The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Flightar

    Flightar Been here awhile

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    The soul of a motorcycle...what exactly is it? Well fortunately, or unfortunately, whichever way you choose to look at it more than likely means, quirky, or just simply different. Ah la Moto Guzzi's. (not that they are bad or less good mind you) I have owned and ridden many bikes over my lifetime and the soul aspect always comes down to some quirk, fault, or other thing(s) that seperates a bike from the herd and enderes it to owners. GS's have always had it for these reasons, and the new one will too...it will now be for different reasons than the A/C GS's.

    The new wasserboxer being more like every other bike does not diminish soul IMHO. My current VFR 800 has soul...but it comes from the engine and its V4 character. There really isn't another bike out there like it. The ST and the Aprilia are different in their feel. The Triumph Tiger Explorer I demo'ed also had character. Again, it came from the engine, in its tripleness, its sound, rough idle, rocks in the crank case feeling, but at the same time managing to be very smooth and powerfull. The new GS will be much the same in that its critical essence flows form the boxer layout and its feel...I think it'll be a winner and a great bike.
  2. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Well I am not planning to post a scan. I am requesting for one. :D
    And no, doesn't have to be in public. :wink:
  3. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Why would it take long. They had the thing from back when it was "beta".
    Their US CEO has already gone to Madagascar with it (check the catalog the story is in there)!

    I never doubted actually that Touratech and possibly Wunderlich have inside info.
    (happened before)
  4. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    I wouldn't mind getting my hands on one too. I hoped there would be an option to buy a digital copy of MCN, but nope. Only paper, only by mail :/

    Unless any of You knows a legit digital source for this article ?
  5. velimlje

    velimlje Adventurer

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    Forgive me , I lost track which one were listed so far , I hope it would not hurt if we have them in one place

    Test reports

    http://www.pistonheads.com/roadtests/doc.asp?c=100&i=27020

    http://canadamotoguide.com/2013/01/28/launch-bmw-r1200gs/

    http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-stories/2013-bmw-r-1200-gs-first-ride.htm/

    http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/bmw/2013-bmw-r1200gs-review-91507.html

    http://canadamotoguide.com/2013/01/28/launch-bmw-r1200gs/

    and here is nice video , Laos tour in One World - One GS competition ..

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7pd1N9dyLp4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  6. velimlje

    velimlje Adventurer

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    and 2 for the price of one at that ? :D

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4L8cY7Ua2SA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    wait til 1:19 ....
  7. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Nice. So the guy has his youtube channel set up... I am sure the selection was totally random. :p

    ---

    Anyway, about the bike... I love it. I feel almost the same feeling as when I read the first rumors about a 1200GS coming to update the 1150GS. I fell in love and got one custom ordered 3 years later (2007) because my finances didn't allow earlier. It was a version "1.5" as I like to call it (rear system already updated a bit, first model with ASC... just before 2.0 or the first face-lift).
    With the crisis in my country (and in smaller degree the whole planet), I might be lucky to get the new one (probably version 1.1 or 1.5 of the LC model by then) in 3 years.

    There's one thing that shadows the whole new thing though. At least two journalists reported bad reaction to certain repetitive path obstacles. That can even be dangerous they hinted (and not said directly). Add to that what happened to Kevin... which we don't know yet any details. It makes people (or at least me) think... I dunno.
  8. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Hmm, that must be the cameraman's bike, since it is a solo tour.
  9. khale

    khale ride dirty

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  10. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Well if you plan to get the bike why wait?
    Crash bars are like screen protectors for smart-phones. :) You might regret not getting one even on day one. :p
  11. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    That red mud is soooo slippery, just running around in flipflops can be a nigthmare...........:lol3
  12. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    My experience with Touratech is that ordering now might see the bars in your hands about the time the bike is released. :lol3
  13. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Here is the complete playlist of the first guy that went to Laos:

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIOp73cJSsex5w0dm7wxsBt6FDTlF902b

    (including the video a few posts about)

    I found more or less in the French BMW Motorrad channel and a couple in BMW Motorrad (central) channel but the guy above has all the videos you need (the others are just copies) plus a big (low res unfortunately) 23min video of the whole experience.

    Wonder if he he gets the bike after that (I mean them give him...).

    Now we are waiting for the second guy. ;)
  14. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    I've already ordered the bars from BMW, along with a load of other "must haves":D Then went on to the Touratech site and blew another $800:eek1:lol3
  15. Motard_Menace

    Motard_Menace Been here awhile

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    If he has the cash I would guess they sell at a discounted rate......:evil
  16. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Does Touratech have their wasserboxer parts on their site yet?
  17. ShaftEd

    ShaftEd Long timer

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    I'm with you NLS, I read the reports just as you and even before I saw your post, I too had my concerns. Especially since I plan to purchase a Wethead in the future. However, it's all speculation at this point. I guess we'll all just play the wait and see game now
  18. DDT Rider

    DDT Rider Been here awhile

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    Its listing is in Japanese, so I thought maybe folks here have not seen it. About 27 minutes of the LC driving around S. Africa. Intermittently, and at the end, it shows good views of the bike and the controls in use.

    Now, I'll try to imbed the video ;>

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JfhcFF1DFLc" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
  19. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    My hope is that the whole thing is an software thing.
    (some re-programming of ESA needed)
    If it's a hardware thing it depends on the severity. If it becomes major (and gains public exposure), then it will mean a recall. Else it will mean a "wait for version 1.1 hardware" (usually around 12 months after release by BMW standards... and no they don't say anything they just update things).
  20. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    You two are just speculating. The report hasn't even been released yet, and you're jumping to your own conclusions. From what has been reported to the media so far, a rider had an accident (which we have NO details about), and another rider hit him when he was on the floor, killing him instantly. Until we know the cause of the original accident, what's the point in trying to second guess that the bike was at fault? A lot of the press on the launch of the new bike in South Africa had little or no offroad experience. What does that tell you?:deal