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Old 12-15-2012, 04:51 PM   #4036
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I could easily ride a GSA too (5'10/30") but I surely wouldn't characterize righting it off the side stand as easy, especially when laden with panniers. .
It's a technique. You need to learn how to throw your weight into it.

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Old 12-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #4037
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Shows how much I know. On BMWs order site today it let me add options 191 Dynamic ESA and option 499 Low Suspension.

It is still early for a deffinative answer, but it appears as though BMW has finally figured out ESA and low suspension...
I was at the Seattle show today and asked the question point blank to the BMW rep. The answer was that Dynamic ESA and low suspension are not compatible.

It would be awesome if it was though. But it didn't stop me from putting down $$$$ to get in line. It felt good to sit on and can't wait for the first test ride. Red seems to be my color of choice. So far..
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:52 PM   #4038
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Interesting the clutch is in front of the engine
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:53 PM   #4039
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Interesting the clutch is in front of the engine
Yeap and it's the same clutch as the S1000RR uses, so it's pretty beefy.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:41 AM   #4040
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Hearing that each dealer will receive (at least?) two bikes upon the first delivery, one of which will most likely be used as a demo.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:56 AM   #4041
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I use a 12 liter fuel bladder for longer runs here in Western Australia with my 800 GS. Two if its a real stretch. When you don't need it role it up.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:41 AM   #4042
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Prices now announced in the UK

R1200GS - £11,395 - includes ABS, Hand guards, L & R Pannier Fastenings but everything else is an option

R1200GS Enduro - £12,435 - c/w Enduro ASC with Enduro ABS, Rain, Road, Dynamic, Enduro & Enduro Pro-riding modes
Daytime Running Lights
Cruise Control
Cross Spoke Wheels
Hand guards
L & R Pannier Fastenings

R1200GS Touring - £13,815 -
Heated Grips
Tyre Pressure Control
Led White indicators
Enduro ASC with Enduro ABS, Rain, Road, Dynamic, Enduro & Enduro Pro riding modes & Dynamic ESA (semi active suspension system)
LED Headlight with Daytime Riding Light and twin bar rear light
On-Board Computer Pro
Preparation for GPS
Chrome plated Exhaust system
Cruise Control
Hand guards
L & R Pannier Fastenings

The Touring is going to be the big seller; 85% of all previous R1200GS's had the Dynamic & Premium packs on & the Touring is the equivalent.
Looks like cross spoke wheels are not included with the Touring pkg? I wonder if you have to add the additional options to the Enduro pkg or the spoke rims to the Touring?
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:16 AM   #4043
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Looks like cross spoke wheels are not included with the Touring pkg? I wonder if you have to add the additional options to the Enduro pkg or the spoke rims to the Touring?
Included in the Enduro pack, but a £320 option on the TE. I'll stick with cast I think!
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:54 AM   #4044
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Looks like cross spoke wheels are not included with the Touring pkg? I wonder if you have to add the additional options to the Enduro pkg or the spoke rims to the Touring?
Option packages for the U.S. have not been announced. May be the same as UK or not. Typically U.S. is different.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:07 PM   #4045
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Typically U.S. is different.
You can say that again!
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:23 PM   #4046
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:08 AM   #4047
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Sounds like a leaf blower!


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Old 12-17-2012, 11:39 AM   #4048
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Sounds like a leaf blower!
its zippy zappy high end sound is odd... the low growl is nice...
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:57 AM   #4049
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Could just be the recording. When I play guitar I think I sould a little like Eric Clapton. When I play it back on my phone not so much!

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its zippy zappy high end sound is odd... the low growl is nice...
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:34 PM   #4050
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Sounds like a leaf blower!
I hardly think a mobile phone microphone is going to give the best sound quality
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