The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    If reality seems to be in odd with your view of the world, it might very well be that your view is incorrect.
    I don't recognice Europa at all fro your description.
    Alps? The Appeninni? Karawanken? The Julian Alps? Massif Centrale? Black Forest?
    Check out this thread.

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  2. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    This is the list of all "motorcycles" (not only 12GS competitors).
    Removed from the list are all 50 cc, and all scooters.
    Over here, scooters can be found from 50 to 800 cc, but they are in a separate list.
    The top seller on the scooters list is the Honda SH-300 with more than 17.000 units :eek1

    The list appears in each monthly issue of Due Route (two wheels); the biggest Italian motorcycle magazine.
    It doesn't show the last 12 months, but rather the sales this year.
    That makes the list in the first half of the year useless; but, hey, this is Italy!

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  3. Spoke

    Spoke Savage

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    Riding the big girl in Europe would be utterly fantastic. Savines-le-Lac to Reallon and then to the end of the road at Gournier and then hiking to the Rhododendron forest comes to mind. This would be a spectacular ride on a narrow paved road then over to a really cool dirt road up to a ski area. Or how about Forcaquier to Riez to Castellane then south through Mons and onto the Cote d'Azur.:evil The big girl would fit in France nicely!
  4. Martincito

    Martincito Adventurer

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    Perhaps my view is not incorrect but limited for the type of riding I was doing while living in Madrid, basically commuting and riding on the twisties during the weekends. The traffic was insane and I can't imagine riding through it with a huge bike.
    Here in NYC, I never commute with the bike. I use it for long trips and dual sport rides
    Is there any good dual sport rides in Europe?
    Do you take the bike out off pavement often?
  5. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    [​IMG]

    Too often.

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  6. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Been here awhile

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    No V strom 1000 on that list. Not sold in Europe or too low of units sold to be on the list?
  7. McFuryMcNugget

    McFuryMcNugget me specie in dea ist

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    The V is sold in >Europacorp.

    YES

    Its not over the top in sales.

    Even if many do like them.

    McFury.
  8. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    How quickly times change! Italy - No crotch rockets. I would love to see a list from 5 years ago.


  9. NZRalphy

    NZRalphy Been here awhile

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    Someone has stollen the wheels of this bike!
  10. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    The 1000 haven't been sold in the UK atleast for a few years now, probably hasn't been sold in the EU. It doesn't pass emissions anymore. 650 is obviously still sold though.
  11. Sailorlite

    Sailorlite Been here awhile

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    I, among others, have become a BMW cruise control enthusiast. What is the likelihood that electronic cruise control will be offered on the new GS?
  12. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    Thanks to competition / pressure, from Triumph's adoption of cruise control on their new 1200 Adventure, probably a pretty good chance of BMW offering it as an option, so as not to arouse the wrath of the purists.

    996DL
  13. Beemerlover

    Beemerlover Been here awhile

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    If they go with some kind of throttle by wire system, I'd say there's an excellent chance that it will be at least an option. If they stay with the current cable system, I doubt it.

    You'd think that they could at least put a friction knob on the throttle somewhere, though.
  14. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    DasMatti, can you hear me and what are you seeing? :D
  15. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    They've done away with that since the late '80s, supposedly due to liability. They even quit building the throttle housing with the hole for the friction screw. As to the ride by wire system, both that and the electronic cruise seems to work very well on the K16, so offering E-cruise on the forthcoming GS would seem simple enough. I'd probably opt for it.
  16. rednose

    rednose ReDnOsE

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    ... you have to try to ride a bike in Rome!!! Even the GS has a hard time against roman holes (should I say pools ???), paved roads (san pietrini) and ... well jumping on/off pedestrian walking toavoid traffic!!!! :evil:evil:evil

  17. twoweels_mj

    twoweels_mj Twoweels_mj

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    LOL I have to agree. I have a 09 GSA and that is pleanty to handle. Is it really better to have more horsepower every year? Or is that just marketing to "keep up" with other brands.

    And with the gsa getting larger and larger every year will it still be considered a dual sport ??

    Most GSA riders I know just ride their GSA on the street like most American SUV drivers to where the only dirt road they will see is the corner of their driveway they run over.
  18. DasMatti

    DasMatti Been here awhile

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    1200's roots are the R80s with 800 cc.
    now we have the 800GS with 800 cc.
    guess what :evil
  19. McFuryMcNugget

    McFuryMcNugget me specie in dea ist

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    What ?

    McFury.
  20. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    I'm trying to read in between the lines myself and I can't figure it out. I'm a bit slow though....