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Offline stan1975

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2013, 10:39:41 pm »
Should fly off the shelves and sink in the sand... R200k before extras is far too much for a DS bike...
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2013, 12:28:50 pm »
I do not own a GS but rode the old and new back to back recently, must say the new REALLY impressed me and the old REALLY sucked in comparison! The prev generation gearbox feels agricultural, the bike is slow (no power from halfway through the rev range) and heavy and handling....what handling ;)? Inspires no confidence when riding. Personally I would not spend my money on the prev generation GS, but can understand why people would buy it as a general all rounder. If you tend to disagree here its probably coz you aint riding enough other bikes to notice....... >:D

The new bike is chalk and cheese really, and I could happily spend money on this bike, it feels that good in comparison. Everyting that bugged me about the old is gone with the new. It felt nimble (really yes!), could rev and had power all the way throught the rev range, slick box and it felt confidence inspiring immediately. Plus itlooks great!

Job well done BMW, expect to see them fly off the showroom floor.............
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2013, 07:02:02 pm »
My naam is klaar op vir een.Die olyfgroen is vir my die mooiste

 :drif: Daai blou lyk nice...... :ricky:
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2013, 12:48:13 pm »
My naam is klaar op vir een.Die olyfgroen is vir my die mooiste

 :drif: Daai blou lyk nice...... :ricky:

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2013, 01:11:55 pm »
What are the price rumours  ?  R 200k + ?  :o :o :o :o :o :o

Looking at the current WC prices, a full spec adventure is definitely going to be 190k+ me think

The current WC is R 174 600 - Full spec , LED lights, traction control , cruise control etc etc etc
plus maybe the usual new year hike Jan 2014 ??
« Last Edit: November 11, 2013, 01:28:54 pm by JAS »
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2013, 01:34:50 pm »
 :o Wow!...looks exactly like...............................................o' yes , all the other!  ::)
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2013, 11:44:36 am »
I respect the fact that some people find weight and size important. I also respect the fact that not everyone has the same riding skill, but please remember that there are those capable of riding a monster GSA's as if it is a nimble lightweight. I believe that bike is capable of doing much more than most riders have the skill to fully exploit. The limitations of these machines are based on the limitations of the rider.

Before you slag it off... ride it to it's potential first. If it then cannot do what you want it to then you are free to slag as much as you like!!

I did some training at BMW Enduro Park Hechlingen in Germany last month on the R1200GS LC and could not believe what these bikes can do and with such ease....
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2013, 11:51:44 am »
my issue is ..an optional extra not right...for an adv

Three further riding modes can be added by ordering the optional Riding mode Pro feature, which is accompanied by the Enduro ABS and Enduro ASC add-ons for off-road riding. The three extra riding modes Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro (which can be activated with a coding plug) make it possible to adjust the settings of both ASC and ABS and, if fitted, the semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) to suit the specific requirements of off-road operation.
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2013, 11:57:42 am »
I Like!!!
But I'm afraid my income is not that of a small developed country?
sorry cannot afford one!But will put it on my Christmas list for Santa and hope for the best
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2013, 03:49:02 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2013, 07:08:25 pm »
my issue is ..an optional extra not right...for an adv

Three further riding modes can be added by ordering the optional Riding mode Pro feature, which is accompanied by the Enduro ABS and Enduro ASC add-ons for off-road riding. The three extra riding modes Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro (which can be activated with a coding plug) make it possible to adjust the settings of both ASC and ABS and, if fitted, the semi-active suspension Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) to suit the specific requirements of off-road operation.


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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2013, 06:50:05 am »
Jay, yes, you are right, the big 1200cc D/S bikes are capable of much more than what 99% of their buyers can do.

But put into context it means zero, it is still a 250KG behemoth with engine sticking out all over the place, and thus is terrible technically speaking.

Both GS1200 entries in the last 2 serious Amagezas retired, the 2012 one permanently. And that was not really that technical after all.

Careful to rate a bike on a course that was built factoring in the bikes [severe] limitations.

And careful with the use of the word "enduro" , locally it means a tough race over real technical terrain.
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2013, 06:54:28 am »
Jay, yes, you are right, the big 1200cc D/S bikes are capable of much more than what 99% of their buyers can do.

But put into context it means zero, it is still a 250KG behemoth with engine sticking out all over the place, and thus is terrible technically speaking.

Both GS1200 entries in the last 2 serious Amagezas retired, the 2012 one permanently. And that was not really that technical after all.the

Careful to rate a bike on a course that was built factoring in the bikes [severe] limitations.

And careful with the use of the word "enduro" , locally it means a tough race over real technical terrain.

Dear,  dear Dan.  The behemoth is the perfect bike for me and others.  Yes,  we get that you can sleep at night because of that,  but really,  a bike that you don't own and never will should not take so much of your time.  No really,  it shouldn't.
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2013, 06:59:30 am »
Horses for courses.  Fit for purpose = well, exactly that - for some this is the perfect bike.  For riding gods like Dan this will never  measure up to the ultimate riding machine the mighty yummy.  Well, nobody said this is the ultimate "one-only" bike.  i really would not mind having one and using it for long distance touring.  I will keep the 800 for more serious play.  But alas, NO bike can be everything to everybody.  Get over the notion that this should be a plastic, and a great tourer.   
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2013, 07:08:51 am »
Horses for courses.  Fit for purpose = well, exactly that - for some this is the perfect bike.  For riding gods like Dan this will never  measure up to the ultimate riding machine the mighty yummy.  Well, nobody said this is the ultimate "one-only" bike.  i really would not mind having one and using it for long distance touring.  I will keep the 800 for more serious play.  But alas, NO bike can be everything to everybody.  Get over the notion that this should be a plastic, and a great tourer.   

Coala, well put, and just what I am saying. Why post an "enduro" track session with a GS1200? Was it designed for this NO! Is it meant to be ridden like this? NO!
Why harp on about the bike's offroad abilities, when posts like yours keep setting things right by stating rightly that "nobody said this is the ultimate "one-only" bike.

But posts keep popping up of the GS1200's enduro prowess, and it's superbike-killing abilities.

It rides beautifully on tar, because it shares one attribute for comfort with vehicles like the Honda Goldwing and the Cadillac, it's weight.
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2013, 07:16:37 am »
This bike definately has the looks but I wouldn't trade my 1150 for this...ever!!

If one looks at small design features like the brakefluid containers and the adjustment of the brake & clutch lever, it is easy to spot that they have gone back to the design that works so well on the 1150.
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2013, 07:17:41 am »
Nee wat Dan,  jou onderrok hang uit.

Why not post about a factual event that impressed the dude?  Some will enjoy the read.  Some won't.  None will flood their undies about it....  oh wait,  maybe one will.
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2013, 07:54:31 am »
It rides beautifully on tar, because it shares one attribute for comfort with vehicles like the Honda Goldwing and the Cadillac, it's weight.

2SD, I think guys get irritated because you refer to the GS as a behemoth and in another recent post elephantile while not once mentioning similar bikes like the S10 which weighs in at 261kg wet (heavier than any GS) and is wider than a standard GS and nearly as wide as a GSA. Then consider that the 261 is with only 23 liters of fuel vs the GSA's 33 liters.

Just saying...  :pot:
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2013, 08:05:23 am »
It rides beautifully on tar, because it shares one attribute for comfort with vehicles like the Honda Goldwing and the Cadillac, it's weight.

2SD, I think guys get irritated because you refer to the GS as a behemoth and in another recent post elephantile while not once mentioning similar bikes like the S10 which weighs in at 261kg wet (heavier than any GS) and is wider than a standard GS and nearly as wide as a GSA. Then consider that the 261 is with only 23 liters of fuel vs the GSA's 33 liters.

Just saying...  :pot:

Jip.  Sy onderrok hang uit.

Also the S10 is quite a bit heavier than the GS,  but I know guys who love their S10's. Who cares how heavy they are.  I like replying to Dan because it's so easy to show how little he actually knows.  I mean,  making a statement that a bike is good on tar because it is heavy? How silly?  That must make all Supersport bike real crappy on tar!

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2013, 11:22:20 am »
It rides beautifully on tar, because it shares one attribute for comfort with vehicles like the Honda Goldwing and the Cadillac, it's weight.

2SD, I think guys get irritated because you refer to the GS as a behemoth and in another recent post elephantile while not once mentioning similar bikes like the S10 which weighs in at 261kg wet (heavier than any GS) and is wider than a standard GS and nearly as wide as a GSA. Then consider that the 261 is with only 23 liters of fuel vs the GSA's 33 liters.

Just saying...  :pot:

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