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Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 46,524
Posted By Graemsay
Hideout Leather...

Hideout Leather (http://www.hideout-leather.co.uk) in the UK offer a longer touring jacket called the Robo. It's available in brown...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,419
Posted By Graemsay
If you look at the spy shot, the tank looks...

If you look at the spy shot, the tank looks pretty close to the concept's. The seat has a similar shape, but is beefed up to allow for a pillion and luggage.

I reckon the new R1200R is going to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,419
Posted By Graemsay
There's been one spyshot of next year's R1200R...

There's been one spyshot of next year's R1200R released so far.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,295
Posted By Graemsay
There were rumours of a middleweight BMW sports...

There were rumours of a middleweight BMW sports bike a few years back, but they were scotched by the company because the financial crisis killed that market. Turns out that riders who went for these...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,674
Posted By Graemsay
2015 bmw r1200st

MCN has a spyshot and feature speculating on the upcoming R1200ST, built around the new liquid-cooled lump. There's s tiny picture of it on the image of this week's front cover.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,418
Posted By Graemsay
I'd echo the suggestion above of the S1000R. I...

I'd echo the suggestion above of the S1000R. I sat on it at the London Motorcycle Show a few weeks ago, and it's a lot more comfortable. I know which I'd want to do distance on...

BMW have just...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 165,661
Posted By Graemsay
I've got an R1200R, and my brother's got a Griso...

I've got an R1200R, and my brother's got a Griso SE identical to the photo above, so I'm familiar with both bikes.

I like the NineT a lot. The detailing looks fantastic, it'll be fast enough as a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By Graemsay
The SP was a version of the MT-01 with uprated...

The SP was a version of the MT-01 with uprated Ohlins suspension, which was sold as a limited edition late in the model's life.

http://www.visordown.com/news/images/Yamaha-MT01SP.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
I figured that might be the case. BMW tends to...

I figured that might be the case. BMW tends to quote weights for bikes in a basic spec (no ABS or other goodies), and I suspect that the 229 kg weight of the GS on their website was optimistic in any...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
I noticed that the Akrapovic can now comes...

I noticed that the Akrapovic can now comes supplied with a garish HP logo.

http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/_common/img/bikes/enduro/2012/r1200gs/accessories/09_HP-sports-silencer.jpg

Does that mean...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
I quite like the look of the new GS, but am...

I quite like the look of the new GS, but am waiting to see if an R or S model follows next year. Not really too many surprises, though I thought that power output might be up slightly more than it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
I'm wondering how many surprises there will be...

I'm wondering how many surprises there will be when the bike is unveiled tomorrow. What we already know is:

Roughly what the bike will look like. (More angular than the outgoing model.)
It'll...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By Graemsay
Now up on the Ateliers Ruby website...

Now up on the Ateliers Ruby website (http://www.ateliersruby.com/helmets/castel/).
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,365
Posted By Graemsay
I'm running a 2011 R1200R. Wrong year and model,...

I'm running a 2011 R1200R. Wrong year and model, but it's basically the same oily bits as the GS.

After 16 months and 6000 miles (I know, must try harder) I've had the fuel strip fail twice, a...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By Graemsay
Ruby Full Face Helmet

Ruby (http://www.ateliersruby.com/), who probably make the nicest open face lids, have a full face model coming very soon now. It's going to be called the Castel.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
Did anyone else see the piece about new the BMW...

Did anyone else see the piece about new the BMW models (http://www.motorradonline.de/news/die-geheimen-plaene-von-bmw-fuer-2013/415752) on the Motorrad website? (Translated version....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,739
Posted By Graemsay
If you're not looking for off-road capabilities...

If you're not looking for off-road capabilities then bear the R1200R in mind.

It's lighter than the GS, reputedly better on the road, cheaper, and isn't owned by everyone and their dog. The Boxers...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
We're about six weeks out from Intermot at this...

We're about six weeks out from Intermot at this point. I guess that we'll find something out on or around 3rd October regarding release dates and what the final model is like.

I suspect that there...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
Assuming Dean's correct, it sounds like the...

Assuming Dean's correct, it sounds like the typical rollout of a major BMW model.

The K1600 was unveiled at Intermot in 2010, with the press launch in mid February 2011, before going on sale...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
BMW have put out an announcement...

BMW have put out an announcement (http://www.bmwmoa.org/bike/bike_reviews_news/bmw_motorrad_model_updates_for_the_model_year_2013) on the model updates for 2013.

The R1200R is mentioned as being...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
There have been spyshots of replacements for the...

There have been spyshots of replacements for the F800 series, but I've got no idea what state they're in. The F800ST has been around unchanged since 2006 after all.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
BMW normally shut down their factory in Berlin...

BMW normally shut down their factory in Berlin during August to reconfigure the production lines for the next year's range. There are only a limited number of build slots, and I suspect that these...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
I suspect that they were more expensive to...

I suspect that they were more expensive to produce than the standard models. The HP2 Sport has a lot of very tasty machined components, and carbon fibre bits. But I don't think that it would have...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
Thanks Tallguy-09 - that's a very nice looking...

Thanks Tallguy-09 - that's a very nice looking bike.

I agree with Hillybillypolack that it's the old engine. You can tell from the exhaust exiting from the front of the cylinder.

The headlight...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
Walrond, you wouldn't happen to have a screen...

Walrond, you wouldn't happen to have a screen grab of the aircooled retro bike that tallguy-09 mentioned? :ear
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,869
Posted By Graemsay
My first thought was that it might be some sort...

My first thought was that it might be some sort of RSI type complaint.

Do you work with a keyboard? If so it would be worth getting yourself checked out because it's generally one of those...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,597
Posted By Graemsay
Thanks. The Roadcrafter is tempting,...

Thanks.

The Roadcrafter is tempting, particularly as it's possible to tweak the fit. Larger sizes tend to be cut for the more portly gentleman, and the upper body gussets option mean it's possible...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,597
Posted By Graemsay
One-Piece Suits

I'm toying with getting a one-piece textile suit. The options that I can pick up locally are the BMW Coverall, Olympia Phantom, and an end of line Spidi Admiral E-Type (with the non-drysuit zip)....
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,047
Posted By Graemsay
Kriega products have a good reputation here in...

Kriega products have a good reputation here in the UK, and would be worth considering. As far as I've heard they're pretty much indestructible, but I don't own any.

I've got a older version of the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,595
Posted By Graemsay
BMW sell a high version of that seat in the UK,...

BMW sell a high version of that seat in the UK, which increases the legroom by an inch or two. There are pictures of my bike over here...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,595
Posted By Graemsay
Sure, a fully loaded R1200R is a similar price to...

Sure, a fully loaded R1200R is a similar price to an R1200RT, and the R1200GS gets all the sales, but most owners wouldn't trade them.

I've been running one for a year, and it's an easy to ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,827
Posted By Graemsay
So the competition has finally caught up with,...

So the competition has finally caught up with, and beaten, a bike that was first released in 2004? :D

The Super Tenere was released last year, whilst the rest are new this year. Given all four are...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,176
Posted By Graemsay
I was at Intermot in 2010, and asked one of the...

I was at Intermot in 2010, and asked one of the BMW staff there about the Cruiser Concept / Lo Rider. He said that the bike was killed off by the financial crisis. :cry

Henrik von Kuenheim, head...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
BMW tend to roll out several new models across a...

BMW tend to roll out several new models across a platform together, so there'll probably be an RT, R or S unveiled at the same time, though it's possible that any unveilings will be split across...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,039,457
Posted By Graemsay
The K1300R weighs about 20 kg / 45 lbs more than...

The K1300R weighs about 20 kg / 45 lbs more than the R1200R; the K1300GT is 25 kg / 55 lbs more than the R1200RT; and the K1300S is about 45 kg / 100 lbs heavier than the R1200S. That said, the Ks...
Forum: Face plant 01-09-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,644
Posted By Graemsay
An update. The insurance company phoned me...

An update.

The insurance company phoned me up today and said that they've been in touch with the blue car's driver, and he isn't forthcoming with his registration and insurance details. Having...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,507
Posted By Graemsay
My bike is a 2011, and the headers blued up with...

My bike is a 2011, and the headers blued up with the stock can. They tend to go that way after a few hundred miles.

I got knocked off (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=707797) a few...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,507
Posted By Graemsay
My R has the tall seat, and it's got enough space...

My R has the tall seat, and it's got enough space on it for me. (6'3", long legs.)

I suspect that the majority of GS owners would be better off with one, but it doesn't have that Just Back from...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,118
Posted By Graemsay
Thanks. Don't let my brother see that post....

Thanks.

Don't let my brother see that post. He's got a Griso SE, which he reckons is the sexiest bike ever.

Gratuitous arty shot attached. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By Graemsay
Clueless cars? I know about them... Thanks...

Clueless cars? I know about them...

Thanks for the advice. I've got into a bad habit of running the bike a gear or two too high, and the forgiving nature of the Boxer encourages such behaviour.
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