The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Standard Equipment includes:
    1. Integral ABS which can be disengaged
    2. On Board Computer (Premium and Premium Pus contains On Board Computer "Pro")
    3. Aluminum Engine Guard
    4. Center Stand
    5. Power Accessory Socket
    6. "White" turn signals
    7. LED Rear light

    Standard Package includes standard equipment + Heated Grips + Cruise Control + Saddle Bag Mounts. See Shorty Long's post for Standard Package price.
  2. mtbenson

    mtbenson Been here awhile

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    I've seen it done, in AHRMA Battle of the Twins.
  3. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    No more guessing on how much will I have to spend to own WC with my options

    1. Premium Package Plus:
    a) Heated hand grips
    b) Cruise control
    c) Saddle bag mounts
    d) Dynamic ESA
    e) On Board Computer Pro
    f) GPS PrepRation
    g) Hand protection
    h) Enduro ASC/Riding Modes
    i) TPM
    j) LED lights

    2. Low suspension
    3. Cross Spoke Wheels

    That brings it to final take home price of $22,000. This constitutes basically a loaded bike. I might debate on the Anti-Theft-Alarm when it comes time for the dotted line.
  4. ShaftEd

    ShaftEd Long timer

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    I have two sets of wheels for my GS. The fronts weigh the same (this is with tires mounted-tkc on spoke and Conti road attack on alloy). For the rear, the spoke was 1.5lbs heavier.
  5. I GS 1

    I GS 1 I 90S I

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    This must be one of my favourite pics of a GS on the track
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  6. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Did you finally get it up straight from this stance :rofl:rofl (j/k)
  7. deacon51

    deacon51 Been here awhile

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    So, I have always ridden Japanese motorcycles, do BMW dealers negotiate on price?
  8. Bazgab

    Bazgab Been here awhile

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    I have never owned a BMW but I would doubt it, especially on a brand new model.
  9. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    By "Dealer profit," do you mean additional markup, or what?
  10. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Shorty Long explained the price difference. You can ignore my comment above saying "Dealer profit". The difference was of $495, which he explained correctly as being the destination charge.
  11. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Well it depends on what you are buying and when. When I bought my bike, a non-GS but BMW bike, dealer did give me a very attractive price. I did not pay the MSRP.

    However for this Water Cooled, dealers have a wait list, and it is beginning of the year, I highly doubt that they will give you any deals. They may throw in a small priced item, or they may say we are giving you very attractive price on a trade-in, if it applies to you, and not budge further.
  12. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    they do, they will, and sometimes they won't. it really does depend on the bike, dealership, time of year, factory to dealer money, special circumstances, locale, and customer him/herself. on the five BMW bikes I've bought new i received between $250-$2,500 off the bikes msrp price. i highly doubt that they'll be discounting the new GS bike much (if at all) in the early goings.
  13. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    whats the fuel tank capacity?
  14. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    It exists because it is a convenient way to group together bikes of a common spec so that when I say I have a 2010 R1200GS, people know what the bike is. It would be pretty chaotic otherwise. Mfgs do occasionally make mid-model-year running production changes, but they are rare. Mfgs also like to group changes together by model year to avoid confusion.

    If you want a mfg that makes random changes to their bike's spec willy-nilly without respect to model years, then KTM is your brand. And it makes dealing with the brand for sales, service, and support much more difficult.

    - Mark
  15. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    I've seen both 20L and 24L listed in various specs. :dunno

    I suspect it is a 20L tank and the low fuel light will come on when the tank has about 4L left. That's about what the current GS has.
  16. cug

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    It's definitely 20L, 4L of these 20 are reserve. Same as the old one.
  17. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    Norway:
    - Heated grips
    - Cruise control
    - ESA
    - ASC
    - LED Lights
    - Pro computer
    - Hand guards + crash bars
    - Chrome exhaus
    - Set of vario boxes

    Bargained a discount of just over 1000$.
    Total price: 48044.5 $

    Yhhh... :cry
  18. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    What ... That's more than twice in US. My configuration had a subtotal of $19,300 before other necessary taxes and fees.
  19. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    It's just a political choice of society.
    For example, I know that Denmark charges also cars & bike with a hughe amount of taxes but all social services (hospital, school etc) are almost for free.
    Comparing prices (tax included) by countries has not a lot of meaning.
  20. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    Yup. This price includes 18000$ of tax for buying a new vehicle. If I wanted to buy abroad then I would have to pay around 100% import tax. Either way the goverment will f.... you over ;)
    Oh, and don't get me started on fuel prices of 10.3$ per US gallon. You muricans have it easy ;)