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2013 BMW R1200GS – your questions answered

This week’s edition of Motor Cycle News (30 Jan 2013) features a 7-page first test of the all-new BMW R1200GS, which was launched in South Africa last week. Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, was highly impressed by the new partially water-cooled all-roader, grab your copy now to read his thorough appraisal of the new bike. Adam invited your questions before the launch;...

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Jan 11

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snev says:


yeh :):):):):):) My mistake.

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Nov 03

Posts: 470

kl595 says:

I've always hated these bikes but I quite like this new model.

I wont be buying one though because just doesn't make any sense for the type of riding I do and for the money I would rather have a selection of bikes in the garage. A naked, a proper sports tourer and an off road bike or maybe a quad. I'm warming to quads these days. Apache make some great looking quads.


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Dec 04

Posts: 69

Jackspratt says:


Adam Child makes the following assumption about power and torque measurements: "which will be at the crank - not the back wheel.". I was led to believe that BMW always measure power and torque at the back wheel. In the same way that they weigh their bikes with fuel and ready to roll. They're not Japanese you know... I have a confession to make I have a 2011, dohc, BMW R1200r, which is meant to have about 110 bhp etc. Haven't dyno'd it so I can't confirm that. But I can absolutely confirm that it is at least two divisions above the Tiger that it replaced in terms of handling, power delivery, comfort/ergonomics and fuel efficiency. It's also a far better road bike than the GS, but MCN hate it. I can only suppose the reason they hate it is because it honestly is so good, and the only things they can slag it off for is being: "an unexciting old man's bike"; and "having no feel from the front end", learn to ride it there's loads of feel, and OK, see you over the really twisty roads in the Black Mountains... So if the new semi-watercooled engine is better than the one I have, all I can say is yes please. Don't knock it until you've had one on the rev limiter a few times...

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