800GS Adventure

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Getting Lost, Apr 25, 2013.

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  1. Getting Lost

    Getting Lost Adventurer

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  2. servdave

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    Interesting.....

    I wonder if BMW have anything up there sleeve!
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  3. Loutre

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    FFS... NO... I don't want to change my bike yet :cry
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  4. Jays-f800gs

    Jays-f800gs Been here awhile

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    And the seat height is gonna be 38". :evil
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  5. servdave

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    Well that's me out, being a shorty and liking adventure bikes doesn't mix! :ear
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  6. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    Hmmm... my baby's got 50,000km on her now. Sounds like it may be almost time to start scanning for a replacement. :deal
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  7. Pomo

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    I was at a dealer a few days ago and he mentioned this announcement was coming later in the week, once they had spread the word to all the American dealers. Bigger tank (I think he said 5.6 gallons?), maybe increased suspension travel (+1").
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  8. epicxcrider

    epicxcrider Been here awhile

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    I see the bigger tank but making this thing taller? BUH

    Tubeless wheels would be nice.
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  9. petzi-baer

    petzi-baer Been here awhile

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    The easiest way to get at bigger tank is by making it taller :-)

    we will see what they will add - it probably will be expensive.

    And there is nothing about it the newest "Motorrad" announcement on their website, where they mention new R models incl. the watercooled GSA.

    I never thought it would happen - ooh well.

    petzi-baer
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  10. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    If they added:

    White power longer travel fully adjustable suspension retaining abs.
    18in rear wheel
    Tpms standard
    Beefed up shock tower
    Larger fuel tank - 5-6 gallons
    More interesting Colour schemes
    Slightly taller stance for bigger people.

    I'd buy one in a heart beat.
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  11. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    That would be brilliant.
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  12. sorebutt

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    If it comes out next year you can figure all the bugs will be worked out by 2018.
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  13. Loutre

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    Even if I don't see the 18" rear wheel happening I'd add some nice Excel rims on the list :evil
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  14. bdx

    bdx Wheeeee!

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    My dealer also confirmed that a 800GSA was coming. Didn't say when.
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  15. JRose

    JRose Been here awhile

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    My dealer told me they were getting ready to release a 800GSA.

    Don't know how full of shit he is or not, but I can't see why they wouldn't do it, given the popularity of the F8.

    I personally wouldn't be interested in one, but I think it's be a neat option.
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  16. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    I've heard the same rumor, since November last year.
    But now that Husqvarna is out of the picture, they have that 900cc powerplant... think about it. What are they doing with that motor? No more internal competition across brands... a smaller GSA... 800? 900?
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  17. Loutre

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    Oh dear... finally... a 900cc GS... man I'm drooling again
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  18. epicxcrider

    epicxcrider Been here awhile

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    Wait til they come out with a 1200 cc GS!
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  19. JRose

    JRose Been here awhile

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    Haha
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  20. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Well... if you like the boxer motor, of course, you have the option now. I personally like the 800 parallel twin much better in terms of feel, smoothness and power delivery. And the 900 version, with a different crankshaft, I hear gives out a V-twin feel... Plus, I like bikes that are more on the compact side of things. A 1200 is a bit of a chore off road. The 800/900 already is too big, actually.
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