F 800 GS In Australia

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Russ, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Russ

    Russ Let's ride.

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    I have heard that ST Peters Procycles will have their first demo by this weekend.
    Hornsby has a KTM Ralley that they have traded.
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  2. johno

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    BMW in Adelaide has demo ride day this Saturday for the F800GS.
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  3. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated Supporter

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    Who'd wanna go there ?
    Has the price by any chance been released yet? :1drink
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  4. Shmerel

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    i'm so confused with all these new BM's.

    can someone here tell me what's the general plan amd where BM is heahed?
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  5. AussieDakar

    AussieDakar Been here awhile

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    timed this well insurance have just told me my scoter is a write off make a little cash suplement and hello f800 gs yeh baby
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  6. oziexplorer

    oziexplorer fugarewe tribe member

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    positives to every negative eh ?! :clap
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  7. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated Supporter

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    Shmerel ! Are you not happy?

    I thought it was a step in the right direction. Especially the 800 cc. :D
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  8. K1W1

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    BMW are aiming for world domination - seriously.
    BMW currently manufacture something around 110,000 bikes per year. The smallest Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki manufacture close to 500,000 bike per year.
    BMW have stated that they want to move from being a niche manufacturer to one of the major players and are broadening their range to attract a wider demographic of rider rather than just their traditional touring type market. More different BMW's will appear over the next few years to attract different market segments. BMW scooters are rumoured as well as pure sports and more mid size bikes.
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  9. johno

    johno Long timer

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    I think base price is $16,750. + on road costs.
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  10. Powermel1

    Powermel1 Adventurer in Training

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  11. Powermel1

    Powermel1 Adventurer in Training

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    Also at Southbank this Sat from 8:30 to 2:00 for the Vics.
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  12. Bigem

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    Mine will be here in early December, "Dark magnesium metallic matt" without ABS for $18100 rideaway. I'm looking forward to riding a demo on the weekend here in BrisVegas. One of the big plus's is they have a centre-stand as standard fit!!! Woo hoo!!

    I think BMW are trying to take over the world, and who could blame them, quality,quality, quality, what more could you ask for:freaky:freaky:freaky
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  13. K1W1

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    Lets try price competitive products, value for money, reasonably priced spares, a dealer network that is actually interested in it's customers, less emphasis on fashion clothing and more on product reliability and less cover ups of major and minor design flaws in the products.
    That should be a good starting point. :D
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  14. BurnieM

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    Everybody knows that you never buy a new model BMW for the first 2 years then...

    ... oops sorry F800 buyers, but you do know right ?
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  15. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    $18,000... and a centre stand ...wild ....what a bargain:jack

    The suspension dont look too flash tho - another $1.5 K and it should be OK.:thumbup
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  16. Bigem

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    It ticks all the boxes in my opinion, if I wanted shit service, second rate products, cheap parts at exhuberant prices, no resale value, and something cute with tits trying to sell me something it knows nothing about, I could buy a Honda or Yamaha!!! Ooh, I have some of them, but I keep them covered up in the back of the shed so nobody see's them!!

    If I wanted a top-end rebuild inside 40Ks I could buy another K..'

    get my drift?:rofl
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  17. K1W1

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    I'm buying my next bike in Queensland we don't get no tits in bike stores down here in Mexico. :D:D

    What brand am I buying and what's the address on my new favorite dealer? :D
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    All dealerships should have their demo`s on the floor Wednesday (tomorrow)

    I think this will be a rip snorter for BM, but how much it canabalises the 1200GS............Time will tell.
    I do think that there will be a few downsizing from a 12 to the 800GS.

    Big bucks $ but I guess the free centre stand makes up for it all :lol3

    Makes the 700 Transalp and Tenere look cheap now doesnt it??
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  20. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer Supporter

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    And for $10.5k on the road you can have a Wee Strom with a centre stand and ABS that is every bit as much an off road bike as the new Transalp but behind the Tenere and F800GS when it comes to the dirt.

    I suspect that many of the F800GS buyers may find that they are too dirt oriented with the 21" front wheel and all and that a lot of them should have purchased the F650 GS if they were looking to downsize.

    My prediction for Autumn 2009 - a lot of low mileage F800GS's for sale.
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