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Old 01-25-2013, 09:50 AM   #4381
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The bike is going to run, and very well at that. Bought new, the bike will be covered by a 3 year warranty. Any factory recalls will be taken care of.
I've been riding nothing but BMWs on the street for close to 30 years and haven't bought a new one yet. I prefer to get them 2-3 years old, after someone else has taken the depreciation hit. I've only owned one that had any warranty left on it, but I've never had issues on any of them that would have been covered under warranty if I had bought new. My current 2007 1200GS is the only BMW that's had any recalls during my ownership, and they were either covered when the previous owner had it or when I've been into the dealer for service. I'll probably move up to a (used) waterboxer in another 3 years or so...unless I'm seduced by the KTM 1190 Adventure.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:23 PM   #4382
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New Wet Head

My favorite thing about the 2010 and newer double overhead cam engines was the Valve angle, which is almost vertical and the radial configuration. Borrowed from the HP2 Sport, The 11 degree angle and radial placement gives you the largest valve area possible. This allows the most airflow, efficiency and power. You feel the power increase in the low end and mid range torque. MV Agusta uses radial heads on the F4 and has gotten more power out of an otherwise stock GSXR1000 engine. Let's hope the new Engine gives us even more neat new stuff.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:44 PM   #4383
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I'm sure the new water cooled engine is nice. What peaks my interest is the longer swingarm, improved FD from the 1600, all new Japanese transmission and wet clutch.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:09 PM   #4384
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If you guys ae not going to call it a "WetHead", at least spell out "Water Cooled" insead of calling it a"WC". A WC is a water closet, or toilet room.

Besides, are not MOST bikes water cooled?

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Old 01-25-2013, 03:14 PM   #4385
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I'm sure the new water cooled engine is nice. What peaks my interest is the longer swingarm, improved FD from the 1600, all new Japanese transmission and wet clutch.
I'm not seeing an FD from the K1600. the K1600 final drive has no open hole in the middle like the one on the GS.

The French video a few posts back says the transmission is smooth "like on a Japanese bike"...

Getrag no longer provides the tranny?
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #4386
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Getrag no longer provides the tranny?
I read elsewhere that Getrag is out of the motorcycle transmission business. The new boxes are apparently made in Japan. Equally interesting is that the clutch may be the same as one in a KTM (I think - hearsay disclaimer).
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:27 PM   #4387
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I read elsewhere that Getrag is out of the motorcycle transmission business. The new boxes are apparently made in Japan. Equally interesting is that the clutch may be the same as one in a KTM (I think - hearsay disclaimer).
As far as I know KTM uses Adler clutches ... http://www.adler.it/

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Old 01-25-2013, 03:40 PM   #4388
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I read elsewhere that Getrag is out of the motorcycle transmission business. The new boxes are apparently made in Japan. Equally interesting is that the clutch may be the same as one in a KTM (I think - hearsay disclaimer).
Not sure about KTM but it is the same clutch as is used in the S1000RR. And I heard the same thing about Japanese transmission...made by the same company that makes Honda transmissions.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:07 PM   #4389
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I read elsewhere that Getrag is out of the motorcycle transmission business. The new boxes are apparently made in Japan. .
that's good... Did they also get the driveshaft / final drive designed in Japan like Triumph did?
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:07 PM   #4390
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boys, any news when the Adventure version will be out ?
I think possibly one year after the GS intro?
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:09 PM   #4391
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I thought all the BMW boxer bikes used a diaphragm spring car style clutch, I would be sure the S1000rr uses a typical "motorcycle style clutch".
Start correcting me now.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #4392
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that's good... Did they also get the driveshaft / final drive designed in Japan like Triumph did?
What, you have on objection to transmissions designed on Pluto?
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:24 PM   #4393
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I thought all the BMW boxer bikes used a diaphragm spring car style clutch, I would be sure the S1000rr uses a typical "motorcycle style clutch".
Start correcting me now.
You're absolutely correct, but only for a few minutes longer. The March release of the WC-R-GS changes that.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:33 PM   #4394
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If you guys ae not going to call it a "WetHead", at least spell out "Water Cooled" insead of calling it a"WC". A WC is a water closet, or toilet room.

Besides, are not MOST bikes water cooled?

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Dammit Jim!
That's gonna leave a lasting mark...As an international indicator of a toilet room, I hope "WC" don't stick as a moniker for the new boxer.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:56 PM   #4395
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I thought all the BMW boxer bikes used a diaphragm spring car style clutch, I would be sure the S1000rr uses a typical "motorcycle style clutch".
Start correcting me now.
New water boxer uses a conventional moto style wet clutch. Previous boxers used a car style clutch.
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