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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  2. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    The air is thinner in the travel enduro middle class. If the Munich want to play further forward, something must come at last. A F-900 GS for example.

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  3. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    'Nuda 900 style engine / light weight ~ bring it on or will the F9GS (F?GS) just end up as another overweight - underpowered heavy enduro....
    Just thinking loud here but the F9GS will probably cover all of the 650/800/800 engine models?!?!
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    Or is it just another fake news story?
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    :stupid Oh well... :*sip* I guess there's nothin' else for it then, :dunno but to strap on the old speculative bullshit :rolleyes reading goggles :razor :topes , don the flame retardant :pain Bavarian gimp suit :rad and wait for the customary :mulie beltings and whippings to start :dhorse ... :lurk


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    Old new's,

    At least 6 years ago, BMW had figured that they could take the F800GS motor out to 920/940cc with out losing reliability, and punch out 100hp.

    I guess the success of the Honda AT has prompted them into action.

    My source was a senior BMW executive who I met at a mates BBQ in southern Germany in late 2011

    Don't believe me? Check out my dream bike, it has been up there since I bought my 2010 GS.
    The big proviso is that they have to seriously upgrade the suspension.

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    With a lazy 179,000+kms on the bike and still pulling like the proverbial.
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    ^^^ look's like :stupid the chief gimp's here already... :clap


    Howdy Chris :wave
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  8. RAR

    RAR Been here awhile

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    Thats funny -
    Two "spy" photos -
    One of it being pushed
    The other of it being towed.....
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  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    different engine, chain on left pipie on right

    Adjustable forks and lots of gizmos on bars from the fly by wire, also spoked tubelesss if your into that sort of thing

    Choices for another bike ti replace my F8 in the future may be growing even more

    https://www.morebikes.co.uk/37116/spy-shots-revealed-bmws-2018-f900gs-caught-out-in-finished-trim/

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  10. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    not quite the Nuda engine, sounds like a new one with dif config

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    You can have them both in one shot if you like

    Bolt on passenger pegs

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  13. Hoots

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    Article says that, "It's created as a direct competitor to Honda’s Africa Twin, having about the same price and performance figures"

    Latter might be true, but the price ... ?

    Guess they're comparing it to the AT's DCT model, but even so
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  14. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I had a laugh too.

    I'll be very surprised if it isn't just another overweight porker with some enduro-style lipstick.:nod
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    So they will have an F700, F800,F850and F900 now?
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Youll be spoilt for choice, youll have to get that old crusty tri color propellor branded leather one piece out and start rubbung it in leather softener so you can squeeze into it :D
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  17. Hoots

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    I misread this and assumed the big one on the right was the new 950 ...

    But it's the small one on the left ...

    That's got to be good news ...
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  18. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I dont think its that much smaller, its also back on a slope compared to the F800GSA so thats adds some illusion. It does look to have some finer dimensions though including the narrower engine and seating position, and the fuel up front has lessened the ass width, dont know if thats good or bad. Anyway it may be a touch smaller but untill specs and test rides its all a mystery. At least it adds to future choices


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  19. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    New engine, wonder where the cat is
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    Spoked Tubeless
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    Bolt on passenger pegs
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  20. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Smaller top tripple and adjustable forks

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    Chain on left from new motor configeration

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    Pipe on right
    Looks like narrower ass and most lilely fuel up front

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