The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    They sure are teasing us! Kevin Ash says that he's going to the press event on the 19th, but its always possible they have several different groups of people at different dates.
  2. Moronic

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    For a bike as significant as this one that is much more than possible. But it is likely they will be scheduled on successive dates.
  3. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Yeap, so it could be happening already or perhaps Ash is in the first group on the 19th. There is another event in the later part of February in Morocco to be followed by US dealers introduction in early March in Morocco.
  4. Bazgab

    Bazgab Been here awhile

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    Next part is up:

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  5. Parigi

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    Nice videos, but I noticed that all of them rode older models, airheads, oilheads.....
  6. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    One thing I find amuzing is how these videos show off the bikes capability both track/street and off-road. How do all the people that trash talk the capability of these bikes off-road explain these riders??

    My conclusion is that yes, there are probably better off-road bikes (they're called dirt bikes) out there, but if you suck at riding off road, don't blame your sucky-ness on the GS. These guys prove the bikes all around capability. From dirt road jumping, sliding, overall hard riding to cornering hard on the track/street.

    Very cool videos....anxious to see real world reviews later this year.
  7. mtbenson

    mtbenson Been here awhile

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    What? There's a new GS coming out?!? When did that happen?!?


    (Just skidding.)
  8. mkletecka

    mkletecka Been here awhile

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  9. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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  10. GS Addict

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    Saw it, sat on it, had a close look at it.......
    NICE MACHINE!
    Test ride is next.:deal
  11. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Giggity!!
  12. Moronic

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    That is marketing hoping you'll infer you could still be riding this one when it's ancient and gutless.
  13. Paulvt1

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  14. Tassietourer

    Tassietourer n00b

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    I'm looking for a new bike to do a South American Trip in May 2014, I've never owned a BMW and after covering 80,000 touring miles on two Vstrom 650's (different continents) in the last few years (zero problems with them) I'm eager to try something different. I like the sound of the new GS but I have one problem with them and that is the odd tire sizes the new bike runs. At times on the road I had trouble finding the tire I wanted for the Vstrom and had to compromise. Considering that the Strom ran a fairly common tire size I can't imagine the difficulty one could have finding a special Metzler 120/70/19 in out back Peru. Any comments....???
  15. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    Interesting comparison of current ADV bikes to the new GS by Motorrad here.

    Good source of comparative data - weights, price (in EU), HP etc
  16. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    Thanks for the link, even though its in German, I could figure out the negative bullets of my obsession, the Explorer is HEAVY and lacks ESA... While there are no negative bullets for the new GS brings me to think the comparison is subjective...


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  17. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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    Finding tires will be the least of your worries. Never buy the first year model of ANY bike, especially BMW! :1drink
  18. nachtflug

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    sat on the bike yesterday at Jacob Javits. Really nice leg position, maybe a tad less cramped than the 1150. not that it was but the new bike felt really nice. once I told them who I was they asked me to get off.
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  20. vtbob

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    Sat on the New water boxer at the NYC show, felt just like the old GS. still nice.

    seems a much "cleaner" integrated engine design. really like the adjustable wind screen...wish the know was on the left side so one would not have to take the hand off the trottle to adjust.

    Asked about LED head lights....seems they will not be on the first set of bike coming in the march time frame. Not sure DOT has/will approve...people at the show just did not know.