The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Didn't they come out with the 1150GSA and the 1200GSA one year after the normal ones? I think his theory is founded.
  2. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    2 different engines in basically the same motorcycle? I don't think so but then, who knows...
  3. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    If the WasserBoxer adds weight, I'm out. The GS/ GSA line is already on the grande side as it is.

    If it adds weight, I'm going orange. And I don't think I'm the only one thinking that way. Dealt with chains before, seems they might be more reliable than some final drives. . . . . :lol3
  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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  5. JBADV

    JBADV searching for sanity

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    Prolly "wet legs",then a revised coolant level. :lol3
  6. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Jeebs, y'all- as far as weight goes, even if they gained, say 30 pounds, they'd still be under the 1150. I could lib wid dat.
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    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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  8. Dorsicano

    Dorsicano Adventurer

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  9. chip77

    chip77 Been here awhile

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    is THAT all we,ve got....Hrrumph.....This thread is becoming one of serious anticipation and let down. Mister BMW must be pissin, his pants c
  10. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Oh well, another truly ugly GS; I suppose this beast will be magically de-uglified before launch :D

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  11. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    wow... another one we need to get used to before appreciating it
  12. rattis

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    Beauty is all in the eyes of the beholder, I rather prefer the slightly utilitarian style than a plastic enshrouded
    luxobarge.I my eyes there's a menacing brutal "beauty" in the GS especially the GSA, if it came in camouflage colours
    it'd look quite ok side by side with an Apache helicopter. IMO :D
  13. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    You're kidding, right? GS are half plastic as it is, take a close look at an R1200GS. And on the 'standard' GS, it's not just ugly, it's horrible design work as well. Looks like three designers in two different countries did the 'work'. I'd be happy if it DID look as nice as an Apache or F-22.

    Looks like the video is also showing an RT top rack as well.
  14. tallguy-09

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    German "Motorrad" had a couple more pictures in the lastest magazine showing the right side with the oval muffler.
    They wrote that press launch will be most likely in October 2012 and that the RT will be the next boxer motorcycle to inherit the "WasserBoxer" because of the thermal advantages.
  15. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    My dealer said the 1200s are gone. They cannot get any more until the wethead comes out...must be getting close:deal
  16. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    I've got a hard time believing that. BMW's history is closer to loading dealers up with bikes then announcing the replacement than letting them run out. With the GS being the best seller, I don't see them leaving the dealers with bare cupboards.
  17. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Me too, I also doubt BMW told their dealers about the LC yet, they are supposed to be selling and market intro in Europe doesn't necessarily mean the same for North America with approvals/EPA kind of stuff but who knows?
  18. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    Yes.

    Coupled with the fact that MANY GS owners will be weighing the benefits or limitations of the air cooled vs water cooled bikes. Sure, there will be early adopters, but many more will be standing back, waiting to hear about the water cooled bike's weight, any issues pending with FDs, or any other systems.
  19. WindSailor

    WindSailor Been here awhile

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  20. tallguy-09

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    "Motorrad" showed "Paparazzo" pictures of a new Retro/lo Rider bike (upside down forks) using the current air/oil cooled boxer; now the statement from Kuenheim makes sense that we'll keep seeing that engine for a while longer...