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Old 12-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Saw the New Water Boxer GS today

At The Seattle Motorcycle show - I'll keep my 09 GS ADV thank you
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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I sat on it in Long Beach last saturday. Ergos/comfort are identical to the current generation GS, but cleaning up the back of the jugs makes it feel like there's a lot more leg room. It never bothered me to have the FI throttle bodies there. I never even noticed it, till it wasn't there.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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At The Seattle Motorcycle show - I'll keep my 09 GS ADV thank you

Good thing you posted up.

I was eating dinner with Brokaw tonight and he asked if srpuywa was gonna move to the new bike. Riddle solved. He'll run this story tomorrow morning.




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Old 12-16-2012, 01:36 AM   #4
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Good thing you posted up.

I was eating dinner with Brokaw tonight and he asked if srpuywa was gonna move to the new bike. Riddle solved. He'll run this story tomorrow morning.




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Old 12-16-2012, 04:47 AM   #5
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It is a well known fact that some motorcycle purchases are based on looks alone.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:11 AM   #6
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Yeah, my GSA has turd....I mean cub appeal. So ugly it is beautiful.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:12 AM   #7
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Yeah, my GSA has turd....I mean curb appeal. So ugly it is beautiful.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:57 AM   #8
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Good thing you posted up.

I was eating dinner with Brokaw tonight and he asked if srpuywa was gonna move to the new bike. Riddle solved. He'll run this story tomorrow morning.





Thats some funny shit right there, I don't care who you are!!!! Lol
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:42 AM   #9
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water boxer

I saw the bike at the motorcycle show last week and it looks great. I really like the intake track going straight down. Also I know water cooling controls temperature more consistently allowing for closer tollerances which can mean more horsepower but....I do like the simplicity of the air cooled motor. I think I will hang on to my hp2 and possibly get the water boxer in the future. I'm also looking at the multistrada for those long road trips to keep from wearing out the hp2 to quickly. Richard
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:41 PM   #10
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I saw the bike at the motorcycle show last week and it looks great. I really like the intake track going straight down. Also I know water cooling controls temperature more consistently allowing for closer tollerances which can mean more horsepower but....I do like the simplicity of the air cooled motor. I think I will hang on to my hp2 and possibly get the water boxer in the future. I'm also looking at the multistrada for those long road trips to keep from wearing out the hp2 to quickly. Richard
And the multistrada meets the simplicity criteria but the water boxer doesn't
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:52 PM   #11
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BMW GSs look like farm implements, maybe a stump grinder or a rototiller. Lately however, BMW has been hanging too much plastic on them for my liking...like putting lipstick on a pig....let's see........where have I heard that before.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:54 PM   #12
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I'm also looking at the multistrada for those long road trips to keep from wearing out the hp2 to quickly. Richard
Wearing out the HP2? You'll wear out several Multis before you wear out even one HP2.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:31 AM   #13
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Wearing out the HP2? You'll wear out several Multis before you wear out even one HP2.
I think 'wear' refers to the rider not the bike
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:09 AM   #14
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Not sure if this "staying with simplicity" stuff really means a whole lot when dicussing the new water boxer.

It's not like the surrent 1200 GS bikes are all that simple: linked brakes, ESA, ABS, CANBUS, and a whole bunch of other fancy, complicated stuff already on them. Even my 1150GSA has ABS and the servo brakes.

The only thing that would turn me off would be if the new bike is substantially heavier than the old one.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:49 AM   #15
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Yeah, my GSA has turd....I mean curb appeal. So ugly it is beautiful.
you can say that again.
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