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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
Speaking 6'7 to 6'7 : How is it compared to 1200 GS (inseam wise)?
Are there any real tall guys, 6'8", out there that have had the pleasure to sit on the new beast?
Seat was in the low position, from the short moment I sat on the GS I'd say similar to the old one, lots more lower leg room due to no intake in your way.
Tank nice and small (compact) where your legs touch. Inseam? Not sure how the preload was set but again similar to before, I'd go with the single Enduro seat (bench) at least you can easily move front to rear.
Thanks. Do you know perhaps if the "bench" type seat is higher than the ADV standard seat (also height adjustable?)?
I've asked the "BMW-Canada Dude" about that and he said the Enduro seat has the same ride height as the standard seat. I like the fact that you can remove the rear passenger footpegs incl. mount. I'm riding solo so the Enduro seat makes sense for me (I guess). I was thinking of getting the Enduro seat later on. I'm still confused with the 3 option packages they are offering and what can be added later on, LED for example.
Sometimes in 2013 or in spring 2014 I'll ride to the dealer on my 2010 R1200GS and do a test ride on a 2013/14 R1200GS, what will be the difference/improvement when jumping from old to new?
Will I wait for a possible/probable 2014 GSA? I think so.
Same thinking, I will try the WC GS in spring and then probably wait for a WC GSA.
There's a lotta new stuff going into the water boxer, not just the motor either. After owning a 2010 multi (first year) I'd either get a 2013 air/oil or wait til at least the 2nd model year of the waterboxer. I didn't have the problems many owners had but I was worrying about it in the back of my mind. Or, buy an airhead GS that you can work on and will run for ever
Well, I don't think the Multi's problems were fixed in the 2nd model year...But I hear ya. My '11 camhead has been completely trouble free and a great bike.
Not sure that I will be wanting to wait too long
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/geckoracing/8408257180/" title="One World One R1200GS by i90si, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8515/8408257180_3112c4a062_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="One World One R1200GS"></a>
Very sadly, the press launch for the R1200GS water cooled has taken a tragic turn. Kevin Ash, respected UK motorcycle journalist has died during the event.
Was a really nice guy.
That's terrible. So sorry for his wife and kids.
Woke up to the news about Ash. Terrible!
I was just about to post this. Sheesh, this is so sad.
And one of the best writers and journalists in the industry in my opinion. May he be remembered well!
Not sure if anybody has seen this yet...
Shawn Thomas from RawHyde testing the new GS, no data yet, just pre-ride excitement and terrible news about Kevin.
Damned shame, losing a hard hitting mc journalist like Kevin Ash.
I think his thorough and positive test of the revamped 2011+ Guzzi Norge, helped a close friend in choosing a white 2012 Norge, for his return to motorcycling.
How are we going to find out the real truth about the new GS now? Kevin will be sadly missed!
Very sad indeed...I had been looking forward to reading this thoughts on the new GS. Perhaps this explains the radio silence from the event. Just terrible news. Here is his website for those that are interested: http://ashonbikes.com/
So I decided to take a drive to Oubaai Golf resort here in South Africa today and arrived there while they were setting up for the Press Release tonight, all of the brand new F1200GS still had their German numberplates.
F1200GS engine detail