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2010 BMW R1200GS
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2010 BMW R1200GS
2010 BMW R1200GS

2010 BMW R1200GS
2010 BMW R1200GS

2010 BMW R1200GS
2010 BMW R1200GS

2010 BMW R1200GS
2010 BMW R1200GS

2010 BMW R1200GS
2010 BMW R1200GS

2010 BMW R1200GS
2010 BMW R1200GS

2010 BMW R1200GS
2010 BMW R1200GS

– 2010 BMW R1200GS

2010 BMW R1200GS

What a motorcycle. For some people it’s a universal tool which practically never fails them – whether on a local run, the daily journey to work or weekend trips with or without gravel passages. For others it’s a way of life – just the right machine for every tour, whether a one-week trip for two into local motorcycling territory or fulfilling the dream of a lifetime thousands of miles away from home. The “GS” is not just able to handle everything, it is actually built to do so. And in this synthesis of easy handling, supreme touring suitability, off-road potential and comfort for rider and pillion passenger, there’s simply no other motorcycle which does it better. That’s not just what we think: it’s the result of independent tests worldwide.

Yet the current version goes one step further still – with a level of 2-cylinder power which is unsurpassed, and not just within its own segment. The reason is the new DOHC engine*, which first displayed its impressive performance in the legendary HP2 Sport. For the R 1200 GS, torque was given higher priority than output in line with practical considerations. And you can feel it. 120 Nm at the peak at 6000 rpm is one thing, but the consistently higher level of torque in the relevant range up to 5000 rpm can be fully experienced. The output has been increased to 81 kW (110 bhp) at 7750 rpm. The supreme riding pleasure is underscored by a powerful sound from the new exhaust system with exhaust flap which will everyone will love. Together with the new paint finishes, a wide range of special equipment features such as the unique off-road ESA and ASC and extensive motorcycle fittings, there is virtually no situation in which the R 1200 GS doesn’t fit perfectly. And that applies to all riders – so take a test ride now!?

* DOHC = Double Overhead Camshaft, two overhead camshafts per cylinder

 

The new BMW R1200GS is one of a kind. An unstoppable machine that offers unlimited freedom to the rider. It is equally serene on tarmac and rough terrain alike – so now the only restriction on your touring is how homesick you get. It features an upgraded drive train, an even more expressive design, and, for the first time, the Enduro ESA suspension option. The BMW R1200GS – because even the most free of spirits need something to rely on.

 

The 2010 model year R 1200 GS features a new updated boxer engine which gives you more torque at lower revs, improved responses and better acceleration across the rev range. The two-cylinder DOHC (Double overhead camshaft) engine delivers 120 Nm at 6000 rpm, and output has been increased to 110hp at 7750 rpm.


 

 

Features and Specifications

The main features of the new BMW R 1200 GS and the
new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure at a glance:


– New, even more dynamic drivetrain now with two overhead camshafts per cylinder and valves in radial arrangement.
– Increase in engine output by 5 per cent to 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm and maximum torque to 120 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.
– Increase in maximum engine speed from 8,000 to 8,500 rpm with an even wider range of useful engine speed.
– Signifi cantly better acceleration, torque and pulling power.
– Electronically controlled exhaust fl ap for even more muscular sound.
– Colour variants of the R 1200 GS: Alpine White non-metallic, Magma Red non-metallic, Ostra Grey matt metallic, Sapphire Black metallic.
– Colour variants of the R 1200 GS Adventure: Smoke Grey matt metallic, Brilliant Yellow metallic.
– Optional extras and accessories tailored to each model with BMW’s usual high level of quality.
– New additional headlight in LED technology for the R 1200 GS (accessory).
New, even more powerful drivetrain with extra torque for even
greater driving dynamics both onroad and offroad.

Introducing the new BMW R 1200 GS and the new R 1200 GS Adventure, BMW Motorrad is opening up yet another chapter in the story of highly successful GS models which, for almost three decades, have been the epitome
of the large-capacity grand touring enduro.

Moving on from the former generation of the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure, which already offered supreme power and performance as well as a very broad range of practical riding qualities for long tours combined with supreme pleasure on winding country and mountain roads, BMW Motorrad is now enhancing this standard, as impressive as it already is, to an even higher level.

In its construction principle and fundamental layout, the new fl at-twin power unit is the same as the DOHC engine on the BMW HP2 Sport. But marking the new generation, the engine has been carefully updated and optimised for the R 1200 GS and the R 1200 GS Adventure, tailored to the specifi c requirements
of a grand touring enduro.

With the 1,170-cc Boxer engine on the former models already ensuring supreme power under all conditions and in all situations, the new R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure have even more to offer in virtually every respect:
Delivering maximum output of 110 hp, reaching top engine speed up by 500 to 8,500 rpm, and with an even broader range of engine speed, the new GS models are even more dynamic, powerful and muscular in terms of both torque and acceleration throughout the entire speed range, thus setting the standard once again for the grand touring enduro also in terms of riding dynamics.
New DOHC cylinder heads for even more effi cient cylinder charge.
Designed and built from the start for higher engine speed, the new fl at-twin power unit in the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure, like the power unit featured in the BMW HP2 Sport, comes with two overhead, chain-driven camshafts (DOHC) per cylinder. The valves are operated by very light rocker arms able to cope with even very high engine speeds through their low weight alone. Radial arrangement of the four valves is ensured by the very compact combustion chambers. Like on the former models, the fuel/air mixture is ignited by two spark plugs (HP2 Sport: one spark plug), and the compression ratio of 12.0:1 is also the same as before.

Thanks to efficient knock control, both models are able to run on premium (plus) fuel with an octane rating of 95-98 RON (maximum output is measured at 98 RON). Under certain conditions there may be a very small loss of torque and a slight increase in fuel consumption as soon as knock control cuts in. On long tours where the rider might be required to use inferior fuel, the engine may also run on 91 RON regular fuel, using specific running data available as special equipment free of charge straight from the factory.

Horizontal arrangement of the camshafts in the direction of travel gives the new fl at-twin power unit two particular technical features: Each camshaft controls one intake and exhaust valve and, due to the radial arrangement of
the valves, the cams come with a conical profi le. To increase both output and torque, gas throughput has been increased throughout the entire speed range by increasing valve plate diameter over the former models from 36 to 39 millimetres (1.42–1.54″) on the intake side and 31 to 33 millimetres (1.22–1.30″) on the exhaust side.

Intake and exhaust timing on the two camshafts has been optimised in particular for supreme power at low and medium engine speeds and for even faster, free-revving engine performance throughout the entire range. To increase the free valve cross-section, valve lift is up by 10.54 mm (0.415″) on the intake and 9.26 mm (0.365″) on the exhaust side to 10.8 mm (0.425″) on both sides. Valve clearance is compensated by light semi-hemispherical shims.

More power and extra torque throughout the entire speed range.

The existing ratio of bore and stroke of 101:73 millimetres (3.98 : 2.87″) remains the same as before, as does the engine’s cubic capacity of 1,170 cc. Other features likewise carried over from the former power unit are the crankshafts and connecting rods as well as their mounts and bearings, while the two new
cast-aluminium pistons have been re-designed to match the change in combustion chamber geometry.

Interacting with the upgraded intake system now featuring black instead of silver throttle butterfly manifolds as on the former models measuring 50 mm (1.97″) instead of formerly 47 mm (1.85″) (HP2 Sport: 52 mm/2.05″) opening clearance and with newly designed intake air funnels and an air filter element with higher throughput, the engine now develops maximum output of 81 kW/110 PS at 7,750 rpm and peak torque of 120 Nm/88 lb-ft at 6,000 rpm. An oil cooler
ensures stable thermal conditions even when riding to the extreme.

In all, the modifi cations to the drivetrain provide a signifi cantly more homogeneous
fl ow of power and torque throughout the entire speed range. In this process
of technical development, the engines now feature magnesium-coloured
cylinder head covers with two instead of formerly four fastening bolts and come
in new, even more dynamic design. A valve cover guard made of aluminium
or plastic as well as a chrome-plated aluminium cylinder head cover may be
retrofitted as special equipment.

Electronically controlled exhaust fl ap for even more muscular sound.
Moving on to the exhaust system, the two manifolds are the same as before in
their design, length and diameter, while a modifi ed interference pipe caters for
the change in vibration conditions in the exhaust system.

Featuring an exhaust fl ap controlled by an electric motor as well as opening
and closing cables, both the new BMW R 1200 GS and the new R 1200 GS
Adventure provide a particularly throaty boxer sound naturally in full compliance
with legal standards. And to reduce ram pressure and improve the sound of the
engine even further, the rear silencer remaining the same in design as on the
former models comes with a completely new interior structure.

Ideal transmission of power through six-speed gearbox and drive shaft.
Power is transmitted as before by the proven six-speed gearbox with larger
bearing diameters and a modifi ed distance between the individual shafts already
upgraded technically for the 2008 model year. In the process the gear ratios
were once again adjusted and the secondary transmission has been modifi ed
from i = 2.82 to i = 2.91.

In conjunction with the new, even more powerful engine, this once again
means signifi cantly more torque and pulling force throughout the entire range
of engine speed.

The new R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure also benefi t from optimised
shift kinematics with an optimised power/travel curve for precise gearshift and
clear feedback at all times.

The maintenance-free drive shaft to the rear wheel also remains unchanged,
relieving the rider of annoying and time-consuming maintenance requirements
particularly on long tours.

Proven running gear and high-performance brakes with Integral ABS.
Like their predecessors, the new R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure offer an
almost perfect synthesis of offroad and onroad riding qualities. As in the past,
the stiff and torsionally-resistant suspension, front wheel guidance with the
unique BMW Telelever, and the rear wheel incorporating the BMW Paralever
guarantee fi rst-class and absolutely safe riding qualities also with the new
engine offering even more power and torque.

In conjunction with optional BMW Motorrad Integral ABS, extremely powerful
brakes serve additionally to provide maximum safety even in critical situations.
Optimum environmental compatibility, fi nally, is ensured also on the new boxer
engine through the most advanced exhaust gas management with a fullycontrolled
three-way catalytic converter.

Enduro ESA as special equipment for optimum electronic adjustment
of the running gear for every purpose.

Designed and built for the specifi c requirements of a grand touring enduro, Enduro
ESA Electronic Suspension Adjustment available also on the latest version of
the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure as an optional extra straight from the
factory allows adjustment of the running gear under all kinds of running conditions
and with virtually any load level, simply by pressing a button. An important feature
is that Enduro ESA offers both an onroad and offroad mode within which the
rider, choosing specifi c settings for the spring base and damping, is able to adjust
the suspension even more precisely to specifi c needs and requirements.

As usual, Enduro ESA meets the particular requirements made of a grand touring
enduro by additional electrohydraulic adjustment of the spring base on the front
spring strut. When riding offroad, this ensures a far smoother ride without the
wheel breaking through, and without the disadvantages otherwise experienced
onroad such as shorter negative spring travel or greater seat height.
Optimum ergonomics and even more practical features.

Made of a heat-treated aluminium tube, the high-quality and sophisticated
handlebar, interacting with two asymmetrically mounted clamps turning by
up to 180o, as on the HP2 Enduro Sports, may be fitted in two ergonomically
different positions. While the rear handlebar position for riding onroad and in
less demanding terrain ensures optimum ergonomics particularly for the shorter
rider, the front handlebar position offers advantages in particular when standing
up on the machine in rough terrain.

The hand protectors available as special equipment for the R 1200 GS are
fitted as standard straight from the factory on the R 1200 GS Adventure. In the
process of technically upgrading the successful R 1200 GS models, the instrument
cluster has received a new dial in new design. And last but not least, the
windshield now comes with larger hand-bolts with even better grip for adjusting
its position with greater ease.


Optional extras and accessories tailored to both the rider and the
machine.

As a genuine, fully-fl edged systems supplier, BMW Motorrad has developed a
wide range of optional extras and special equipment for further customisation of
the new R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure. One particularly important new
feature is the additional headlights in LED technology.

Optional extras come directly from the factory and are fitted during production
at the Berlin Plant, accessories and special equipment are fitted subsequently
by the BMW Motorcycle Dealer.

 

Optional Extras.
– Enduro ESA.
– BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (semi-integral, on-demand).
– RDC.
– ASC.
– Exhaust system chrome-plated.
– Heated handles.
– Hand protectors (Adventure: standard).
– Case holder (Adventure: case support for aluminium case).
– Cross-spoke wheels (Adventure: standard).
– On-board computer with oil level warning.
– Low rider’s seat (R 1200 GS).
– Lowered suspension (R 1200 GS).
– Anti-theft warning system with remote control.
– LED direction indicators.
– Offroad tyres (Adventure).
– Enduro transmission (short fi rst gear) (Adventure).
– Additional halogen headlight (Adventure).
– Power reduced to 98 hp.
– 91 RON.

Special Equipment.
Cases.
– Vario case (GS) / aluminium case (Adventure).
– Case holder (GS) / case support for aluminium case (Adventure).*
– Vario Topcase (GS) / Aluminium Topcase (Adventure).
– Topcase fastening elements replacing passenger seat (R 1200 GS).
– Topcase support.
– Inner bags for vario and aluminium case/Topcase.
– Back padding for vario and aluminium Topcase.
– Carrier handle for aluminium case.
– Watertight tank bag.
– Watertight tank bag, small (R 1200 GS).
– Softbag 2, large, 51 litres.
– Softbag 2, small, 19 litres.

Design.
– Cylinder head covers chrome-plated.
– Wheel cover, front, in carbon.
– Splashguard, rear, in carbon.
– HP Carbon cover for engine housing.
– Headlight protector (for offroad use only).
– Cap for Telelever and fork bridge.
– Additional LED headlight.
– Holder for additional headlight.
– LED direction indicators.*
Sound.
– Akrapoviæ sports muffl er.

Ergonomics and Comfort.
– Windshield, tinted.
– Wide enduro footrests (Adventure: standard).
– Adjustable footbrake lever (Adventure: standard).
– Handlebar cross reinforcement.
– Padding for handlebar cross reinforcement.
– Rider’s seat, low (820 mm/32.3″) in Black* or Grey (R 1200 GS).
– Rider’s seat, Grey (R 1200 GS).
– Additional power socket.
– Heated handles.*
Navigation and Communication.
– BMW Motorrad Navigator IV.
– Holder for BMW Motorrad Navigator.
– Navigator function bag.
Safety.
– Hand protectors (Adventure: standard).*
– Spoiler guards, large, for hand protectors.
– Aluminium cylinder head cover protection (Adventure: standard).
– Plastic cylinder head cover protection.
– Engine protection hoop (R 1200 GS).
– Enduro underfl oor protection, aluminium.
– Frame guard.
– Safety bolts for oil fi ller manifold.
– Anti-theft warning system with remote control.*

Maintenance and Technical Equipment.
– Reduction in power to 98 hp.*
– Paddock stand.
– On-board toolkit/service kit.
– LED light for on-board power socket, 410 millimetres/16.1″.

 

Standard Equipment:
White Turn Indicators
Adjustable Windshield
Closed-Loop 3-way Catalytic Converter
Centre Stand
Heated Grips
Rider Information Display
Luggage rack

Available Equipment:
Anti-Theft Alarm system
Cross Spoked wheels
Low Seat – 820 mm
Lowering Kit (790 mm)


Safety Package:
Tire Pressure Control
Automatic Stability Control
ABS Brakes

Equipment Package 1:
On Board Computer
Hand Protectors
Luggage Brackets

Equipment Package 2:
Chromed Exhaust
Electronic Suspension Adjustment
On Board Computer
Hand Protectors
Luggage Brackets

 

 

 

 

2010 BMW R1200GS – USA Specifications
USA MSRP: TBA USD

Engine

Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke engine, two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft

Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm

Capacity 1,170 cc

Rated output 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm

Max. torque 120 Nm at 6,000 rpm

Compression ratio 12.0 : 1

Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition

Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed over 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4.3 l

Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.5 l

Fuel type Unleaded super and premium, octane number 95-98 (RON) (knock sensor; rated output at 98 RON); optional extra 91 (RON) available

Electrical system

Alternator three-phase alternator 720 W

Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated

Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth

Drive Shaft drive



Chassis / brakes

Frame Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load- bearing engine-gearbox unit

Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut, spring preload with 5-position mechanical adjustment

Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel front / rear 190 mm / 200 mm

Wheelbase 1,507 mm

Castor 101 mm

Steering head angle 64.3°

Wheels Cast aluminium wheels

Rim, front 2.50 x 19″

Rim, rear 4.00 x 17″

Tyres, front 110/80 R 19

Tyres, rear 150/70 R 17

Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers

Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper

ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off

Dimensions / weights

Length 2,210 mm

Width (incl. mirrors) 915 mm

Height (excl. mirrors) 1,450 mm

Seat height, unladen weight 850 / 870 mm (low seat 820 mm, lowered suspension 790 mm)

Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,890 / 1,940 mm (low seat 1,820 mm, lowered suspension 1,760 mm)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 229 kg

Dry weight 2) 203 kg

Permitted total weight 440 kg

Payload (with standard equipment) 211 kg

Usable tank volume 20 l

Reserve approx 4.0 l

Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)


1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
2) Unladen weight without fluids


 


 

2010 BMW R1200GS – Canada Specifications
Canada MSRP: $17,400 CDN

ENGINE
Type Air/oil-cooled fl at twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke,
one camshaft and four valves per
cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore / stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 cc
Rated output 77 kW (105 hp) at 7,500/rpm
Max. torque 115 Nm at 5,750/rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1

Mixture control /engine management
Electronic intake pipe injection/BMS-K
digital engine management with overrun
fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

PERFORMANCE / FUEL CONSUMPTION
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
4.3 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
5.5 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95
(RON), automatic knock control permits
operation with minimum octane
number 91 (RON).

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Alternator Three-phase alternator 720 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free

POWER TRANSMISSION
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive

CHASSIS / BRAKES
Frame Two-section frame consisting of
front and rear sections, load- bearing
engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut, spring pre-load with 5-position mechanical adjustment
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring preload hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel, front / rear 190 mm / 200 mm
Wheelbase 1,507 mm
Castor 101 mm
Steering head angle 64.3°
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim, front 2.50 x 19″
Rim, rear 4.00 x 17″
Tyre, front 110/80 R 19
Tyre, rear 150/70 R 17
Brake, front Twin disc, fl oating brake discs, 305 mm diameter, four-piston fi xed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, doublepiston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS (part-integral), can be switched off

DIMENSIONS / WEIGHTS
Seat height 850 / 870 mm
Inner leg curve 1,890 / 1,940 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled1)
229 kg
Dry weight2) 203 kg
Permitted total weight 440 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 211 kg
Usable tank volume 20.0 l
Reserve approx. 4.0 l
Length 2,210 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,450 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 930 mm

 

 

2010 BMW R1200GS – UK Specifications
UK MSRP: £TBC

Engine
Type Air/oil-cooled flat twin (‘Boxer’) 4-stroke, one camshaft and four valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
Bore x stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Capacity 1,170 ccm
Rated output 77 kW (105 hp) at 7,500/rpm
Max. torque 115 Nm at 5,750/rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection/BMS-K digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off, twin spark ignition
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 4.3 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.5 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, octane number 95 (RON), automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 91 (RON).
Electrical System
Alternator three-phase alternator 720 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Single dry plate clutch, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Drive Shaft drive

Chassis / brakes
Frame Two-section frame consisting of front and rear sections, load- bearing engine-gearbox unit
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut, spring pre-load with 5-position mechanical adjustment
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; WAD strut (travel-related damping), spring preload hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 190 mm / 200 mm
Wheelbase 1,507 mm
Castor 101 mm
Steering head angle 64.3°
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim, Front 2.50 x 19″
Rim, rear 4.00 x 17″
Tyre, front 110/80 R 19
Tyre, rear 150/70 R 17
Brake, front Twin disc, floating brake discs, 305 mm diameter, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral), can be switched off

Dimensions / weights
Length 2,210 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 935 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,450 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 850 / 870 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,890 / 1,940 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 229 kg
Dry weight 203 kg
Permitted total weight 440 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 211 kg
Usable tank volume 20.0 l
Reserve approx 4.0 l

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