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Old 12-12-2012, 09:08 AM   #3975
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Originally Posted by cug View Post
I was thinking about this video again, and now watched it a few times - not for the sound, I don't care too much about the sound of a bike, but I can't see the bike rocking sideways at all. Not a single shudder on start or throttle.

As I don't have my R1200GS anymore, I can only go from memory, but I think whenever you started that bike, it did rock sideways, even when it was on the centerstand. It didn't move badly of course, but I'd think the camera would catch this.

More and more looking forward to test riding it when they arrive here.
First I watched a video clip on YouTube where BMW person in Europe does a test on the side stand, and he gave more gas than at the show. I did not notice any sideway movement. It was awesome. BMW did acknowledge some improvement to minimize sideway (PTTL) movement. However, when Charlie Boorman tested it moved to the left. Notice it through the mirror.

YouTube link (could not embed from an iPad)

Charlie Boorman

Montauk screwed with this post 12-12-2012 at 09:37 AM Reason: YouTube link
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