The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Anyone know if the LCD display is configured in different European languages for their target market or is it just in English?
  2. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    I don't know, but I can contribute the following.
    If you see photos, you will see that it is not a full "pixel panel" screen (like a computer monitor or like -I think- 1600GT), but has what I believe is called segment LCD, that can form only specific characters, something like old LCD wrist watches (or the current GS).
    I am 100% sure that they don't have different character sets implemented, depending on where they plan to sell.
    I am 100% sure that like current GS, it is possible to configure (through software) minor things like if clock will be 12-hour or 24-hour, if trip counters are in miles or kilometers, temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit and such.
  3. IB1

    IB1 Long timer

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    Still have to wait till week 11 to get my hands on mine... :cry
  4. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    2015 ?

    ASC, ESA, computer, all lights led, GPS ready, daylights, alarm, chrome exhaust, alarm, crash bars, set of vario cases, cruise control, heated handgrips, hand protectors

    This is the "expected config for norwegian market" minus tire pressure control.
    As far as I talked to the dealer, each dealership around here got a monthly "manufacturing quota". Within the monthly quota they can order a bike of a specific config to be built. I placed the order mid-january when they still had one bike available for march. So it's not like the system in US (from what I've seen in other peoples posts) where the dealer first gets a batch of preconfigured motorcycles.

    And one more cool thing is that norwegian law requires 5 years of warranty, so after the factory warranty runs out all norwegian dealerships are obliged to provide additional years :)
  5. 7mary4

    7mary4 Ponch

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    And yet more useful than your videos? :lol3
  6. madefrtv

    madefrtv Been here awhile

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    just put dough down yesterday on a thunder grey with everything except spoke wheels. Now for the waiting!
  7. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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    That extra warranty cost is passed onto customers, isn't it?
    What's that add to the cost of the bike?
    What is gas going for in Norway these days?
  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Whatever Mary.:norton

    Jim :brow
  9. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    They were useful to me :huh
  10. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Congrats, that exactly what I've got coming, plus a load of Touratech stuff, and BMW accessories:clap
  11. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Such a positive fellow, always laughing. I like that.
    He reminds me of a child having the best time of his life, fantastic!
  12. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    Honestly, looked black to me. The Rallye is the red white and blue one.

    Both were for sale with the hang tags.
  13. Bazgab

    Bazgab Been here awhile

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    Sounds like both were oilheads, the only colors for the new WC ones are Red, Blue, White, and a dark Grey.
  14. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    +1
  15. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    With the cost, probably to some extent. If you take the price of the bike without taxes it's more or less the same as in the rest of Europe. It's the environmental and import tax that make the price ridiculous. Gas costs around 14NOK/liter.

    It's really hard to say what extent of extra warranty cost is paid by the customers. In case of other products that require prolonged warranty (electronics etc.) there is no price difference.
  16. I GS 1

    I GS 1 I 90S I

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    Oops. Head shake territory up ahead. Herbie makes no mention of it. Maybe he was too busy smiling to notice the head shake :)
  17. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    Just an FYI.

    Warrenty is nothing more than an insurance policy wheather it is bought on the open market or self insured, as is the case on warrentes on a new vehicle. The vehicle price to a dealer is a function of the cost of this warrenty, so a 5 year government mandated new vehicle warrenty adds to the whosale price of the vehicle. Nothing is free, you pay for it one way or the other.
  18. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    In addition, each country's distributor negotiates a different deal with the manufacturer with many factors coming to play, to name a few, liability, required warranties, import taxes, etc.
  19. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    The longer the warranty, the cost of maintenence becomes visible as the time of purchase. Which means that the maker is inclined to make the mainteinence as low as possible.
    Or, if you like: The quality of two identical-looking vechicles will be visible in that the lower-quality vehicle will be more, not less, expensive to cover the cost of future repair.

    This is why long guarantees must be enforced; makers of vehicles don't want them.
    In general, what the makers don't want is good for us consumers.

    [TaSK]
  20. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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