2013 bmw f800gt

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

  1. Dust_

    Dust_ Adventure Dreamer

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    God I wish to see that one live (the bike, not the girl!!!):rofl
  2. DSLPWR

    DSLPWR DSLPWR

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    I suspect most of you have this information, but figured I'd post just in case. I'm doing some research to determine if bike fits the bill, so to speak.

    Figured if I were wondering, someone else might, too. Depending on what I find elsewhere, I might make some updates.
    Please note, there are a lot of holes in here - prices missing, some labor costs not included, etc. That said, I figured it was better than nothing.

    Best,

    DSLPWR




    Basic Motorcycle Equipment Notes, US Specs MSRP
    Stated Pricing $11,890.00
    Dest. Charge $495.00
    $11,890 + $1,300 (Safety/Comfort) = $13,190
    $13,190 + $495 (Trans) = $13,685
    $13,685 + $179 (Dlr Doc Fee) = $13,854
    Total $13,854

    Option List Equipment Notes MSRP
    Valencia=NB4 / Black = 964 / White = NB5
    Automatic Stability Control (ASC) Option 650 $400
    Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) Option 416 $350
    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Option 530 $250
    Safety package: (ASC, ESA and TPM) Option 430 (component savings of $205) $795

    Seat, STD: 31.5in/arc length: 72.2in N/C
    Seat, low: 30.9in, arc length: 70.3in
    Seat, extra low: 30.1 inches, arc length: 69.1in Option 774
    Comfort seat: 32.3in, arc length: 73.1in Option 775 $463.95
    Comfort seat, high: 33.3in, arc length: TBD
    Heated grips Option 519
    On Board Computer Option 539
    LED Indicators $45.25 per side $90.50
    Center stand Option 636 $175.00
    LED Rear Light Wiring Harness, $19.41 / Adapter Set, $25 $190.45
    Spray Guard $34.00
    Anti-Theft System Option 603 / Bracket, $6.34 $278.59
    Navigator IV
    Side-case Mounts Option 681
    Hard Cases Each, $826 total $412.95
    Hard Case Liners
    Top Case Locks, case/top - $58.71, Backrest, $89.50 $471.95
    Top Case Liner
    Tank Bag
    Tank Bag Vario Insert
    Akrapovič sports silencer (3.7 lbs saved)
    Tinted Windshield
    Comfort package (on-board computer, heated grips side-case mounts and
    centerstand) Option 431, Component savings for $365 $505
    Toolkit $217.63
  3. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    FWIW, The Radiant Valencia Orange looks sort of like tomato bisque in person in sunlight. Not in a bad way, but it sure as hell ain't red and it clearly isn't orange, either.

    If you don't know what tomato bisque looks like, you're missing out. You probably don't belong on a BMW either :rofl
  4. BSUCardinalfan

    BSUCardinalfan Been here awhile

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    she is obviously jealous that my wife is taking my picture and she can't hop on the back with me! :rofl
  5. Anteraan

    Anteraan Been here awhile

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    /golfclap
  6. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    I've ridden an F800ST since 2008.

    It's been solid and problem free.

    I use it mostly for commuting and weekend riding. I get very good gas mileage. I don't get the argument that it's underpowered. It's not going to peel your face off, but it's got a 0-60 time of around 3 seconds, and tops out upwards of 130 mph. If you know its powerband it is capable of being very quick. It's light and easy to throw around.

    Maintenance on the bike is fairly easy and affordable. It's a very livable bike, and suits my riding style and demands well. I've done many 500+ mile days, and I've never been uncomfortable.

    I'm getting older so I'll probably add risers to it, and if the GT windshield has the same hole pattern, I'll probably give one a try on my ST.
  7. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    I was hoping you'd post in this thread.

    :thumb
  8. BSUCardinalfan

    BSUCardinalfan Been here awhile

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    what kind of mileage do you get? (other than 'very good')

    I'm genuinely interested in this bike. although I wasn't a fan of this motor on the f800r, it might make more sense to me here.
  9. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    I pulled down a 67 MPG average up in the Ozarks. Around town I get between 50 and 55 mpg just cruising back and forth to work and local meets.

    On the interstate it largely depends on wind. Even with light headwind I see MPGs drop into the mid/high 40s but with no wind I can get about 55 MPG at 70 MPH. With a light tailwind I"ve seen 60MPG at 80+. It's really a pretty amazingly fuel efficient engine but the bike is very effected (MPG wise) by winds.

    I've never hadthe bike return a sub 45MPG figure no matter the wind.
  10. Lujo

    Lujo Long timer

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    FYI - my average (across fill-ups) mpg per tank on the F800ST is 49.9 over 13k miles. For comparison, my average on the R1150GS Adv over 50k miles is 35.8.
  11. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    It very much depends on the riding.

    I get my best mileage on secondary highways. Even though I'm frequently changing gears and speed. On 10% ethanol I get 55 to 60. If I can find the unadulterated stuff I get 65 pretty consistently.

    My worst mileage is long stretches of high speed interstate maintaining 70+ mph. I average about 50.Like jeep... said. Wind affects the mileage a great deal.
  12. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    Well, a man can't spend his whole life in the Flea Market.
  13. Anteraan

    Anteraan Been here awhile

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    Saw one of these at the International Motorcycle Show yesterday, and liked it a lot. I'm thinking light/middleweight sport-tourer for my next bike, and it was down to this and the CBR500R (if I could get hard bags on it). From seeing both up close, the BMW looks to offer much better wind protection, a better riding position for me, way better peak power & torque, and fuel economy that is on par with what I expect from the 500. On top of that, it is a little larger bike (I'm 6'2", 35" inseam) AND it has what I consider standard switchgear. On the 500 (just like the 700's), Honda's brilliant engineers decided the horn and turn signals should switch (no pun intended) places. I find this fascinating since the CBR250, CB1100, Wing, and Fury that were on display all had the horn below (where it should be, imo).

    I was all prepared to ride my trusty N250 another year to save up some extra cash for this thing, then I found BMW's 3asy Ride plan. I have an offer to ride one in the spring, so once the weather turns here, I will put the F800GT through its paces. If I dig it, I'll get it.

    Can't wait for warmer weather....
  14. Krickett

    Krickett n00b

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    I just bought the white one on Monday. Haven't taken possession of it yet, I have to trailer my '07 ST to the dealership for the trade in. I've put 36,000 miles on the ST with very few problems. My main complaints were all the issues fixed in the GT so I'm hopeful I'll be pretty happy with it. We've still got about 2 feet of snow that has to melt before I can do any riding so I'm really hoping for an early spring! Most of the miles were spend traveling all over the country following my boyfriend on his FJR1300. I keep up pretty well except for when he gets crazy... Then he waits for me to catch up!
  15. BSUCardinalfan

    BSUCardinalfan Been here awhile

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    Pictures! I haven't seen a white one yet!
  16. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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    I saw this one at Gulf Coast Motorcycle in Houston, a couple weeks back.

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    nlp
  17. 10/10ths

    10/10ths Road Trip Fool

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    ...I like it a lot, except I'm such an old fart now, I'd want some bar risers and a bigger shield.

    I am curious about the tank range.
  18. Tripletreat

    Tripletreat Been here awhile

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    "Maintenance on the bike is fairly easy and affordable."
    If the A&S BMW parts fiche is to be believed, the final drive belt on these 800cc twins is well north of $400US. :eek1
    Am I the only one who is offended by BMW hosing riders on the prices of parts?
    That belt isn't exactly exotic technology. HDs have been using them for decades.
  19. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    BMW = Bring More Wallet. :eek1

    Regards, Paul
  20. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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