The New BMW R1200GS Press Launch - My "EPIC" Journey to South Africa

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  1. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    +1. Put your drink down and give us an update:lol3
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  2. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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  3. cug

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  4. mtbenson

    mtbenson Been here awhile

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    I'd rather have it called Press On Regardless mode.
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  5. I GS 1

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    There have been a couple riding around South Island as part of the "One World, One R1200GS" campaign. Very, very impressive!
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  6. jimbowie

    jimbowie Been here awhile

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    I will take a guess. The best thing since sliced bread. Right?:rofl
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  7. I GS 1

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    I find sliced bread pretty ordinary. It's a bike that will again put it at least five years ahead of the opposition IMHO. And I will admit the opposition have been doing a bit of catch up of late.
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  8. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Yeah, especially with that new-fangled water-cooling! :rofl
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  9. I GS 1

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    It's competitors will be wishing that it was only the water cooling that defines this new model
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  10. I GS 1

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/geckoracing/8408257116/" title="One World One R1200GS by i90si, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8355/8408257116_a0f8e45db9_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="One World One R1200GS"></a>
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  11. toy4fun

    toy4fun GET out of the way

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    Don't forget to use genuine BMW water in that thing.:rofl
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  12. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I don't doubt it will be a great bike, but I don't see anything revolutionary about it that hasn't been done on the MS already. And too much tech gadgetry is not necessarily a plus in this class if you lean on the adv side of the riding spectrum.
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  13. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Is a street bike. Different as apples and oranges. 17 inch front wheels don't cut it in the dirt world. The GS is a real Adventure Bike as is the 990 KTM Adv, Yamaha S10, Triumph 800s etc.:evil
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  14. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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  15. Bazgab

    Bazgab Been here awhile

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    Kevin Ash, oh no! :cry
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  16. Moronic

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    Oh no indeed. One of the most independent, accurate and entertaining voices in the bike writing business. I hadn't realised until I saw this that his was the report I was looking forward to most. He'll be missed, a lot. :cry Thoughts for his family.
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  17. Bazgab

    Bazgab Been here awhile

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    Agreed, I have been constantly checking his site the last couple days for any thoughts from him on the new GS. Terrible news.
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  18. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    What a shame, thoughts go to his family.

    :cry
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  19. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Very sad, prayers for his family.
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  20. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Very sad.
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