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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by JNRobert, Aug 13, 2008.
From A.C. Schnitzer the German performance shop
IIRC, it was the ergonomics that pried you off your F800S, yes?
- the 800GS is my next bike.
that's mighty attractive.
Maybe mine too.
I'm thinking late '10.
This one will probably sell pretty well - $8500 is the price point (US).
Although the GS will get more attention, this one will be a smart bike to get.
This is a factory BMW, not a one-off dealer special. Don't think the Akra will be stock, nor the ABS. Needs a swoopier headlight, no?
IIRC those photo's are at least two years old and that was put together by a dealer not the factory. The knowledgeable guys from F800riders would know more.
I'd buy the F800 Motard (made from a GS) and add bags kinda like a Tiger 1050 or Multistrada. I probably wouldn't do the same to a F800RR.
True. That's what I get for believing internet "press".
Still, would be a perfect starter BMW for, uh, starters.
Very, very nice.
It's a bit more than an SV, that's for sure, but I heard the SV is going out of production, which leaves the entry level naked market up for grabs. Put some bags on that R and a small windshield and you can tour. Take them off and have some fun on the back roads.
I really wish, though, that BMW had built a sort of retro style bike. Kind of an F800CS, where CS means "classic sport". Small 90S style fairing, bench seat, /7 influenced tank, too. Guzzi's got the equation down with the V7 rep. BMW should do the same, using the R12 motor or the F800.
I think it'd sell well.
SV out of production? Good lord why? Did ford and GM buy suzuki when no one was looking?
Sounds like some shit they would do.
Hey this is something awesome!
Well fuck that shit! Get it the hell outta here!
I think I've seen about two of those things on the road. They just don't seem to sell.
You don't see them on the road much here is because their selling like hot cakes in Europe and they have allocated very few to the USA. Check out a dealer, can't keep them in stock and sold before the hit the floor. GREAT BIKE!
Triumphs are neat neat bikes but seem to suffer from blending in with the *slightly* less expensive and better known crowd.
Why haven't they? Is it because they've recently been at the cutting edge of technological advances and don't want to take a step backwards? Ditch the ABS, Fr. and Rear 'levers, computer garbage and build a simple MOTORCYCLE that is well engineered and easy to maintain. Or they can keep selling techno wonders to the wealthy -and- spare parts for me to keep my airhead running . If Guzzi (barely) and Harley can keep selling air cooled bikes that are fairly simple, (no getting away from FI at this point) WTF?
Triumph's manufacturing capibility is maxed out right now.
My coworker who just passed MSF is trying to get a Street Triple right now. So far the only one left in the area is a white one (his last color pick) for MSRP.
because all the dealers only got a couple of them and they sell quick. I went to buy one and they weren't getting any more in until the fall. The sales guy said of the ones they got in that weren't already sold via deposit not a single one lasted a week on the floor. People were buying them the day the crate came in and they put it together
BTW people hear lots of things but they will not stop selling the SV's. It's one of Suzuki's biggest sellers and one of the more popular bikes out there.
Needs a better looking exhaust arrangement. That one is hung way too low. Looks like rounder superduke (not a fan of the KTM styling....far to angular). The motard f800gs is soo much cooler.