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Old 03-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #76
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Is the seat on the background bike the low seat?
I'm jealous Congrats, enjoy'm!
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:45 AM   #77
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Ok what I have "collected" from various sources...

1) It looks better when on sidestand. (BMW comment)

2) It is now inline with other modern BMW (K1300/K1600). (my comment, possibly simplifies manufacturing lines)

3) Actually the oposite of what you say. Indeed you can more easily find 3rd party exhausts as the exhaust is not in the "proper" side as most bikes. (my comment) BMW specialized companies already adapted so this is a non-issue.

4) You won't burn when moving the bike. (so true!) (BMW comment)

5) Helps really differentiating this model with previous gen and they wanted that. (my comment)
I'll give you another. I strongly prefer to have my must frequently used box on the same side that I mount the bike. That box should also be the largest box. One the old generation, the smaller box is on the left side and that drives me nuts. I load a laptop computer every day and since I mount it from the left, I have to cross behind the bike to load it up. It is a small annoyance that is gone by moving the exhaust to the right.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:41 AM   #78
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I'll give you another. I strongly prefer to have my must frequently used box on the same side that I mount the bike. That box should also be the largest box. One the old generation, the smaller box is on the left side and that drives me nuts. I load a laptop computer every day and since I mount it from the left, I have to cross behind the bike to load it up. It is a small annoyance that is gone by moving the exhaust to the right.
Yes, very good thanks!
So we have a win-win choice here.

Anybody knows why it wasn't like that always?
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:28 AM   #79
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personally I don't like the look of the fork guards(?) or the size of the exhaust can (will it be covered up by bags?)
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:58 AM   #80
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Guys, none of them in US yet?
BMW says we get em on Monday
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:12 PM   #81
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BMW says we get em on Monday
Was your source the local BMW dealer?
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:34 PM   #82
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Yes, very good thanks!
So we have a win-win choice here.

Anybody knows why it wasn't like that always?
I asked this and was told the German overlords think the best way to mount the bike is from the opposite side. They seem to think it is better since it positions your foot closer to the bike. Doing that with Adventure cases and a ham radio antenna doesn't work on my bike.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:34 PM   #83
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Great advertisement for White! Love it.

My current GS is white, so now you've got me thinking. If my red one doesn't come in first... who knows....


Congrats!
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:44 PM   #84
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Weird, what happened to the original post?
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:50 PM   #85
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:51 PM   #86
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Weird, what happened to the original post?
I nuked it and reposted
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:49 PM   #87
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Is the seat on the background bike the low seat?
Yes, it is the low seat.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:52 PM   #88
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Yes, it is the low seat.
Feedback on it?
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:42 PM   #89
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:58 PM   #90
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Very nice looking bike mrjon.
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