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Re: New R1200GS 2 wheel drive & 170 hp
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 11:46:52 am »
Interesting  :thumleft:

" Hybrid drive with 125 kW (170 hp) overall system output ensures supreme performance in all riding conditions.
The unique all-wheel drive of the front wheel of the new R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid ensures even better traction on slippery road conditions, deep sand or mud. This technological feat was achieved using the system developed by BMW Automobiles. All-wheel drive can be operated automatically or manually by the rider via the 2WD (Two-Wheel Drive) switch located on the left handlebar operation unit. It activates the wheel-hub e-Drive system which functions both as electric motor and generator. With the additional output of 33 kW (45 hp) and overall 125 kW (170 hp) system performance, the innovative all-wheel drive system opens up a whole new dimension of performance and offroad-suitability."
 

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Re: New R1200GS 2 wheel drive & 170 hp
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 12:02:23 pm »
Instead of wasting time and money on this they could make all GS's optional with a 21" front. So you buy the bike with both wheels and you swop around as you wish.
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Re: New R1200GS 2 wheel drive & 170 hp
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 12:36:04 pm »


Quote from: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on Today at 12:02:23 pm
Instead of wasting time and money on this they could make all GS's optional with a 21" front. So you buy the bike with both wheels and you swop around as you wish.


...what Chris L said, just give 21" option (or both), those BMW engineers could easily sort out the finer details...!


But I MUST get back to my work now, since tomorrow is the SECOND of April...!


Chris
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Re: New R1200GS 2 wheel drive & 170 hp
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 12:04:08 pm »
Perhaps an April fools joke  ;)
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Re: New R1200GS 2 wheel drive & 170 hp
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 01:49:43 pm »


Quote from: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on Today at 12:02:23 pm
Instead of wasting time and money on this they could make all GS's optional with a 21" front. So you buy the bike with both wheels and you swop around as you wish.


...what Chris L said, just give 21" option (or both), those BMW engineers could easily sort out the finer details...!


But I MUST get back to my work now, since tomorrow is the SECOND of April...!


Chris

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