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Old 08-19-2011, 03:26 PM   #376
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no one noticed the TT symbol on the tank?!

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Old 08-19-2011, 03:38 PM   #377
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:43 PM   #378
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no one noticed the TT symbol on the tank?!

yes, TT probably are working with BMW to develop crash-bars, guards and panniers
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:14 PM   #379
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Hey. Ain't them tank guards painted on? lol
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:16 PM   #380
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And WTF is that below the tank guards? lol
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:25 PM   #381
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And WTF is that below the tank guards? lol
It's the cruise control brackets we've all been waiting for!



The fool in me -- and that's all there is! -- says that prototype bodywork is subject to change.

Companies have been known to purposely deceive because of the possibility of "spy" photos.
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:10 AM   #382
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Nice to see it's starting it's life as it mean's to go on, being pushed into the back of a van
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:18 AM   #383
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Nice to see it's starting it's life as it mean's to go on, being pushed into the back of a van
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:21 AM   #384
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:39 AM   #385
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That thing's as big as a trolling boat even without it's tank cover. It looks like it' destined to be weightier and more top heavy than the current model. There're only so many places to put the new hardware.

Also, the final drive (based on the very little you can see) doesn't look radically different. Maybe the design just needed tweaking.

And, why did they reverse the engine direction? I usually put my right foot down at stop and when revving the engine the bike goes to the right. If I were to do that on the new bike I would be falling over. That can't be safe!


Now that I got my gripes out of the way, I can go back to being secretly jealous of you folks getting them. I'll just have to stick with my 2011GS.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:24 AM   #386
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-Chassis looks remarkably similar to existing platform, but tubes look bigger for added rigidity.
-Brakes are a major update, likely to handle the extra power and look cool.
-Bike is unlikely to be lighter than existing bike; weight should be early identical.
-Love to know why they put shaft on other side (cross platform mfg simplicity?)
-Should drive like existing GS with Multistrada power.

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Old 08-20-2011, 08:50 AM   #387
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-Chassis looks remarkably similar to existing platform, but tubes look bigger for added rigidity.
-Brakes are a major update, likely to handle the extra power and look cool.
-Bike is unlikely to be lighter than existing bike; weight should be early identical.
-Love to know why they put shaft on other side (cross platform mfg simplicity?)
-Should drive like existing GS with Multistrada power.

My 2 cents. g-
Agree, this won't make the existing GS look old but the upgrades look pretty good to me.
I like the added legroom, I kind of got used to it but the intake in its current location is definitely something
I won't miss...
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:01 AM   #388
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As for the shaft on the left side, they are probably just using the shaft components from the later model k1300s and k1600gt/gtl, which have them on the left. Maybe a slightly newer design and hopefully stronger.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:16 AM   #389
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It all looks pretty good to me....... for what it is. I reckon it will be more MS like, too. I can't imagine it will be more dirt-oriented than the current iteration. That Termi looks the part. 130 and radial brakes? I'm in if it's 2013. Perfect timing for me as I'll be able to have both. ;)
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:40 AM   #390
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I wonder what this will do for the resell value and sales numbers of the 2012 model, assuming the LC will be sold in 2012 as a 2013 model?
Will many early adopters sell their "old technology" GS? I can see that but not sure, I'm definitely tempted, after thinking about it there's not much I dislike about the current model; in a few years I might get one, when the aftermarket farkling stuff is available...
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