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

Discussion in 'Australia' started by BygDaddee, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  3. XRman

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    So when will it be available in Oz?

    Surely we should have had the first model to thrash around and see what breaks, before they let those whingers in the Northern Hemisphere even sit on them. Philth could have made a video or three with a lower budget than Borat's effort.
  4. bikeymikey70

    bikeymikey70 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Dealers have said Oct/Nov


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    Thanks. I will be riding to Adelaide in October so I might try to arrange a test ride.
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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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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    F850GS Rallye that just finished the Tassie Enduro Safari

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    Is there a meaningful difference between the Rallye and the RallyeX?
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Akra and tyres are my understanding
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    I got all excited yesterday walking with my grandson down our main street, noticing a sleek clean looking red BMW parked outside the motel. I thought BD had brought his new 850 to show off to me. On closer inspection it was a 800 and no sign of the big fella. It looks as if I will have to wait longer to sit on one.

    I tried to arrange a test ride in Adelaide 2 weeks ago, but they didn't have any stock on the floor. So rather than not test anything I tried the 2018 Tiger 800 update. It was a very thoughtful update that addressed some areas from the previous model (even zippier engine, no moan anymore, smaller muffler, effective screen, wider gear ratio spread, handle bar position fixed) but essentially much the same as my '15, which is possibly a good thing if you were looking to buy a proven model.

    I did sit on a KTM 1090 while I was there. The high seat height made it a tip toe proposition for me without my MX boots on. If I was 20 years younger!!!!
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  13. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  14. bikeymikey70

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    BMW are advertising they’re in store, heading to Canberra Saturday, we shall see, but seeing a bloke who has a 310GS for sale he won in a raffle, thinking this will satisfy, then wait and see with so many new bikes coming out


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    So you have an AT look- a -like ready to enter your shed?

    I look forward to a test ride when you venture South again. We are only 3 hours west of Geelong.
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I'll be in warny in a couple of weeks :D

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    Darn I am in Tassie all November ( after 11th)
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Bloody lucky u
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    In store in Canberra now

    Look good in the flesh - ergos feel good ...
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    Do they have a 750?