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Old 10-25-2013, 07:25 AM   #481
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Looks nice, but could have been much better. How about a real gas tank, get rid of the hi tech looking gold forks along with a two into two exhaust on either side. A traditional swingarm/ shock arrangement would do a world of good for the styling.
I think you will be able to get it without gold forks (they are nice forks) and there will be lots of opportunity to get a different exhaust. This is a Roland Sands insider design so this is just a canvas.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:41 AM   #482
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On the last gen GSA, the seat as I recall, accounted for 1/2-3/4" of the total height difference. If you swapped a standard GS seat on to a GSA, which of course fit perfectly, you could immediately notice the height difference. For me, a petite 5'9" w 30" inseam, the 2011 GSA went from too tall with the stock GSA seat... really just too tall to, well... maybe I can deal with it footing with the standard GS seat installed..

I bet the same will apply to the new GSA WC. 1/2 -3/4 inch just in the seat.
Check out the pics at post 411 in this thread (page 28). On the GSA the rider seat slopes up to nearly level with the pillion where they meet.
On the GS there is quite difference in height where the front and rear seats meet.

So the GSA WC suspension is probably about an inch taller, maybe a little less, than a standard GS WC.


I bet the GSA WC will give 1/2 -3/4 more legroom than a standard GS WC just because of the seat, maybe even a bit more.


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You should let me know how that works out. At 5'7" I've always considered a GSA to be to tall for me (and perfectly happy with my GS). But a new toy . Who can say no to that?
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:56 AM   #483
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Your logic still is flawed. The outgoing GSA is 110 hp. The one previously was 100 hp. All of which is more than you need on rough ground. However, the throttle isn't an on / off switch. The ride modes make the throttle even more controllable. They do not, however, limit the power. They only change how the throttle responds among other things.

Point is, the new GS with the ride modes, is very easy to control offroad. If you don't want 125 hp, you don't twist the throttle all the way. A bike could have 1000 hp, but if the throttle is easy to control then it could still be ridden anywhere with ease.
That's correct. I often ride my '13 GS in enduro mode on the streets in town. (I like the suspension and tractioncontrol settings that way) But if I want to get a move on it I just open the throttle a bit further and it responds just like dynamic mode. I just have to move my wrist a little further.
But in the same setting on gravel the throttle is much easier to control than in dynamic.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:29 AM   #484
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Riding modes...try this.

Try this.

Start the bike on the side/center stand

Rev the throttle a set amount eg quarter or eighth turn a number of times in each riding mode and cycle through them.

This gives you a relative "feel" for the throttle action/sensitivity in each mode.

Was very enlightening to me at least.

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Old 10-28-2013, 07:39 PM   #485
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anybody go to the IMS show in San Mateo, CA and sit on the WC GSA? If so, would be great if you can share any pics?
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:08 PM   #486
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anybody go to the IMS show in San Mateo, CA and sit on the WC GSA? If so, would be great if you can share any pics?
BMW didn't have a WC-GSA at the San Mateo IMS. I think they'll have them at the later shows but San Mateo is too early now.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:51 AM   #487
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Price & Option Sheets

Has anyone seen the price and option sheets for the new GSA?
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #488
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Long Beach BMW says the GSAW will be at the Long Beach Show in December. Also that dealers do not yet have pricing. They did however happily accept my deposit
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:24 AM   #489
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new gsa adventure

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Old 11-02-2013, 04:34 AM   #490
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new GSA Adventure WC

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Old 11-02-2013, 10:35 AM   #491
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Wait, there's a new, water-cooled boxer???? When will we be able to see it in a bike? I'm guessing the GS will be first.














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Old 11-02-2013, 05:23 PM   #492
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Price list and options?

Translate please, someone.
http://www.dhaese.bmw.be/sites/all/f...s_adv_0a02.pdf
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:38 PM   #493
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Looks like base price not including VAT is around 13,800 Euros. Which does not really say anything for this side of the pond.

Anyway, I went and scribbled over a deposit for the racing blue today. Am 6th in place.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #494
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We did the deal using 2013 pricing, This is a great dealer (cycle works , Barrington IL.) If there is a giant price increase we will work it out.
There should not be a big price increase as a base. Having said that I think you will be able to spend more money than you could last year (this year) but that is due to there be a lot more neat stuff as options.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:57 PM   #495
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Looks like base price not including VAT is around 13,800 Euros. Which does not really say anything for this side of the pond.

Anyway, I went and scribbled over a deposit for the racing blue today. Am 6th in place.
If the racing blue is the same color as the one that I saw in person it is a very nice color. A lot better than the blue that came on the 13 GSW. If you have that color no offense as a lot of people liked it just not me.
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