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2013 BMW R1200GS revealed

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by Avboden, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Changes:

    New stiffer chassis, new subframe, mostly new engine, now watercooled (though not completely, it's still about 65% aircooled, uses just targeted component watercooling), two small radiators nicely hidden, up 15bhp to 125hp and up just a few ft/lbs to 92. 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.

    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. Yep it's getting the dynamic suspension system like the HP4.

    radially mounted Brembo Monobloc brake calipers at front and 2-piston floating caliper with enlarged brake disc at rear (Ø 276mm, previously 265mm).

    ABS is standard. Electronic cruise control. multiple adjustments in the seat, windshield and controls, LED headlight.








  2. DGA

    DGA Moderator Staff Member

    Meh...I wonder how heavy that pig is in its US market iteration.

  3. It gained 20 pounds from the last one.
  4. The best part is all the used, non-wc, GS's that will hit the market.
  5. Just when you thought they simple couldn't make it any uglier........
  6. Looks like a pile of garbage with a bow on it.
  7. Texasl

    Texasl Totally Charming Retired Moderator Staff Member

    Don't sugar coat it, boys. I'm sure that Av can take it. :mrgreen:
  8. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Moderator Staff Member

    I'll gladly take function over looks any day. It is a little too heavy, but still much lighter than yours! :nana
  9. I've been watching this for some time. Ya it gained 20 lbs but it also gained 20 HP. I'll probably get one late 2013. My 2010 GS is everything I've ever needed/wanted but I have a problem resisting shiny new things. My dealer is in Utah and they've been instructed to call me as soon as they get one.
  10. I would totally buy this, but I prefer my Brembo monoblocs to be polished with red lettering. That's a deal breaker for me.
  11. Mic

    Mic Retired

    Question is, where is that extra 20lbs located?

    One of the issues I did not like about the 1200GS is that it has a higher COG than its competition (KTM 990, Yamaha XT1200) and before someone like GS1200 or Av jumps on here and says "It's not noticeable" bullshit, it is very noticeable.

    Other than that, I actually like the look of it, and you know it will be a great machine. Shit, look at the number of guys with over 250k on their GS's.

    Most of you fucks probably don't even have that much mileage combined with riding+driving...
  12. I would guess the extra 20 pounds is mostly in the engine with the new case design, wet slipper clutch, etc. I doubt the watercooling added more than just a few pounds of it. Who knows though, any added weight is certainly concerning but I doubt BMW would have done it on this model unless it helps a lot more than it hurts.
  13. Unveiling of the Wet Hen ... er, Head.
  14. As with any new model from that company, I'll wait untill they work the kinks out (and there will be some). Maybe a '14 or '15 I'd consider.
  15. I'd guess the extra 20 pounds is in the additional volumes of owners manuals and tech bulletins.
  16. lol'd
  17. Pete, I totally agree with that, function over form is what I like as well. But some of thi styling (Or lack of) on this bike is ugly for ugly sake alone.

    Look at this bike...a BMW K850R
    it is not only functional but very pleasing to look at.
    Or how about this classic 1961 BMW...
    Again, functional but beautiful from any angle.
  18. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Moderator Staff Member

    Jeff, I have to agree! :)
  19. Looks better without the plastics...
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