The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    i have that feeling too, Fixin....:deal
  2. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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  3. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    So heard second hand that I.S. is expecting 4 GS' in their first shipment, one of which is a low suspension model. I think I'm #2 on the list...didn't you say you were #3? So looks like there could be a bike for us early on, provided the color/options are to our liking.
  4. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Nice videos Tallguy. I'm a little confused on how that BMW one world tour works. I thought there were five riders riding together, but I only see one in this video. So does each rider only ride one continent of the five listed and rides solo? :ear
  5. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I have no clue either, BMW is doing a good job with all these video and pictures, there seems to be no shortage of them.
  6. cug

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    One for each part of the tour.

    ALESSIO CIGOLINI - Asia
    SALVADOR ECHEVARR√ćA - South Africa
    HERBERT UNGER - New Zealand
    STEPHANE GAUTRONNEAU - USA
    STEPHANIE ROWE - Europe

    Can be found here:

    http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/...ion/ride-of-your-life/overview.html&notrack=1
  7. I GS 1

    I GS 1 I 90S I

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    Yep. There are five winners and each rides a selected route on one of the five continents. They have a small back up/camera crew but they are riding solo.
  8. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I see, thanks. That's fantastic marketing. The motorcycle you get for free but you pay for the lifestyle when going with a BMW, the ride of your life..., I just wish my Sunday morning rides were that great, I'm afraid they are mostly boring compared to what I see here :(:
  9. I GS 1

    I GS 1 I 90S I

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    And in my opinion, better is yet to come. I am familiar with some of the routes they will be taking on some of the other continents and cant wait to see their pictures and videos.
  10. erkmania

    erkmania Still Adventuring

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    I'm very concerned that that LED headlight is a sideways horseshoe. How then can good luck not fall out? Not good. Not good at all. :rofl

    All kidding aside. Why do GS riders immediately stand up when the road has only pebbles on it? I just rewatched On Any Sunday (for the 48th time - more or less) and Malcolm Smith remained seated unless there was a big obstacle in front of him. Was he wrong? Is the GS really that demanding?

    Sorry. Bored and just passing time. :1drink
  11. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Oalvarez, have u ridden a Diavel? I think the WC GS and a Diavel would be great stable mates. I'm considering the new GS or the 1190 ADV to go along with my Diavel.
  12. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    It's a good question.

    I was in the Baja last year and I was standing up on my GSA doing everything I could to keep the packed 700lbs beast upright when I looked to my left and my friend cruised past me sitting down doing 20mph faster.

    Different riders, bikes, skills, etc.
  13. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Main problem with that bike is the awfull amount of electronics ready to break ... Particularly with the electronic suspension which is incredeably expensive to repair. $3000 and more ...

    Already, dealers can't repair it ..

    Paul Jr
  14. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    True statement because the bike isn't even out yet! :evil:D
  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Probably a good idea if you don't buy one!:deal

    Jim :brow
  16. Gros Buck

    Gros Buck Beef = Packed Vegetables

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    Sorry for the misunderstanding ... I just said that dealers have a hard time when facing problems on the actual GS. I.e. 2012 AND OLDER. 2013 GS reportedly packs much more ...

    Paul Jr
  17. I GS 1

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    Modern cars have an "awfull amount of electronics" compared to the past and yet they have become much more reliable and maintenance free so I don't know why the electronics are being seen as "ready to break". I still play around with old bikes and can't see them as having the edge with reliability.
  18. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Go GS. You've already got one that's high maintenance...

    :evil
  19. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    So they did end up picking a USA winner? Wasn't there a huge stink on this same thread a few weeks ago because there wasn't enough diversity in the winners?
  20. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    +1. Constantly tinkering on my 73 R75 airhead, 56k miles. 2005 oilhead, 38k miles, not a problem.