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Re: New info on R1200S, R1200GS Adventure, K1200GT, F800ST
- Subject: Re: New info on R1200S, R1200GS Adventure, K1200GT, F800ST
- From: emoto1@xxxxxxxxxxx (Bob MacFarland)
- Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 17:24:49 +0000
> Hello Clive,
> From: "Clive Liddell" <cliddell@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Wayne, Steve and all,
> > It seems to me that sanity has prevailed on the R1200S and, should this
> > simplified ABS system be offered on the RT I, for one, would probably
> > take
> > a closer look at or even a test drive on one. I am sure the bleeding
> > would
> > also be as easy as pie!
> > I would need to be convinced of the HOT weather heat management off the
> > oil
> > cooler to convince me to become serious though...
> Cycle Canada recently reviewed several of the best touring bikes around,
> namely the Honda ST1300, the Yamaha FJR1300, and the BMW R1200RT. Although
> all are world-class tourers, each with their own strengths and areas of
> desired improvement (according to each writer), the BMW came out as the
> clear winner (by a wide margin) when it came to hot weather heat management
> and how it affects the rider (or not).
Speaking as one who has put over 28,000 miles on an R1200GS, the heat management in the new hexhead motors is far superior to that in the prior generation of oilheads.
Stop and go in 90+ degree weather barely causes a rise in oil temp. The new system of dual oil pumps really works wonders.
I cannot address how the new R1200S manages heat in terms of affecting people, though.