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Old 07-02-2012, 06:27 AM   #16
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Starting to look like the Tiger.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:41 AM   #17
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wow i am glad i bought the good looking duckbilled platypus
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:46 AM   #18
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Nothing there that'll make me update my 09 F800GS. The ESA is interesting, I like it on my GT, but it'd be less expensive to do aftermarket suspension on my 09 than buy a 2013 just to get it.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:08 AM   #19
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Thumb I like it...

First impression is pretty good! Not necessarily a fan off all the colour schemes, but you're not left without options...
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:42 AM   #20
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Looks like that 4 extra horses now requires premium fuel.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #21
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ESA - sounds the most interesting to me

Wonder if they changed the fork a lot.

aside from the conventional turn signal switch.

Nontheless, if everything works out I will be picking up my used 2010 tomorrow.


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Old 07-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #22
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New seat?

Did they always that that seat?
• Rally seat, black/grey:
• 860 mm / 1870 mm
• Seated position considerably higher and seat much harder for off-roading.
• Slimline silhouette helps offroad riders reach the ground with their feet.

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Old 07-02-2012, 09:42 AM   #23
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Notice how the regulator/rectifier location has been changed.. now we need to find out if it's the same type of R/R that runs the stator at 100% capacity all the time.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:25 AM   #24
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They reduced the area and angle of attack of the beak......



....certain disaster on the freeway......


Yeah, yeah...I know...naughty corner.

But in all seriousness, have they changed anything mechanical...or addressed the minor issues such as the shock bolts...ethanol proofed the fuel system...done anything with the front end...

No?

But they paid for retooling for the plastics.

Oh well, that's something...yeah?


sigh...
On the 650/700 being able to get ESA and ASC is new (er at least since '11). /qq on nothing on the new boxer tho.

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:03 PM   #25
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On the 650/700 being able to get ESA and ASC is new (er at least since '11). /qq on nothing on the new boxer tho.
Yes, but from the press release, it looks as though they are offering ESA on the F800 as well. Might be bringing in updated suspension as well. Anyway, I am happy with mine, the upgrades are too meh for me to think of them. So much for the theory that the Tiger 800XC forcing BMW to do a decent round of upgrades this time.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:57 PM   #26
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They gave the 650, er the 700 four more hp at a higher rpm.
They haven't yet mentioned the torque output or the rpm it comes at.
Or if it still runs on regular.
The old motor is a diesel, pulls off the bottom, they shouldn't mess with it.
Every modern motor out has a weak low end to mid range, with the F650 being a rare exception.
I think they look better, or newer. Evolution ya know...

Oh... Late catch. Twin discs on the 700! There goes the weight advantage...

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Old 07-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #27
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Notice how the regulator/rectifier location has been changed.. now we need to find out if it's the same type of R/R that runs the stator at 100% capacity all the time.
I think that is the way the R/R is mounted on the 800R also.............

No more bobble-head ft. brake reservoir...
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #28
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The ESA on these bikes provide dampening settings but not preload adjustment.
The F700GS does indeed require premium fuel. Looks like the gearing has been changed too (lower).
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:52 PM   #29
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so the 650 is now the 700. Next year it will be the 750 and then perhaps the year after that it will be the 800 to match the engine displacement. At that point they'll have to probably call the 800 the 850 or something.

way to fix your mistakes with a mistake BMW!!!!!!
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:12 PM   #30
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On the 650/700 being able to get ESA and ASC is new (er at least since '11). /qq on nothing on the new boxer tho.
Yes it is, however, in having read through this forum I'd be bold enough to say that quite a lot of the inmates don't want MORE electronics.

Personally, having dealt with electronic gremlins in the original model I'd be in no hurry to sign up for one with even more CANBUS potential failures.

It's becoming more and more a road bike for cafe tourers.

The fact that it requires premium fuel is a give away as to where they intend it to be used.

No more than half a tank away from civilization.
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