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Old 11-01-2012, 06:24 AM   #1
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Talking BMW Unveils All-new, Liquid-cooled R 1200 GS
From 'Rider' magazine...

LINK>>http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-sto...&utm_campaign=

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:28 AM   #2
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One thing that's important to note is that the liquid cooling is very targeted to just the components that need it. Makes for a much lighter and more compact system.

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Old 11-01-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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I can't believe you beat him to the punch on posting about a new BMW.

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Old 11-01-2012, 09:49 AM   #4
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I can't believe you beat him to the punch on posting about a new BMW.
eh, it was all widely known a few weeks ago.

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Old 11-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #5
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I'm all for it, provided that BMW is doing their due diligence on reliability measures. The 1200 oilheads were good engines, but there have been some issues with other drivetrain components, and I fear that the mighty boxer GS's will start to lose their 'bulletproof workhorse' status. Time will tell... definitely sounds like a good idea on paper though.

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Old 11-01-2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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I can't believe you beat him to the punch on posting about a new BMW.
I thought the same thing! lol

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:02 AM   #7
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Actually Av posted on 10/2 about it. But anyway, as I said then, I'd wait for the 2014 or 15 model, let BMW sort all the issues out on the new build.

Plus some good deals on older non-watercooled GS's should be hitting the market soon

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:10 AM   #8
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One thing that's important to note is that the liquid cooling is very targeted to just the components that need it. Makes for a much lighter and more compact system.
Isn't that what every cooling system is designed to do?...

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Old 11-01-2012, 11:46 AM   #9
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Isn't that what every cooling system is designed to do?...
the difference is that this engine, being a boxer, still has substantial air cooling to certain components, those that have this don't get the water. In a normal watercooled engine, it simply takes a hell of a lot more water/cooling capacity.

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