Originally Posted by tallguy-09
Does adding all those components really help me appreciate the GS even more?
Maybe but most probably not.
The only real benefit I can see is the added legroom for my super long legs.
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.