The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. bla-bla black sheep

    bla-bla black sheep BMW 1200 GS LC

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    Thanks NLS, I know but there are so many "stories" on the new GS and the tank slapper, that I wanted to find out how true it is. And I realized that there is no real truth in those "stories".

    But for comparative notes, I will go ride that same section in Enduro mode.




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  2. ShaftEd

    ShaftEd Long timer

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    You know what's weird to me? How come we haven't had a full test from any of the U.S. mags? The LC has only been mentioned months ago about the South African intro, and then nada. Why isn't BMW giving the U.S. mags test bikes? This is not normal procedure. Usually, the mags (Motorcyclist, Cycle World) get bikes right away for testing. The bikes are in the show room, so what's the hold up?:ear
  3. bla-bla black sheep

    bla-bla black sheep BMW 1200 GS LC

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    Here in South Africa the bikes were on the dealer floors and on the roads before the media launch. This only happened last week, and most mags here will run the report in their June issue.


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  4. ShaftEd

    ShaftEd Long timer

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    The World Media launch of the new LC was in South Africa in January. Since then it's been quiet here in the U.S. on the new bike.
  5. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    I think at least two Greek mags have made full tests.
    Not checking too much nowadays (since Internet covers all and is cheaper).
    I am not sure if they have made any comparative report yet.
    (have seen in other county mags though - Spanish and German I think? Maybe Italian?)
  6. oz97tj

    oz97tj Been here awhile

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    The magazines are usually a few months behind. Press bikes werent really out much earlier than when they showed up in dealers. This is likely why. Id bet in the next month or so youll see those articles. The mags sre always saying how they have a 3 month or so lead time.
  7. grahamspc

    grahamspc Smitty

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    Major comparative review in British mag Bike ..this month...1190 vs Triumph vs GS....4000 plus miles with various riders and terrain and even a pillion review...worth a look...word on the street here in the US is that the LC is sold out 'till Sept..so whatever is on dealer floor now is it...only 2200 or so came to the US apparantly...I wonder if the batch coming is Sept will be 2014's???
  8. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    Balderdash. Sheer flummery :D

    I was just down at Sandia BMW today and asked them how LC sales were going. The chap whose worked there for a while now said that they've sold a bunch (not specific #s) and were getting more in every couple weeks or so. When the LCs hit the floor, they're typically gone in a week.

  9. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Come on man give us a bit more...
    Name of magazine, result of review.
    Maybe a scan... :evil
  10. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    He gave you the name of the mag, it's called Bike. Simple but descriptive.
  11. deacon51

    deacon51 Been here awhile

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    I just saw on the Motorcyclist Magazine Facebook page that Aaron Frank just took delivery of a R1200GSW for a long term test bike.

  12. ShaftEd

    ShaftEd Long timer

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    Awesome, Thanks for the update.:1drink
  13. grahamspc

    grahamspc Smitty

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    Per June issue of "Bike" magazine....10 different riders/4374 miles/charismatic/burpy/distinct/faster,lighter,sharper than previous model/better do-it-all than Triumph or KTM/"its a brilliant bike". Very extensive article.
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    grahamspc Smitty

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  15. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    The dealer near me is selling them off the boat.

    Maybe I should have driven to NM?
  16. tireone

    tireone n00b

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    Hitching Post in Minneapolis had 2 come in. 1 turned into rental and the other (a blue one) has been on their showfloor for a month and hasn't sold.
  17. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    Sandia in Abq and Santa Fe BMW (owned by same guy) are two of the biggest GS dealers in the region. Tell Eric, the sales manager at Sandia I sent you. They're good people to work with. :D

  18. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    NLS I'll make you a deal:deal

    How about I bump your post count by another 1000 giving you a post count of over 3000.

    You get the cred you seek from having a higher post count, and save the rest of us from your constant drivel.

    grahamspc stated the name of the magazine in his post.
  19. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    I really didn't see it. Don't know why. Was it that major?

    I don't care about the post count (I don't even look at it and didn't know my current stats until you mentioned it) and doubt it brings any credibility with it. Actually it could mean the opposite: someone with much time posting and less time riding). After all look at the credibility you have with 12k: Not much. :D:deal
    So please stop explaining my actions for me (I think this is the second time?).

    Now, if there is a specific reason you want to "push" me around (I guess we just don't like some people?), either find a good reason to ban me (or do it without a good reason :1drink), or explain in PM what is the problem.
  20. 268

    268 Been here awhile

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    :1drink:rofl:1drink