The Australian BMW F850/900GS Missed The Speculation Bit Thread

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  1. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I was kinda hoping that BM would have done a massive update of the classic R80GS instead of sticking with the inline twin, chain drive and conventional forks of the F650/700/800 (850/900?)
    Why couldn't they scale down a 1200?
    I love the telelever front, electronic suspension, traction control, shaft drive, etc etc, but as much as I love my 1200, she's a bloody big pig.

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  4. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    I noticed it is heavier than the previous model, 95HP, 92NM, 204mm travel, dry weight 229, I thought this may have been a game changer but another disappointment unfortunately.
    BTW they did lower the seat height :clap
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  5. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Welcome to the Big Pig adventure market, where things just get bigger. And slower. And more expensive. And shorter. 229 dry weight FFS.

    EDIT: Discard the last sentence, apparently.
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  6. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  7. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    DIN unladen weight, road ready kg 229, hopefully road ready means a full tank of fuel, 22kg's heavier than thee old 800... progress
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  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    DIN is an EU/German standard curb weight ready to ride 90% fuel no driver or luggage, it is used for cars too

    If the item standard with anything like a tool kit or warning cones etc they are included in the DIN weight :1drink
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  10. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Correct. Progress doesn't mean forward motion. Things can progressively get worse y'know.
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  11. Reefdog

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    Notice they don't show it being ridden in sand with another 15-17 kg of fuel up high and in the front, FFS
    Just wondering if I should sell my 2013 f8 or keep it :dirtdog. Wife says sell and get a xt250
    I need a lighter bike not heavier FFS
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  12. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    In order of best power to weight ratio

    KTM 1090 wet 231kg 8500rpm 125hp = .539hp/kg torque 6500rpm 80fp = .346fp/kg (23ltr)

    Tiger 800XCx wet 221kg 9250rpm 95hp = .430 hp/kg torque 7850 79nm (19ltr)

    BMW F850GS wet 229kg 8250rpm 95hp = .415 hp/kg torque 6250rpm 92nm (15ltr)

    Honda AT Man/ABS wet 232kg 7500rpm 94hp .405 hp/kg torque 6000rpm 72fp .310fp/kg (18ltr)

    BMW F800GS wet 213kg 7500rpm 85hp = .399 hp/kg torque 7300rpm 61fp = .291 fp/kg (16ltr)

    BMW F800GSA wet 228kg 7500rpm 85hp = .372 hp/kg torque 7300rpm 61fp = .268fp/kg (23ltr)
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  13. ferals5

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    the F850 torque is impressive compared to the litre bikes.

    KTM was smart upping from 95 to 125 and offering a separate A2 model... Triumph not so smart...they also now offer an A2 tiger but left the 800's at 95 horses :confused
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    yes, at a decent RPM too, should make a nice all roads bike, and the torque can make it easier to ride on tougher hills.


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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Coz it would be no cheaper than the 1200. I'd be innerested too, but it ain't gunna happen.
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  19. Big Willy

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    At least the motor is a step forward.

    Would've liked to see both a front and rear tank and adjustable forks.

    Did they really need to change the frame?
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    Different engine.
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