The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. NorwegianRider

    NorwegianRider Ride the World

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    The color on the exhaust pipe depends on the material the pipe is made of and the temperature it has reached during driving. The water runs through channels in the engine block so that’s why you can’t see any unnecessary hoses.
  2. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Pucks aren't scuffed. . .. But I do like the track boots. :lol3
  3. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I looked again, I think those are water hoses:

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    Pictures courtesy of "MOTORRAD"
  4. McFuryMcNugget

    McFuryMcNugget me specie in dea ist

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    Every Ship Has a load line / Every truck has a load limit./Every item made has a limit.

    Does this translate to performence NO.

    Performing is the factor for weight distribution and Power to weight ratio.

    When i look at the new BMW the weight has been set higher by the cylinders/ My thoughts new Gear box/ in the box
    But if you can judge a bike by a photo the mass weight does not go over the overall Tire height. if you draw a line axel to axel.
    What im thinking now we might have a top of the line track bike with perfect weight all mid way high under axel and not over tire height.

    The rake and trail factor i can not measure so im sending a picture and i hope some one can tell us the trail rating.

    I dont have a draw program near me.
    If some one can do the math please help.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_and_motorcycle_geometry

    McFury.

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  5. NorwegianRider

    NorwegianRider Ride the World

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    Yea that can look like the hoses from and to the radiator.
  6. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Just noticed the pictures on the "MOTORRAD" website and the picture source: Hohne.
    Bernhard M. Hohne
    ..so it's his material. Thank you Bernhard, me want to see more :D

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    Picture source: http://www.motorradonline.de/
  7. McFuryMcNugget

    McFuryMcNugget me specie in dea ist

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    GrĂ¼ssen Dancke.

    And Happy new year.

    Thank you for letting ADV hang on to these pictures.

    If you care to give a freebee picture we would be head over heals :wink:

    McFury.
  8. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Read the German article in "MOTORRAD" Magazine # 01-2012.
    - There is a linkeage mechanism behind the riders foot connecting the rear swingarm movement with the dampening settings, indication for a motorcycle first active suspension system....
    - 125...130PS and more if need be in the future...
    - Weight goal: < 240kg with full tank...
    - The front control arm (now aluminum) is different than before, the engine was designed to integrate the control arm...
    - Shorter engine, rider sits farther in the front of the bike and this will help keeping the front wheel on the road....
    - Adjustable screen (Electric)
    - Color TFT, GPS optional
  9. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    If true, I can certainly live with that.
  10. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    GS or GSA?

    That's 528 lbs., FYI. Kinda portly in my book.
  11. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Hm. That's 1150 country (well, after I changed the exhaust...).
  12. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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  13. Steveman

    Steveman Been here awhile

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    In germany the 1250 has been shot, looks nice. Check the cylinder and where the exhaust pipes is fixed....

    follow this link and scroll: http://www.gs-forum.eu/showthread.php?p=898895

    If you already knew these pics I apologise ....
  14. Gompie

    Gompie Been here awhile

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    I just read that (the Aug 2011 article). Good find. That site also has the "which bike is the best in the Alps" test. 1200GS won it again:D, but only just before KTM 990 SM T. More info on 1250 in current Motorrad mag, but i don't have access to that. I trust that article is available online shortly

    However, i can't find any weight reference, nor sitting position reference (although i'm certainly not disagreeing with what you said), nor rear swing arm linkeage comments. Below quick translation of what it says, and excluding what has been put on here already.
    Note it indicates the bike has two radiators. Other then my comment in () this it what the article says:

    New engine with integrated transmission is much more compact. This allows future configuartions such as shorter wheelbase, or longer swing arm
    Displacement will likely be 1250cc, but future bikes could have more. 1250cc would allow 130bhp with good torque curve. The relative small cross sections of intake and exhaust indicate a torque optimized bike, and Motorrad expects 125bhp. The current 1200cc boxer can handle nearly 10.000rpm, which indicates the engine should be able to get up to 150bhp in future, and stay competitive


    Exhaust: new exhaust builds more narrow. Allows for more volume in RH side case. Employs the exhaust valve
    Drive shaft: it just says the wasserboxer also uses the parrallel arm to minimize the torque reactions of the drive line
    Rear frame: can now be easily removed , and allows for different variants of the bike (note think S/GS/GSA)
    Instruments: New instruments, round speedo, above it small tacho. Optional TFT display as on K1600 with all kinds of functions. Optional GPS device
    Radiators: the radiators are mounted unusually tilted backwards, probably due to the limited room and the fact the bike shouldn't be too wide. The underside of the beak fuctions as an aid for the radiator airflow.
    Brakes: new radial brakes, requiring newly designed forks
    Engine: Alternator and waterpump are likely in front of the crankcase. Optimal thermal conditions allow using only one sparkplug per cylinder
  15. tallguy-09

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    I meant the 01/2012 magazine, not August:

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    Ref: http://www.motorradonline.de/de/motorrad/865
  16. Sailorlite

    Sailorlite Been here awhile

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    There's been frequent mention of "radial brakes" as a new feature. What are they? Why would they be better than the current style?
  17. Gompie

    Gompie Been here awhile

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    You're registrered on that site? No matter what I try I keep getting the August article. And it's not like i can't read german, I think I'm still pretty fluent in this language (well except for spelling and etc).
    It does say the current mag contains an article about the new GS. The next new mag is out after Jan 4th or 5th, so I trust the article will be available online after that?
  18. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    I'm not an expert, but basically put a radial brake is one where the caliper is moved so that it sits parallel to the front fork. This allows more braking power, which is the standard arrangement for all new high performance motorcycles. From the photos I've seen the front brake is not a radial system.
  19. Gompie

    Gompie Been here awhile

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    You should try Google on "radial brakes". Really not that difficult. First hit is probably all you want to know about brakes right now. Takes less time than creating the response you did
  20. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    What does this imply?

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