The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Semper Fi

    Semper Fi Runs with Scissors

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    Windshield looks a little small - tough to tell, on the fence on that on

    Do like the backward C led DTRL, I assume there is a sensor to put on the low beam

    Is this a GSA? Commenting that because of the fuel tank guards, tank looks big but there is no more hardware

    Exhaust tight in - looks good and the heads look like oil heads from that angle - not a bad thing

    Overall I like it
  2. Gruesome

    Gruesome Alter Heizer

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    I think it's a little helper engine, to give you some extra lift on the rear wheel when you're stuck in a ditch or mud hole. You know, like the booster some steam locomotives had on their tenders. In fact, it looks like it's steam operated - which also finally explains that whole watercooling thing:
    [​IMG]:freaky
  3. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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  4. Twempie

    Twempie Been here awhile

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    Don't know about the bike, but I love the Readheed helmet. Looks just like mine.
  5. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously??

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    I'm not a hater but.........SERIOUSLY?! You really want to talk about the merits of a bike in it's prototype form?? :huh

    This thing is going to change.....some for the better and some for the worst. It's a BMW after all, it will probably push style and design.........and wether you need one beer or five to take it home you'll still probably want to ride it. :lol3
  6. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    From looking at the pictures I'd say this thing is way beyond prototype but of course I can be completely wrong.
  7. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Whatever happens, it'll be better. It just gets better every year. If they could just get rid of that noisey dry clutch while they are at it. Give me an oil bath any day!
  8. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    It has an oil bath casset type clutch.
  9. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Does that mean clutch replacement is possible without splitting the bike in half?
  10. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    If it has a cassette style transmission, then the answer is yes. You just drop the oil pan (so to speak) and the transmission components come with it. No need to remove the engine or split the bike in half.
  11. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    New transmission and clutch also required the final drive to move to the left. Pretty sure this didn't only happen for parts sharing reasons with the K-models...

    [​IMG]
    http://www.s-kraft.net/

    Is what I marked as clutch and tranny actually both the transmission?

    [​IMG]
    http://www.motorradonline.de
  12. flightestman

    flightestman Been here awhile

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    When does the EU new emission standard in the month come to being in 2012?
  13. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    It doesn't come in until 2014. That's why its thought the bike won't come out until 2013. Existing bikes don't have to comply though so BMW could delay if they wanted or needed to. So long as they didn't change anything on the twin cam and need type approval they could keep it till either 2016 or 2018 can't remember which. This applies to all manufacturers by the way HD Ducati et all. If their existing aircooled engines aren't clean enough they will disappear as well. It's the end of an era and good ridens to it as far as I am concerned.
  14. peter-k

    peter-k Candyman

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    Where you are getting these information from, it's wrong.

    Mr. von Künheim says the company is perfectly capable of getting the air-cooled engines through not just the next round of Euro emissions regulations but the ones after those too. He stated that several times in front of the press. He further says the air cooled boxer engine will still exist for a while in form of Classic versions, for as long as people buy them. No details about these Classic versions are provided.

    Euro 3 scooters and motorcycles up to 125 cc: 2016
    Euro 4 / 5 motorcycles above 125 ccm: 2016
    Euro 6 motorcycles above 125 cc: 2020
  15. idea man

    idea man Plate Spinner

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    Zehr interesant...
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  16. flightestman

    flightestman Been here awhile

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    I heard from a dealer when said i bought the 2012GS but i know the new one will be out in 2013 he said that bike won't be out for a long time. Though the spy pictures i thought made that new design look ugly now that see it looks good but it so similar to the R1200GS in white fully loaded it would get now that i have i know other then like small difference it the same bike. i don't ant a GT modern display and i love the old air oil more it looks better with the exhaust coming out the front.
  17. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    :huh
  18. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I have a 2010 but compared to the 2013 it looks dated (2004).
    The dealer says what he needs to say to sell bikes today and not tomorrow (as long as there's no official word form BMW Motorrad).
    This year he sells the 2012 and next year the same thing (at least if it's USA/Canada) but in 2014 he will sell the new thing in NAFTA as well, I could be wrong :D
  19. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    I did say IF their engines aren't clean enough not that they aren't.
  20. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Make no mistake that GS will be launched this year. Otherwise we will all be riding Triumphs :D
    seriously they must see how much interest the trumpet is getting. It's even right at the top of my list, and I am a BMW fanboy :norton