BMW R1300GS

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Re: BMW R1300GS

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Who the fuck is going to take a 25k bike off road?

It looks like one of those new Defenders.
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That is a gopping design - it is blocky, unappealing and looks like a truck
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Bigjawa wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 7:39 pm Who the fuck is going to take a 25k bike off road?

It looks like one of those new Defenders.
About as likely to go off-road, too.
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KungFooBob wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 4:22 pm Looks like an accident in a tupperware factory.
The appearance of the new BMW R1300GS Adventure is sure to attract attention,” Head of BMW Motorrad Development, Christof Lischka said. “Never before have seating comfort, ergonomics and wind and weather protection been so harmoniously combined with ... "

"Harmoniously"????

Oh - and it [almost] has cup holders - rubber covered flat areas on the tank.
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Its looks seem to be a bit familiar.....
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Whysub wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 10:03 pm Its looks seem to be a bit familiar.....
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Ah, yes, Bimota Mantra, isn't it? ;)

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Whysub wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 10:03 pm Its looks seem to be a bit familiar.....
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How very dare you.

I'd love an ES250!
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Not disrespecting the ES, but you can't deny there is a similarity
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I had to check that it wasn't April 1st.
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When the initial shock dies down it might do ok. I can see the 'Adventurer type' riders seeing it
as a two wheel Land Rover. I think the rugged looks will appeal .
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Mr. Dazzle wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 4:24 pm I thought that was an electric bike at first glance!

Obviously the exhaust somewhat pokes a hole in that observation. But the black cylinders are almost invisible and the big ally (?) panels made me think it has a massive battery.
Maybe they are visually prepping people for the moment BMW slip an electric motor into the GS - despite their recent corporate statements that they're not going to invest in leccie bikes.

Either that or they looked at the Pan America and thought "that's got styling cues we need to use".
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Add some panniers, and you've (almost) got this...

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My first bike, but should be red and blue. Nostalgia is great…2 stroke twin burbling in your ears, N Antrim coast road past White Park Bay…aahh. Smoke screen and smell.

I forgave it everything else.
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Wossname wrote: Mon Jul 15, 2024 9:54 am My first bike, but should be red and blue. Nostalgia is great…2 stroke twin burbling in your ears, N Antrim coast road past White Park Bay…aahh. Smoke screen and smell.

I forgave it everything else.
You'll still get smoke and smell up there, now it's from some badly remapped TDi Golf! 😁😁😁
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You can’t compare the foul stench of afterburner diesel with the sweet and heady aroma of 2 stroke, Shirley? Not to mention the soundscape….