New BMW R1250GS LC

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Went to an open day today to see and try the new variable valve 1250 today
    Handles the same as the 12's
    It has about 135 BH at the crank ( so about 120 at the back wheel )
    BUT, it is 10 kilos heavier
    They have have fiddled with the suspension and on its lowest setting I can actually flat foot the thing

    The engine is MUCH sweeter.. Unlike the previous models it does not rattle, and is so smooth it almost feels like an inline four.
    The TFT screen is bloody good.. An option on previous models, it seems like a standard fit now. ( though there are a few murmurs concerning its connectivity )

    Another innovation is for £300 extra you can have an SOS button fitted.
    When activated it connects with emergency services
     
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  2. Mikeco

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    Do BMW make motorhomes now?
     
  3. David and Sally

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    I was going but the weather here is dire.

    I am considering one to replace my K1600GLT but only if my wife can get on the ack with panniers fitted.

    I'll take a look at a quieter time.Looks interesting
     
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  5. drago35uk

    drago35uk Funster

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    Got to see it last Wednesday before the launch. I went to my local BMW dealer looking at newer GS and they took me into the back to see the new one. But ended up buying the 1200 exclusive
     
  6. LesW

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    Haven't worn out my 1150 yet..
     
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  7. Boringfrog

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    HP.....saucy variant.
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  8. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    That is the one we tried ! It is the Rally
     
  9. Stealaway

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    They have just introduced the shift cam engine. Two different cam profiles on the inlet valves. Clever and simple.
     
  10. ymfb

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    I’m waiting for the second generation GSA, probably in 12/18 months when they have fixed any issues.

    Not sure I’m keen on them changing from Brembos, I may change my luggage, not entirely happy with the aluminium OEM set that came with the 2016 GSA when new. I had to wrap them to cover up the spots presumably from salt corrosion, older ally luggage didn’t have that issue.
     
  11. RowleyBirkinQC

    RowleyBirkinQC Funster

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    Not orange enough for me, think I’ll stay with 158bhp at the crank, proper suspenders and 217kg dry weight on the 1290 Adv R.
     
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