
There is one up near the windshield adjustment knob.
No picture? But not surprising they would have some test mules out on the road. Was it disguised at all? Rumor is that the WC GS has been tested for one million kilometers...so there are definitely bikes out there.
You'll see in one of my pictures as I post shortly
Why, so there is... I even have a picture of it! Thanks.
LED lights with ignition off.
LED Daylight Running Lights on with the ignition on.
LED Low Beam (Left side) on (note that it does not stay on by default, you have to turn it on)
LED High Beam (Right side) on. It continues to keep low beam on.
New and improved side stand. It seems to me that the bike does not lean same or more than the current GS, perhaps less lean.
Brembo, front wheel
While BMW has replaced plastic oil reservoir mounted on the handlebar to aluminum, they seem to have kept this (next to the yellow shock thingy) as plastic.
Spoke wheel hub
Close up of the rim
LED brake lights. These do not blink (DOT requirement). Notice that the yellow indicator lights (turn signals) have to be large as per DOT when the bike is delivered from the factory.
Standard turn signal for US market
BUT, I was told that you could replace it with LED (which may be brighter) as an option. I saw another bike that had the LED turn signals.
Tires. Your new WC GS will come with one of three different manufacturer tires. Not all bikes will come with Michelin tires as per Press Release. You would only know, when the crate is opened.
Raised GS logo (I am not sure if current GS has raised lettering)
Instrument cluster. It is showing "N" in LCD panel as well as coloured. However, if you change the gear, only the LCD panel will show the gear you are currently in. It was demonstrated to me by the rep.
Here you can see the accessory socket, below the windshield know and to the right of the panel.
Stock seat. It is not smooth, rather you can feel those slightly raised dots.
I couldn't figure out the purpose of this plastic thing sticking out on the left side above the cylinder
Nice pictures At the UK show the bike wasn't allowed to be started, and was on a fixed stand, so I couldn't get a feel for the weight of it, or try the centre stand. Damn health and safety brigade.
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Got a new nickname for the motor: The smoker. :eek1
dear forum and bmw people ( if any bmw people actually read these threads )
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What were you smoking this morning? I want the same :)
Nova Scotia on Explorerd
+1 I have a Surefire 6px tactical light and let me tell you, that thing is a beacon of light. I have no doubts about the new BMW LED headlight.
Don't you think you might want to ride it first before making this almighty proclamation?
Fuel injector? I heard they don't inject fuel at the TB, but instead, right before the intake valve - sorta a cross between TB injection and direct injection.
Looks to me like the spark plug cover.
I think he drank the Koolaid. It may be a great bike but that awaits your own personal road test.
Personally, having owned a 2008 and 2010 GS, I don't care for the exhaust sound. And what's that smoke coming out of the tailpipes?
For a brand new bike straight out of the crate, I don't think it would be surprising to have some assembly grease/oil being burned off.
So I've elected to get the new GS in red, and I was having a discussion with my girlfriend regarding paint jobs on cars and the classic discussion on car color came up: "If you own a red (sports) car, your insurance premium is higher and you have a higher chance of getting pulled over by a cop" Both points in that statement maybe bunk, but it had me considering the actual pros and cons of having a red trimmed motorcycle. I'm coming from a blue 2005 GS, which I love the color and would even love it on the new model, but the new blue is a little too 'electric' for me.
My thought on Pros: better visibility to other cars, aesthetically pleasing
Cons: better visibility/susceptibility to cops, visual attractiveness leading to vandalism/theft
What are everyone's thoughts? Is there any actual data out there in internet land that goes over the psychology of a red vehicle and whether or not it costs you more money annually or jeopardizes your safety on the bike or attracts theft?
I'm not a fan of the white or blue in the slightest, so my back up plan is the grey trim.
It's too bad Click and Clack are off the air. It would have been a good question for them.
Doubtful. The main spark plug is still in the center of the head with the large plastic cover over it like the current hexhead. It could be an secondary spark plug, I suppose, but some of BMW's tech literature says they've gone back to a single plug design without the secondary plug. My money is still on it being a fuel injector sitting right over the intake valve.
the nice thing is that if you tire of the color you could always swap or buy oem painted plastics for not very much money.