Updated: New GS? Only a few more days before the truth is revealed but...
in the meantime found this...
Let's see how close to the real thing this is.
Looks like someone spilled the beans from BMW's jar.....
1st year of a new model from bmw?
don't think so.
see the 1600 forum
I have a early build 2005 1200gs and have had lots of problems
I have a 2005 1200gs with a 2004 November build date. The bike has had a total of 7 counterbalance shaft seals replaced, 3 engine output seals, 3 transmission inputs seals, one transmission output seal, clutch slave cylinder, and just had the front bearing of the counterbalance shaft replaced. Always a risk with a early build product.
Question: would you want a surgeon with very little experience to do your surgery. I would rather he get a few "miles" under his belt.
My main riding buddy has a the same bike with a October 2005 build date and has zero problems with his bike.