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Old 10-06-2012, 07:00 AM   #31
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Yeah, yeah. Off-topic. Sorry. :)

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99.9% wont leave the hard top so it dont much matter , they will get farkled up by long hour working dudes with lots of cash who dream of an off road adventure but dont have the time or confidence to make a trip. I wish i could meet such a person before they buy and say hey mate, first look at what your doing, step back and decide that your going to take more hours off, do a bmw off road course, dont buy any hard luggage, just get a light setup and cooking set, now take off and camp and see your country , write about your experiences and the people you meet , in some old journal. Then as you ride down the road near your house on your return, feel that feeling that only going away can give....Now this is why you buy a bike.
And why, exactly, would I give a shit how some other dude spent his money? He can commute on it for all I care. It's a motorcycle, afterall, not a lifestyle.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:07 AM   #32
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Ghazi, thanks for the great pictures.

I have the 1st one reserved at my favorite dealership.
i thought u said the GT will b your last "new" bike
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:19 PM   #33
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For your viewing pleasure, the new catalog:




















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i dont know if anyone cares, but here are some others shots from the show:

if u r curious - its around 2700 euros






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Old 10-06-2012, 01:41 PM   #34
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Technically it looks good, aesthetically it looks like the same demented elf who screwed with BMW cars attacked this thing with his ugly stick. Waaay too much drastic plastic. That is going to be one tough bike to clean....
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #35
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pics are better than the view today real on the intermot (to much people there)

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Old 10-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #36
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That is going to be one tough bike to clean....
ha ha ha... clean a GS... funny guy.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:08 PM   #37
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Teiz. Go find the Enduro version. Saw a pic posted on fb. Raw Hyde Adventures shows a silver one with knobbies and crash guards and a flat seat.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #38
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Too much plastic bodywork. Looks like it will take a lot of time to get to the part your changing...read expensive to service. The wet clutch will be a relief for many but, are the friction clutch plates easy to get at in case they need servicing? More questions than answers. I'll need to see it in person before I vote. It doesn't look much like a BMW anymore.
I agree. Here's what a BMW looks like.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:11 PM   #39
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ha ha ha... clean a GS... funny guy.
Yea, I know, most will only get "dirty" when the mochaccino gets spilled on them at Starbucks

But for those of us here on this forum who actually ride these bikes, it's going to be a pain.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #40
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Whew...

Glad it's a turd. Makes me love my adventure even more. Almost thought I'd have to trade her in for a younger model. Danke BMW.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:31 PM   #41
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99.9% wont leave the hard top so it dont much matter , they will get farkled up by long hour working dudes with lots of cash who dream of an off road adventure but dont have the time or confidence to make a trip. I wish i could meet such a person before they buy and say hey mate, first look at what your doing, step back and decide that your going to take more hours off, do a bmw off road course, dont buy any hard luggage, just get a light setup and cooking set, now take off and camp and see your country , write about your experiences and the people you meet , in some old journal. Then as you ride down the road near your house on your return, feel that feeling that only going away can give....Now this is why you buy a bike.
Brilliant.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #42
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its feel more compact. not as wide and huge - at least compared to my regular ol 05 GS. if my "feeling" is correct than thats a good thing. My wife pointed out that the seats also seem smaller (esp the pillion).
looks wise i think its a good progression of the current designs.
Was it easier to get your feet on the ground and what's your inseam?
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:34 PM   #43
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I thought my GS was for blowing by the Ducati crowd on our local two-laned backroads... You mean you guys get'em dirty trailriding...?

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:05 AM   #44
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Was it easier to get your feet on the ground and what's your inseam?
perhaps its a little bit lower - cudnt tell properly - i am at 30 inches
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:25 AM   #45
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teiz, here's the Intermot pic Rawhyde posted on fb. Said shown with "enduro flat seat" and it obviously has some different semi-knobs (Heidi's?), skidplate, handguards, no rear rack, and crashguards.

Somebody likes this!!

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