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Old 01-18-2013, 11:54 PM   #4261
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Nice videos, but I noticed that all of them rider older models, airheads, oilheads.....
That is marketing hoping you'll infer you could still be riding this one when it's ancient and gutless.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:13 AM   #4262
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Pt 3 is now up.

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Old 01-20-2013, 05:26 AM   #4263
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I'm looking for a new bike to do a South American Trip in May 2014, I've never owned a BMW and after covering 80,000 touring miles on two Vstrom 650's (different continents) in the last few years (zero problems with them) I'm eager to try something different. I like the sound of the new GS but I have one problem with them and that is the odd tire sizes the new bike runs. At times on the road I had trouble finding the tire I wanted for the Vstrom and had to compromise. Considering that the Strom ran a fairly common tire size I can't imagine the difficulty one could have finding a special Metzler 120/70/19 in out back Peru. Any comments....???
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:44 AM   #4264
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Interesting comparison of current ADV bikes to the new GS by Motorrad here.

Good source of comparative data - weights, price (in EU), HP etc
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:40 AM   #4265
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Interesting comparison of current ADV bikes to the new GS by Motorrad here.

Good source of comparative data - weights, price (in EU), HP etc
Thanks for the link, even though its in German, I could figure out the negative bullets of my obsession, the Explorer is HEAVY and lacks ESA... While there are no negative bullets for the new GS brings me to think the comparison is subjective...


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Old 01-20-2013, 08:03 AM   #4266
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?..... Considering that the Strom ran a fairly common tire size I can't imagine the difficulty one could have finding a special Metzler 120/70/19 in out back Peru. Any comments....???
Finding tires will be the least of your worries. Never buy the first year model of ANY bike, especially BMW!
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:16 AM   #4267
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sat on the bike yesterday at Jacob Javits. Really nice leg position, maybe a tad less cramped than the 1150. not that it was but the new bike felt really nice. once I told them who I was they asked me to get off.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:18 AM   #4268
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sat on the bike yesterday at Jacob Javits. Really nice leg position, maybe a tad less cramped than the 1150. not that it was but the new bike felt really nice. once I told them who I was they asked me to get off.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:26 AM   #4269
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Sat on the New water boxer at the NYC show, felt just like the old GS. still nice.

seems a much "cleaner" integrated engine design. really like the adjustable wind screen...wish the know was on the left side so one would not have to take the hand off the trottle to adjust.

Asked about LED head lights....seems they will not be on the first set of bike coming in the march time frame. Not sure DOT has/will approve...people at the show just did not know.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:36 AM   #4270
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... really like the adjustable wind screen...wish the know was on the left side so one would not have to take the hand off the trottle to adjust.
One could if there was a Cruise Control



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Old 01-20-2013, 09:06 AM   #4271
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sat on the bike yesterday at Jacob Javits. Really nice leg position, maybe a tad less cramped than the 1150. not that it was but the new bike felt really nice. once I told them who I was they asked me to get off.


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Old 01-20-2013, 09:40 AM   #4272
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That bike made me a bit OCD about searching for news and releases. I'm quite surprised though that it's been 3 days now in South Africa and still there is silence. Not even a lousy youtube video.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:51 AM   #4273
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Sat on the New water boxer at the NYC show, felt just like the old GS. still nice.

seems a much "cleaner" integrated engine design. really like the adjustable wind screen...wish the know was on the left side so one would not have to take the hand off the trottle to adjust.

Asked about LED head lights....seems they will not be on the first set of bike coming in the march time frame. Not sure DOT has/will approve...people at the show just did not know.
I think the idea on the knob is that you reach across with left hand...would be at a much better angle it seems to me doing so on that side vs. the left side, but who knows. At the Long Beach Show I was told absolutely the LED has been approved for US. Did they tell you at the show that the first batch wouldn't have LEDs or are you just speculating? That would be a bummer as it's a feature I'd like and I'm near the top of the list at my dealer.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:03 PM   #4274
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That bike made me a bit OCD about searching for news and releases. I'm quite surprised though that it's been 3 days now in South Africa and still there is silence. Not even a lousy youtube video.
All the press are probably having their reports scanned by BMW before releasing them
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:19 PM   #4275
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sat on the bike yesterday at Jacob Javits. Really nice leg position, maybe a tad less cramped than the 1150. not that it was but the new bike felt really nice. once I told them who I was they asked me to get off.
Who are you such that they asked you to get off?
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