ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > GS Boxers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-13-2012, 04:54 PM   #31
LaurelPerryOnLand
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Oddometer: 3,397
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loutre View Post
I don't see why they would keep the old production. If you bring something new on the market to improve the previous model you rarely keep the old one.
Rarely exception:
Except COKE...you all remember this one? 1985...

In the late 1990s, Sergio Zyman (VP Marketing at the time of the change) summed up the New Coke experience thus:

Yes, it infuriated the public, cost a ton of money and lasted only 77 days before we reintroduced Coca-Cola Classic. Still, New Coke was a success because it revitalized the brand and reattached the public to Coke.
Hah!

PS...Sergio left Coke and went on to do 'marketing consultations' for many Fortune 500 companies.
Go figure.

LaurelPerryOnLand screwed with this post 11-13-2012 at 05:06 PM
LaurelPerryOnLand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 03:27 PM   #32
slowoldguy
Tire Tester
 
slowoldguy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: West of Waco, Texas
Oddometer: 8,218
I have got to find something. Maybe this Karoo3 will be the ticket.

Put this TKC on less than a month ago. Probably 50/50 street/dirt. "Some" above-the-rated-speed work. Just got home from a little Hill Country mixed run. This weekend and Roll the Bones was 1600 miles.




Performed flawlessly. Just too damn expensive to run.
__________________
RTB V- The Texas ADV Rally- Hurry before we fuck this up!
http://www.rollthebonesrally.com/
"If you can't fix it with a hammer you can damn sure teach it a lesson".

slowoldguy screwed with this post 11-24-2012 at 03:49 PM
slowoldguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #33
bemiiten
League of Adventures
 
bemiiten's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Hamilton NJ.
Oddometer: 4,824
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loutre View Post
I don't see why they would keep the old production. If you bring something new on the market to improve the previous model you rarely keep the old one.
Both these tires appear to be targeted on either side of the current Tourance. Looks to me like the EXP will be the one to go.
bemiiten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 06:31 PM   #34
GS Addict
Pepperfool
 
GS Addict's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Sunshine Coast B.C.
Oddometer: 3,428
Quote:
Originally Posted by bemiiten View Post
Looks to me like the EXP will be the one to go.
I won't shed a tear.
__________________
Old enough to know better....
Young enough to try it again
GS Addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 05:05 AM   #35
slowoldguy
Tire Tester
 
slowoldguy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: West of Waco, Texas
Oddometer: 8,218
I bet they keep the EXP in the lineup but change the name to the "Metzeler Starbucks". What a piece of shit.
__________________
RTB V- The Texas ADV Rally- Hurry before we fuck this up!
http://www.rollthebonesrally.com/
"If you can't fix it with a hammer you can damn sure teach it a lesson".
slowoldguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 08:09 AM   #36
GS Addict
Pepperfool
 
GS Addict's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Sunshine Coast B.C.
Oddometer: 3,428
Quote:
Originally Posted by slowoldguy View Post
I bet they keep the EXP in the lineup but change the name to the "Metzeler Starbucks". What a piece of shit.
Good name!
__________________
Old enough to know better....
Young enough to try it again
GS Addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 01:27 PM   #37
BordenBmw
TheFrenchRider
 
BordenBmw's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Grid Roads, Saskatchewan Canada
Oddometer: 728
Nice pics on the 2013 GS!

http://translate.google.ca/translate...ed=0CC8Q7gEwAA
__________________
So many roads so little time...
http://www.saskatchewandualsport.com/forum/
BordenBmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 05:41 PM   #38
slowoldguy
Tire Tester
 
slowoldguy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: West of Waco, Texas
Oddometer: 8,218
Borden. I can't get to the pics!
__________________
RTB V- The Texas ADV Rally- Hurry before we fuck this up!
http://www.rollthebonesrally.com/
"If you can't fix it with a hammer you can damn sure teach it a lesson".
slowoldguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 05:54 PM   #39
WindSailor
Studly Adventurer
 
WindSailor's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Somewhere out West
Oddometer: 578
On the 2013 GS










Thanks Borden - my browser went through ok - and I'm also using the chrome beta - just backing you up.
WindSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 07:09 PM   #40
BordenBmw
TheFrenchRider
 
BordenBmw's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Grid Roads, Saskatchewan Canada
Oddometer: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by WindSailor View Post
On the 2013 GS










Thanks Borden - my browser went through ok - and I'm also using the chrome beta - just backing you up.
Thanks
__________________
So many roads so little time...
http://www.saskatchewandualsport.com/forum/
BordenBmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 11:34 PM   #41
kvr929rr
Gnarly Adventurer
 
kvr929rr's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Oddometer: 179
It looks pretty good but I was hoping for something a little closer to the Sahara 3 in GS sizes. Maybe Heidenau will make the Scout with a radial carcass.
kvr929rr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 01:19 AM   #42
feldjäger
Gnarly Adventurer
 
feldjäger's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Oddometer: 131
Found this...
http://us.ridexperience.metzeler.com...oo-3-at-eicma/
feldjäger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 05:39 AM   #43
Timthai
Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Oddometer: 40
Not much marketing hype about Tarmac performance...
Need to wait for them to hit the market for some real life reviews.
__________________
I'm getting too old for this... Not!
___________________________________
2012 R1200GS
2011 Multistrada (gone to heaven RIP)
2010 Vulcan 900
Timthai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 11:51 AM   #44
little foot
Scratch and Sniff
 
little foot's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: The Springs, Oklahoma
Oddometer: 5,369
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gezerbike View Post
Looks like a Metzler version of the Conti Trail Attack..........
exactly my opinion, i run Run Road Attack 2's. nice looking though.
__________________
A little wear and tear is expected.
little foot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 03:06 PM   #45
BordenBmw
TheFrenchRider
 
BordenBmw's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Grid Roads, Saskatchewan Canada
Oddometer: 728
Nice to have more options when looking for 50/50 tires. Tried the K60 Scout's and I just ordered some Mitas E07 last night. Looking forward to try them but right now it's -17c outside and we have a foot of snow , a few more months.

I'll try those new karoo's once I have a better idea on how they wear!

I wonder what's Metzeler means when they said:

"The Karoo 3, a knobby tire made for bikers who love adventure and want to use their motorcycles for long off-road trips."
__________________
So many roads so little time...
http://www.saskatchewandualsport.com/forum/
BordenBmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014