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Old 10-28-2012, 04:53 AM   #3481
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Wonder how many model years it will take before KTM, Honda and Ducati add cruise to their offerings.
Well if you take of your BMW rose colored glasses and stop drinking their cool aid for a second, you might notice that Triumph offers cruise on their Explorer model. Plus heated seats.

Just sayin ;-)
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:27 AM   #3482
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Well if you take of your BMW rose colored glasses and stop drinking their cool aid for a second, you might notice that Triumph offers cruise on their Explorer model. Plus heated seats.

Just sayin ;-)
And the relevance of what you are just saying is ... ?
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:53 AM   #3483
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And the relevance of what you are just saying is ... ?
It's perfectly OK to love the GS.
But if you want to start talking crap about other brands/bikes, please have the courtesy to know wtf you are talking about.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:56 AM   #3484
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wtf?
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:08 AM   #3485
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Well if you take of your BMW rose colored glasses and stop drinking their cool aid for a second, you might notice that Triumph offers cruise on their Explorer model. Plus heated seats.

Just sayin ;-)
Where in that post did he say Triumph didn't? I don't see any mention of Triumph at all. I see mention of 3 existing competitors in the ADV scene who don't have the features he lists.

Reading things that aren't written, I'm afraid.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:46 AM   #3486
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German MOTORRAD showed some engine pictures, saying BMW using a lot of their automotive know how in castings at their Landshut factory. Cast integrated oil channels instead of more expensive drilling/machining.
Oil pump has 2 rotors now, one for lubrication of the main and connecting rod bearings, the other only for the clutch lubrication and for engine cooling. There are 2 cooling circuits, basically integrated hear exchangers in the front area of the cylinder head.



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Old 10-28-2012, 01:19 PM   #3487
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Pricing?



A friend of mine found a little tid bit of info.




We went to the BMW Motorrad, selected the wethead, and then clicked the finance button. SelectWA, USA and....

http://estimator.bmwmotorcycles.com/estimator.aspx

$18445.00

Now to double check they are not referring to 1200 gs of today, I checked the 2012 GS; $16150.00.

So, possible pricing of the new wethead?

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:50 PM   #3488
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Pricing?



A friend of mine found a little tid bit of info.




We went to the BMW Motorrad, selected the wethead, and then clicked the finance button. SelectWA, USA and....

http://estimator.bmwmotorcycles.com/estimator.aspx

$18445.00

Now to double check they are not referring to 1200 gs of today, I checked the 2012 GS; $16150.00.

So, possible pricing of the new wethead?

Hmm interesting. There is a 2013 camhead GS though too. But not sure why the price on that one would be increased so much over 2012 though.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #3489
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Pricing?



A friend of mine found a little tid bit of info.




We went to the BMW Motorrad, selected the wethead, and then clicked the finance button. SelectWA, USA and....

http://estimator.bmwmotorcycles.com/estimator.aspx

$18445.00

Now to double check they are not referring to 1200 gs of today, I checked the 2012 GS; $16150.00.

So, possible pricing of the new wethead?

That's a red herring, as the GSA price has gone up by the same amount between 2012 and 2013. They are just guessing.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #3490
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:44 PM   #3491
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #3492
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Valve Cover!

Crash Guards are awesome. Bet they are over $400.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:16 PM   #3493
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Those are some pretty ugly looking welds on those pricey head guards. You'd think they'd do up some nice ones for the photo session ;-)
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:19 AM   #3494
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The crash bars are a BMW option and not touratwat they just do the small aloy covers behind them that seem pretty pointless to me. If you crunch through those crash bars your going to need more than aloy plate to save the heads.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:44 AM   #3495
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So if those bars aren't Touratechs, are they factory BMWs? I haven't seen factory BMW engine guards and I didn't know they were available yet so that would be interesting.

Still though, those ugly welds are the first thing I noticed too. If a company is going to highlight their product, you'd think they would make damn sure everything in the photo was perfect instead of looking like it was welded by a blind man.
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