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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
No, that is just the person that will ride the USA route!
Jim, I was just about to nuke my post, cause I was reading it on the BMW site!
Who cares? There is never any real diversity. They pick people that will look good for the marketing. Deal done. European company, more likely to get European winners. The US is the second biggest market but it's still only 11% of the overall sales (2012).
So - they pick what looks good and other than the handful of people that applied and are pissed because they weren't chosen, nobody cares. And they're not chosen because of diversity issues. They were likely not chosen because they didn't look good enough for the marketing material for the target market.
I'm well aware of how marketing works. I wasn't one of the people causing the stink. It was a mistake on my part as well as one rider is riding in the USA.
Side note, is it just me or does ALESSIO CIGOLINI, the first rider to have videos put out, and the first person on their Riders page resemble Ewan McGregor. Now that is some subliminal marketing
That's Ewan stunt-double if I've even seen one.
Same hair cut but other than that - doesn't look close to me.
I was more interested in the jury who were apparently all Hollywood types who ride to varying degrees. That should immediately tell you that this is all marketing.
Yes and BMW thanks you for contributing to the hype
Motorrad reports that their long term test Ducati has 50K KM's on the clutch with no issues. Ducati has been sourcing this clutch for the last three years from Japanese OEM FCC - this is the exact clutch that is in the new GS.
From here for more of the article in German.
From PH 2 site
Two more reviews:
As for the first one, is it just me, or they google translated it from somewhere ?
First lay down, perhaps? Ouch! Hope the bike was ok!
Which Ducati? Multistrada?
I read that article, yes, Multistrada. The Italian's seem to be building better motorcycles these days, what's happening?
haha, well they sourced the clutch from Japan ;-).....well good to hear the new GS will have a proven clutch. I also heard that the S1000RR uses this same clutch and it has held up well.
good to know, EJ....i'm also close to the folks at my local dealer, so i may have an in there as well.....one of those four (4) bikes arriving will most likely become a demo based on what i was told (each dealer will most likely have to appoint one of the bikes as such)......but yes, #3 on the list right behind yourself....good stuff.
Fixin, the Diavel is one Ducati i have not owned nor ridden, but I do know that you enjoy yours very much. that 1190 ADV is going to be an incredible motorcycle me thinks....real good in fact.
You are right ... Cars have electronics that's, at least for some models, reasonably reliable. Just a matter of part selection ... They solved many problems in the 80s when they started to use grease and sealed connectors. But if you have ABS on your car, chances are that it does not work anymore at 100K miles ... Sensor this, sensor that, bla bla bla. And when you see the $1500 repair quote, you just tell yourself WTF ??? And leave it as is and live without it. And realise how useless that very expensive electronic was.
But there are variables to be considered here: volume. It's one thing to still have problems with a car produced at a pace of 1 million a year, It's another with a bike produced at a pace of few thousands yearly.
Besides fuel injection, I do not see any real benefit that electronics have brought to a 1200GS in the last decade. It brought just problems.
More power. Lower emissions. I am sure that we will soon get a silly political rant over someone's denial of climate change and their lack of concern for the plane t's environment but for most normal people in most nations lower emissions would be the responsible thing to do.
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Just took a break from burning truck tires in my yard to check this thread...
My 10 year old Corolla, with 138k miles has been flawless, with the exception of light bulbs and the AC clutch. I don't baby the car at all, and have driven it places that would embarrass half of the guys in the "Let's see your GS off road" thread. I use 100% of the 134 horsepower every day and change the oil every 6-8,000 miles weather it needs it or not
"Sensor"? What's that?