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Old 11-09-2013, 10:04 PM   #571
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wouldn't have thought so. Put a bump stop on the peg and let the stand sit a little lower. Don't sweat the small stuff.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:24 AM   #572
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Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr come on BMW... use black in your normal GS!
Why wait 4+ years for the "triple black" (all black, whatever) GS?

Sorry for the little hijacking.
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:23 PM   #573
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Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr come on BMW... use black in your normal GS!
Why wait 4+ years for the "triple black" (all black, whatever) GS?

Sorry for the little hijacking.
I agree
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:32 PM   #574
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BTW I won't get a GSA (I don't like this fat thing in front of me), but this blue is fan-tastic. Even better than the blue WGS. Which in turn was maybe the best blue in years. And I don't even like blue normally. :)
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:44 AM   #575
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Agreed, my GS would want to tap that for sure!

What is it?
VFR 800 and my GS is currently sharing its parking bay with one. Not sure what happens there in the dark.
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:49 AM   #576
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BTW I won't get a GSA (I don't like this fat thing in front of me), but this blue is fan-tastic. Even better than the blue WGS. Which in turn was maybe the best blue in years. And I don't even like blue normally. :)
I'll have to wait till january to see one. Autoshow here I come.

And A blue car is enough. Although I'll probably soon change for a grey car. 2 grey bmw's seems a bit grey, but why not?

And some colours look better IRL, and others start to grow on you. Initialy I doubted for grey and red. Nowadays grey is still ok, but blue and white also seem nice.

But a white GSA with blue lettres and an blue seat.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:04 AM   #577
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BTW I won't get a GSA (I don't like this fat thing in front of me), but this blue is fan-tastic. Even better than the blue WGS. Which in turn was maybe the best blue in years. And I don't even like blue normally. :)
Love both the blues!!!

The GS Grabber Blue harkens back to the muscle car era..love it..but the Adventure Blue...sweet!
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:48 AM   #578
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Dealer reckons 17,000 otd for a full spec one over here. A lot of money.

Irony is - there will be a 2 month waiting list even at that price...
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:24 AM   #579
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20370 Euro's here for a fully speces one without cases. Pricing has been made available here. But it is only marginally more expensive than the GS.
And in the UK they are a bit cheaper.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:24 AM   #580
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That sounds about the same (ish) as the UK. Sales figures for october show that the GS is still going strong. They probably sell more in one month than Honda has sold Crosstourers in total...
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:44 AM   #581
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That sounds about the same (ish) as the UK. Sales figures for october show that the GS is still going strong. They probably sell more in one month than Honda has sold Crosstourers in total...
Speaking of that, how many Wetheads have been sold so far worldwide? Anyone have a decent guess?

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Old 11-13-2013, 11:40 AM   #582
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Speaking of that, how many Wetheads have been sold so far worldwide? Anyone have a decent guess?
I'll take a run at this.

Latest quarter, BMW sold about 28K motorcycles. Typically, R12GS (no adv model) is about 20% of total volume, but I bet the intro bumped this to around 25%. So I'd figure they're shipping about 7K per quarter. But for how many quarters have they been shipping? I'm going to assume three full quarters and half of another. So 3.5 x 7K = 24.5K bikes worldwide.

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Old 11-13-2013, 11:51 AM   #583
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I'll take a run at this.

Latest quarter, BMW sold about 28K motorcycles. Typically, R12GS (no adv model) is about 20% of total volume, but I bet the intro bumped this to around 25%. So I'd figure they're shipping about 7K per quarter. But for how many quarters have they been shipping? I'm going to assume three full quarters and half of another. So 3.5 x 7K = 24.5K bikes worldwide.

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Old 11-13-2013, 03:07 PM   #584
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After months of lurking on this forum I finally dropped by my "local" dealer and placed a deposit. He said that I'm #14 on the wait list and the good news was I should definitely get a bike next year. Two guys apparently placed deposits earlier the same day so I could've been #12 :(

"local" dealer is still ~80 miles on the other side of heinous traffic but there isn't anyone closer and at least they have a good rep.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:15 PM   #585
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After months of lurking on this forum I finally dropped by my "local" dealer and placed a deposit. He said that I'm #14 on the wait list and the good news was I should definitely get a bike next year. Two guys apparently placed deposits earlier the same day so I could've been #12 :(

"local" dealer is still ~80 miles on the other side of heinous traffic but there isn't anyone closer and at least they have a good rep.
Welcome - where is "local" ?

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