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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by leafman60, Jul 11, 2019.
BMW 310 ?
I'd love 30kgs of weight loss, just like when the 1150GS transitioned into the 1200 hexhead.
Less is more....nobody likes wrestling these pigs around the parking lot or off road and shorter people find it even harder.
Personally I like to use mine off road a lot so I'd go for:
Less weight (the bike needs a serious diet, maybe go for better fuel economy and a smaller tank, lighter frame, lighter engine and gearbox blah blah)
Less electronic complexity (easier bush fixes) or more electronic robustness
Lower standard seat height (I'm an average height bloke but have to ride on 'MIN' spring height to get the balls of my feet down)
Larger diameter front wheel
A final drive that doesn't mess its trousers at every water crossing
Wheels that don't fall apart
BUT, I think most people don't use theirs off road very much and BMW aren't likely to build a bike that caters to the minority so I wouldn't be entirely surprised if the next evolution will be an even more road-focussed bike. More electronic bumfuckery, quieter, better economy, a touch more power. I wonder if they'll start looking at hybrid tech for the powerplant, kinetic energy recovery and so on.
Anything new on this topic??
Spy pic of the new GS revealed!
I spoke with a BMW development guy. The new GS will be an 800cc air cooled Boxer, 85 HP, 399lbs wet, 32 inch saddle, 5 gal tank, good wind protection and cruise control.
Did he hint at all about timeline?
You just described a Moto Guzzi V85TT except add 100lbs.
KTM 790 Adv has it. OK, you do need a screwdriver to pull the two screws holding the plastic cover, but it can be done in under a minute.
By Christmas. And he promised it wouldn't have 4 ecu's or be orange. under 400 lbs wet
I like wrestling mine off-road too. So at least there are a few of us who do...
With the 850 getting darn near as heavy (20kg) as the 1250's I don't see lighter in the near future especially with most GS/GSA's spending more time on the road than the dirt.
I think the next one will have auto-sensing suspension and modes and will tailor the suspension ABS/TC to any road condition it sees automatically as one transitions from road to dirt to mud to wet road etc.
You ARE joking, right? ???????
I'd like to see limp mode as an option for 2020.
Shaft drive. Tubeless spoked 21/19.
Please BMW, start sending your Boxer Twins to Jenny Craig.
Yes, I do think he’s taking the piss.
Does it work on this model??
I loved my 800GS. The 850GS had plenty of Hp for me.
My problem that I couldn’t mentally get over: the 850GS needs so much aftermarket that the price would only be @$2000 less than a new 1250GS. That along with almost similar weight, I just got a 1250...
The beak defines the GS.
If BMW dropped the beak, they'd have to invent a new model.
And create new marketing speak so we have a need to buy it.
And charge more 'cos its new.
Someone should do a custom GS that simply has no beak.
People would probably pay more for less!
The 850weighs as much as my 2011 1200 GS!