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Uhhh, and to add to the great lies: I will love you and respect you in the morning, the check is in the mail, it's as good as done, you can depend on me, AND THE NEW GT/RT WILL BE SHOWN IN THE NETHERLANDS IN FEBRUARY 'O6.

C'mon Kjell, you're just trying to breathe some life into tired Miles and his vaporware forum. heh heh

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Kjell,

This is terrific news. Usually after the first leak, BMW then does regular updates; let's see what happens in the near future.

Looks like some of my kooky sources were basically correct with their information if you look at some of my "updates" on this forum both here and on the old site.

I sure was sceptical when told of hid lights, for instance. The rest seems pluasible since it already exists on other bikes. I'm now wondering about any change in the brake system; remember the rumor about the firm Continental Teves make the next generation system for BMW.

That rumor about using a, get this, more "tour" oriented transmission will also be interesting to see if it's true; i.e. removing the K-S tranny, and replacing it with the six speed one from the RT.

At this point we, need more, more info for the revitalization of the "Next Generation" forum. More pictures; weight discussed and reported on as well as a run-down on all the new features.

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Greetings, all. Great admirer of the current K1200GT. First post in the forum.

Can we assume this anticipated new generation model will have the same front suspension treatment as the recently introduced K1200R and S? Certainly makes for a longer bike.

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I hear that the new tranny will be completely silent and along with belt drive to keep streets clean like their upcoming 800......

Each new GT will come with noise repelling earplugs..... ;-)
 

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Miles_Miller said:
That rumor about using a, get this, more "tour" oriented transmission will also be interesting to see if it's true; i.e. removing the K-S tranny, and replacing it with the six speed one from the RT.

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I wonder if it'll be the RT transmission or the S transmission with different gear-sets. The whole idea behind the cassette tranny was the easy of change, but that'd have to hold true for the factory as well as the field. Lot of work on the transmission case to get it from longitudal to lateral as well.
Either way, I hope they put a shorter first gear in it.



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Rumours abound that during the NEC Motorcycle Show in Birminghan that BMW will be showing a new bike. Dealers are unsure as to whether this will be the F800 or (and most likely according to dealers) the new K1200GT.

Either way the show opens tomorrow (Friday 27th Oct) and I'll be attending next Tuesday; so not too long to wait now for me.
 

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The Official Photos of the BMW R1200GS Adventure

Could this be the new offering??

BMW have released the official photos of their new long distance motorcycle, the BMW R1200GS-Adventure motorcycle. This is the solidified version of their popular R1200GS motorcycle, and consists of an extra big gas tank, holding 33 liters, an extra high windscreen, cylinder and tank protectors, larger foot pegs and the break and gear selector are adjustable. The handlebars are adjustable as well. The hand protectors form part of the standard delivery.



The alternator has been beefed up to supply 720 W. The gearbox is "as-is" on the standard R1200GS. At order time you can select normal or off-road tires.

http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf
 

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Holy smoke (only expressive phrase I can think of at the moment) those folks over on the GS board are so excited about this new Adventure GS! And, for you guys on this thread, I can feel it; that new GS is just spectacular! Looks like more than a few will be trading their relatively new 12GS's on this new bike. And the thread went on for six pages - I read every post this morning. I love it when a group of motorcylist can get this excited about a new dream machine coming down the pike.

I'll bet as soon as we get the same range of hi-viz phots of the new GT we will run out of bandwidth on this little forum; maybe eclispsing the number of pictures and posts on the GS board this morning.

One of the reasons I went down the list of posts was to see if there was anything regarding a new brake system on this very new BMW motorcycle. Other than the fact that abs is an option, like it is for the slant-fours, there didn't seem to be anything suggesting a change to a new, non-servo abs brake system on the GS Adventure.

There are two rumors that I've floated on this forum that, frankly, I'm beginning to doubt. The first is the new brake system rumor. We'll see on that one. The other is a different tranny for the new GT. The tranny rumor comes from the dealer ranks; and sure, they'd like to see a smoother shifting tranny for the GT, but I'm betting now, BMW just massages the current one in the K-R and K-S. That might be good for us K-R and K-S riders since, maybe, any "improvement" can be adopted.

Hey, folks, thanks for sticking with us during the "nothing-out-there" phase for the new GT; and watch out for this forum to literally explode when the "official" photos streak across your screen!

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new GT

Interesting......no red color.....guess the reason is obvious....at least to me!
 

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no red of course

yep got to keep the red exclusive they do.
 

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Kjell,


That's the motorcycle show they postponed for a few weeks. Almost makes you think they did it to accomodate BMW for the roll-out of the new K-GT! <g>

Really curious to see what they did in developing this bike; probably because we've been talking about it for such a long period of time spanning two websites and countless posts. Kind of reminds me of the long wait (for a variety of reasons) on the K-S.

On a related note, it would also be interesting to see the total 2005 sales for the K-S as well as all the new generation Beemers to see if they are selling at a brisk rate.

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Sure Miles

And why not, could well be a question from The Bavarians..pls postpone....due time.
But Miles, the hype we all experiensed waiting of the coming K1200S, we simply will not have, and this due lack of 'teasers' that drove 'us' more or less crazy..
I am wondering how it would look like...but to have it said, never ever will I even consider trading the S for this one...
 

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never ever will I even consider trading the S for this one...
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Had an RS, had a GT, now have the S......I agree, the K-S is a benchmark bike. For me it's a keeper, too. It is interesting to me to see all the new generation motorcycles that spring from the "S" like the K-R and hopefully, soon the K-GT. Guess it's kind of a validation of sorts for the bike we choose to ride, the engine itself, as well as the nifty front suspension.

Well, there's one other reason for hoping the K-GT arrives soon - maybe we can keep John P. from jumping ship for the good ship Yamaha! If they do the retune right on the new K-GT you might not need an automatic transmission.

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LOCUS said:
Latest acc. BMW - Norway: Will be presented at The MILAN MOTOR SHOW, nov. 15-20, 2005.
From what we have been told from our sources, the F800S and the R1200S are going to be premiered in Milan.

The new K1200GT tentative plan has it being introduced in Spring '06 with no word on when it will be generally available.
 

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That jibes with my info. The GT will be announced to coincide with the Dealer Meeting that should occur in early 2006 (Jan or Feb) with a rollout to dealers in March (possibly April). The information that I have also says that the GT is actually ready for rollout NOW, but because of production limitations at the factory (i.e., other bikes on the production schedule), the GT was bumped in favor of the new R1200GS Adventure, the F800S, and the R1200S.

My source also tells me that the new F bike will probably NOT be seen in the US anytime soon -- An $11000 price tag puts this 800cc motorcycle out of the "acceptible" price range for US customers.

To BMWHP: I would love an opportunity to share rumors, so feel free to contact me via PM or email me at [email protected] and we can go over each other's notes.
 
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