Originally Posted by MANXMAN
I agree. 1200cc water cooled boxer should be able to easily produce 125 hp and still be under stressed.
As much as I want the weight reduced on the new GS, there is little incentive. With Yamaha's Super Ton weighting in at about 60 lbs more that the existing GS, I doubt BMW will spend many dollars to reduce the weight further and instead just offer more horsepower. With so few GS being taken off pavement, horsepower will sell more bikes than taking off another 20 lbs will.
I agree (although the S10 competes the similarly heavy GSA).
BMW does need to do one thing only and will have a weight balance winner. Swap the places of the airbox and the fuel tank.