The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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

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  3. 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....???
  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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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.
  8. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    Who are you?


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  9. vtbob

    vtbob wanderer

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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.
  10. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    One could if there was a Cruise Control



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  11. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike Hey Rocky...........

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  12. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    That bike made me a bit OCD about searching for news and releases. I'm quite surprised though that it's been 3 days now in South Africa and still there is silence. Not even a lousy youtube video.
  13. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I think the idea on the knob is that you reach across with left hand...would be at a much better angle it seems to me doing so on that side vs. the left side, but who knows. At the Long Beach Show I was told absolutely the LED has been approved for US. Did they tell you at the show that the first batch wouldn't have LEDs or are you just speculating? That would be a bummer as it's a feature I'd like and I'm near the top of the list at my dealer.
  14. RichBMW

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    All the press are probably having their reports scanned by BMW before releasing them:deal:D
  15. 7mary4

    7mary4 Ponch

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    Who are you such that they asked you to get off?
  16. webwalker

    webwalker Monitor monitor

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    Welcome to Oilheads. Nachtflug has a bit of a history here.

    Now go get us some sammiches and beer.
  17. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    There is a news embargo until a certain time.
  18. 7mary4

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    Not sure what a sammich is. :huh
  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Make sure it has BACON!


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  20. jtfbb

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    Just received from BMW Australia

    "Wasserboxer...be the first to ride it!

    Hi Brian,
    As a BMW Safari subscriber we wanted you to be the first to know about some exciting news for the TS Safari this year. Riders on this year’s BMW TS Safari will be treated to some special offers that any BMW fan would love to be a part of.

    On Saturday 23rd February following the TS Safari, 20 lucky riders will be offered a test ride on the highly anticipated 2013 R 1200 GS “Wasser Boxer” and also the yet to be launched F 800 GT will be available to ride for a select few.

    Interested TS’ers just need to grab a raffle ticket during the event and winners will be selected randomly through the week. These lucky few Safari riders will be the first people in the country to ride these new models."

    Pity I'm not going on the Safari