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Offline SGB

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The new 1200 LC Adv
« on: February 28, 2014, 05:08:07 pm »
So who has seen, ridden, bought one?  Your thoughts?

My quick first impressions from a 5 min viewing session:
- Good looking, it has presence.
- It is huge!  Looks bigger than the outgoing one, although it is a bit lighter.
- 30 odd l fuel tank, made of aluminium, not plastic any more.
- Black rims and engine.  Looks good when new, but shows scratches.
- Interesting new colour schemes.
- Comes with lots of accessories fitted. (As per prev. Adv)
- You only get enough change for a McDonalds burger from R 210 000.
- I think BMW will still be unable to keep up with the demand.  The available bikes are already sold in our town I am told.

So, those in the know, please tell us what we have here.  There seems to be less excitement around here than when the first LC's were launched.
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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 07:38:34 am »
Was standing at BMW admiring the GSA LC, what an awesome bike, and then I looked back over my shoulder out the door at my LC and vow!!!! I like the look of my LC and it is standing with panniers crashbars everything I need and still R15000 cheaper than the GSA LC without panniers. So for now I will keep my GS

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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 08:08:59 am »
I stopped I at Bavarian yesterday on business, but took the time to peruse themany LC's on display...

There must have been 6 -8 of them standing in a row.

1. I love the new colors, that Blue is REALLY differennt, and I like the Olive as well.
2. They do look large. Very large. Like the Land Cruiser of motorbikes (I ride an 1150, so am used to large).The new LC A just looks too big for my liking.
3. Small little 'cubby hole' in the top of the tank for credit card/drivers license, etc.
4. Black motor looks good when new, possibly more work to KEEP it looking good?
5. All came pre-fitted with the GPS mounting bracket above the instruments cluster, so just plug & play the GPS.

Note: I have not yet ridden one (LC or LCA), but every customer that has one, and a few who have just demo'd it, say they are a 'game-changing' bike, their words, not mine,


Now for the weird statement - I GENUINELY got more excited looking at an play-ready XCountry On their floor (I kid you not), since I am in any case looking for an XChallenge to commute AND play on, and this ticked so many boxes, for me.

Strange! But true!
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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 09:52:16 pm »
I was fortunate enough to visit Sovereign when they were busy assembling the first LC Adv (do we call it the LC GSA or just the LCA now?) and the new RT.

Like both bikes, but still prefer the normal LC, perhaps because I have had one for exactly 29 days now.

I am too short / small built for that huge machine and like the technical stuff.

I love it, but will stick to the normal LC.

Oh, I love the blue, perhaps a matt blue LC would look nice!

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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 10:20:28 pm »
Took a short ride today. Overall the bike feels great and more nimble than expected. If you are used to the GSW, throttle feels a bit muted.

I was disappointed by the lack of wind protection from the taller, wider screen with added wings.

Overall, if you have a GSA and looking for an upgrade, this is your bike.

I will keep my GSW and plan my routes around the smaller tank.
 

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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2014, 09:22:31 pm »
If I had the money now, it was in my garage
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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2014, 09:26:11 am »
Went & had a look at Zambezi BMW launch must say I do like the Scoot a lot, but she is way to fat up front, that being said it is because of the radiators. :drif:
Why did they not tuck it away like the RT?
Must also say I love the new RT (might be my next Scoot in the future)  :ricky:
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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 01:44:13 pm »
Het hom vanoggend gekry  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:





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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2014, 02:14:30 pm »
Geniet hom!
 

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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2014, 02:24:57 pm »
Jinne Paul, hoeveel bikes het jy nou ?.
As jy moeg raak vir die een oor so twee maande, kom laai hom by my af laat ek hom gebruik.
 

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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 02:34:30 pm »
Het hom vanoggend gekry  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:







A real beaut indeed

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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2014, 03:07:23 pm »
goeie otter F#K dis n mooi bike.
 

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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2014, 03:20:37 pm »
goeie otter F#K dis n mooi bike.

Agree.  Although I personally think they're crazy expensive.
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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2014, 04:32:40 pm »
Bliksemmer!
Ek wil n bloue h?

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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2014, 04:51:33 pm »
I would fit the beemer protective cover over that headlight, it looks like 5k to me  ;D
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2014, 05:44:20 pm »
Het hom vanoggend gekry  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:







Ag gaan kak man! Eks sommer jaloers van voor, maar wat soek dit op n trailer!
 

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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2014, 06:53:01 pm »
Lyk dan net soos myne  !!!

Baie geluk Paul , hoop jy het net soveel genot soos ek.

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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2014, 10:56:07 pm »
Geluk op joune Callie , veilige myle vir jou  :thumleft:
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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2014, 11:09:23 pm »
Spent the better part of an hour one one today on highway, twisties and narrow back roads.
I must say I liked it a lot!
Compared well to my '13 LC overall, but was a bit different to ride, not big differences, but noticeable and IMHO right for the model. Key things I noticed
Not as quick to turn in as the GS, slightly less snappy throttle, feels as if it has better low down torque
For a shorter bloke like me, the seat width offset the extra height and felt barely taller, wind protection good for me.
Overall impression, solid ride, will be a great tourer and big dualie for anyone who likes the GSA marque for what it is. Like the GS version, light years ahead of the outgoing model.
As for price, it's a lot, but I think you get a lot of bike for it and fair enough compared to a like specced competitor.

All my subjective opinion of course, but I will get one when I can justify trading my LC, which could be sooner rather than later  :ricky:
 

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Re: The new 1200 LC Adv
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2014, 12:10:10 pm »
Ok I must honestly say this is a piece of art. Not too sure if I would have been happy to take a bike like this off road though.....cant even imagine how one must feel when she lies on her side in some sort of technical section. However, to those who can affort one and bought already; may you have safe miles and hopefully reliability on your adventures! At least you got BMW on call to fall back unto should anything unforeseen happen. The bike looks stunning in Blue!