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Old 05-11-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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Hey BMW - Request for 2011 GS

How about a factory cruise control option, huh? We all know it's possible... RT, GT, etc. It will drive new sales, I promise.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:16 AM   #2
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:36 AM   #3
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Just another electrical gadget to break... Get a throttle lock and ride on
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:43 AM   #4
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I'd pay $5 for it...maybe.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:46 AM   #5
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:50 AM   #6
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I'm a huge proponent of CC and lack of same has stopped me from owning some otherwise great bikes in the past. However, on the GS, meh.. Different mission. The bike is already as heavy as any offroad capable bike should be and is electronically complex enough. I think in this case BMW got it right. CC is best left for pavement only bikes. Personally, I'd rather see them put a 21" front wheel on, but that's just me.

The GS is an interesting beast, with a broad ownership base- some riding more dirt than pavement, and others vise versa. It is so capable at doing both that owners are a pretty segmented bunch. Some want more dirt focus, some want more road focus. All in all, I think BMW nailed it as a "do it all" machine.

For me, if/when I go back to riding pavement only, CC will go back to the top of my list. Right now I'm having too much fun offroad!
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:31 AM   #7
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I'm a huge proponent of CC and lack of same has stopped me from owning some otherwise great bikes in the past. However, on the GS, meh.. Different mission. The bike is already as heavy as any offroad capable bike should be and is electronically complex enough. I think in this case BMW got it right. CC is best left for pavement only bikes. Personally, I'd rather see them put a 21" front wheel on, but that's just me.

The GS is an interesting beast, with a broad ownership base- some riding more dirt than pavement, and others vise versa. It is so capable at doing both that owners are a pretty segmented bunch. Some want more dirt focus, some want more road focus. All in all, I think BMW nailed it as a "do it all" machine.

For me, if/when I go back to riding pavement only, CC will go back to the top of my list. Right now I'm having too much fun offroad!
It could be an option. If you don't want one, don't buy it.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:30 AM   #8
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It could be an option. If you don't want one, don't buy it.
. And how much weight do you think it would add? Most of the sensors/electronics are already there.

(Yes, I know, likely a futile gesture. But maybe someone is listening. )
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:50 AM   #9
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I would pay for a CC option. $350 sounds good.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:11 PM   #10
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How about a factory cruise control option, huh? We all know it's possible... RT, GT, etc. It will drive new sales, I promise.


But BMW isn't known for listening to customer requests. Their mentality is "we know better and will sell you what we want at the price we want to."
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:03 PM   #11
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+1 on wanting an electronic cruise... I know I'll miss it going from an RS to a GS. It really is the best thing since sliced bread on a bike. I use it constantly. Throttle locks aren't quite the same.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:06 PM   #12
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But BMW isn't known for listening to customer requests. Their mentality is "we know better and will sell you what we want at the price we want to."
And all the 'tards here just keep buyin' em.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:13 PM   #13
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No!!!!!

Please no Cruise Control for the GS(A). I would go broke trading in the F800GS AND R1200GSA for two brand new GSAs.

It should be simple to add as every sensor is already present and I'm sure the ECM even has the required software inside. All that is missing is the magic buttons and being able to relay them to the ECM correctly. Total weight gain should be <.1 pound total for that (unless the buttons are made from lead to increase weight and balance on the handlebars).

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Old 05-11-2011, 06:19 PM   #14
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"we know better and will sell you what we want at the price we want to."

They do, and they are successful at that.


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Old 05-11-2011, 06:24 PM   #15
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No don't. It would same me a lot of screwing around. A lot of money paid to someone other than BMW and it might work better than the Rostra's I have put on my 3 GS's plus a friend's GS.
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