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eakins 11-13-2012 10:37 AM

2013 bmw f800gt
 
BMW showed this at EICMA.

http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/...-ar137883.html
http://www.eicma.it/en/news/bmw-f-800-gt.htm

GAS GUY 11-13-2012 10:40 AM

It is on the BMW and MOA website now.

Grainbelt 11-13-2012 11:00 AM

What, no pics?

http://s1.aecdn.com/images/news/ente...ry-51795-7.jpg

http://s1.aecdn.com/images/news/gall...-medium_14.jpg


Only took what, six years of selling every ST with a set of risers and aftermarket screen before they figured it out? :lol3

Gryphon12 11-13-2012 11:32 AM

You're kidding right? It was supposed to be a simple, light SPORTtourer:

Good if not thrilling motor - check.
Belt drive - check.
Great fuel economy - check.
Relatively light weight - check.
Relatively nimble handling - check.
Canbus electrical system - err, maybe.
F800S with the Europe-only lower fairing panels - check.

F800ST - err, no check.

F800GT - a smaller, fuller tourer version of a 1200, with more complexity to go wrong? and a higher price tag on a bike that was already too expensive for its class? - not only no, but hell no!

Where is the promised Husqvarna 900cc SPORT tourer???

dman 11-13-2012 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grainbelt (Post 20035120)
Only took what, six years of selling every ST with a set of risers and aftermarket screen before they figured it out? :lol3

You mean all 10 of them? Sorry, couldn't resist .... but it seems like the F800 non-GS versions rank up there with the K1 and R1200C as rarities.

-dman

GB 11-13-2012 12:18 PM

:bore

Nothing but a warmed over 800ST... :snore

I had an ST as a loaner for 2 days.. It was on a very short list of bikes I tried and disliked immensely.

BMW needs to strike back at Triumph with half the K1600 motor.. an inline triple. :D

skysailor 11-13-2012 12:26 PM

F800gt?
 
Saw a pic. This looks interesting.

Bugz 11-13-2012 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GB (Post 20035702)
:bore

Nothing but a warmed over 800ST... :snore

I had an ST as a loaner for 2 days.. It was on a very short list of bikes I tried and disliked immensely.

BMW needs to strike back at Triumph with half the K1600 motor.. an inline triple. :D

I like it. Finally like it should be.

Hopefully it doesn't break down.

R27warrior 11-13-2012 01:36 PM

I like it too.. seems a worthy successor of the R1100RS.

Lujo 11-13-2012 05:16 PM

If I didn't already have my F800ST nicely set up, including with Jesse bags, this would be very tempting. :deal

Butters 11-13-2012 05:39 PM

The F800ST is on my shortlist of mid-weight sport tourers (along w/ VFR, Sprint), so this bike interests me. I wonder how long until I can find one on the used market for under $7K?:D

Lujo 11-13-2012 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Butters (Post 20037887)
The F800ST is on my shortlist of mid-weight sport tourers (along w/ VFR, Sprint), so this bike interests me. I wonder how long until I can find one on the used market for under $7K?:D

Got my '08 for ~ $7.5k 2 years ago with ~3k miles.

redhededgreg 11-13-2012 06:00 PM

To each thier own. Me, I still love my ST with stock windscreen and no bar risers-the new GT is distinctly unappealing to me in comparison. I did over 8000 miles on my ST in June '10 going coast to coast, around the Gaspe Peninsula and back. The new F-GT looks like a poor attempt to create a mini RT or K-GT. They've removed the 'sport' from a fine, light weight sport tourer.

Grainbelt 11-13-2012 06:05 PM

Every ST I've seen used, when I was looking, were either factory lowered for female riders or had huge windscreens and risers for the 'an RT is too expensive' crowd.

It was conceived as as SPORT tourer, but given that the S model lasted only one year here, and the ST sales have been poor, I think they'll have more success with this.

Maybe.

Curvesurfer 11-13-2012 06:38 PM

Price may be an issue, but for street riders this looks more capable than the F700GS....


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