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Old 08-09-2012, 06:02 AM   #882
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Originally Posted by peripateo View Post
What can I expect from the stock tires on the 2012 f800gs on gravel? I plan to ride well-maintained forest service roads.
I wouldn't expect much. I personally believe that the only reason BMW puts street-oriented tires on the bike is for the lawyers. In the brochure I have for the 2012 F800GS, there is only one picture of the stock tires. All of the other pictures of the bike show some kind of more off-road oriented tires. And that's a BMW brochure! I think the brochure is BMW's way of saying: "Sorry, the lawyers made us do it". The TKC80s or the Heidenaus are still good enough on the road, and they're WAY better off. I had the dealer swap the tires before I even picked up the bike.

Oh, here's the rather cool brochure:
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