The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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

    Jim :brow
  5. 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
  6. I GS 1

    I GS 1 I 90S I

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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.
  7. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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

    :evil
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    No, that is just the person that will ride the USA route!

    Jim :brow
  11. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    Jim, I was just about to nuke my post, cause I was reading it on the BMW site! :norton
  12. cug

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    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. :lol3
  13. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    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 :D
  14. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    [​IMG]

    That's Ewan stunt-double if I've even seen one.
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    Same hair cut but other than that - doesn't look close to me.
  16. Motard_Menace

    Motard_Menace Been here awhile

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    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.
  17. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Yes and BMW thanks you for contributing to the hype :evil
  18. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    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.
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  20. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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