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Old 08-26-2014, 05:36 PM   #1
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2015 BMW R1200GS / GSA - Ordered, incoming & received merged threadfest

So I had placed an order for a GSA a month or so ago and Yesterday was production day for my new 2015. My dealer informed me today via e-mail my bike has left the factory in Berlin and is starting its trip to Florida.

Oh I ordered it in white (plan is to try some wrap) with the tech and touring pkg as well as keyless and gear shift pro and somehow it ended up with a chrome pipe on the build sheet. No worries maybe I'll like the chrome or get an Akro.

Still contemplating bags and will be doing a good bit of pavement riding to start with but plan on getting a set of TKC80's next and trying the beast off road. I current ride a Yamaha WR250R with knobs and a Yamaha FZ-09.





Look forward to updating this thread with info on the GS and rides I take with it.
I'd like to do some trips and camping with it and I've heard of a route in the middle of the country that runs from coast to coast and is mostly dirt.
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:11 PM   #2
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That Yam looks like it's violating the law just sitting there!
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:17 PM   #3
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That Yam looks like it's violating the law just sitting there!
Which one?
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:59 PM   #4
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That Yam looks like it's violating the law just sitting there!
Front reflectors are missing.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:07 AM   #5
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The FZ-09 looks like this in the rear now.


I've never had any trouble running my bikes clean like this. The turn signals are integrated into the taillight same is the case on the WR250R which the front signals are in the Zeta hand guards. I suppose in some states or countries reflectors are mandatory, thankfully not in Florida.


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Old 08-27-2014, 08:43 AM   #6
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That looks great with those brilliantly blue wheels!
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:50 AM   #7
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We must have sister bikes as I have a white one arriving next week here in England where I was just told it's enroute where I'm set to take delivery on the 6th.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:38 PM   #8
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We must have sister bikes as I have a white one arriving next week here in England where I was just told it's enroute where I'm set to take delivery on the 6th.
Nice color choice and congrats on the new bike. Mine has a long boat ride ahead of it and I believe the euro models come with the nice turn signals. But close enough to the same.
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Little update: Today I received the name of the ship that my bike will be brought to the states on, Kuala Lumpur. Dealer is thinking 3 1/2 weeks until delivery roughly. I need to sell some crap I have in the garage so I can fit this water cooled buffalo inside.
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Great news. Chances are I am on the same boat as my bike was completed 8/25 as well.
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It arrived a few days early here in the UK where they were able to put it together on Saturday. It was love at first sight (and sound). Going to pick it up later this week. Exciting times!!

2015 GSA with everything including keyless ignition, dynamics assist pro and Akra exhaust.

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Old 09-01-2014, 05:35 PM   #12
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Man that looks so sweet, love the knobbies, wish I had ordered mine that way. What made you get the Akra? I've heard it doesn't do much for these bikes other than a deeper tone. I've kicked around getting one but $1k could be used on other things first.
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Little update: Today I received the name of the ship that my bike will be brought to the states on, Kuala Lumpur. Dealer is thinking 3 1/2 weeks until delivery roughly. I need to sell some crap I have in the garage so I can fit this water cooled buffalo inside.
Just confirmed I am also on the Kuala Lumpur. Estimated arrival at port in NYC of 9/17.

If it wasnt' for all the damn Europeans wanting to own these fine machines we would get our bikes a couple weeks earlier
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Just confirmed I am also on the Kuala Lumpur. Estimated arrival at port in NYC of 9/17.

If it wasnt' for all the damn Europeans wanting to own these fine machines we would get our bikes a couple weeks earlier

Damn Europeans :)

Where did you see the 9/17 ETA to NY?
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Where did you see the 9/17 ETA to NY?
The BMW customer service rep told me that. I haven't tracked the boat yet but I did track a '14 GSA back in July and early August. Once it hit the Atlantic it took about seven days to get to NYC.
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