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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: toucan on April 18, 2006, 08:45:56 am

Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: toucan on April 18, 2006, 08:45:56 am
there were 2 new adventures in culinan on sunday morning. they are HUGE, bigger than the 1150 adventure.
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: funacide on April 18, 2006, 03:50:30 pm
Some more info please, where did they come from (ie. where can we go see them), and I think it deserves a little more than a one line description, come on Toucan we know you can do better than this!!!

and

:useless:
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Grootseun on April 18, 2006, 03:53:39 pm
Unless they were in the way of his guiness.. i dont think Toucan has alot more details than whatever he is telling us. :lol:  :lol:
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: LuckyStriker on April 18, 2006, 03:55:13 pm
LITO has more info but he ain't telling (at least not to me :wink: )

I heard from my dealer (Hamman Motorrad) that Donfords BMW in Stellenbosch has access to the bikes. I also heard that BMW is actually paying members of the public to ride their 1200 Adventures and report back to them - But I guess it's by invite only
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Grootseun on April 18, 2006, 03:58:37 pm
Bliksem... can you imagine being paid to ride one of the most anticipated bikes in SA....
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Adventurer on April 18, 2006, 06:19:59 pm
A buddy of mine saw one in Golden Gate this weekend, the rider, a kraut, asked him nicely not to say a word RIGHT!!!!! LIKE WE CAN DO THIS???
He says the guy was homologating it for SA use.
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Leo on April 18, 2006, 06:47:57 pm
Was one at Lyndhurst on 6 April when they officially opened!
Apparently it's HUGE!

I can like to............... 8)
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: krazy-eyes on April 18, 2006, 09:42:50 pm
Quote from: "Adventurer"
a kraut, asked him nicely not to say a word

what difference does it make? it's not as if the design is still in the developmental phase. everyone knows what it looks like already.

at a dry weight of 225kg, it's still not what i want, even if it was affordable. the 950 is all the bike i can handle, not that i'm battling, but still....

i love the way it [the bmw] looks though. the germans really know how to make something look classy and rugged at the same time - something the japs will never be able to do.

as for ktm 950 - although it is my chosen ride, i wish it looked more like the 640 ktm or even the 1150bmw (the best looking ds of all time in my opinion)
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Butch on April 18, 2006, 09:56:42 pm
Quote from: "krazy-eyes"
...or even the 1150bmw (the best looking ds of all time in my opinion)


This man clearly knows what he's talking about  :shock:  , some of the time  :wink:
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Grootseun on April 19, 2006, 07:24:23 am
popped into lyndhurst yesterday to get the freedom (magazine) and the guys said the release date has been oved forward to middle may, instead of september...i was in a bit od a rush.. so i might have heard wrong...time will tell.
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: toucan on April 19, 2006, 07:57:45 am
an imaginary friend of mine was riding it. he says it might have been very comfortable after he had maybe adjusted the seat. the new big screen might also be very good at wind protection but he might have also heard more engine noise because of it. he also might have said that it might make the old adventure feel smaller and heavier (ponderous). the suspension might also have been better. the engine might have been a bit buzzy on the highway with his hands getting tingly, maybe the engine was still a bit tight. he might also buy me a beer one day.

he definetly did say all it needs are machine guns mounted to it to make it look like a real war machine.
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: toucan on April 19, 2006, 08:00:14 am
Quote from: "Grootseun"
popped into lyndhurst yesterday to get the freedom (magazine) and the guys said the release date has been oved forward to middle may, instead of september...i was in a bit od a rush.. so i might have heard wrong...time will tell.


maybe my imaginary friend was helping bmw run the bikes in for the press launch, pehaps.
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: LuckyStriker on April 19, 2006, 08:14:14 am
maybe you had enough guiness for now...

the launch date is 27 May according to BMW Motorrad's newsletter e-mail
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Grootseun on April 19, 2006, 08:23:40 am
Ahhh....yes... written proof...thanks to LS...we can always count on you to set us on the right path...

I actually read that newlwtter as well... i just cant remember...what was i saying again...
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: grizz on April 19, 2006, 10:00:08 am
You mean on of these, without the panniers, in Scotland.

(http://www.ukgser.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=42574&stc=1)

Or maybe the Sexy Red seat version like this one......

(http://www.ukgser.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=42603&stc=1)

Or maybe...... one of these.... For the family.

(http://bilder.mobile.de/images/autos/511750/11111111201228122-11455-1142355355.bild)
http://bilder.mobile.de/images/autos/511750/11111111201228122-11455-1142355355.bildSorry  Guys, here is the link to the photos on www.UKGSER.com



http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70438
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Maverick on April 19, 2006, 10:37:05 am
Here is two that was posted....

(http://www.maverick-evolution.150m.com/bikes/1200GS-A.jpg)

(http://www.maverick-evolution.150m.com/bikes/1200GS-B.jpg)
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on April 19, 2006, 10:38:02 am
Saw two of them on Table Mountain and seven of them on the Garden Route. Fking unfriendly and rude Kraut bastard leading the pack. The only guy who smiled and was friendly, after I stopped on the middle of the N2 and offered them an alternate twisty beautiful tar route through Bloukrans Pass was the SAfrican riding the reg 1200GS.

Even Hilde who might just be the most innocent and sweet girl ever (cant say a bad word about anyone really, must be the reason she tolerates me), just shook her head in amazement and said: ONBESKOF!!!

The red trim one is definately the better looking one. I didnt think on either occassion that they are that big to be honest. They just look like pimped 1200GS's.

But I too like the looks, from any direction and I must say that the 950 only is sexy to me from certain angles. The Austrians can learn a thing or two from the Germans IMO.
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Anonymous on April 19, 2006, 01:08:19 pm
There should be one at the AMID show at Kyalami the weekend of the 5-7 May. They did the ST , RT  last year
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Adventurer on April 19, 2006, 01:58:25 pm
There WILL WILL WILL definately be one at AMID.
Confirmed by Midlife Crisis Centre.
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: LuckyStriker on April 21, 2006, 10:56:31 am
Quote from: "Grootseun"
popped into lyndhurst yesterday to get the freedom (magazine) and the guys said the release date has been oved forward to middle may, instead of september...i was in a bit od a rush.. so i might have heard wrong...time will tell.

It seems you were right - two seperate dealers here in the Cape told me that the launch has been moved forward to 13 May.
Sorry seun
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Grootseun on April 21, 2006, 11:18:39 am
Stop the press!!!!!!

It does not often happen that i am actually right.. or remember stuff.... so let me just enjoy this moment.......... :lol:  :lol: ............ahhhh yes, it feels good...
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: LuckyStriker on April 21, 2006, 02:56:01 pm
!!NEWSFLASH!!
My local dealer just SMSed me:
Quote
We will be receiving 3x R1200 GS Adventures by the end of the month. Signed quotes + Deposits will secure delivery by the 19th May 2006. Please come in at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

I will be going to sneek a peek fo sho - things are speeding up and I still havn't sold my bike...it's not even fixed yet!!!!!
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Leo on April 21, 2006, 03:02:05 pm
Seems like I'll aslo have to get my act together!

Things are happening fast now!
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: shark_za on April 21, 2006, 04:50:37 pm
Guy at Midrand BMW is riding a 1200 Adv, saw it yesterday when I got my car from service.
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Scribble on April 21, 2006, 05:52:01 pm
and then when youre done ill buy it off you for a whole lot less  :lol:
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Scribble on April 21, 2006, 06:17:03 pm
i probably wont even be able to walk by then never mind ride  :wink:
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Welsh on April 21, 2006, 08:01:41 pm
Quote from: "michnus"
I will wait for a mommies boy with bling to buy,with 2000km on the odo for R15000 less with no gravel road and in pristine condition. There is going to be plenty like this available just give a few months

 :D  :D


I,m a mummy,s boy I will sell you mine, only ridden by one elderly welsh gentleman on his gravel driveway!!!!!!!

Yeah, dream on!

No disclaimers available!


Welsh :twisted:  8)
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Welsh on April 21, 2006, 08:31:28 pm
Quote from: "Leo"
Seems like I'll aslo have to get my act together!

Things are happening fast now!


Could you please go into granny mode, the GSV may have difficulties in keeping up, if I catch the drift! Oh dear, do I apear insecure!!! scratch this post!

Welsh  :wink:  :wink:  8)

The GSV will prevail  :!:
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: LuckyStriker on April 21, 2006, 08:50:37 pm
Quote from: "Welshman"
Could you please go into granny mode, the GSV may have difficulties in keeping up, if I catch the drift! Oh dear, do I apear insecure!!! scratch this post!

Welsh  :wink:  :wink:  8)

The GSV will prevail  :!:

too late. your post has been quoted - no scratching your post now :P
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Leo on April 22, 2006, 09:13:11 pm
:D  :D  :D
Title: GS Spotters Unite!
Post by: LuckyStriker on April 26, 2006, 10:11:54 am
Please read the report at the bottom of page 5
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131577&page=5
Info on the BMW panniers is a bit dissapointing (luckily I have TT panniers)

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/2341/img04642114gp.jpg)

also visit: http://www.vueltalmundobmw.com/
Speaking Spanish should help

(http://bmw.lavidasimple.com/images/stories/prensa/motooficial/01-24bmw.jpg)
(http://bmw.lavidasimple.com/images/stories/prensa/motooficial/02-16bmw.jpg)
(http://bmw.lavidasimple.com/images/stories/prensa/motooficial/03-10bmw.jpg)
(http://bmw.lavidasimple.com/images/stories/prensa/motooficial/04-20bmw.jpg)
(http://bmw.lavidasimple.com/images/stories/prensa/motooficial/05-14bmw.jpg)
(http://bmw.lavidasimple.com/images/stories/prensa/motooficial/06-21bmw.jpg)
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: Leo on April 26, 2006, 12:22:45 pm
LS...........I read somewhere that the panniers for the 1200 Adv is made by Touratech in a joint venture between TT & BMW.
Title: did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
Post by: LuckyStriker on April 26, 2006, 12:47:23 pm
Leo
Yes, I have also heard that.
The panniers must have a TT logo somewhere on them because it is frequently discussed by overseas owners of the 12Adv.

From the report on AdvRider (if I read it correctly) it seems that the mounting points of the cases are weak and the whole luggage system rattles loose and fall off during rough riding.
The rider actually had to tie them down using a couple of straps (that were melted by the exhaust) to keep them from tumbling down the road.

The plastic corners also seems to be a problem. When the bike falls over the plastic bits simply break!

My TT Zega cases are not perfect but they seem to be a lot better than these ones :shock: