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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by leafman60, Jul 11, 2019.
I have thought the same thing. R1250XR. It would probably not be too hard to roll your own.
Does this count as a tool?
Check out renkuh.de, as close as you can get to an R1250XR
I cant wait till the next boxer comes out so we can start talking about how the following one will be.
First we have to talk about how the new one is no good and the previous one was better.
BMW cars have CarPlay as a $300 option and a subscription after the warranty runs out, I'm told its something about recovering licensing fees. Also Android Auto is not available, period.
I personally like the standalone GPS, there are places out west and in Canada where there is no cellphone service. Yes, you can download maps but you have to do that proactively beforehand, and even then it does no good when Alberta transport sticks a sign up that says "RT 88 CLOSED AHEAD FIND ALTERNATE ROUTE" How far ahead, would you care to recommend an alternative, and most importantly, now where can I get gas?
The current line of water-cooled boxers has been a significant leap forward for BMW in both design and quality control based on my experience.
I've not been quiet over the years about a host of issues that I (and others) have confronted with previous BMW motorcycles. So, now, I am speaking up about the favorable experience I have been having with over 25k miles on my 2016 R1200GSLC and I hope I don't jinx myself by this measured praise.
My curiosity about what might come next is in some measure stemming from the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Will the next iteration of the BMW boxer be more of a refinement than a total makeover? Maybe BMW will continue another step of the facelift re-do evidenced by the R1250 model. Who knows. I imagine the engineering staff at BMW is pretty much invested in a significant demonstration of their talents as soon as they are allowed such.
As has already been stated others here, I'd love to see even more effort to minimize the weight factor. Wrestling around a 600+ pound two wheeler on the rocks and dirt needs some relief.
I just don't know where they'd save the weight. Everything now is pretty much engineered to minimize any excess pounds. In the past, didn't the design studio at BMW keep a bag of fat hanging from the ceiling as a visual reminder for the design staff to meet a stated goal of weight savings?
Only time will reveal the answers. In the mean time, I'm enjoying my current GS.
Love my GS long as it's moving! Stopped it's a pig. At my age I need to consider a lighter bike if I want to play in the dirt so I'm looking at KTM 790. Make me a GS variant with less weight and decent horsepower and I'll consider the GS again. The new GS 850 seems nice, but still heavy and down on HP!
A bare bones boxer dirt bike has my vote.
Yes. It was a Honda Crosstourer.
That's mean !
Not only that, the world class engineers on this forum will tell us how the BMW engineers went wrong and how they could make it better.
Not sure if this really means anything but apparently there is a picture of it floating around.
It’s not a Shiftcam but I sure like the Dakar-ish looks!
Oh heavenly father - PLEASE make it so!
Like a updated hp2?
If you look at the engine assembly video on Youtube you see that almost as much effort went into production fixturing and robotics as went into the engine. They spent a huge amount of money, and this is budged for a certain lifetime. This is why changes are evolutionary. The shift cam only required some new head fixtures, not a whole new line. Modest displacement will require minor changes.
I would like to see how they do the R18. It is a totally different architecture, so there will have to be a few bushel baskets of money spent on assembly there also.
The nice thing about the robotics is the base machine does not change, just the programming and interfaces.
Still, it is more than a few bushel baskets of money.
I fear the R18 will not sell. Not a V twin.