2009 vs. 2010 BMW F800GS - What is the difference? Anything besides Color?

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  1. PbAdvRider

    PbAdvRider PbAdvRider

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    Hello All,

    On the verge of selling my '00 R1150gs to buy a new F800gs and seeing 2009 and 2010 models available locally. Besides color (I don't care much about the color) does anyone know of a listing of the specific tweaks and changes from '09 to '10 (if any). Can't find anything on the BMW site of course and didn't' find anything here. Thanks
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  2. tempeturtle

    tempeturtle Adventurer

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    Good Question, I am looking for that answer also. My dealer has only a 2009 F800GS demo bike for sale. It has 3,100 miles on it and they are discounting it by $1,900. So the out the door price with tax, title, and License is $14,990 ($12,670 with out TTL). They added a bunch of options on it. It has ABS, computer, and heated grips.

    1. Comes with Street and Dirt tires
    2. Skid Plate
    3. Had Guards
    4. Crash Bars
    5. BMW top case (it is the one that expands for larger items if you need it)
    6. Center Stand
    7. Touring windscreen

    What do you guys think? Is it a good deal? Or should I wait for 2010 models.
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  3. PbAdvRider

    PbAdvRider PbAdvRider

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    Couple of comparable (from the web, so no arm twisting and obviously before title, tax, and the typical dealer shenanigans)

    2010 F800GS Orange for $13,395 with OBC, ABS, Heated grips, adn the fancy white turn indicators. See http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/machine/details.asp?ID=1750

    2010 F800GS White for $13,570 - same as above plus center stand but sans white indicators. See http://www.bmwofdenver.com/pre_owne...9K14K2009J10I11I43JAMQ3174R0&veh=1397104&nv=y

    Don't know the specs on the installed options of the used bike you are looking at, but if they are nice/desirable from your perspective it might be a fair deal (at least in the realm of BMW Motorcycles) - although you can get a "new" 2010 bike for less... might be a good negotiating point.
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  4. tempeturtle

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    When buying from a dealer you have to pay taxes, title, and license. Just know way around it. This is the shops demo bike so all of the parts listed are BMW parts that come with a warranty along with the bike. The warranty starts when I purchase the bike since it was a demo so the I get 36 months from the time of purchase and 39,100 miles. Seems like a good deal but I have not bought a new bike in a long time and I am always use to being able to haggle, does not seem like the case with BMW dealers.
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  5. PbAdvRider

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    Makes sense to me. Given that it isn't new, still worth a bit of haggling if only on principle... good luck and enjoy the bike should you get it.
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  6. dutch2004

    dutch2004 Dreaming the dream...zzz

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    Brake reservoir looks a bit different. I think that's about it. Hmm, orange.
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  7. PbAdvRider

    PbAdvRider PbAdvRider

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    So far not hearing a reason to go with a 2010 vs. a 2009 or even 2008. Yeah "orange" seems to be one of those hip colors that will soon be out of fashion, but I never seem to be in step with fashion anyway and find it easier not to give a damn.
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  8. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    You need to check your facts on the warranty. It really isn't a big deal but, since the bike has been put in to service, the warranty is tolling. The warranty begins at the time it is put in to service, not when you bought it. But, that could just be a CA thing. Regardless, check!

    There are no changes to the new 2010s other than color and they come with the latest software updates, etc.
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  9. comac90

    comac90 Rule #76

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    I'm in the same boat ... looking for a GS now. Those prices are $1k higher than MSRP on the BMW website ($12,500 for Standard pkg incls ABS, white turn signals, heated grips, and OBC ... center stand is $150). I wonder if there's that much demand in my old stomping grounds or if that's a mis-print.

    I looking for out-the-door at $12,500 with the standard pkg.
    T
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  10. tempeturtle

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    I will ask them about the warranty again... they did make a point of it when in the sales mode. I will defiantly get it in writting.

    So based on the prices listed above it might not be a bad deal. I will try and see if I can get anything more off.
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  11. macdarren

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    I don't want to HiJack the thread, but I am also looking for a F800GS. I want a 2009 because well, color does matter and I don't care for the new ones, I want the black and yellow. If anyone turns up a well cared for 09 with the standard comfort option (ABS and heated grips) Please post or drop me a PM. I am also interested if there were any real differences in the 09 vs 10, aside from the normal recall items fixed.

    Thanks
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  12. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Sounds exactly like the bike I bought! Except I got Jesse side cases instead of the BMW top case and didn't get the touring windscreen.

    So happy I got it!! :clap
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  13. JBruyet

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    As to the issue of haggling, when I bought my '09 800GS I tried to get the shop to budge but my salesman said that they wouldn't haggle. In a very courteous, friendly way (I wound up buying from them and still feel like I made the right choice) he let me know that the demand for the bike was so high that they knew it would sell at full price. I've kept in contact with my salesman and they have run out of the bikes a couple of times so far this year.

    FWIW,

    Joe B.
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  14. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    :huh I had topay $24,000 (cash, no credit) for a 2009 F800GS... :eek1
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  15. warski

    warski GRUMPY

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    What?

    Is it gold plated?

    I would have sold you mine for $23,000.
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  16. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Are those American dollars?..... If so you either got every accessory in the BMW and TT catalog or a very sore butt (lol couldn't resist sorry).
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  17. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    If you ship it to Venezuela, pay the duties and VAT, we have a deal... :evil

    Yup US$... Only got ABS, heated grips, Onboard computer and center stand. That's the cost of getting the bike imported from th U.S.

    Look at the bright side: I'll only pay $ 0.06 a gallon for premium gas, so by the time we've all logged 5,000 miles we will be even :rofl
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  18. macdarren

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    You need to find a way to ship fuel back to the US...you could mark it up 10x and sell every drop you can get in at $0.60 a gal
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  19. alexcorral

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    We can trade gas for bikes :clap

    It is actually ilegal to export gas from Venezuela, as these prices are below production costs and subsidized
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  20. NAZDirt

    NAZDirt Been here awhile

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    Buy that thing from Tom down there. I almost did but ended up getting a brand new one in stock form. Now I wish I had the add ons that one had since I am buying them anyways. Tell him to get you the deal he gave me!

    Matt
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