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Birkenfelder 07-13-2013 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Acpantera (Post 40929)
Not to get off topic but, I have been lurking around GS forums to see what might be enstore for the next roadster. The one problem that has popped up more often than others is that the chassis may produce a head shake under certain conditions.
In this press release, I noticed that BMW is installing a steering damper. Pass the word to your GS friends.


...but both the GS and the R already have steering dampers. Can you provide a link to the press release? Thanks.

Eagle6 07-13-2013 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Birkenfelder (Post 40945)
...but both the GS and the R already have steering dampers. Can you provide a link to the press release? Thanks.

Same one that I quoted earlier.

BMW R 1200 GS.
As of model year 2014 the BMW R 1200 GS will be available with the following altered standard features and options:

The two modes "Rain" and "Road", along with ASC as standard.
New "Pro" mode with three additional riding modes "Dynamic", "Enduro" and "Enduro Pro", including harmonised ASC and ABS as an optional extra.
Dynamic ESA can now be ordered separately, independently of the riding modes.
The existing five modes are no longer available as an optional extra.
Steering damper as standard.
White-coated coil springs with the option Dynamic ESA
Altered features for the package options "Dynamic Performance", "Comfort" and "Touring".
All options can now be ordered separately except for the on-board computer Pro.

The price in Germany (applies from August 1st 2013) is 14,400
incl. 19 % VAT.

Acpantera 07-13-2013 10:20 AM

Read it off of WebBikeWorld. I know our bike has a damper, but the 2013 R1200gsw I'm pretty sure does not. Head shake was a hot topic for those guys.

Eagle6 07-13-2013 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Acpantera (Post 40961)
Read it off of WebBikeWorld. I know our bike has a damper, but the 2013 R1200gsw I'm pretty sure does not. Head shake was a hot topic for those guys.

Headshake is now on the back-burner. Gearbox/clutch problems are rife. Evidently major problems with clunking into gears and hard to get a neutral. Lots of angry GS owners on here

kana813 07-13-2013 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by cug (Post 40753)
"As of model year 2014 the paint finishes Sapphire black metallic and Magnesium beige metallic are no longer available for the BMW R 1200 R."

The dental plaque beige wasn't the most successful color I guess ... :p

And Sapphire black was available on the 30 year edition only anyways.

From here:

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/press...tem=node__6628

So, does that mean these colors will be available on the 2014s?

Sapphire Black Metallic / Alpine White
Montego Blue Metallic
Smoke Grey Metallic
Light Grey Metallic
Red Apple Metallic

Order in August 2013, delivery?

drDave 07-13-2013 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Eagle6 (Post 40993)
Headshake is now on the back-burner. Gearbox/clutch problems are rife. Evidently major problems with clunking into gears and hard to get a neutral. Lots of angry GS owners on here

hahahahahahaha. . .ugly inside and out. I wonder if all of those reflexively laudatory reviewers of the new model are eating their words. . .

Lawrence of Suburbia 07-13-2013 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Eagle6 (Post 40993)
Lots of angry GS owners on here

WOW! I read the entire thread - scary stuff! Hope the issues can be fixed before (if, more like it) the water-cooled motor is put into a new R down the track.

Erin - take the trouble to read the NZ court case taken by a BMW owner because of faults with his machine - he won. The entire transcript is well into the thread, but oh so interesting!


Lawrence of Suburbia

Outer Brisbane, SE Queensland, Australia

2012 R1200R: Montego Blue with ABS, ASC, ESA, RDC, OBC, Puig rear hugger, Stebel Magnum horn, Grip Puppies, ss oil-cooler guard, Abdeckring installed, Wunderlich ‘Trophy’ fairing.

drDave 07-13-2013 09:15 PM

I wonder if the K1600 GT sport is less porky looking than the current K1600? From the front angle that looks like a really cool bike. Almost the 6 cylinder roadster I was hoping that BMW would build.

kana813 07-13-2013 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by cug (Post 41113)
No.

Light Grey metallic and Montego Blue are the only ones for non-classic. Red and Smoke Grey were 2012 colors, not available on 2013 bikes, Sapphire black was available with the 90 Year Edition only.

Not much of a choice.

Guess I should try and find a good deal on a 90 Year Edition.

drDave 07-14-2013 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by cug (Post 41145)
I sat on a K1600GT today. That thing feels like it weighs a metric ton. Really not my thing. And to be clear: just before I got on that one, I was on a GS Adventure with a full tank which felt a lot lighter and easier to handle!

When my R was being serviced at the dealer I sat on their new K1600 and a lowered suspension GS. I thought that the K was much less top heavy than the GS, even though the K weighs more. The k felt like it had a lower center of gravity.

What I didn't like about the 1600 was the massive fairing that completely obscures the front wheel and makes it feel like you are riding a car with a hood. If the new fairing is narrower, with more front visibility, I would definitelywant to ride a demo


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