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Old 01-20-2012, 06:20 PM   #31
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A $3000 is more than a bump at this price point.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:16 PM   #32
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I'd buy one of these bikes tomorrow if I didn't already have a 2007 F650 GS Dakar.

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:03 PM   #33
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Saw one today at the Progressive show. Also has ABS (switchable on/off) which is nice as well.

PullingG's screwed with this post 01-22-2012 at 05:16 AM Reason: sloppy spelling late at night
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:16 PM   #34
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My local dealer just got one of these today, regardless if you think its just a dakar or not, it is quite a nice
Lookin bike. Price is $9500.00' ...... Thats kinda steep if you ask me, not sure if its 3 grand better than
Than a KLR?
Closer if you take into account the BMW 3 year warranty. Only 1 year on a KLR (unless you extend).
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:58 AM   #35
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:31 PM   #36
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I'd buy one of these bikes tomorrow if I didn't already have a 2007 F650 GS Dakar.

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Interesting, would you rather look at a 2007 Dakar or a 2012 Sertao if you were looking for a ride? Is there anything 'better' about the Dakar over the Sertao?

I called the local dealer here and they are only getting two Sertaos in this year. He mentioned that the G650GS is being discontinued (at least in Canada) and the Sertao is the ONLY BMW Thumper available! Anyone have any insight as to why supply is so limited?
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:21 PM   #37
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Iwould go for the sertao....here in Colorado, guys are asking on average about 6000. For used dakars:
That's yay too much money for used.

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Old 01-25-2012, 08:09 AM   #38
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Iwould go for the sertao....here in Colorado, guys are asking on average about 6000. For used dakars:
That's yay too much money for used.

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Good luck with your made in China motor and 14 liter fuel tank, I'd rather have the $6k Dakar...
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:39 AM   #39
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Good luck with your made in China motor and 14 liter fuel tank, I'd rather have the $6k Dakar...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesnt the Sertao have a Rotax Engine assembled in China (not Made in China). Would be similar to Kawasaki that assembles their bikes in Thailand.

Whats the fuel capacity of the Dakar?
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:05 AM   #40
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Not even sure it is assembled in China. It was for a year or two, but for 2011 completely made in Austria. Made in China "bad" busily typed on his made in China computer.

Loncin is the worlds largest maker of motorcycle engines and a very large and modern facility to do it.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #41
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I don't recall any reliability issues with the current g650 motors....equal to the motor in the klr, probably better, more power with efi , and way smoother. I'm not a Klr hater, I own an '05 Klr.

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Old 01-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #42
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I don't recall any reliability issues with the current g650 motors....
No one does.
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Whats the fuel capacity of the Dakar?
17.3 liters.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:23 AM   #44
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Sertao fuel cap. 3.7, at about 60+ mpg
200 miles per fill up, more endurance off road than my butt my Klr will do
230...I can live with 30 mile less.

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Old 01-26-2012, 09:42 AM   #45
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Awesome, sounds like the new engine is a rock- I havent been able to find anyone who has had issues with it.

What about the front forks, I know there was a thread talking about some defective front forks where the axle mount would 'break off', only a few isolated cases, but I wondered if the Sertao has different forks.
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