2013 bmw f800gt

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

  1. Twinz

    Twinz Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Oddometer:
    542
    Location:
    VT
    My '94 R1100RS was number 80 in the US with a Mfg date of 3/93. John, I think the May '93 release date was worldwide, but not USA. I remember the GS was available in the US before the RS...but who really cares! You had a Beta RS as well, didn't you?
    #81
  2. jdiaz

    jdiaz .

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Oddometer:
    32,328
    Location:
    Flyover State
    I did, serial number 1323.....one of best bikes I've ever owned. Hardly a single issue with it.
    #82
  3. DFH

    DFH 270 deg crank

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    410
    Location:
    Adelaide, South Australia
    How can a bike built in March 1993 be a '94 R1100RS? The last new bike I bought was an old stock clearance bargain sold new two years after it was built but that doesn't make it two years younger! By that logic I can celebrate my 50th all over again this year:clap FWIW I was a photojourno on the Aus launch of the R1100RS & it was launched as a stand alone model. The Germans spun the line that the GS series would stay as two valve carb equipped bikes 'cos the likely owners of on/off road bikes shunned power, weight & complexity in favour of a bike that can be fixed with fence wire in the outback. Funny in hindsight.
    #83
  4. BuddingGeezer

    BuddingGeezer Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    233
    Location:
    Benton, AR
    I had a '87 BMW K100LT build date 3/86. I have a '91 Honda ST1100 build date 3/90:huh
    #84
  5. univibe88

    univibe88 Slidell4Life

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,407
    Location:
    Taxachusetts

    I agree!
    #85
  6. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Oddometer:
    18,343
    Location:
    Way Out There.
    I like it.

    :thumb

    [​IMG]
    #86
  7. DFH

    DFH 270 deg crank

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    410
    Location:
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Well to my eye it looks like you have a '86 K100LT & a '90 ST1100. Why call them a year younger than what they are?
    #87
  8. cug

    cug --

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,131
    Location:
    Sunny California
    That's why it's called a "model year", not a "build year". Same concept as "fiscal year" - you start one whenever the heck you want ...
    #88
  9. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,347
    Location:
    MCAS MIRAMAR
    I've got a F800ST. The changes between the St and the "GT" are so minuscule I'm not even sure why they even changed the name. A tiny stretch on the swingarm, lower fairing piece, and the system cases (which I'd like on my bike over the sport cases), and all of a sudden they have a new "model".
    #89
  10. 1LIFE2LIVE

    1LIFE2LIVE Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,089
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Read that its $13,190.00 for the GT with the Comfort and Safety Packages; personally looking forward to reading up on Real World test rides/reports and taking one of these of an extended demo ride.

    :1drink
    #90
  11. Luke_Warmwater

    Luke_Warmwater n00b

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Oddometer:
    3
    New to the forum. Hello all.

    Was reading this thread as I am currently wheeling and dealing on a F800GT at my local dealer. Bike is in the Toronto warehouse and is scheduled to arrive at the dealer before the end of this month. Bike is valencia orange. All Canadian models come standard with ABS and heated hand grips. The bike has the safety package, consisting of ESA, ASC and TPMS. It also has the comfort package, which includes the centre stand, on board computer and luggage mounts. We will also be ordering side cases and a top case for the bike.

    This bike will be for my wife, who is 5'6". We are ordering the bike with the low (30.9") seat. I quoted the previous post as I completely agree that this bike will appeal to female riders and those men of shorter stature. We do alot of touring and there is a real gap in the Canadian market when it comes to smaller, lighter touring bikes, especially those with ABS.

    More and more women are getting into riding. In my opinion, the industry (BMW excluded), needs to do more to meet the demands of female riders that want a proper touring bike.
    #91
  12. cls

    cls Long timer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,478
    Location:
    N GA
    I think the numbers bode well for anyone looking for efficiency and light(er) weight in a "real world" bike, except for the price. Even there, I'd pay it if the suspension was high quality and if the maintenance was reasonable, cost and time-wise. I still have my eyes open for this model. It could very well be the new "right bike" for me. Total story, though, the odds are against it. We'll see.
    #92
  13. Dust_

    Dust_ Adventure Dreamer

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Oddometer:
    184
    Location:
    Lisbon, Portugal
    I can't, for the life of me, understand why everyone says it's a "women's" bike... Why would a lightweight, mid-displacement tourer be a women's bike? I, for one, wouldn't shy away from it, no matter what it's percieved as :D
    #93
  14. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,347
    Location:
    MCAS MIRAMAR
    Cause this is 'Murcia. Real men ride Big bikes


    Sent from my iPhone
    #94
  15. Luke_Warmwater

    Luke_Warmwater n00b

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Oddometer:
    3
    Well, it's a done deal. The sticking point was the trade in value on my wife's Suzuki Bandit. I have some numbers for those of you that are interested.....

    MSRP price for F800GT built to Canadian specs with ABS and heated hand grips: $13,200.00 CDN.

    MSRP for bike as equipped with comfort and safety packages: $15,365.00 CDN (This includes freight/PDI/Documentation Fee and fresh mountain air in the tires)

    MSRP for side cases is $432.05 per case for a total of $864.10 CDN (c/w keyed alike lock cylinders)

    MSRP for 18 litre top case is $454.12 CDN (c/w keyed alike lock cylinder)

    I was able to negotiate discounts on these figures. In the end, with the trade in, it was less than I thought it would be. Look forwarding to taking delivery of it at the end of this month. I might have to order a tall seat so that I can ride it too! Sadly, with my height and girth, the image of an elephant on a tricycle comes to mind. :D

    :
    #95
  16. cls

    cls Long timer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,478
    Location:
    N GA
    I'd be interested in hearing a thorough, informed review when that time comes. If you'd be so kind, of course. I always like to hear it "straight from the horse's mouth." Whomever the horse may be...

    Congrats.
    #96
  17. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2006
    Oddometer:
    7,170
    Location:
    Croatia
    :lurk
    +1
    #97
  18. Luke_Warmwater

    Luke_Warmwater n00b

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Oddometer:
    3
    Will do. Hope to have the bike in the first or second week of February. Warehouse in Toronto won't release any of the F800GTs to dealers until January 31st. Then the bike has to make it's way over to the west coast where I live.
    #98
  19. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2003
    Oddometer:
    29,106
    Location:
    San Antonio, Tx
    Looks interesting, huh?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    :lurk
    #99
  20. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike Hey Rocky...........

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Oddometer:
    3,615
    Location:
    Everybody knows this is nowhere......
    I was disapointed...........And deck it out and your at 15 big ones