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    Default 2013 R1200GS breaks cover at Intermot

    Press Release:

    The new BMW R 1200 GS.
    The world’s most successful travel enduro is perfected.

    The “BMW GS” concept has embodied riding pleasure and the desire for adventure for over 30 years. This applies especially to the GS motorcycles with the opposed-twin “boxer” engine. The “big GS” allows motorcyclists to explore the most remote corners of the world - an idea that has already inspired numerous globetrotters to set off on their travels.
    But the GS was and still is much more than this. Whether sports-style cornering on winding country roads, excellent travel times due to high motorway speeds, relaxed tours with a passenger or daring rides over rough terrain - every GS has offered supreme mastery of these skills in its respective era and this won’t change with the new version.
    It is the unique integrated concept of the big travel enduro bike with boxer engine, complete with authentic charm and a powerful, high-torque engine, which is loved by legions of motorcycle fans all over the world to this day. It is not for nothing that the “big BMW GS” with boxer engine has been the undisputed frontrunner in its market segment for many years and is the
    best-seller within the BMW Motorrad model range. BMW is now beginning a whole new chapter in GS history: the most popular travel enduro in the world has been brought to perfection.

    The challenge: how to improve even more following nine years
    at the top. Even in its ninth year of production, the current BMW R 1200 GS is still setting the benchmark in its segment in comparative tests with its outstanding overall concept and innovative technology. With over 170,000 units sold,
    it is the most successful and top-selling travel enduro in the world.

    So the challenge facing the BMW Motorrad development department was considerable: to further optimise the GS - an icon of three decades - improve it in all areas and equip it with innovative technical solutions to ensure it is in good shape for the future.
    The development goals of the new BMW R 1200 GS:
    • Further increase performance overall - without neglecting its
    well-established virtues.
    • Perfect its touring suitability.
    • Increase off-road suitability.
    • Achieve superior figures within the travel enduro segment and beyond in terms of engine and riding performance.
    • Ensure preparation for the future in terms of noise and exhaust emissions.
    • Suspension with top handling, optimum traction and increased off-road performance.
    • Increase active and passive safety.
    • Unmistakable BMW Motorrad design in typical GS style.
    • Top quality as is characteristic of BMW Motorrad.

    Newly designed air/water-cooled boxer engine with vertical through-flow, integrated gearbox and left-hand cardan shaft drive.
    Geared towards the above goals, the entire R 1200 GS was completely redefined, particularly the drive concept.
    The performance aspired to, as well as adherence to future anticipated requirements in terms of noise and exhaust emissions, is ensured among other things by a change in the cooling system. The boxer engine in the new R 1200 GS continues to use air/liquid cooling, however, the coolant oil has been replaced by a glycol-water mixture. This ensures a high level of heat absorption capacity of the cooling liquid for more efficient heat dissipation.

    So-called precision cooling (a principle similar to that used in Formula 1) involves only those engine elements being cooled with coolant, which are particularly exposed to thermal stress. The engine still continues to use air cooling, thereby preserving the characteristic appearance of the opposed twin boxer engine. The two radiators are small and inconspicuously integrated.
    The through-flow is now vertical instead of horizontal for improved filling, and the engine housing integrates the 6-speed gearbox as well as a wet clutch with anti-hopping function instead of the dry clutch as was used previously. What is more, the secondary drive now runs via the well-established cardan shaft on the left-hand side. With an output of 92 kW (125 bhp) at 7700 rpm and 125 Nm at 6500 rpm, the new engine offers superior power and performance in the travel enduro segment and beyond.
    The empty weight (ready for the road) according to DIN of the R 1200 GS is 238 kg including standard BMW Motorrad Integral ABS.
    E-gas and cruise control.

    An electromotive throttle actuator is now used for the first time in a GS motorcycle. Here, rider commands are passed on directly by the sensor in the accelerator twist grip to the engine control system; this then regulates the throttle valve electronically. The use of the E-gas system provides a significant improvement in terms of controllability and response. What is more, the rider can adapt engine characteristics to the situation on the road by means of five modes (optional extra). It was also possible to include an electronic cruise control function (optional extra).
    ASC and riding modes as an optional extra: five freely selectable modes - “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”, “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro”.
    For optimum adaptation to the rider’s individual needs and purpose, the new R 1200 GS now offers five freely selectable riding modes for the first time: these are an ex works option and feature three different E-gas settings and with varying engine characteristics. Linked to this is Automatic Stability Control ASC with a special enduro configuration. If this option is chosen, BMW Motorrad ABS, ASC and - if installed - the semiactive suspension are all adapted to the respectiveprofiles of these five modes

    Semiactive suspension: BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA for optimum riding dynamics in every situation as an ex works option.
    The new semiactive suspension BMW Motorrad Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) taps into a whole new range of possibilities as well as providing maximum riding safety and performance. Dynamic ESA monitors the vertical movement of front and rear wheel control as well as other parameters by means of a spring travel sensor in each position, and adapts the damping automatically to the situation depending on riding conditions and the manoeuvres being carried out. Damping adjustment at front and rear is effected by means of electrically controlled regulation valves.
    New chassis with tubular steel bridge frame and specially adapted wheel/tyre dimensions of 120/70 R19 at front and 170/60 R17 at rear as a world first.
    The chassis of the R 1200 GS uses a completely newly developed tubular all-steel bridge frame with a bolt-on rear frame. Along with the newly designed Telelever at the front and the EVO Paralever at the rear, this has resulted in a further significant increase in torsional stiffness and hence ride stability and steering precision. Optimised handling qualities are the result of refined master geometric chassis data, and a longer swingarm provides further improved traction - especially when riding over rough terrain.

    A globally unique feature of the new R 1200 GS are the tyres in the sizes 120/70 R19 at the front and 170/60 R17 at the rear, specially adapted to improve performance.
    Revised brake system with radially mounted Brembo Monobloc brake calipers and BMW Motorrad Integral ABS as standard.
    The brake system of the R 1200 GS has been extensively revised, too. There are now radially mounted Brembo Monobloc brake calipers at the front and a larger brake disc at the rear.
    In line with the BMW Motorrad principle “Safety 360°” the new GS is also fitted as standard with the BMW Motorrad ABS, here in the part integral version.
    The first motorcycle in the world with LED main headlight including integrated daytime running light for even greater safety when riding during the day and at night as an ex works option.
    Even in its standard trim the new R 1200 GS has a main headlight with optimised light efficiency. In order to be seen even better during the day, BMW Motorrad also offers a daytime running light as an ex works option.

    For excellent road illumination and therefore even greater safety both day and night, an LED main headlight with integrated daytime running light is fitted in a motorcycle for the first time ever. It comprises innovative LED technology with a sophisticated cooling and decondensation concept.
    Electrical system with new vehicle power supply and
    Multi-Controller for the BMW Motorrad Navigator IV.
    The new R 1200 GS has the innovative new vehicle power system with altered function partitioning as already used in the 6-cylinder models
    K 1600 GT and GTL. As before, CAN bus (Controller Area Network) and LIN bus technology (Local Interconnect Network) enables significantly reduced wiring as compared to a conventional system. The previous central vehicle electronics has been partitioned into two separate control units.

    The Multi-Controller, newly available for the GS, allows fast and convenient operation of the BMW Motorrad Navigator IV. It is located on the inside of the handlebar grip. This means that selecting functions is much less distracting than pressing buttons and does not require hands to be removed from the handlebars.
    Aerodynamically optimised windshield with one-hand operation and optimum ergonomics.
    The newly developed windshield of the R 1200 GS offers further improved wind and weather protection while also reducing wind noise. Adjustment is simple: an easily accessible and ergonomically optimised selection wheel is operated using one hand.

    The new R 1200 GS has extended adjustment options for optimum seating comfort. The rider’s seat can now be adjusted in height and tilt angle and the passenger seat can be shifted longitudinally to obtain the ideal distance between rider and passenger. The new handlebars can easily be turned upwards and, together with the optimised knee grip in the fuel tank area, they ensure an even better standing position for off-road riding. The improved knee grip can be clearly felt when seated, too. A high and a low seat, as well as an adjustable footrest system and adjustable foot controls, round off the program of special accessories offering individual adjustment facilities.

    An overview of highlights of the new BMW R 1200 GS.
    • Completely newly designed engine for top-level riding dynamics within the travel enduro segment.
    • Capacity 1170 cc, rated output 92 kW (125 bhp) at 7700 rpm and a maximum torque of 125 Nm at 6500 rpm.
    • Cylinder heads with vertical through-flow for increased efficiency and performance.
    • Compact air/water cooling for optimum heat management.
    • Basic engine with compact, light and yet rigidity-optimised crankshaft.
    • Vertically separated case in open deck construction.
    • 6-speed gearbox integrated in engine housing, including wet clutch with anti-hopping function and reduced lever operation force.
    • New intake system for optimum output and torque with 52 mm throttle valve diameter.
    • E-gas for improved ridability, running smoothness and special functions.
    • Innovative exhaust gas system with electronically controlled exhaust flap for optimum performance characteristics and an earthy boxer sound.
    • Freely selectable riding modes “Rain”, “Road”, “Dynamic”, “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro” with three different electromotive throttle actuator settings in conjunction with ASC (Automatic Stability Control), ABS and ASC settings for off-road riding as well as different mode-specific Dynamic ESA settings (option ex works).
    • New suspension with torsionally stiff tubular steel bridge frame and bolt-on rear frame.
    • Optimised lightweight cardan shaft drive now running on the left-hand side.
    • Newly developed and optimised Telelever at front and EVO Paralever at rear for an even more precise ride feel.
    • Refined master chassis geometry data and long swingarm for excellent traction.
    • Optimised seating width and position, and adjustable handlebars for even greater comfort.
    • Optimised ground reach for rider (inner leg length).
    • Tyre/wheel dimensions of 120/70 R19 at front and 170/60 R17 at rear as a world first, tailored specially to the R 1200 GS.
    • Revised BMW Motorrad brake system with radially mounted Brembo Monobloc brake calipers at front and 2-piston floating caliper with enlarged brake disc at rear (Ψ 276mm, previously 265mm).
    • BMW Motorrad Integral ABS as standard.
    • Semiactive suspension Dynamic ESA (ex works option).
    • Main headlight with optimised light efficiency and LED daytime running light (ex works option).
    • World’s first motorcycle with LED main headlight featuring integrated daytime running light (ex works option).
    • New vehicle electrical system with partitioning of functions.
    • Extended electric switch units.
    • Electronic cruise control (ex works option).
    • Preparation for navigation unit with Multi-Controller to operate the
    BMW Motorrad Navigator IV (ex works option).
    • Windshield with one-hand operation for excellent wind and weather protection.
    • Seat with multiple adjustment functions for perfect ergonomics.
    • Number plate carriers quick to dismount for off-road riding.
    • Increased ground clearance (+ 8 mm)
    • New instrument cluster with on-board computer as standard. PRO on-board computer as an option.
    • Four main paint finishes to choose from:
    Alpine White, Racing Red, Blue Fire and Thunder Grey Metallic.
    · Extensive range of special accessories and rider equipment.


    Hi-res pics:


    http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...00gs/?gal=1#/0

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    Impressive to say the least. When is it due in Japanese showrooms?

    Ducati also did some tweaking on the 2013 Multistrada. I'm really digging the "Granturismo" model they added to the line up this year....... to the point where my 2012 PP Edition may be up for grabs real soon but I may also have to wait and see the above bike in person before I make up my mind.

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    Good question, my guess is that you won't have to wait too long as BMW stopped making the 12s a while back.

    Just read Kevin Ash's ride review of the 2013 MTS with skyhook suspension, very impressive as well.
    http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/du...strada-mts1200

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    Based on what I've read so far it looks as though the new Multi's won't be available any earlier than spring of '13. May still sell mine now while it has low km's and try to squeeze as much as I can out of it. Based on my work sked through the end of this year I'm not going to get much use out of it anyways and have actually been really enjoying rides on the RK lately.

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    The BMW PR machine is on a roll, first vid.


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    No sign of the Adventure version, huh?
    IBA #42657
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    09 BMW R1200GS Adventure ・ 09 KTM 990 SMT (sold) ・ 97 Honda X4 ・ 95 Kawasaki ZZR400 (sold)

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    I want one.......now!

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    Have to say from this angle the front end of the DOHC looks much better. Someone has been watching too many alien sci-fi flicks in BMW's design dept.


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    I agree, too many angles. But who buys a GS for its looks anyway?

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    Put the new front end on the old bike..................

    The rear subframe looks weaker, in those pics anyway. Wheels look like they should
    be on a crotch rocket. Maybe Kawasaki can swap their ZX10R wheels with BMW........
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    With all those new electronics, I'll bet the new bike with all options will be near 4 mil Yen out the door...
    ...speak softly and pack an obscenely large hammer...

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    Accessories...

    Vario case

    • Black plastic case with a newly designed aluminum insert in the lid.
    • Variable volume by moving a bow.
    - A patented adjustment mechanism allows the volume quickly and easily with just one hand vary by flipping a bar.
    - The with reduced volume decreased by 12 cm width pays off especially in city traffic.
    • volume box right: about 30-39 l
    • volume box left: about 20-29 l
    • Innovative connection mechanism to the vehicle.
    • terrain suitability.
    • optics to match the vehicle.
    • Maximum weight per bag: 10 kg.
    • Recommended maximum speed with suitcases: 180 km / h
    • Without luggage holder and without lock cylinder.
    - Case holder visually well integrated into the vehicle.
    • Optional internal pocket for Vario case.






    Variotopcase

    • Black plastic top case with newly designed aluminum insert in the lid.
    • Variable volume by moving a bow.
    - A patented adjustment mechanism allows the volume quickly and easily with just one hand vary by flipping a bar.
    • Volume: about 25-35 l
    • Innovative connection mechanism to the vehicle.
    • terrain suitability.
    • optics to match the vehicle.
    • Maximum weight per box: 5 kg.
    • Recommended maximum speed with top case: 180 km / h
    • Supplied without rear top case and without lock cylinder.
    • Optional:
    - Inside pocket for Variotopcase.
    - Backrest for top case for the pillion comfort





    inside pockets for Vario case and Variotopcase

    • Functional, stable pockets.
    • Top and bottom of EVA-molded with polyester fabric inserts and hard-wearing gem, PVC-coated polyester fabric.
    • AC separation with zip pocket in the lid.
    • Adjustable volume by around zip, tailored to Vario Case / Topcase.
    • Carry handle and removable shoulder strap.
    • Large DC logo on lid.
    • Color: Black.





    luggage plate

    • Luggage plate painted black plastic.
    • Installation instead of the pillion seat.
    • Better distribution of weight on by attachment of luggage closer vehicle focus.
    • height to match Vario case: Together with the suitcases to a large, flat (pack) surface results for securing larger pieces of luggage.
    • Topcase mounting possible without standard luggage rack and no passenger grab handles.
    • Easy access to standard tool set with folding board (GS with large lettering).
    • Not compatible with Rally seat with luggage plate.




    small tank bag

    • Small, waterproof tank bag.
    • Ideal companion for day trips for traveling light.
    • Heavy-duty PVC-coated polyester fabric.
    • Accurately adjusted base plate made of EVA with non-slip plastic coating.
    • Major:
    - Liter volume about 8.
    - Inner bag made of nylon fabric with PU coating.
    - Waterproof by roll closure with clip fastener and taped seams.
    - Lockable.
    • Waterproof card slot inside with slip-resistant polyurethane coating.
    • Small water-repellent zipped outer pocket with bottle holder function.
    - An internal drawstring allows secure storage of a 0.5 liter PET bottle, which is the short stop quickly accessible.
    • Carry handle and removable shoulder strap.
    • R 1200 GS lettering side.
    • Color: Black.





    tankbag big

    • Waterproof, highly functional tank bag.
    • Heavy-duty PVC-coated polyester fabric.
    • Accurately adjusted base plate made of EVA with non-slip plastic coating.
    • Major:
    - Capacity: approx 11, expandable to 15 liters.
    - Inner bag made of nylon fabric with PU coating.
    - Waterproof by roll closure with clip fastener and taped seams.
    - Lockable.
    • Waterproof card slot inside with slip-resistant polyurethane coating.
    • Waterproof zippered exterior pocket with bottle holder function.
    - An internal drawstring allows secure storage of a 0.5 liter PET bottle, which is the short stop quickly accessible.
    • Carry handle and removable shoulder strap.
    • R 1200 GS lettering side.
    • Color: Black.
    • Optional Vario insert for tank bag for flexible partitioning of the interior.





    Vario insert

    • Flexible division of the tank bag's interior.
    - Flexible outer ring, Velcro adjustable in length.
    - Flexible interior layout consists of two long and six short flexible use walls, each with Velcro on both ends. The insert walls offer the possibility to divide the inner space into smaller flexible compartments.
    - Flexible cover. Depending on the height of the tank bag on the Vario can use even larger, flat items are stowed such as maps.
    • Suitable for BMW motorcycle tank bags from 12 l total volume.
    • Material: flexible ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), coated with polyester selbstklettendem.
    • Supplied with installation instructions.





    winkers

    • Attractive bar indicator with modern LED technology.
    • White indicator glass with 2 per LED turn signals.
    • Increased road safety by virtually wear-free LEDs.
    • Significantly reduced power consumption:
    - With LED indicators, the flashing frequency can be adjusted. BMW Motorrad is the over the CAN bus, shall for all aftermarket LED turn signals on this one resistor is connected to (this does not reduce consumption).
    • Installation and activation only by authorized BMW Motorrad dealer, installation instructions on the Service Data DVD RSD (BMW Motorcycle Repair Service Data).




    HP muffler by Akrapovič

    • slip-on mufflers for throaty sound and sporty look.
    • asymmetric hexagonal shape, exclusive design for BMW Motorrad.
    • Material entirely of titanium (jacket, connecting tube and internal structure).
    • end cap and heat shield made of carbon.
    • Weight: 3.4 kg (weight compared to series: 1.2 kg).
    • increase torque at low and medium engine speed range, performance on series level.
    • HP logo in large lettering and Akrapovič lasered in on small side surface.
    • With Road Traffic Licensing (EU ABE) Ή.
    • Supplied with instructions.




    Tinted Windshield

    • Tinted windshield for the visual enhancement and individualisation.
    • shape identical to the serial windshield.
    • Scratch resistant coating for durable transparency.
    • Installation only by authorized BMW Motorrad dealer, installation instructions on the Service Data DVD RSD (BMW Motorcycle Repair Service Data).
    • General operating permit (ABE) Ή.



    Brake pedal set

    • Wider and adjustable folding mechanism through surface of the brake pedal.
    - Collapsible, double toe piece of BMW patented.
    • For better control and metering of the foot brake when riding standing up.
    - Height adjustment without tools by folding down the pedal before driving.
    • Installation only by authorized BMW Motorrad dealer, installation instructions on the Service Data DVD RSD (BMW Motorcycle Repair Service Data).
    • Black cathodic dip coating (cathodic dip coating).
    • Material: High strength steel sheet.





    adjustable rider

    • High-quality, forged footrest, gold anodized.
    • Choice of 3 height positions for the Driver's.
    - Lower position as Serienfuίraste, 2-way set up.
    - Easy adjustment with screw.
    • Spring-loaded foot plate:
    - Comfortable suspension driving while seated.
    - When driving in standing the pedal springs completely by the additional weight down. The resulting prominent jagged outline provides better grip and thus bet-ter control of the vehicle.
    • Replaceable plastic abrasive protection.
    • width of the tread: 4.8 cm (+ 1.8 cm compared to series).
    • length of the tread: 10.5 cm (+ 1.3 cm compared to series).
    • Lasered BMW Motorrad lettering.
    • Installation only by authorized BMW Motorrad dealer, installation instructions on the Service Data DVD RSD (BMW Motorcycle Repair Service Data).




    enduro footrests wide

    • Better grip and better control of the vehicle during off-road driving and standing.
    • Non-slip stand in material and shape of the contact surface.
    • width of the tread: 5.0 cm (+ 2.0 cm compared to series).
    • length of the tread: 10.4 cm (+ 1.2 cm compared to series).
    • Stainless steel investment casting of high-alloy stainless steel.
    • Full control of switching and foot (height of the footrests identical).
    • Installation only by authorized BMW Motorrad dealer, installation instructions on the Service Data DVD RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad).





    seat variants

    • Driver's seat, black, adjustable height (Figure 1):
    - Series seat.
    • low seat, black, adjustable height (Figure 2):
    - Special equipment (factory) or accessories.
    - Improved accessibility bottom for easy handling in the booth
    • Driver's seat high, black, adjustable height (not shown):
    - Accessories-seat (not available as an option).
    - Driving position especially for tall drivers.
    - More comfort with pleasant knee angle.
    • Rally seat with luggage plate, black / white gray (Figure 3):
    - Accessories-seat (not available as an option).
    - Seat position and seat hardness increases for off-road driving.
    - For off-road drivers reach the ground acceptable by lower seat width.
    - Slim, sleek silhouette emphasizes enduro look.
    - Small luggage plate with GS logo.
    - Approved for 2 people (driver and passenger).
    - Not compatible with aftermarket luggage plate.



    Seat height

    • Rally seat: 880 mm
    • Driver's seat high: 870/890 mm
    • Driver's seat (standard): 850/870 mm
    • low seat: 820/840 mm
    • Lowering (special equipment, including low driver's seat): 790/810 mm
    [B] Step arc lengths [/ B]

    • Rally bench: 1920 mm
    • Driver's seat high: information follows
    • Driver's seat (standard): 1890/1940 mm
    • Low seat: 1820/1870 mm
    • Lowering (special equipment, including low driver's seat): 1760/1810 mm


    Heated grips

    • Retrofitting the optional heated grips.
    • Replacement of existing and new handles Combination switch on the right handlebar switch.
    • Installation and activation only by authorized BMW Motorrad dealer, installation instructions on the Service Data DVD RSD (BMW Motorcycle Repair Service Data).



    BMW Motorrad Navigator IV

    • Bluetooth GPS navigation system optimized for use on a motorcycle.
    • Optional (Europe Ή) or without preloaded maps.
    • Superior functionality with simple, motorcycle fair use.
    Waterproof • 4.3 "touch screen, housing and petrol.
    • Internal Lithium-Ion battery (battery life up to 5 hours).
    • Includes carrying case.
    • Vehicle-specific mount.

    Ή Includes nόMaps Lifetime.




    Hand protection

    • protection for hands and controls with regard to wind and weather and the terrain in front of Bu-tion, shrubs and rock falls.
    • Impact resistant and UV-resistant plastic:
    - Holder of polyamide PA6, polypropylene shell.
    • Color: Black.
    • Supplied with instructions.





    Enduro aluminum engine guard

    • Robust protection of aluminum, 2 mm thick, anodized.
    • stainless steel holder.
    • Protects the lower engine area from stones and bottoming.
    • Significantly wider and longer than series motor protection.
    • Enhances the off-road character.
    • Weight: 1.5 kg.
    • Installation only by authorized BMW Motorrad dealer, installation instructions on the Service Data DVD RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad).



    Stainless Steel Engine Guard

    • Tough, 2-piece engine guard made of electro polished stainless steel.
    • Effective protection against damage in the cylinder area.
    • Reducing the risk combustion (exhaust manifolds) for the driver in case of a fall.
    • Enduro optics to match the vehicle.
    • Weight: 4 lbs.
    • Supplied with instructions.




    headlight protection

    • Protects the lens against stones in the road use.
    • Snap-Lock system for quick and easy installation and removal.
    • For off-road use.
    • Initial installation of the holder only by authorized BMW Motorrad dealer, installation instructions on the Service Data DVD RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad).




    LED auxiliary lights

    • Powerful LED auxiliary lamps in die-cast aluminum housing.
    • Improved visibility from the vehicle.
    • Increased road safety.
    • Modern LED technology:
    - Fault and maintenance-free operation by almost maintenance free LED.
    - The light color of white light is very similar to daylight, thus a differentiated road illumination achieved.
    • diameter 70 mm, length approx 110th
    • Worldwide homologation, no entry in the vehicle documents necessary (CE / SAE certifica-chen).
    • Installation and activation only by authorized BMW Motorrad dealer, installation instructions on the Service Data DVD RSD (Repair and Service Data BMW Motorrad).




    safety screw for oil filler

    • Oil filler cap, lockable with special angled keys.
    • Protects against the theft of the lid as well as against foreign substances in the oil circuit.
    • Machined aluminum, anodized silver finish.
    • "BMW Boxer" lettering.
    • Includes special Wrench and O-Ring




    tool kit service kit

    • TOOL service set for easy maintenance and service work.
    • Small, lightweight and multifunctional:
    - Fast and flexible composition and decomposition through adapters with snap lock and ball.
    - Standard-bit adapter and standard tool bit (9x12 mm and 3/8 ") offer the possibility to extend the set individually.
    • Tool design and quality (surface hardness, etc.) in the high quality.
    • Includes practical tool bag in black imitation leather.
    • Scope of supply:
    - Spark plug wrench telescope SW 14th
    - Allen key SW 19 3/8 ".
    - Bit Adapter 3/8 "square - 1/4" hex.
    - Adapter adjustable 3/8 "- 9x12 mm.
    - End wrench 10 and 14 - 9x12 mm.
    - Ring Spanner 17 - 9x12 mm.
    - Bit Phillips PH1 and PH2 - 1/4 "hex.
    - Bit slot 6 mm - 1/4 "hex.
    - Bit Torx 25, 30, 40, 45 and 50 - 1/4 "hex.
    - Socket size 13 - 3/8 "square.
    - LED Flashlight (no battery Ή).
    - Pocket for tools service sentence.
    - Manual.
    • The adapter for the Kerzenschachtzόndspule must be ordered separately. Provide sufficient free space is provided in the tool kit.

    Ή Requires 4 button cells are 1.5 V for 41 LR.

    Paddock Stand

    • Paddock stand for swing arm welded, made of sturdy stainless steel square tube.
    • Fast and safe jacking.
    • Universal. Applicable for many BMW models (K2x, K4x, K71, K50)
    • Functionality: The hollow rear axle cross tube of the paddock stand is pushed on the lever the rear wheel can be raised. The diameter of the cross tube is adjusted by means of an adapter.

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    Already on BMW Motorrad USA site.

    http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/...html&notrack=1

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    When the Triumph and Honda adventure bikes came out, I said they were copying BMW's design. Sadly, it now seems like BMW is copying Triumph with all those extra sharp angles and an overall heavier look. It looks like something from the next Transformers movie.

    I predict the 2004-20012 R1200GS/A bikes, despite being some of the best-selling bikes of all time, will become collectors' items in the future when examples in good condition are rare. Their looks have character, neither too simple nor too complex, and will stand the test of time.
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    Let's start a betting pool for the price of a Premium Line R1200GS in Japan. This is the list price as displayed on the BMW Motorrad Japan website, not including any extra charges or options not part of the Premium Line model.

    I say 2,450,000 yen.
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    2,380,000 yen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    2,380,000 yen
    You probably got inside information when you put down a deposit for one! Is this going to be the end of your Ducati allegiance?
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    just thought a 5~6% increase in price was right. waiting for a year before I buy the new GS (^^)

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    More vids.






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    Suspension looks uprated with the new piggy back shocks.

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