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Old 05-02-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
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Talking New F800GS ADVENTURE!!!

F 800 GS Adventure 24 liter under seat tank
Road ready and fuelled 1) 229 kg
63 kW (85 hp) parallel twin engine


www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/bike/enduro/2012/f800gsa/f800gsa_overview.html



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Old 05-02-2013, 02:19 AM   #2
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Specs?

Can you euro guys interpret the spec detail and relate back to us Aussies ;)?

Is the extra tank capacity purely from under the seat ?

Colours ?
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:24 AM   #3
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Looks like the same bike as the 2013 F8 with a bigger underseat tank. Rest of the frame appears unchanged so it might even be possible to retrofit the tank as long as the subframe is the same?

Here it is in English:
http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/i...html&notrack=1
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:36 AM   #4
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Rest of the frame appears unchanged so it might even be possible to retrofit the tank as long as the subframe is the same?
This German magazine says they have changed the rear frame.
http://www.tourenfahrer.de/index.php?id=4540
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:55 AM   #5
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Some cool pictures of it on Facebook.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:02 AM   #6
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€2000 more for wider pegs, windshield, adjustable rear brake lever, bash plate, crash bars and the bigger tank....

I think I'd rather spend the money on the upcoming 2 gallon Camel Tank (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872418) and buy aftermarket accessories that are significantly better, and save some money in the process.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:35 AM   #7
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Lots of pictures on Facebook on the BMW Motorrad page, looks a bit wider up front with what appears to be larger air intake ducts and plastics. Seat looks to be the comfort model tweaked a bit plus a taller windscreen and of course the 24l tank.
A set of Woody's wheels and some Ohlins fork cartridges and this is one awesome offroad Adventure bike
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:22 AM   #8
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I spot a Garmin Montana mounted up on the screen and 2 tone seat cover.

Can't tell if suspension is increased?
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:24 AM   #9
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Can't tell if suspension is increased?
Same suspension, 230mm travel.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:24 AM   #10
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I like it for what it is. BMW knows what works and what will sell for the most part, so they have delivered just that in a nice package that combines a couple real developments with a lot of pretty wrapper.

Fuel tank and the electronics like the "on the fly" adjustable suspension/traction control seem to be the real developments here. I would love to try out the electronic adjustment features, but not worth it to buy a whole new F800.

Otherwise, it's just "farkled" a little with footpegs, windscreen, luggage rack, crash bars, etc.

Does all this electronic suspension stuff mean you no longer can or will need to upgrade the suspension for offroad duties?

Did they reinforce the top shock mount so you no longer bend the bolt?
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:39 AM   #11
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:01 AM   #12
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I can tell you this much. The tiny tank on mine is pretty damn annoying even for street riding. I thought when I upgraded from the G650GS I wouldn't have that problem anymore, but it's worse! Whether I am travelling with my brother on his Yamaha FZ6 or my dad on his Multistrada, I am always the one that needs fuel long before everyone else. I do carry an extra gallon, but still.

I don't know about the ADV model, but the ESA on mine is pretty worthless. It only controls damping on the rear shock. It's good for street riding, but for off road I would prefer more adjustability. I'm going to end up just gutting it when I get the new Touratech shock.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:32 AM   #13
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is it just me or are the GS's becoming less masculine by the year?
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:37 AM   #14
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is it just me or are the GS's becoming less masculine by the year?
I was actually thinking the same. Looks bulky, and fat in the rear. I refer to the bike itself, not with the luggage, but It has lost it's lines. Not doing it for me.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:49 AM   #15
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Didn't we already cover this in another thread. The pics are of a Wunderlich mock up?

In my humble opinion, unless the GSA version were to have proper high end WP suspension, it'd be the same crap heap with some decorations and more weight. Just what we need.
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