Thread: 2013 bmw f800gt
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:59 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by Cortez View Post
I like this one.

But then again, I liked the ST too.
However, after my Ninja 650, I would have probably picked the F800R
this time 'round.

This would probably change my mind.
But.. if I had the money for a new one.. I'd probably end up getting the
Suzuki GSX1250FA and still have change left.
Too scared of maintainance costs.

A local magazine once did a comparo between the ninja 650r and f800st
re: running costs.. The regular maintenance was twice as expensive on
the 800 at our dealer compared to the 650R.

It was more expensive then any of the 1000-1300 ST bikes from Japan.

I'd like the weight and MPG figures of the F800 better tho.., but considering
the above, I'd probably have a cheaper running bike with the 1250 even with
50% more fuel used per mile.

Did they fix the engine on the F800?
There was quite a bit of them blowing up in 2006 or 2007 here, and
some sort of knocking issue.

a friend has put 24k on his f650gs without any problems as far as I know. service seems similar in cost to my v-strom, factoring in the longer service intervals maybe even cheaper. I won't know with my f8r until I hit 6k.
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