The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I heard from my dealer (California) who will be going. I think it's another press event in late February and then dealer event in early March at the same location in Morocco.
  2. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Really pushing this bike or really pushing this bike?

    I think we are looking for the model that will break the record sales of the "original" 12GS.
    Only reason not to, is world crisis.
  3. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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    At 5.47 NOK to the dollar that comes to $10.23 a gallon. :eek1
  4. SocalRob

    SocalRob Long timer

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    Dean,

    In CA the smog warranty on our cars covers pretty much everything emissions related until I think at least 80,000 miles or 8 years, IIRC. If bikes come under the same rules, (and the state is making noise about it) what do you see as the impact on warranties? Emissions stuff means if your car fails a smog check, its pretty likely its a warranty item. If you think about it, that covers a lot of stuff. Pretty much the whole fuel injection system, catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, and more. In essence, the engine better not be polluting above limits for the 8 years/80K miles.

    I think all that adds about $150 to the price of a car. Wonder what it will do to the price of a bike?
  5. cug

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    Is there any emission testing done on bikes? Or did I never own one long enough to find out? :lol3
  6. SocalRob

    SocalRob Long timer

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    Not yet, but I would not be surprized to see it coming. I think 2013 is the last year we can alter exhaust pipes.:eek1
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  8. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    The dark one looked like this:

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    And the red white and blue one looked like this

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    These are images from SJ BMW's (http://www.sjbmw.com/bikes.asp?s=new&bid=198) web site.

    Is there a different 2013 R1200GS out there, with the exhaust pipe pointing forward, that weighs 525 lbs with a 720W alternator (things that drew my attention)?

    Honestly, I haven't been paying attention to the new R1200GS as of late, and thought all 2013's were water cooled (to some degree).
  9. zzrwood

    zzrwood Adventurer

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    Hi Patrick

    Those pictures are of the previous model. The current R1200GS (water-cooled) is a completely new bike sharing no parts with the ones pictured.

    Cheers

    Robert from Oz
  10. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    Ah, thanks for the clarification! I thought that "2013" was equal to "liquid cooled" ... so I do feel better now that I am not waiting for one of the new new ones!
  11. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    Time for the morning news update. (NLS, got you again, you need to be faster ;) )

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  12. IB1

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    In Europe there are emission tests for bikes, but only upon construction. The current norm is EU3 for bikes, and EU5 for cars. Diesel cars (in Belgium) need to pass an emissions test as from 4 years of age, petrol and bikes not (yes, there are diesel motorcycles).
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    I get the impression only few people took the spoke wheels.
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    You can easily count that. Over here 2 years is included, and 2 additional years can be bought for between 350 and 500 euro's.
  15. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    I'm aware that nothing in this world is for free ;) But with the price of the bike here, few hundred euro up or down doesn't really matter. The bike is still incredibly expensive :p I have a stoic approach, I don't stress about things I cannot influence, and just take them as they come ;)
  16. RichBMW

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    Keep up at the back:rofl
  17. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Talking about living under a rock (ok maybe you ride around climbing OVER rocks and don't have much time for Internet).
  18. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Yeah I am getting slow. :)
    I'd say it's the time zone but I would be lying. I am just getting slow.
    Thanks for the update.

    (why people use just 720p nowadays... 1080p PEOPLE! 4K is coming!)
  19. IB1

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    Well, I don't really worry either. If the price was an issue I would have bought something else.
    Why did I buy one? Cause I want one and I can.

    And as a plus side: Since it is officially used for professional purpose (I use it to commute and work in a heavily congested area) I get quite a lot of my money back from the taxes.
  20. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Erm... yes ok. Why are you telling me things I know?

    BTW in Greece they just started (this year I think) periodic emission and safety tests for bikes.
    One way to get more money of course.
    Will be interesting to see people renting their stock exhausts. :D
    Will also be interesting to see what are they going to do with all the 20-30+ years old mopeds.