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Old 02-03-2011, 04:23 PM   #16
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I read #1 differently as in liquid refrigeration - not a spanish expert at all just doing literal translation.

typical tough to decipher spy pictures but at least the water cooled beast is closer than we think...

Can a better copy be provided or link to the article
You're right n.1 can be literally translated as liquid refrigeration, but the mag's cover page refers to the water boxer. Here's a link to the magazine but you only get to see the cover - they need to sell to stay alive...

http://solomoto.es/articulo/12964679...o-de-solo-moto

I am not currently in Spain, so I could not get my hands on a copy yet. The scans I posted came from the BMWmotos.com forum in Spain.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:26 PM   #17
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Still looks like 19/17 wheels, but the rear sure looks bigger than current 4.00" rim with 150 tire.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:30 PM   #18
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Hopefully they actually re-engineered that final drive as well - rather than just continuing to push more ponies through something that was marginal 10 years ago :)

The GS is a great bike, one I've always lusted after, IF you can overlook the reliability issues - I can't.

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Old 02-03-2011, 04:33 PM   #19
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You're right n.1 can be literally translated as liquid refrigeration, but the mag's cover page refers to the water boxer. Here's a link to the magazine but you only get to see the cover - they need to sell to stay alive...

http://solomoto.es/articulo/12964679...o-de-solo-moto

I am not currently in Spain, so I could not get my hands on a copy yet. The scans I posted came from the BMWmotos.com forum in Spain.
Great - thanks that is what i was looking for and could not find!

That makes sense because what they are showing in your link is 1/31 for a date and the stuff i was looking at was not that recent.

Hopefully in a week or two the article will be up on their website.

The only reason I mentioned the liquid refrigeration is because the artist rendition of the engine and radiator showed lines that were too small to be coolant lines (at least for me).

Guess we need to wait and see....
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:37 PM   #20
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The last time one of my buddies sent me an email about the new "water cooled boxer", it ended up being this...

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Old 02-03-2011, 04:42 PM   #21
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The last time one of my buddies sent me an email about the new "water cooled boxer", it ended up being this...

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Old 02-03-2011, 05:42 PM   #22
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The GS is a great bike, one I've always lusted after, IF you can overlook the reliability issues - I can't.
What reliability issues?
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:43 PM   #23
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The last time one of my buddies sent me an email about the new "water cooled boxer", it ended up being this...

That was me here ...
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:45 PM   #24
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Mr DELTATANGO once again as per earlier post, the "camhead" motor does NOT have rocker arms, may look like rocker arms but they are a pivoting shoe/lever/follower/shim retainer (take your pick). Have a closer look at the pics of it.
I can see what it is.

I bet you that it won't be on the next iteration.

It is a marketing thing.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:49 PM   #25
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I wish they would go ahead and just put 17" wheels on it. I bet even fewer people are ever going to take this beast offroad. At least allow everyone a better choice of rubber.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:53 PM   #26
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So, would a water cooled boxer make significantly more power?
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:02 PM   #27
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So, would a water cooled boxer make significantly more power?
the article mentions 128 hp
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:05 PM   #28
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So, would a water cooled boxer make significantly more power?
A Wasser Boxer has the potential to make a LOTmore power. you will prolly see this in 2012 as a 2012 or 2013 model.

Modern emission and noise regs require the change to a Wasser Boxer.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:16 PM   #29
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So, would a water cooled boxer make significantly more power?

It may be significantly heavier thought!
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:43 PM   #30
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It may be significantly heavier thought!
Why on earth would it be heavier. This comes up everytime a water cooled boxer is brought up. The Multistrada with the same displacement is no heavier. The 1198 is a pretty light motor and their configuration is not that different, an extra crank throw and maybe a little more crankcase metal for the alternator housing. Neither is the KTM RC8 motor any heavier than the Camheads. Aluminum just isn't that heavy. A water cooled boxer will be significantly lighter, make more power and create more poverty.
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