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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    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/geckoracing/4130051715/" title="GSAscratching(big)2 by i90si, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2638/4130051715_3a218e795e_z.jpg" width="640" height="511" alt="GSAscratching(big)2"></a>
  4. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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

    deacon51 Been here awhile

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    So, I have always ridden Japanese motorcycles, do BMW dealers negotiate on price?
  6. 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.
  7. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    By "Dealer profit," do you mean additional markup, or what?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    whats the fuel tank capacity?
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. cug

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    It's definitely 20L, 4L of these 20 are reserve. Same as the old one.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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 ;)
  19. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    It would be interesting to know how salaries compare in these countries. Whats the average salary for say a teacher, doctor and office worker in the US, and Denmark?
  20. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Hey, you can't have it both. Living the 'Better Life' in Norway and complaining about the '$45' take-out Pizza :-)