2013 bmw f800gt

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by eakins, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. eakins

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  2. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    It is on the BMW and MOA website now.
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  3. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    What, no pics?

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    Only took what, six years of selling every ST with a set of risers and aftermarket screen before they figured it out? :lol3
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  4. Gryphon12

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    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???
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  5. dman

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    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
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  6. GB

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    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
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  7. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Saw a pic. This looks interesting.
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  8. Bugz

    Bugz Been here awhile

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    I like it. Finally like it should be.

    Hopefully it doesn't break down.
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  9. R27warrior

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

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

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    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
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  12. Lujo

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  13. redhededgreg

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    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.
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  14. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    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.
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  15. Curvesurfer

    Curvesurfer Been here awhile

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

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    Looks like a great middleweight tourer for those that dont need to pad their ego with extra CC they dont and can't use 98% of the time.
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  17. cug

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    It actually looks like the perfect successor to the '93 VFR750F I had in the 90s. Personally, I'd love to test ride the bike and I will very likely love it.

    To be honest: you have nailed it damned well with the quote above. Women don't need dick enlargers, that's why they make rational selections even on a topic as emotional as motorcycles. And the F800GT is the perfect example of a "sensible choice bike". From all I have seen I'd love to ride one.
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  18. sfrider300

    sfrider300 Been here awhile

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    My F800ST was the most sensible, and most boring bike I've ever owned. Finally decided that since I only go through life once, I wanted to feel like I was riding a motorcycle when that's what I was in fact doing. If I ever swing back from passion towards sensibility, the GT might top my list.

    Judging from the photos, looks like they may have increased the seat-to-footpeg distance. I felt this was the biggest weak point of the ST as a tourer . . . a true torture device for the knees.
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  19. Vertical C

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    [nevermind
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  20. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    A nice looking 800cc sport tourer with belt drive. Sounds a lot like what riders have been asking for.
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