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    First year R1200GS with 6 spd trans?

    What was the first year of this model with the 6 speed tranny?
    Thank you.

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    so....the 2001 R1150GS was the first of the 6 speed GS's?

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    Yes, the 6 speed transmission came out with the K1200, R1100S and R1200C* models. It was adopted by the R1150 models as they appeared. 2001 sounds right for the R1150GS.

    The 6-speed in the R1200GS and other Hexheads is a totally different design.

    * The R1200C and K1200LT only got 5 gears, but it was the same transmission design
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    "The 6-speed in the R1200GS and other Hexheads is a totally different design."

    Subtle improvements or vastly redesigned / superior design?

    TY

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    Fundamentally different shifting operation. Non-sliding helical gears with shift wheels instead of sliding straight-cut gears. Quieter. Both designs have been very reliable, though.
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