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Old 02-05-2013, 04:31 PM   #4921
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that's what happens when bmw is foolish and allows themselves to be lured into competing with bikes ,like the multistrada, that never were competitors in the first place. Wide rims and horsepower at the expense of low end torque, all for the idiots who have no idea what a gs is really about.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:39 PM   #4922
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Wide rims and horsepower at the expense of low end torque, all for the idiots who have no idea what a GS is really about. I'm not holding my breath, but it would be great if the Adventure model lives up to it's name and comes with the same rim widths it's predecessors used.
My recollection in looking at the torque curve is that torque is higher at every point on the RPM curve for the new GS
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:49 PM   #4923
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My recollection in looking at the torque curve is that torque is higher at every point on the RPM curve for the new GS
To help your memory: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=3131

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:11 PM   #4924
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Shawn has his final review of the new bike up on his ride report thread (post #155) if some of you haven't seen it:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854607
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #4925
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That's what happens when BMW is foolish and allows themselves to be lured into competing with bikes ,like the Multistrada, that never were competitors in the first place. Wide rims and horsepower at the expense of low end torque, all for the idiots who have no idea what a GS is really about. I'm not holding my breath, but it would be great if the Adventure model lives up to it's name and comes with the same rim widths it's predecessors used.
I don't think it's foolish in the slightest. Honestly, it sounds like they did their market research very well. They probably realized that 90%+ of their GS riders used the bikes more on the road than off road; the select few, maybe yourself included, use the bike as a true 50/50 onroad/offroad bike. Hence, the wider rims. They did this to take away marketshare from Triump and Ducati riders, to be number 1 in luxury enduro bikes. I know in the 3 years I've owned my GS, I've maybe taken it off road a small handful of times. All speculation and a subjective comment of course. Afterall, I'm a city rider what do I know I have a Husky TE310 for my off roading.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:14 PM   #4926
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #4927
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Shawn makes very specific note of the pace of the ride several times.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:07 PM   #4928
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I suspect the folks that want to ignore the issue have never experienced a tank slapped. They can kill ya and make ya shit you pant to..

what was Ash riding when he was killed? GS? Most here respected his journalism..no?

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:18 PM   #4929
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I suspect the folks that want to ignore the issue have never experienced a tank slapped. They can kill ya and make ya shit you pant to..

what was Ashton riding when he was killed? GS? Most here respected his journalism..no?

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Please proofread and resubmit!

Seriously, I doubt most of us are trying to "ignore" the issue. More we are just tired of beating a horse we have not ridden!

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #4930
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Are we still going on about the "headshake" issue? FFS...
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #4931
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At least we should get the names right.
Fixed..... Ignore if you please.

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:23 PM   #4932
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Please proofread and resubmit!

Seriously, I doubt most of us are trying to "ignore" the issue. More we are just tired of beating a horse we have not ridden!

Jim
Seems to me folks have been grooming this horse for 4933 posts. If there is any chance of a head shake issue, I will not ride this horse, ever.

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:25 PM   #4933
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Seems to me folks have been grooming this horse for almost 5000 posts.

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True, but sooner or later we will actually swing a leg, and then we can do some REAL speculation on the merits of the steed!

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #4934
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I suspect the folks that want to ignore the issue have never experienced a tank slapped. They can kill ya and make ya shit you pant to..

what was Ash riding when he was killed? GS? Most here respected his journalism..no?

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If you think they are bad on a motorcycle, I can assure you it can be even more frightening on a bicycle going down a long hill. (you can survive them too - even if they do get a bit of adrenalin pumping)
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:17 PM   #4935
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Seems to me folks have been grooming this horse for 4933 posts. If there is any chance of a head shake issue, I will not ride this horse, ever.

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Great decision. I strongly advise you to stay off anything with a headset and two wheels then
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