Water cooled jacket ...............
.................... that has to be cool (every pun fully intended).
Anyway, this thread should be brought up to date with the official release of the BMW 1200GS in the UK last weekend; grapevine says that the initial batch are sold out here with delivery now scheduled for around May 2013.
This should lead to a glut of second hand earlier oilhead versions on to the dealer forecourts, just in time for the spring sales peak and for those who have always pined for one (even if secretly) but saying that they can't afford it!!
I wonder if this model will become known as the "waterhead"? It shouldn't since the water cooling jacket design doesn't cover the head?
More grapevine says that BMW Motorad provided 100 of these for the dealers to try them out in Maroc, with road tyres and AT tyres fitted for the different conditions - is there another manufacturer who goes to that extent for the launch of a new model?