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Thanks for the pics Mike,
Looking at it from the front it looks very narrow, and with the pegs as high as they are I'm thinking serious lean angles. I have no doubt this thing will out handle my RS, and be much more comfortable at the same time! I can't wait to see it next week at the NYC show.
 

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Tip over protection?

I own a 2003 K1200LT. I have had the misfortune of having the bike tip over twice standing still and once I totally lost it powering out of a turn (Its not a good idea to read your divorce papers and then jump on your bike all pissed off and its even more embarrasing doing it in a Hooters parking lot). The bike slid about 30 to 45 feet on the left side. I was sure that there would be major damage on that one.

I suffered a broken ankle but was pleasantly surprized to have almost NO damage on my bike. The bike slid on the centerstand and the tip over wings and slightly scuffed the trim moulding on the saddle bags.

When I look at the new GT (which I am seriously considering buying) I don't see any design thought given to tip overs. Can some one enlighten me about their experiece with the current (or now previous) generation K1200GT or the new K1200S. Did BMW design some protection into this new model that I am not seeing?
 

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Great Pictures Michael

Great detail on your pictures Michael. Best posted here since first pictures started arriving.
 

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Michael,

Thanks for sharing the pics. I can't wait for mine (in blue) to arrive in April!!!
 

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Separated at birth?

Hmm...I think I see the family resemblance...



 

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Great pictures Michael. Thanks for sharing. The more I look at this bike the more it appeals to me.
 

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I really can not figure out BMW

I really can not figure out the design group at BMW both cars and bikes. It is starting to seem that all there designs have a big back end. Maybe it is cutural, have the designers been spending too much time in the beer halls staring at the backends of the bar maids?
 

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Bitchin Looking Ride

Very aggressive look from straight on! Looks like the radiator flow through on each side panel should provide some additional airflow, looks like a screen is in place (Hard to tell). Is the oil cooler still located up high?

Like the tinted windshield...

Daryl
2004 K1200GT

P.S. Thinking I will definitely have to take her for a ride when the spring BMW sponsored rides at Moon Motor Sports are announced...
 

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Vince, the current K1200GT if tipped on the left side will suffer some scuff damage to the valve cover ( hard to fix ), the upper fairing wind guard and the side bag. I purchased some rubber protectors from BMW for the bags and the next time I found the bike rolling on its side, almost nothing noticable.
 

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Oil cooler clearly visible here in standard location

dlclark said:
Very aggressive look from straight on! Looks like the radiator flow through on each side panel should provide some additional airflow, looks like a screen is in place (Hard to tell). Is the oil cooler still located up high?

Like the tinted windshield...

Daryl
2004 K1200GT

P.S. Thinking I will definitely have to take her for a ride when the spring BMW sponsored rides at Moon Motor Sports are announced...
You can see from the picture by Michael Bense oil cooler in kidney shapped opening below light
http://www.michaelbense.de/k1200s/galerie/albums/k1200gt/K1200GT_Bruessel_04.jpg
 
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