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Old 03-08-2013, 12:54 PM   #6151
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In Italy otoh, you always have to drive with DRL or other on the highways and autobahn.
...for a suitable definition of "have to".

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Old 03-08-2013, 12:56 PM   #6152
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Hey BigTodd, I see me in that first pic, where else but by the bar!
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:02 PM   #6153
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...for a suitable definition of "have to".

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I was told in Italy traffic lights (especially the red ones) are only a recommendation (recomendazione), is that so?
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:37 PM   #6154
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hmm, am I seeing two different crash guards on the One World bikes?
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:44 PM   #6155
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Haha, in Norway the basic version costs 42000 USD so stop moaning ;)
never whinged

just made a statement

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:48 PM   #6156
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Haha, in Norway the basic version costs 42000 USD so stop moaning ;)
Why is that? (seriously). Do all vehicles have such a premium, just German imports, or...?
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:48 PM   #6157
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The Pro shows additional Information such as automatic trip counter, fuel consumption (current and average), voltage, stop watch and speed. And you can customize the display, e.g. decide what information should be shown and where (upper or lower part of the display).
schisi, did your bike have the telelever "retooled" and the transmission oil pressure restrictor installed by the dealer?
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:50 PM   #6158
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I'm a bit slow.
So you can ride the GS (USA spec.) with only the U-shaped DRL ON or would the LED lo-beams come on automatically as well as soon as the engine is running?
From the BMW Media Guide:

The first motorcycle in the world with main headlight featuring full-LED technology including integrated daytime running light for even greater safety when riding during the day and at night.
For decades now, BMW Motorrad has been regarded as a frontrunner when it comes to issues of safety in connection with motorcycling. With its innovative strength, BMW Motorrad established itself as a trendsetter very early on and will continue to offer additional safety benefits for motorcycling.
The latest example of the innovative power of BMW Motorrad in this area is the first ever full LED headlight with integrated daytime running light to be used in serial motorcycle production, available as an option for the R 1200 GS. Globally unique, this LED main headlight with daytime running function illuminates the road with a level of brilliant clarity not previously known.
The headlight’s LEDs are strikingly distinctive and powerful with their double glass lenses. The option also includes a rear light with two light bands, making for an even more high-quality rear view.
The switchover between daytime running light and low beam can be set to automatic in the instrument cluster menu.
With daytime running switched on, the motorcyclist benefits from significantly increased perceptibility in the daytime and therefore increased safety. In addition, there is the striking look of the horizontal “U” which - like the light rings in the K 1600 models - will soon become an unmistakable trademark of the new GS.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:04 PM   #6159
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Why is that? (seriously). Do all vehicles have such a premium, just German imports, or...?
We, as in Norwegians, believe in high taxes. It ensures that Norway is considered a nice place to live, also for those who are not rich.

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Old 03-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #6160
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I was told in Italy traffic lights (especially the red ones) are only a recommendation (recomendazione), is that so?
When I arrived in Italy, I was told that Never, ever walk on red. It is marginally less dangerous to walk on green.

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Old 03-08-2013, 02:12 PM   #6161
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hmm, am I seeing two different crash guards on the One World bikes?
You don't. It's the same, only from different angles...
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:15 PM   #6162
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You don't. It's the same, only from different angles...
I looked again -- perhaps -- but they sure look different to me.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:19 PM   #6163
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schisi, did your bike have the telelever "retooled" and the transmission oil pressure restrictor installed by the dealer?
It wasn't done by the dealer, a specialist with the tool is travelling across the country to fix these issues on bikes that have already been delivered to dealers.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:23 PM   #6164
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From the BMW Media Guide:

The first motorcycle in the world with main headlight featuring full-LED technology including integrated daytime running light for even greater safety when riding during the day and at night.
For decades now, BMW Motorrad has been regarded as a frontrunner when it comes to issues of safety in connection with motorcycling. With its innovative strength, BMW Motorrad established itself as a trendsetter very early on and will continue to offer additional safety benefits for motorcycling.
The latest example of the innovative power of BMW Motorrad in this area is the first ever full LED headlight with integrated daytime running light to be used in serial motorcycle production, available as an option for the R 1200 GS. Globally unique, this LED main headlight with daytime running function illuminates the road with a level of brilliant clarity not previously known.
The headlight’s LEDs are strikingly distinctive and powerful with their double glass lenses. The option also includes a rear light with two light bands, making for an even more high-quality rear view.
The switchover between daytime running light and low beam can be set to automatic in the instrument cluster menu.
With daytime running switched on, the motorcyclist benefits from significantly increased perceptibility in the daytime and therefore increased safety. In addition, there is the striking look of the horizontal “U” which - like the light rings in the K 1600 models - will soon become an unmistakable trademark of the new GS.
and this

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Old 03-08-2013, 02:25 PM   #6165
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It wasn't done by the dealer, a specialist with the tool is travelling across the country to fix these issues on bikes that have already been delivered to dealers.
Haha, BMW has hired a mobile mechanic to fix their bikes

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