New F800GS ADVENTURE!!!

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

  1. kapenagary

    kapenagary Adventurer

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    I'm in California and I assume its the "launch edition."
  2. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Cool.

    So that comes with panniers and the new BMW navigator ?

    Down here in socialist democratic Australia we are being charged $18,500 which is $18500 us as our dollar has parity.

    The triumph tiger is $15600 from memory.
  3. sarathmenon

    sarathmenon Armchair Adventurer

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    :eek2 That's uhmm, a lot of cash.
  4. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Can you confirm you are buying the launch edition? There is only 1000 world wide being produced.

    This is the literature I found on it.

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  5. raider

    raider Big red dog

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    I'd fall off my chair if the factory hadn't made it deliberately difficult to do exactly what you're proposing by making subtle changes to the main frame to stop the new rear bolting up to the old main. It's in nobody's interest to have the used market flooded with Frankenbikes, no matter how much we as current owners would like the utility.

    Combined with the inevitable new fuel pump, revised wiring harness (guesses, both), I reckon the cheapest way to convert a small-tank 800 for a large one will be to ride to your dealer and trade it.

    Once the first few wrecked big-tank 800s hit Craigslist, then home builders will go wild and this may change.
  6. Scapadu

    Scapadu Motomaniac

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    Here are pics of the beast i did this week-end:
    (no ride test possible)
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    The seat, not so comfortable as it seems
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    the new crash bar
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    The new Auxlights with special HW to fixe them
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    and the new logo
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  7. picard

    picard engage!

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    What's wrong with Frankenbikes (other than the fact that there has been a long-standing rivalry between Frankens and Bavarians :D)? I own one Frankenbike and it works extremely well.
    Seriously, it would indeed be like BMW to find ways to make retrofitting hard to accomplish. I'll hang on to my fuel bottles for a while longer and see what the Franken-builders come up with.
  8. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    Still don't see the need for it but ok.

    Be sure to figure that rear shock bolt out.
  9. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    I'm sure it's not the Frankenbikes so much as the Frankenbuilers. :D Give some people tools and a bit of time and it often results in a 911 cab ride. :eek1
  10. Angryrican

    Angryrican know nothing all

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    Definitely getting one, not sure about the colors so but can live with the red
  11. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Great pics !!!

    I note that the seat is not twin Colour like in the promotion pics or is that only the launch edition that has that seat.

    What country are you in?
  12. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    All I need now is a dealer who has one and I'm going to go get it :D

    Sandstorm launch edition.. bring it on.. I wonder if the launch edition is worth more than the other one? or do they chuck in the rest of the stuff to make up for the dealers not giving you 1 cent less than RRP? :p
  13. Scapadu

    Scapadu Motomaniac

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    This was taken in France during the GS Days 2013 last WE.
  14. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Wow I wish I was there. I love France. What region was it?

    Were there any details provided with the bike from BMW or was it just on display?
  15. Scapadu

    Scapadu Motomaniac

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    This took place in Provence between the town of Orange and Avignon.
    For the F800GS Adventure, BMW staff were onsite for any question (i did not ask any btw )
  16. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    Just spoke to the dealers in doncster and it is more closely to 24,000$ all kitted:eek1
    They are still waiting on details so it might be too soon to speak. ADR might make this bike a little different for us here.
    I am looking also to get a mid-weight adventure but KTM with the 1190 R seem a bit too big but way more attractive then the 1200GS killer.

    Triumph tiger is nice but build quality is laking and not the same, seen a few where things peel off etc. also the 800GS standard is not far from the tiger and is about 16,000$ standard.

    Dont know what to do anymore.
  17. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    Hey Mate, doncaster BMW are full of shit, I spoke with them when organising my one and told the dude over the phone that he has lost a sale, when i went in there i spent 20mins trying to get a price from him as i was asking whats the best price you can do on this? and he kept saying what price are you willing to pay for it?.. and repeat..

    I found a dealer in NT who has all the pricing in front of him (as they got it 2 weeks ago) and he has said $21890 fully kitted out, but vic is about $300 cheaper..

    He even has a preorder advert up http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/winn...800gs-adventure-2013-new-ride-away/1018916199
  18. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    Spot on, if i had a 800GS it would not make me change but when i am comparing it to the vaccume KTM left with the 640 Adv the long range tank and their location, the width of the front and the wind protection it sounds more and more like a match to my search.
    I would get alot of C&^%#p here for moving from KTM to BMW but that is life, not everyone has to agree with your personal choices nor do you need to justify them.:deal

  19. raider

    raider Big red dog

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    If I replace my GS with a KTM1190, we could just swap friends... :lol3
  20. Lcolton_BMWVC

    Lcolton_BMWVC Poor College Student

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    That is the optional "low seat" thus the no two tone.