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Old 08-14-2012, 12:25 AM   #46
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I say jump in now - the GSA is at its pinnacle, own the last of one of the greatest motorcycles ever made.

I totally agree with that comment...the time is now.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:58 AM   #47
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Glad you got it. Hopefully getting it delivered in CONUS is easier for you than it was for me. A little dance between TMO and the tax assessor/collector was involved.
Just got my PCS authorized, so we will see how I can shy away from Virginia sales tax. Since I got it delivered to me in the UK the US will not impose tax but states can and now I will have to play the dance with the DMV and see if the teller will not charge me the 1K ish tax I would owe.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:00 PM   #48
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:47 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by denny View Post
Just left dealer today, she pulled 2013 invoice on new allocation and same bike as 2012. No new model, maybe mid-year but she seemed to think march. New model intro in March she feel that's when they will see it. I have 2012 gsa and really think this is by far best boxer. Buy now and enjoy!

I had the SAME thing happen today. Talked to him about ordering a set-up exactly as I wanted. He said we would be into the '13 model by the time it arrived, and he already had one allocated.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:28 AM   #50
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Nobody knows what tomorrow brings, get the current model and enjoy it NOW.
Life's far to short to wait for the nice things to come along, go and grab the nicest you can find by the scruff of it's neck
and get out there and ride it.
Dreaming and planning is nice but riding beats it evert time.
And the difference between a 12 and a 13 will be minute IMHO
I wish I had bought a GSA a long time ago
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:33 AM   #51
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Maybe a bit juvenile in my thinking but this is my take. The water cooled is said to be in response to emission control standards the BMW must adhere to. That is to say what they built was what others told them to build.

The 2012 is what BMW builds when those engineers are allowed to build what they want to build. That Boxer is 90 years of BMW engineering 'unimproved' by the standards of people who don't ride.

I suspect the 2012 will grow to be the benchmark.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:05 PM   #52
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I just rode my one week old 2012 GSA through my local twisty road. Damn...I'm so happy I didn't wait for a "what could be" new model boxer. I forgot about all of these questions prior to my purchase as I rode my new bike through the corners! I agree, there will always be something better and newer down the road, but life's too short to worry about getting there. I'm having fun now!
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:51 PM   #53
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The 2013 GSA's are identical to the 12's and can be ordered now. A Denver dealer already has one in transit to the store. My understanding is that the only GS model that will have the liquid cooled engine in '13 is the regular GS, but not the GS Adventure model, which will become available in 2014.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #54
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2013 GSA - Triple Black

Received today, Sept. 26, 2012. Dealer (State College, PA) said it's the first 2013 they've seen so far. The service tech mentioned the final drive pinion gear was redesigned since my previous 2009 standard GS.

And a whopping "0" miles on the odometer.....

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Old 09-30-2012, 05:44 PM   #55
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No water cooled GSA for 2013

My 2013 (oil cooled) GSA is on the water enroute to my dealer.
Persevero, tolero, prospicio.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:09 PM   #56
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Thumb Love My 2012 GSA!

I bought a 2012 GSA a few months back- absolutely no regrets. IMHO it is one of the finest motorcycles ever made. Period.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:16 PM   #57
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The only reason you would be worried between '12 & '13 is resale value. If you're intending in changing over bikes in the not too distant future then wait for the '13 model. If, like me, you intend on keeping the bike for a long long time then get whatever is in front of you now and enjoy. Afterall it is only one number

Loving my '12 Triple Black now and not one regret
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:07 PM   #58
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I think the real question is... is a 2012 BMW GSA triple black, better than the 2005 XR650L I sold to get mine. The answer is Yes.... Way-Yes.


my only frame of reference.

If my GSA ever ceases to amaze me... I'll entertain something new. I have a feeling I won't be buying a (another) new bike for a long time.

best of luck on whatever u decide.. I think anything u do with a similar bike is going to end up a win.

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Old 10-23-2012, 03:52 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by Englishmatt View Post
Having a 2010, having experienced all the common problems these bike seem to have....I'd wait for the 2013 in hope that BMW finally fixed the &$^$%^$ final drive weakness and annoying fuel strip (now float) issues.

I wouldn't worry about it overheating.

Like the other guy said, wait until you are back in the US, then make a decision...but if it were me and my money, I'd wait for the new design.
Ive nevered had a problem with my final drive, ive own 3 generations of GS's
my 01's just got all guncked up but thats just cuz i ran the wrong oil.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:12 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by EZGlider View Post
My 2013 (oil cooled) GSA is on the water enroute to my dealer.
Mine too! Enjoy your new bike!
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