New F800GS ADVENTURE!!!

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by bjorn_dakar, May 2, 2013.

  1. Hamish71

    Hamish71 Been here awhile

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    :freaky I'm happy.

    I'm happy that my Lukas special is still the bike to have!
    I don't like the lines at the rear... I do like the front screen assembly....
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  2. lostON2

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    hehe. but it will move like a slug !!!
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  3. Loutre

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    Well ok lets begin the whole thing again but lets start this time with "wow what a nice move from BMW taking the 900cc engine from the NUDA" :lol3
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  4. lostON2

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    starting a sentence with 900cc and ending it with GS is the only way BMW will get into my pockets again for the F series. for now touratech will get my $ until we see a BMW 1200 GSA wethead :rofl
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  5. Airman Jack

    Airman Jack Faster! Lower! Faster!

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    Sharp looking bike, I'm curious how much of a premium the 800 ADV model will be over the regular 800 GS.

    Personally I like dual sports for the riding position primarily (easier on my back), and secondary to that is the ability to take gravel/dirt/fire roads with confidence. Everyone has their own priorities, but it's hilarious reading some of the comments about the buyers remorse for a less-than-year-old bike, or others denigrating it with a sniff "My farkles are better than BMW's OEM stuff... pah, n00bs!". :rofl

    Drink beer, ride motorcycles, be happy. :freaky
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  6. GB

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    We had 3 F800GSA threads on the go... pruned and cleaned up and started this one with factual info, rather than the previous threads with photochops and speculation without released facts.

    :lurk
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  7. Loutre

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  8. Loutre

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    Well sadly I don't think this will happen anytime soon. the Nuda engine is a whole other philosophy, more agressive, 26 more hp and 10,6 mkg. It's not the way an easy dual sport is supposed to function. The Tiger XC has its powerfull triple but most of the fun from the 675 engine is out. Now it's just linear and that's it. The Nuda engine is explosive and would more fit a "supermoto" what the nuda is more or less. Putting that engine in the 800R wouldn't make much sense either since they're making an 1000RR Roadster. Oh and most importantly I don't think that the othership would allow themselfs to take the engine of another brand even if they "designed" it with rotax. The whole KTM community is screaming for an 800 Adventure model, and we the Beemer community want (I know some don't but please don't try to start an argument bla bla I like my engine in THIS thread...) a 900cc engine... Crazy world :lol3

    Anyway, anything new on the suspensions? WP? Sachs? Maybe excel is part of the deal now? :evil
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  9. epicxcrider

    epicxcrider Been here awhile

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    Ghetto booty!

    It's a pig. I liked the original because it was svelte for an ADV bike. Now it's just another fat touring bike.

    Can't see those engine guards doing much, looks like the huge rad shroud will take whatever hit comes along.

    GPS mount is cool, but I'd probably rip it off in the woods.
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  10. trululu96

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  11. Vagueante

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    For what i can see.

    The windscreen it's the best that i've ever seen for this model, and the wider front (if the radiator it's bigger ?!?), will make a much better wind protection, than any other gs800, with no matter what extras you've put on it.

    The bigger tank does look rather bulky, the pannier, engine guards, it's an improvment that has to be seen to see the tough they are.


    Excepting the tank, i like the bike, has i don't know the price here, i cannot say if it's a good deal or not
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  12. Vagueante

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    For what i can see.

    The windscreen it's the best that i've ever seen for this model, and the wider front (if the radiator it's bigger ?!?), will make a much better wind protection, than any other gs800, with no matter what extras you've put on it.

    The bigger tank does look rather bulky, the pannier, engine guards, it's an improvment that has to be seen to see the tough they are.


    Excepting the tank, i like the bike, has i don't know the price here, i cannot say if it's a good deal or not.

    The seat does look very nice!
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  13. Loutre

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    The price is listed at 14000€ or 2000 more that the "normal one". I never liked the looks of the OEM crashbars and now with the bigger plastics I think they are almost useless.. hope for those getting one of these that they can order it without the oem crashbars.
    Hope I can mount the windscreen to my 2010GS... Oh wait I bet it's again about 350€... well never mind, I'll have to get a Mirage 2 :lol3
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  14. Reaver

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    Ummm, that's called maturity. Happens to the best of us. :wink:

    Of course it's manly, it says so in the brochure. "Robust and masculine GS Adventure bodywork styling"

    It's all about proportion. The big rear is balanced by the bigger front. "Balanced proportions, despite large rear tank." It looks like they added air ducts to help with cooling, possibly bigger rad but I doubt it. They should advertise it as "leg warmers". An image of a feeding whale shark came to mind. Just sayin'.

    The pics show a plastic looking skidplate but all the action shots have the larger aluminum one. Hope that's standard for the price.

    The first 1,000 bikes sold will be dubbed the 2013 BMW F800GS Adventure “Launch Edition” This will make tracking easier for recalls.

    I could go on but I'm not really meaning to be critical. In this economy, it'll take more than this to pry my wallet open that far. Is BMW listening here? Offer a fuel tank retrofit kit for your loyal followers who have endured your growing pains. We could replace our cracking tanks that have managed to outlast the warranty before failing.

    It's just like marriage, I'll keep the one I love and be faithful but will look longingly at the newer, younger models. I suppose I could test ride the bike much easier and get away with it too.
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  15. acejones

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    Its all about how it looks. If it looks capable of crossing the Sahara, then it must be; right. And of course, that's what the buyers are going to do with it, right. After all, you do have to cross the Sahara to get to your favorite diner.
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  16. Reaver

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    At least they redesigned the crash bars to make them wider. Maybe these on an older will work nicely. I bet there will be sets in the FM or Ebay soon enough.

    Oh well, the posers will be happy with it.
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  17. Vagueante

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    For what i can see.

    The windscreen it's the best that i've ever seen for this model, and the wider front (if the radiator it's bigger ?!?), will make a much better wind protection, than any other gs800, with no matter what extras you've put on it.

    The bigger tank does look rather bulky, the pannier, engine guards, it's an improvment that has to be seen to see the tough they are.


    Excepting the tank, i like the bike, has i don't know the price here, i cannot say if it's a good deal or not.

    The seat does look very nice!
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  18. Mossy_Crk

    Mossy_Crk Fallen over

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    So taller, shorter wheel base, narrower, nice fuel tank, electric suspension selection, new windscreen, pannier racks, heavier, less payload, less mpg, lower speed, and more $$.
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  20. dbh

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    Can't find data on gear ratios - don't imagine they are any different.
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