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Offline toucan

did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
« 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.
i'm not a complete idiot. some parts are missing.
 

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did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
« Reply #1 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!!!

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did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
« Reply #2 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:
 

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did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
« Reply #3 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
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006, 03:58:37 pm »
Bliksem... can you imagine being paid to ride one of the most anticipated bikes in SA....
 

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« Reply #5 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.
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did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
« Reply #6 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)
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006, 09:42:50 pm »
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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)
 

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did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2006, 09:56:42 pm »
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...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:
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Offline Grootseun

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« Reply #9 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.
 

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did you see the new gs1200 adventure in culinan?
« Reply #10 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.
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2006, 08:00:14 am »
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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.
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« Reply #12 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
 

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« Reply #13 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...
 

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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2006, 10:00:08 am »
You mean on of these, without the panniers, in Scotland.



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



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


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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2006, 10:37:05 am »
Here is two that was posted....



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« Reply #16 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.
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« Reply #17 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
 

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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2006, 01:58:25 pm »
There WILL WILL WILL definately be one at AMID.
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« Reply #19 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