The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    5'8" 28" inseam, and I can easily ride an R1200GS Adventure. I rode an R1200GS for several years!

    Jim :brow
  2. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    I could easily ride a GSA too (5'10/30") but I surely wouldn't characterize righting it off the side stand as easy, especially when laden with panniers. .
  3. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    There always are options for the f800gs like a lower seat, dealing with the fork and the suspension. you can gain about 7cms
  4. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    F800Gs is way too tall for me. Not an option. I found R1200GS to be lower than 800GS.
  5. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Back to my original question - in the new water cooled R1200GS, is Dynamic ESA available for low suspension? Dealers don't have this info until March 2013 when they go to Morocco. Has anyone gotten any word from BMW while at the show?
  6. Lcolton_BMWVC

    Lcolton_BMWVC Poor College Student

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say thats gonna probably be a no. Since the ESA option has been available, it has never been able to be combined with ESA. That goes for the RT, R12R, R12GS, and even now the F700/800GS's. I would not count on it.



    **I will check on the build site to see if both options can be added together, in the morning...
  7. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Prices now announced in the UK:clap

    R1200GS - £11,395 - includes ABS, Hand guards, L & R Pannier Fastenings but everything else is an option

    R1200GS Enduro - £12,435 - c/w Enduro ASC with Enduro ABS, Rain, Road, Dynamic, Enduro & Enduro Pro-riding modes
    Daytime Running Lights
    Cruise Control
    Cross Spoke Wheels
    Hand guards
    L & R Pannier Fastenings

    R1200GS Touring - £13,815 -
    Heated Grips
    Tyre Pressure Control
    Led White indicators
    Enduro ASC with Enduro ABS, Rain, Road, Dynamic, Enduro & Enduro Pro riding modes & Dynamic ESA (semi active suspension system)
    LED Headlight with Daytime Riding Light and twin bar rear light
    On-Board Computer Pro
    Preparation for GPS
    Chrome plated Exhaust system
    Cruise Control
    Hand guards
    L & R Pannier Fastenings

    The Touring is going to be the big seller; 85% of all previous R1200GS's had the Dynamic & Premium packs on & the Touring is the equivalent.
  8. Lcolton_BMWVC

    Lcolton_BMWVC Poor College Student

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    Shows how much I know. On BMWs order site today it let me add options 191 Dynamic ESA and option 499 Low Suspension.

    It is still early for a deffinative answer, but it appears as though BMW has finally figured out ESA and low suspension... :clap
  9. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Holy Smokes Batman! You da man. You have given me hope.

    I like to at least flat foot as much as possible. With enduro riding especially, you will not always have a leveled surface, mostly it would be very uneven.

    Flat footing on my current bike, I can relax while stopped and sitting on the bike for good 20 minutes.
  10. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    If life is hard for those with dachshound length legs it's not so much easier for us who are on the opposite end of the scale.
    A cramped riding position is not so much fun if you have even a half desire to "iron butt" a trip.
    I have lowered my pegs about 50 mm and also made them pivotable, makes a big difference on a long day in the saddle.
    Ok it's dead easy at the red lights :D
  11. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Can you tell us how this pricing compares with the camhead GS?
  12. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    It's virtually identical:wings
  13. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    It's a technique. You need to learn how to throw your weight into it.

    Jim :brow
  14. Cycling101

    Cycling101 Adventurer

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    I was at the Seattle show today and asked the question point blank to the BMW rep. The answer was that Dynamic ESA and low suspension are not compatible.

    It would be awesome if it was though. But it didn't stop me from putting down $$$$ to get in line. It felt good to sit on and can't wait for the first test ride. Red seems to be my color of choice. So far..
  15. srpuywa

    srpuywa Big 'G'

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    Interesting the clutch is in front of the engine
  16. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Yeap and it's the same clutch as the S1000RR uses, so it's pretty beefy.
  17. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Hearing that each dealer will receive (at least?) two bikes upon the first delivery, one of which will most likely be used as a demo.

    Thoughts?
  18. Dusty Kiwi

    Dusty Kiwi Kia Kaha

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    I use a 12 liter fuel bladder for longer runs here in Western Australia with my 800 GS. Two if its a real stretch. When you don't need it role it up.
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  19. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Looks like cross spoke wheels are not included with the Touring pkg? I wonder if you have to add the additional options to the Enduro pkg or the spoke rims to the Touring?
  20. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Included in the Enduro pack, but a £320 option on the TE. I'll stick with cast I think!