Developing the new GS January 21, 2013 By Wes Siler Tweet The follow-up to BMW’s most successful motorcycle yet, the new, liquid-cooled 2013 BMW R1200GS had to be a thorough project. But how much effort really went in? The answer might surprise you. Send this article by email What is your name? Please indicate below the emails to which you want to send this article: Developing the new GS Enter one email per line. No more than 5 emails. Send Close Khali Awesome videos, now I want one of those supermotard R100GS…. Markkit Its no coincidence that the first comment was about the old R100GS and not the latest evolution advertized by the youtube movie. A movie filled with contrasts. I know I want my enduro to be as simple as possible, because the more parts you have the more parts can break (this is both annoying and expensive). I understand that form language is supposed to excite, but every generation GS has got busier and busier and goes further and further from the original adventure bike that Helge Pedersen dragged through the Darien Gap. Sure almost all GS consumers ride paved roads and don’t need ultra functional design, but lets leave the next generation GS with a little dignity and remove some unnecessary plastic please. http://www.facebook.com/dpatlak David Patlak Looks like this is going to be an awesome bike! The videos are well done, but am I the only one that can’t get the “Bad Lip Reading” videos out of my head when listening to the English dubs? How about some subtitles? (Or just leave it out for us Teutonophones!) orthorim Whyyyyyy post this? Don’t you know that these promo videos work really well on me? Now I want one… http://www.facebook.com/andrew.r.scott Andy Scott Very cool videos, and I thought I had my heart set on the big KTM……. http://www.facebook.com/julian.rita Julian Santa Rita Sorry Charley Boorman, Ewan says otherwise. roma258 The internet has spoken. This needs to happen! Not like Chris Tucker is super busy these days. Eric Shay I am almost glad that BMW shut down their F1 team to use the space for motorcycle development, the bikes as of late have been pretty monumental, technologically. owen Look at it being thrashed! Makes it look easy. Jonathan Noble Interesting, all the developers of this bike prefer to ride airheads. Markkit And more weight?