New 2018 750/850GS merged threadfest

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by GS-A-Day, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. morrisond

    morrisond Adventurer Supporter

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    Yes from a buyers standpoint - Fortunately. BMW's standpoint - Unfortunately.
  2. r1d3rg652gs

    r1d3rg652gs Tenere700

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    I've read that for the 2021 750gs won't be possible to switch off rear wheel abs...
  3. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I didn't know the 750 ever had Enduro Pro mode. you can turn off the ABS completely, but rear only is Enduro pro
  4. ssilliman

    ssilliman Been here awhile Supporter

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    This is exactly what we experienced on my wifes 750 on a recent 4K trip
    If we road at 70-75 mileage was crap 65 and less we were back to 45 mpg
    im on a 1250 and same thing
  5. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    I guess they are not the sleekist of girls... Because that points directly to aerodynamics... Unless there's something wonky about the engine's fuel efficiency at that little bit higher RPM.
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  6. ssilliman

    ssilliman Been here awhile Supporter

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    Not sleek or light
    On a side note while at high altitudes in Colorado both bikes were getting great mileage
    F750 300 per tank
    R1250 400 - 450 per tank
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  7. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Wow! Incredible.
  8. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    wind protection costs mpg. Bmws are great touring bikes. They’re planted, heavy and have lots of wind deterrents. They also don’t excel at fuel economy. I’m okay with it.
  9. dolomite

    dolomite Adventurer

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    My main riding buddy is on a Ducati Multistrada Enduro and he averages 32 mpg, they make up for it with nearly a 9 gallon fuel tank!
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  10. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    If you need to worry about fuel economy may I suggest a Prius???
  11. mazocar

    mazocar Been here awhile

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    I’ve been to work and back all week with one tank on my gsa!

    Also, you’re in jersey aren’t you ? Any places around here to ride? I miss that nc dirt damn it
  12. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Hey I distinctly remember you saying that you run in road mode for fuel economy!
  13. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    You can ride on/in State Forest as long as you stick to established dirt/sand roads.... General rule of thumb is if you can't drive it with a pickup you don't belong there.
  14. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    Well yeah but I don't complain about it either...
  15. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Don't see any complaining here.
    Knowing that high speed highway range is only 66% of back road range, that's only gonna help me plan my trip.
    Knowledge is Power!
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  16. PSYOP SGM

    PSYOP SGM Adventurer

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    As an FYI it looks like Barkbusters are back in stock at Revzilla.
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  17. osufrdave

    osufrdave Been here awhile

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    I have the same bike down the road in Boise. I hope you have had a chance to put some 50/50 tires on it and let it rip in the dirt! Regarding being 2 up; I had a 1200 GS and my wife and I both like the 850 GSA better when we are together. I put a Sergeant seat on it and it seems to space us out just about right. Enjoy the ride!


  18. sfsmedic

    sfsmedic Been here awhile

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    What is the difference between the 850 GS and 850 GS adventure? I’m sorry I know this has probably been answered but I can’t find it.
  19. cpallen

    cpallen Nearly Adventurer

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    More gas tank capacity, standard crash bars, and different style of luggage. Probably a few other little things.
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  20. sfsmedic

    sfsmedic Been here awhile

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    Ahh okay. Thank you!
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