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Wow! At least I'd look good on my way down to meet the guys at the hang out place - because this one I'd never dare to bring along to Mauretania or Malawi. Those of you who can and would: You'll probably have a great, comfortable journey on this one.
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Cheers Grant for a very informative post. I shall see it for myself tomorrow at the NEC in Birmingham (UK). (better leave my credit card at home)
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Everything.....but....
Does anyone actually know IF the petrol tank on this new GSA will also fit a 2004 R1200GS????
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It looks likely that will be the case, also the screen and the new side screens.
I'm also hoping the low seat from the 12GS will fit.
New panniers should fit 12GS, and 12GS panniers should fit 12GSA.

See http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56329 for more info

Each of the original pics was 5-6MB in size and I cropped and downsized
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I've now reworked all the originals and uploaded a series of zip files.
These contain pictures in their original size (over 3000 pixels wide),
so plenty of detail to zoom into. They've been carefully downsampled
to make them as small as possible typically 500kB) without losing detail.

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Trail shots (19 pics, 10M): http://www.infar.co.uk/tim/gs/12gsa-trail.zip

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Great news Grant!
BMW was allways a trend setter!
Hope the japanese can follow with a new generation of bikes that the regular biker can aford!
Any data on the total weigth of the SA with panniers?
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is it just me or is this bike total overkill ?
for half the money it would cost you to buy this, you could buy a new 650 dakar ,and use the money you have saved to travel to africa for several month,s or longer ,also it seem,s that you would need a degree in electronic,s to fix it when it break,s down , or a very large wallet to hand over to your bmw dealer ,not to mention a fork lift truck to pick it up when you drop it .
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is it just me or is this bike total overkill ?
for half the money it would cost you to buy this, you could buy a new 650 dakar ,and use the money you have saved to travel to africa for several month,s or longer ,also it seem,s that you would need a degree in electronic,s to fix it when it break,s down , or a very large wallet to hand over to your bmw dealer ,not to mention a fork lift truck to pick it up when you drop it .

I absolutely agree, with the reputation for unrelability the standard 1200 has only a fool would contemplate a trip to some out of the way destination without a motorad back up crew and diagnostic computer. Having said that, have BMW really designed the bike with a big trip in mind or is it more a bike to pose on.? LB.
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I remember the same discussions and arguments when the 1150GS and the KTM LC8 came to market, so I think it's more a religious question rather than a technical one. Not worth to discuss about :-)

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