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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2013, 10:55:31 pm »
I know, BMW!  :imaposer:

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #61 on: November 15, 2013, 04:56:03 pm »
If there is one thing that makes me struggle more than the weight of any GS, it is Jay's avatar.  Bikini and boots... man, where did I loose it??? :drif:
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #62 on: April 05, 2014, 07:23:02 pm »
Hello boys

I am happy to report that mine will be ready on Wednesday  :ricky: Update on this thread is that the retail price is R208k full house but panniers are extra (old ones do not fit) at a whopping R17k  :o

So if you thinking of getting one the waiting list at most dealers are 8 months and be ready to fork out R230k  :thumleft:
   
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #63 on: April 05, 2014, 07:56:23 pm »
Hello boys

I am happy to report that mine will be ready on Wednesday  :ricky: Update on this thread is that the retail price is R208k full house but panniers are extra (old ones do not fit) at a whopping R17k  :o

So if you thinking of getting one the waiting list at most dealers are 8 months and be ready to fork out R230k  :thumleft:
   

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #64 on: April 05, 2014, 09:55:34 pm »
You're rich...
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2014, 03:57:10 pm »
Can anyone advise on the GPS seems kak expensive on top of everything else
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2014, 04:07:29 pm »
Navigator V fully integrates with the engine management systems and displays all the sensor data on the GPS screen. Apart from that it's basically a Garmin.

Also nice to to scroll and interface from the handlebar instead of having to lift your hand.
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2014, 04:13:13 pm »
As Lord Knormoer said, if you have the buck, go for it, its nice. Otherwise the 660 fits.

I just bought the new 390 which does not fit (If I only had known!!)  O0
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2014, 04:16:09 pm »
Navigator IV and Garmin Zumo 660 is very similar. Navigator IV is completely different.

But yes, 660 will fit the cradle.
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #69 on: April 08, 2014, 10:30:02 pm »
The one thing that will pay for a GPS is the traffic ie speed trap function...does the German s allow this, ie does the Bmw pick up speed cameras? If so worth the money
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #70 on: April 09, 2014, 05:11:23 am »
The one thing that will pay for a GPS is the traffic ie speed trap function...does the German s allow this, ie does the Bmw pick up speed cameras? If so worth the money

That's a simple import via Mapsource/Basecamp. The Navigator is still basically a Garmin device with added features, it should work fine.
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #71 on: April 12, 2014, 03:37:34 pm »

Re: NEW GSA LC - Test Ride this Saturday 01 March 2014 Reply #254 on: Today at 03:33:28 pm     
Got mine on Thursday. Road performance vastly superior. Quicker, smoother, And noticibly more powerful. Find myself keep looking for another gear it so quick to 140 and 5000rpm. Even cornering feels smoother.
For me the LC Adventure is clearly the next generation. As close to a super bike as I will ever need and perfectly suitable for off road touring. Neigh stayers clearly have different needs or simply can't afford the bike. In conclusion for me the best bike in the world for all living in the most beautiful cape on this planet,
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #72 on: April 12, 2014, 04:39:30 pm »

Re: NEW GSA LC - Test Ride this Saturday 01 March 2014 Reply #254 on: Today at 03:33:28 pm     
Got mine on Thursday. Road performance vastly superior. Quicker, smoother, And noticibly more powerful. Find myself keep looking for another gear it so quick to 140 and 5000rpm. Even cornering feels smoother.
For me the LC Adventure is clearly the next generation. As close to a super bike as I will ever need and perfectly suitable for off road touring. Neigh stayers clearly have different needs or simply can't afford the bike. In conclusion for me the best bike in the world for all living in the most beautiful cape on this planet,


Because us in the Cape can boast the smoothest roads in the land. Sound like GS country. :ricky:
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #73 on: April 12, 2014, 06:14:28 pm »
A client came and bragged with his on Friday. What a magnificent bike. But, it is huge! He has had all the goodies fitted and the handlebars are cluttered with controlls. Nice though ... and the BMW GPS works a treat.

BUT; I cannot help but thinking that; buying this bike, you're forever tied to the dealership for service and repairs. Too much 'electrics' for my liking and if it stops at any place except your home and/or the dealer; you're buggered. And, with al the controlls on the bike's control room; riders are bound to fiddle - and not see that nice pot hole coming up at speed. Then all of those fancy stuff is not gonna help much. And srangely; the owner ws looking for some boxes he could use for tools: What tools? Apart from a puncture kit; what tools are you going to use to fix this bike along the road?

I am not bad mouthing the bike. It is magnificent. Won't buy one though; and I can afford one. Just, I like bikes I can still work on.

But my 30 year old BMW K100 is smoother at idle, and throughout the rev range ......

 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #74 on: April 13, 2014, 06:41:43 am »
agree on size my mate bought with the gps bit 216 k he loves it. I saw one at Classic club a week ago it was parked next to a 1200 explorer . then u see its size its a motha of a scoot
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #75 on: April 13, 2014, 12:26:57 pm »
A client came and bragged with his on Friday. What a magnificent bike. But, it is huge! He has had all the goodies fitted and the handlebars are cluttered with controlls. Nice though ... and the BMW GPS works a treat.

BUT; I cannot help but thinking that; buying this bike, you're forever tied to the dealership for service and repairs. Too much 'electrics' for my liking and if it stops at any place except your home and/or the dealer; you're buggered. And, with al the controlls on the bike's control room; riders are bound to fiddle - and not see that nice pot hole coming up at speed. Then all of those fancy stuff is not gonna help much. And srangely; the owner ws looking for some boxes he could use for tools: What tools? Apart from a puncture kit; what tools are you going to use to fix this bike along the road?

I am not bad mouthing the bike. It is magnificent. Won't buy one though; and I can afford one. Just, I like bikes I can still work on.

But my 30 year old BMW K100 is smoother at idle, and throughout the rev range ......



I really dont understand this. Should bikes/vehicles not advance. I think this is a copy and paste speach from when the previous 1200GS was released, which was copied from naysayers when the 1150 was released.

Not targeting you gunsports, your opinion is shared by many. I like all the electrics and I wont let it hold me back from going anywhere I want without support. I drive my BMW's, car and bike, without service plan and have not been sorry. They are reliable enough
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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #76 on: April 13, 2014, 12:48:39 pm »
A client came and bragged with his on Friday. What a magnificent bike. But, it is huge! He has had all the goodies fitted and the handlebars are cluttered with controlls. Nice though ... and the BMW GPS works a treat.

BUT; I cannot help but thinking that; buying this bike, you're forever tied to the dealership for service and repairs. Too much 'electrics' for my liking and if it stops at any place except your home and/or the dealer; you're buggered. And, with al the controlls on the bike's control room; riders are bound to fiddle - and not see that nice pot hole coming up at speed. Then all of those fancy stuff is not gonna help much. And srangely; the owner ws looking for some boxes he could use for tools: What tools? Apart from a puncture kit; what tools are you going to use to fix this bike along the road?

I am not bad mouthing the bike. It is magnificent. Won't buy one though; and I can afford one. Just, I like bikes I can still work on.

But my 30 year old BMW K100 is smoother at idle, and throughout the rev range ......



I really dont understand this. Should bikes/vehicles not advance. I think this is a copy and paste speach from when the previous 1200GS was released, which was copied from naysayers when the 1150 was released.

Not targeting you gunsports, your opinion is shared by many. I like all the electrics and I wont let it hold me back from going anywhere I want without support. I drive my BMW's, car and bike, without service plan and have not been sorry. They are reliable enough

I could not fix anything apart from a flat tyre even if I tried. In my world everything is filled with advanced electronics and I love it.
 

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Re: 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #77 on: April 13, 2014, 01:16:03 pm »
Not really the point is it, let the guy ride his GS where he wants. If it's not suited he will fail/fall. His bike, his life, his choice.

All 1200's are heavy, wide and more challenging to ride off tar. Owners of 1200's know that but buy into a balance between on-road and off-road as well as comfort vs handling. Each model/make tends to favour one more than the other. Some offer a better balance across the spectrum. All of them are great bikes to ride.

Issue with your posts are that it's clearly anti BMW and not objective. If I am wrong, please point me to examples of such balanced objective input.

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2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure Liquid Cooled
« Reply #78 on: April 13, 2014, 01:53:14 pm »
:thumleft: Die ou wat dit ges het is duidelik briljant!! :imaposer: