GS800 pricing

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by DoctorIt, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. DoctorIt

    DoctorIt vrooom!

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    Since there are quite a few new owners in here, anyone care to comment on pricing? BMW list price is $10,520 - my big local dealer (*back home - moving home to US in 2 months) is listing them on the web at $12,520!?!!!

    Far as I know, not much in the way of big options on this bike, so where on earth is the extra 20% coming from, seems crazy!
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  2. WoodWorks

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    What options are included in that price? My 800, which was picked up in Bremerhafen two days ago, and is due to arrive out here in Oregon in mid-October, includes the center stand, ABS, OBC, and clear indicators, and the price is going to be ~US$12,500 with dealer prep. And I'm getting it at MSRP. So your price, depending on what's included, doesn't seem all that out of line to me.

    David
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  3. cba191

    cba191 wanna buy a monkey?

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    sounds like what i paid. pretty much with everything. ABS, center stand, computer, clearindicators, and alarm.
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  4. DoctorIt

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    That's a bit of a shame. In other words, that MSRP is misleading since how many bikes do you think will come to the US w/o center stand or OBC and/or ABS? Probably none. I really thought BMW did right by this one to include all the essentials (center stand, OBC) and only really make ABS an option.

    The price gap to a 12GS just got a lot smaller. 10 to 14k is a big jump, 12 to 14 is a lot less.
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  5. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    Get an Air Conditioner for your garage and an SE.

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  6. WoodWorks

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    Well, for what it's worth, my Wee came without a center stand, OBC, ABS, and clear indicators. So I don't think BMW's leaving them off is out of the ordinary.

    Now the Wee is a lot cheaper, I grant you. But IMhO the Wee is a lot less of a bike too. YMMV.

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  7. DoctorIt

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    Sure, agreed on that point. My point was more that you CAN get the wee w/o the options. My observation, is that with BMW, the 800 inventory that is coming into the US will already have all the options (including the $900 ABS). In other words, the base MSRP is really just a myth. Very similar with the 1200gs adventure. It was theoretically possible to get one w/o abs, but in practice, I had one of maybe 2 my dealer had ever seen.
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  8. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    You can order any bike with any options you want. If not, you at the wrong dealership.
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  9. Jutta

    Jutta Into the remote places

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    I think you will have more success if you ride it.:lol3

    6,500 rpm? I have no problems in keeping up with traffic and sportsbikes at 5,500 rpm on my Dakar. The 650 twin has got even more grunt.
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  10. Orpheus

    Orpheus more like fool sport

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    I could have sworn I was able to keep up with traffic yesterday on my Bonnie, and that weighs even more and has even less power than a pathetic F800 GS. How did I do it?!
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  11. JRWooden

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    Ummmmmmmmmm maybe you shifted up into 3rd or ... I even shutter to think... 4th gear perhaps? :lol3
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  12. cba191

    cba191 wanna buy a monkey?

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    JR is right. you need to learn how to shift. @ 6000 rpm, i was doing 95 mph. i really have no idea what you were doing wrong. :dunno
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  13. ]I)Money

    ]I)Money D NOT I

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    THERE ARE GEARS?:huh:lol3
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  14. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    Until you start adding options, then your $14k GS12 is suddenly $16k, and you pay even more tax and license fees on the bigger number.

    My GS8 cost $14.5k out the door with ABS, OBC, centerstan in Kalifornia, including paying for the BMW skid pan that wasn't in stock.

    This bike rocks. :wings
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  15. spoof

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    edit away from cost info....agreed with posts below. I actually thought I was on a different thread. This should track to RTW's experience
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  16. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Just a suggestion:

    Could we limit this thread to questions for RTW and his answers? For the first 10 pages or so this was a fantastic, concentrated source of real-world experience and information on the F800GS. It's getting less and less useful and more and more diluted once we get into pricing questions, merits of the bike compared to this and that, etc, etc, etc. :deal There's the 8,000 post thread-fest for that kind of banter. :norton

    Just a suggestion....:1drink

    Rob in Seattle
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  17. WoodWorks

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    +1 :thumb

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  18. FarmerRick

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    Attn Mods...

    Can we split this thread into two...

    1. Meaningful F800GS information
    2. Who the fuck cares how much you paid for your GS?

    Thanks
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  19. Jaynen

    Jaynen Been here awhile

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    +1

    This thread separated itself from the other one by actually being useful lets not ruin it.
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  20. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    That's a fine idea, +1. I was going to suggest it myself until I got sidetracked on the pricing issue :augie
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