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  • The all new BMW R1200GS is here!

    The Cologne Intermot show is here and BMW Motorrad have finally revealed the much awaited and all new, 9th generation R1200GS. Going all out this certainly looks the best GS ever! Featuring an amped up 125bhp water/air cooled motor with semi-active suspension, the all new GS also gets an all new chassis, day-time running LED lights, brand new display, new bolt on subframe, new styling, adjustable controls( ala K1600GT) including levers, seat, footrests and handlebars along with the most advanced electronically controlled suspension available on the market!

    The biggest change comes in the engine, with water-cooling being introduced for the first time. Rather than the engine being fully water-cooled, 65% will still be air-cooled, while the rest will be cooled by a system that uses a water-glycol mixture and two radiators. The GS will come in 3 variants- Dynamik, Touring and Off road with varying levels of equipment in 4 colors- Racing Red, Alpine white, Blue Fire and Thunder Grey Metallic.

    Along with the launch they have also launched the 'One World, One R 1200 GS' contest where riders from across the world can participate and the lucky ones get to ride in any one of the 5 amazing tours around the world. The bike goes on sale in the first quarter of 2013 and should be expected here by year end.


    Check the link for detailed info: BMW Motorrad International

    Move over the old legend, all hail the new legend!





    Cruise Control, Traction control and Electronic Suspension Adjustment..Thats a lot! Heated grips will be an extra add on this time.




    The Cardan Shaft drive switches sides.





    Thats more like it



    The new display.



    The new meaty exhaust now moves over to the right side.


    The amazing new headlamp cluster...Awesomesauce!!


    The cooling assembly which was of much debate everywhere.


    "Never recreate from your memory, always imagine new places"

  • #2
    News Approved
    Advice is a form of nostalgia.
    Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

    Antz Travelz!! | South India Exploration Ride | Leh Triplog (Work in progress)

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    • #3
      Has the seat height been reduced? Or, does it just 'seem lower' due to the newish design?

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      • #4
        looking more alien than ever!
        A quote by a toilet, " use me well, keep me clean, i would never tell anybody whatever i have seen.." :P

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        • #5
          Holy shit!! this bike looks unreal!!

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          • #6
            @ Haroon ..where art thou?
            "Never recreate from your memory, always imagine new places"

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            • #7
              Pure Decepticon.

              Got some info. on net. -

              An overview of highlights of the new BMW R 1200 GS -


              - Completely newly designed engine for top-level riding dynamics within the adventure 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.
              - 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 (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.

              Five different modes of Driving, whoa!!



              More info. on - BMW R 1200 GS - New water-cooled 2013 machine breaks cover.

              Ride Safe
              Vrooom Vroooom

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              • #8
                awesome bike, makes me wonder, will i be able to ever afford it...??
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by myg124 View Post
                  @ Haroon ..where art thou?
                  Very much here Mehul........still grasping for breath after seeing this stunning beast!!
                  Personally, I prefer the old tried & tested air/oil cooled boxer (basically less things to go wrong), but I am sure in 2-3 years once the initial niggles (if any) are ironed out this will be the bike to buy. Now waiting to see how the Adv version will look



                  Growing old is compulsory - growing up is optional
                  So many roads, So little time
                  RIDE for PASSION

                  See us & our global rides at:
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Haroon View Post
                    Very much here Mehul........still grasping for breath after seeing this stunning beast!!
                    Personally, I prefer the old tried & tested air/oil cooled boxer (basically less things to go wrong), but I am sure in 2-3 years once the initial niggles (if any) are ironed out this will be the bike to buy. Now waiting to see how the Adv version will look
                    Yep, this one is definitely more aggressive, but one thing worries me and thats the protruding fins hiding the radiators. One crash and the radiators take the impact. I see Touratech stuff coming up soon!
                    "Never recreate from your memory, always imagine new places"

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                    • #11
                      RIP Kevin Ash

                      The International Press Launch of the new R1200GS started on 22 Jan in South Africa with moto-journalists & road-testers from around the globe riding the GS thru some of the spectacular roads & gravel tracks in South Africa.

                      Sadly, one of the journalists, a well respected writer worldwide, Mr. Kevin Ash representing The Daily Telegraph had a tragic & fatal crash during the ride.
                      As a result, I gather BMW has postponed the rest of the press launch.

                      Telegraph motorcycling correspondent Kevin Ash dies - Telegraph

                      A sad reminder that what we do for fun is dangerous indeed.
                      RIP Kevin Ash
                      Last edited by Haroon; 01-24-2013, 03:52 AM.



                      Growing old is compulsory - growing up is optional
                      So many roads, So little time
                      RIDE for PASSION

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by princesirohi View Post
                        any details of the accident..
                        Apparently, it happened north of the city of George, which is where the spectacular Oteniqua Pass is located (Cricketer Hansie Kronje's plane crashed there), but I gather from reports on ADV that he crashed on a dirt section. Seems the other participants may have been asked to keep a strict silence on the incident since BMW is conducting their separate investigation.



                        Growing old is compulsory - growing up is optional
                        So many roads, So little time
                        RIDE for PASSION

                        See us & our global rides at:
                        www.rideforpassion.com

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                        • #14
                          The 2013 R1200GS Review

                          Here is one of the first reviews of the new R1200GS from the recently concluded International Press Intro in South Africa


                          Launch: 2013 BMW R1200GS - Canada Moto Guide



                          Growing old is compulsory - growing up is optional
                          So many roads, So little time
                          RIDE for PASSION

                          See us & our global rides at:
                          www.rideforpassion.com

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