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Old 07-19-2014, 08:48 AM   #2491
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I had one for half a day. It was a great bike, but definitely felt more docile, and slower to turn in than my LC. My bike is awesome, and all joking aside, is perfect for me, so I'll be hanging on to it, until they introduce the black engine/ frame and shaft on the regular GS.

But, I LOVE the look of the GSA.
They've introduced the blacked out engine, frame and swing arm on the white 2015 GSW. It also gets the heavier flywheel from the new GSA.

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/07/0...e-new-options/

Also, in this article there's no mention of the 2015 GSA colours, just the GSW.

Anyone know the colour options? Hope they're not exactly the same... been holding out for a black or dark grey GSA for 2015.
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Old 07-19-2014, 03:54 PM   #2492
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They've introduced the blacked out engine, frame and swing arm on the white 2015 GSW. It also gets the heavier flywheel from the new GSA.

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/07/0...e-new-options/

Also, in this article there's no mention of the 2015 GSA colours, just the GSW.

Anyone know the colour options? Hope they're not exactly the same... been holding out for a black or dark grey GSA for 2015.
I've given in and ordered a GSA. The white bike with black frame looks odd with the grey wheels.
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Old 07-19-2014, 04:09 PM   #2493
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I just traded my '13 GSW to my dealer and ordered a '15 GSA with all the bells and whistles.
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Old 07-19-2014, 04:58 PM   #2494
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So... Going for the keyless option? When are you expecting it to be unboxed?

Im really head over boots over the GSAW. Loved my oil cooled GSA but whats holding me back is the twin radiators. Well, another problem to think of in the future.
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:17 PM   #2495
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So... Going for the keyless option? When are you expecting it to be unboxed?
Yes I am getting the keyless option assuming it is no more than $300. They come with a backup key so if it fails you don't get stranded. I figure it will help for resale down the road.

I have put more miles on the previous model GSA than any other bikes. They are great bikes and you would never want for more power until you ride one of the water cooled models.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:01 AM   #2496
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:03 AM   #2497
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So... Going for the keyless option? When are you expecting it to be unboxed?

Im really head over boots over the GSAW. Loved my oil cooled GSA but whats holding me back is the twin radiators. Well, another problem to think of in the future.
Mine should be built by the end of August, and with me by the end of September, just depends when and if BMW have a holiday this year.

The radiators aren't an issue. At all.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:23 AM   #2498
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So... Going for the keyless option? When are you expecting it to be unboxed?

Im really head over boots over the GSAW. Loved my oil cooled GSA but whats holding me back is the twin radiators. Well, another problem to think of in the future.
What are your concerns with the radiators?
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:55 AM   #2499
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What are your concerns with the radiators?
That's what I want to know
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:19 AM   #2500
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I've given in and ordered a GSA. The white bike with black frame looks odd with the grey wheels.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:41 PM   #2501
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That's what I want to know
Well I've never ridden a bike or dirtbike that has radiators before and I do a rather hard riding off road or trails. Especially with this big twin radiators. I know theres guards for the radiators and such but maybe I just need more convincing. My concern is more of big chunks of rocks flying through it.

The hex and camheads are all air/oil cooled (the oil radiators are so small and high it doesn't bother me). Enjoyed my times off roading with these 2.

The only time I had radiators when I was a riding a street or sports bike. Full road capacity.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:12 PM   #2502
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Well I've never ridden a bike or dirtbike that has radiators before and I do a rather hard riding off road or trails. Especially with this big twin radiators. I know theres guards for the radiators and such but maybe I just need more convincing. My concern is more of big chunks of rocks flying through it.

The hex and camheads are all air/oil cooled (the oil radiators are so small and high it doesn't bother me). Enjoyed my times off roading with these 2.

The only time I had radiators when I was a riding a street or sports bike. Full road capacity.

Get you a couple of guards and have at it:



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Old 07-21-2014, 12:03 PM   #2503
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Recent convert here, never rode an oil bike, but have ridden dirt/enduro/supermoto for years, the waterboxer radiators are VERY WELL THOUGHT OUT!!! Most stuff is flung off the tires into the radiators, that was designed out of these bikes by having two different rads not in line with the tire. If you are not riding in another bikes roost, I don't see a puncture happening ever.
I have these exact same guards and regularly do gravel roads at stupid speed behind another bike, no worries!

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Old 07-21-2014, 02:11 PM   #2504
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I, too, have speedo placards that read, "STOOPID". One for dirt, one for pavement.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:20 PM   #2505
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Get you a couple of guards and have at it:

You won't be sorry!

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Recent convert here, never rode an oil bike, but have ridden dirt/enduro/supermoto for years, the waterboxer radiators are VERY WELL THOUGHT OUT!!! Most stuff is flung off the tires into the radiators, that was designed out of these bikes by having two different rads not in line with the tire. If you are not riding in another bikes roost, I don't see a puncture happening ever.
I have these exact same guards and regularly do gravel roads at stupid speed behind another bike, no worries
Thanks fellas.. Indeed the GSs' are always well thought throughout only a little nitpicking here and there. But there's never a perfect bike were there? I'll still consider getting it after I've consulted "Home Minister".
It cost a freaking $46K++ USD over here
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