Up close the 1200GS
I’ve said this before an I am certain some that read this blog might think the same way…when getting a service or anything done to my bike I could sit at the dealer all day like I did yesterday. However, I ended up working from the dealer, making T Con calls, emails, you know work stuff but also walked around the showroom, had lunch with a fellow rider who has TONS of mileage on her 1200RT. I mean like over 200,000 KM on her 2004 bike.
Rusty the service manager is going to LOVE this…if you need anything at PACIFIC MOTORSPORTS
While wondering around I was once again drawn to the new Triumph Trophy but not because I want one….I am just amazed at how Triumph has slapped on their handle bar controls on this bike. Take a look at the above picture. For a bike that is not cheap, do you think for a second that a rider would believe Triumph meant to have these controls on this bike? I figure they built it and said, “OH Crap” we need controls and SLAPPED them on.
I mean really??? OEM controls should look integrated not clunky and chunky. Is it just me being picky or does Triumph need to improve this area? What rider can reach these? How big does their hand have to be? ;-)
The dash is OK looking and has basic infomatics
Wide view of the cockpit of the Triumph Trophy….what do you think? Nicer than the BMW? I wish I has xome pics a 1200RT and should have taken some of the BMW 1600 to compare but next time.
I had fun taking close up shots of the new H20 cooled 1200GS. My dealer has two in stock and I think potential buyers are hesitant to lay the cash down just yet. Perhaps waiting on more reviews on this “new” boxer engine? Waiting for the GSA version to come out? Not sure but they have not sold one yet. Other bikes are flying out the door though.
An ADV dash. Great location for the GPS and I hope one day BMW does add this adjustable shield to the F800 & 700. Seems logical that the entire GS family get some of the same OEM accessories. Also, again love the two piece seat set up on the 1200. Something I hope to see on the next version of the F800 & 700 with adjust-ability.
BMW added this toggle “switch” that is to be used with their Nav system. Really a Garmin 660 BMW style. I have been told it only works with the BMW Nav system to scroll through info on the GPS but I am sure someone will come up with a way to use this feature with regular GPS models.
Under the rear fender
Price tag for the GS version in Canada is….
2 radiators? Or one into 2 pieces?
Lot’s a fun things to look at on this bike
Good idea but as someone pointed out might have to get something to protect this valve.
My new Excel rim after denting mine on the Dual Sport BC Ride back in March 2013. Not sure how and when I did this but in the end I now have an upgraded rim that I sure hope I do not bend. RIMS are NOT cheap for bikes. But then again what is??? ;-)
That’s it for now. Sure hope I can stay away from my dealer because of maintenance issues or repairs for a while now. ;-)
Enjoy the SPRING for those coming out of the thaw. Keep the rubber side down and be safe out there!