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Old 03-11-2013, 01:01 PM   #6331
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Water-cooled ADV Scuttlebutt??

Would anyone know if BMW will produce a water-cooled ADVENTURE model, and if so, when might this occur?

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Old 03-11-2013, 02:47 PM   #6332
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G'day folks... We're flying around California for start with our 2 new GS and so far so good...






Hi, nice pics. Seems the tour is already finished when it gets officially published (and probably also the photo sessions take much longer). Have fun. Would be nice to get some backstage information ��
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:49 PM   #6333
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That said, yes maybe Tenere (being the closest thing to a GS and a KTM Adventure) can do it ok (although you need REALLY powerful hands with a bike 30-40kg heavier than a GS or a KTM - that already need powerful hands).
You only need "powerful hands" if you drop the bike.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:52 PM   #6334
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Would anyone know if BMW will produce a water-cooled ADVENTURE model, and if so, when might this occur?

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I assume you're talking about the 1200 GS in which case you're in the wrong forum. Though I believe the answer is yes. If history is an indicator, I'd guess late this year or early next.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #6335
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Do you post as two people? I was replying to MaxReving's post.

And yes, the MTS can do those tracks, and that was my point (now that Conti makes the TKC 80 to fit the Duc wheels). Do people want to? That's their choice. Will you break things? Just like the BMW, if you don't protect a bike and drop it, bounce off rocks, etc, things will break, and the BMW is expensive to repair as well.

Not sure of your point, but I believe we agree any bike can do these tracks, so making statements that only the BMW can do these things is a statement of passion, not reality. That's all I was saying.....to Max.....

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Sorry if I stepped on some toes here. As a lot of other people I am also waiting to get my new 1200GS LC, so I can't help if I am a bit biased. The tracks ridden in the video are at the extreme end of the scale for heavy enduro bikes, and for most riders these tracks will not be relevant anyway.

Sorry for this statement: The new BMW 1200GS LC is the best allround enduro bike available today

Isn't it nice when people defend the choices they make, and let out a little enthusiasm for something as simple as a motorcycle.

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Old 03-11-2013, 05:20 PM   #6336
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Not sure if anyone's mentioned this on here, but if you have the Computer Pro on your new bikes, you can customise the display and get a digital speedo showing current speed. A few have said that the units on the analogue speedo are a little on the small side, so this solves the problem

There's loads of other stuff you can display on Computer Pro, but I'm not going to spoil the surprise!
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Another question to those that have taken delivery of their new 1200GS LC.

On the former 1200GS the user could not change these settings (had to be done by the dealer):

- Delay time/distance for automatically turning off the turn signals.
- Delay time for turning off lights after ignition has been switched off.
- Display of average and current consumption as "liter/100 km" OR "km/liter"

Can the user change any of these settings on the new 1200GS LC or are they only changeable by the dealer?

Just wanted to know before I pick mine up, so that my dealer set this up to my liking, if it is not user managed.

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Please, do not tease us anymore and give some clues to the questions above.

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Old 03-11-2013, 05:21 PM   #6337
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We got it with the BMW F800GS the best of the adventure bikes BMW makes!
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:20 PM   #6338
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Usually the 'Adventure' model is about a year behind the regular GS.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:15 PM   #6339
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According to my dealer, the water cooled GS Adventure will follow the water cooled GS the following model year.




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Old 03-11-2013, 09:16 PM   #6340
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I was impressed by the single tracking on that big old bike. Always am impressed. I would think that someone would come out with a steering damper soon for that bike. I think it would be a good thing to have. I have a RM damper on my f800 and it really helped a lot. Maybe I'll have the opportunity to test ride one when I get my f800 service soon. Thunder Grey... cool.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:17 PM   #6341
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We got it with the BMW F800GS the best of the adventure bikes BMW makes!
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #6342
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Are the first LC GS's in the USA going to be sold and registered as 2013 models or instead as early-release 2014 models?
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:44 PM   #6343
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Are the first LC GS's in the USA going to be sold and registered as 2013 models or instead as early-release 2014 models?
2013, but if the delays go on much longer....they may as well make them '14's. Irv Seaver may have a demo bike this weekend, although it will be a base model without dynamic suspension.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:49 AM   #6344
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Are the first LC GS's in the USA going to be sold and registered as 2013 models or instead as early-release 2014 models?
(this looks weird to the eyes from the other side of the pond)
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:52 AM   #6345
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http://www.remus.eu/produktnews-moto...200-gs-ab-2013

First custom exhaust I could find (and wasn't even looking for it).
With graphs and all. :)

Custom exhausts will be a more common thing with new GS as it has the can on the "proper" side.

EDIT: Akra have posted their version also (which looks the same as the BMW extra with different logo). Their graphs are more conservative (and possibly more realistic). They (like Remus) already plan to release full system too.
BOS haven't done anything yet (damn... they were my favorite).
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