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Discussion in 'Australia' started by BygDaddee, Apr 13, 2017.
Things look better in video
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.
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
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.
DIN unladen weight, road ready kg 229, hopefully road ready means a full tank of fuel, 22kg's heavier than thee old 800... progress
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
Correct. Progress doesn't mean forward motion. Things can progressively get worse y'know.
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 . Wife says sell and get a xt250
I need a lighter bike not heavier FFS
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)
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
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.
Coz it would be no cheaper than the 1200. I'd be innerested too, but it ain't gunna happen.
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?