Originally Posted by McNeal
I think BMW had two options with this model. 1) Add the complexity of water to the engine or 2) stop making the boxer engine. It's my understanding that with the latest round of European emission requirements it's impossible for a manufacturer to meet using a plain old air cooled engine.
It's a pity because what made the GS so successful in the first place is about to disappear.
The Boxer with it's unique design simplicity, well the Boxer remains but the simplicity disappears.
The Long Way Round might be shortened to the next coffee shop?