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Re: Liquid cooled 1300 GS
« Reply #60 on: February 07, 2011, 11:34:11 am »
A 1300cc engine in an offroad bike! The mind boggles. Is it going to be 2 or 4 cylinder? Will it share any parts with a 1300 beetle engine?

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Re: Liquid cooled 1300 GS
« Reply #61 on: February 07, 2011, 11:49:48 am »
A 1300cc engine in an offroad bike! The mind boggles. Is it going to be 2 or 4 cylinder? Will it share any parts with a 1300 beetle engine?

Yes.

Probably the front half.

Oh wait - that's the current one - the Beetle 1300 was also air cooled...


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Re: Liquid cooled 1300 GS
« Reply #62 on: February 07, 2011, 03:21:31 pm »
. From an engineering standpoint, a liquid cooled boxer makes no sense in a motorcycle IMO.

Possibly true, but like I said in an earlier post, when it comes to making money in a listed company, the engineering standpoint often loses out to the financial one.  If BMW believe they will sell more bikes with watercooled Boxers than with watercooled inlines, or V's or whatever, a Boxer is what it will be.

Case in point is the current 650GS.  From an engineering standpoint, it is a 800cc bike.  It would have made more sense to badge it 800, perhaps 800GS and 800GS Dakar, as the previous generation 650's were badged.  Marketing buffs said that the 650 badge would instil more confidence in the beginner and lady market and voila, the 800 becomes a 650. 
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Re: Liquid cooled 1300 GS
« Reply #63 on: February 07, 2011, 03:28:39 pm »
Perosnally I think the V twin is the best configuration for a DS bike
Keep it slim as possible

surely inline smaller !!
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Re: Liquid cooled 1300 GS
« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2011, 03:55:41 pm »
Perosnally I think the V twin is the best configuration for a DS bike
Keep it slim as possible

surely inline smaller !!

Nope, beause a v-twin shares crankpin the cylinders are directly opposing, and when mounted longitudinally, in-line - hence narrower, BUT longer than a parallel twin mounted longitudinally.
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Re: Liquid cooled 1300 GS
« Reply #65 on: February 08, 2011, 11:34:09 am »
A 1300cc engine in an offroad bike! The mind boggles. Is it going to be 2 or 4 cylinder? Will it share any parts with a 1300 beetle engine?

Yes.

Probably the front half.

Oh wait - that's the current one - the Beetle 1300 was also air cooled...


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Hasn't Mexico just stopped making the Beetles... about a year or two ago...? Maybe they had huge surplus of the 1300's which BMW took over from them   :pot:
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Re: Liquid cooled 1300 GS
« Reply #66 on: February 08, 2011, 08:14:21 pm »
Looking at the adventure rider thread  http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=657113 quoted on page 1, it is interesting that quite a few wish that the dry clutch will be  replaced by a wet clutch.
 

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Re: Liquid cooled 1300 GS
« Reply #67 on: February 08, 2011, 10:44:01 pm »
(Sadly) - eventually all the air cooled engines will be history because of emission laws - you simply cannot run them as lean as the water bus ones without pinging them to death...
Why these hectic laws on bikes? What is motorcycles contribution to pollution vs cars, trucks, trains and power stations?  ???