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Old 06-08-2012, 04:14 AM   #1
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Default Watercooled GS 1250 on the way?

Just saw some spy shots of the new R1250 GS.The biggest clue to the new water cooled engine seems to be the exhausts exiting under the cylinders.The bike is visually similar to the existing GS,but with a new exhaust on the RHS.
Hope this is as good as the other previous GSs.
Just wondering if any news of this and a naked S1000R has surfaced in the US yet?
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:15 AM   #2
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Just wondering if any news of this and a naked S1000R has surfaced in the US yet?
The major moto-mags here had the GS spy shots a few months ago, and the expectation is that the next GS will be water-cooled. I think a lot of people are hoping for a "naked" S1KR, but I haven't seen anything as solid as the GS news on that.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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Troy wrote a great piece about the upcoming water-cooled BMW R1250GS:
2013 BMW R1250GS Preview

Meanwhile, spy photos of a naked S1000RR have just come out:
Naked BMW S1000RR Spied | Motorcycle.com News
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link Dennis.Those pics. are a lot better than the 2 in Motorcycle News just out.I have an 1150 GS Adventure and think I'll hold off until at least 2014 to see how the new models perform as I would be very wary of buying a bike in its first year of production.
As a matter of interest is the bike being wheeled into the van the Adventure version or is it the"normal" GS1250 with the wire wheel option?
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Rather than adding water-cooling I'd like to see them restrengthen the engine cases so that the engines don't total so easily in a crash. The GS1200 twin is very week structurally compared to the older oilheads.
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The GS1200 twin is very week structurally compared to the older oilheads.
Really? Of all the BMWs, you'd think that the GS engine would be heavy-duty to fulfill the bike's mission.
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Really? Of all the BMWs, you'd think that the GS engine would be heavy-duty to fulfill the bike's mission.
How do you think they saved so much weight? Removing a lot of metal from the engine has made them far more likely to destroy the engine in crashes that the earlier engines would have survived. Another BMW issue that they get a pass on from the press.
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How do you think they saved so much weight? Removing a lot of metal from the engine has made them far more likely to destroy the engine in crashes that the earlier engines would have survived. Another BMW issue that they get a pass on from the press.
But wait...aren't you the guy (well, you and Matt) that's always harping about how heavy new bikes are? Short of going nuts like Ducati did with the Finagle, it doesn't seem like there's a lot of slack to take up in a modern bike weight-wise.
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But wait...aren't you the guy (well, you and Matt) that's always harping about how heavy new bikes are? Short of going nuts like Ducati did with the Finagle, it doesn't seem like there's a lot of slack to take up in a modern bike weight-wise.
Seru's compound doesn't have gates for extra security. To get in and out, he must jump over the walls and razor wire Steve McQueen style.

This requires a bike that is both light and strong.
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Seru's compound doesn't have gates for extra security. To get in and out, he must jump over the walls and razor wire Steve McQueen style.

This requires a bike that is both light and strong.
Although the matter/antimatter teleportation-device project has been showing promise as of late......
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