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Old 08-26-2014, 05:59 AM   #46
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Most pumps in the US read in RON,
No, they don't.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:44 AM   #47
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I'm a new owner of the F700GS - just recently upgraded from the G650GS.

To start off - I don't quite understand the somewhat negative rep that this model gets. Even in this thread you'll see references to 'girls bike', an old person mobile or a poor mans F800GS. Maybe the people making those comments live their lives at 180kph on the highway and dance around mountain trails like pros. From my riding - the F700GS does 120kph on the highway easy and is very comfortable and stable at those speeds. It handles amazingly on twisty roads - I'm still a new rider but incredibly I can take turns at around 15 to 20kph faster on the F700 than I could on the G650GS. It's fantastic on back country roads, has sufficient torque and will transition between stop and go to full speed riding without you having a second thought.

It may be that the F800 will do all those things better and more. I can't speak for it as I've never ridden it, but that doesn't automatically mean that you're opting for the poorer member of the family.

For my riding - which is primarily regional with the occasional weeklong ride - it's the perfect machine. I don't find it tiring at all and it lets me enjoy the riding experience. It's no fun if you're constantly worrying about balancing the bike, stopping on an incline or having trouble managing power. The F700 takes care of all of that. I honestly don't think that there's anything that this bike won't do for me.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:13 AM   #48
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If she is the right one for you and you love your F700GS (and there are many reasons to love her) that is all that matters. I got the F800GS and that is the one for me. They look like hot sisters to me, one is a little taller and likes going off road a little more. But the shorter sister will still go off road.
Which one will do more has more to do with how they are treated than with their own limitations. Both on road cornering where the F700GS has the advantage and off road.

Oh and tires matter. A lot.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:23 AM   #49
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Yeah, I am confident this is the one for me. I love the look of both but the 700 is more my style of riding. Can't wait! Hope it all works out in the end for me :)

Man, Tom Petty's "waaaiting is the hardest part" keeps playing in my head.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:53 AM   #50
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No, they don't.
They do in California, with the RON+MON/2, not AKI.

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Old 08-26-2014, 11:00 AM   #51
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Yeah, I am confident this is the one for me. I love the look of both but the 700 is more my style of riding. Can't wait! Hope it all works out in the end for me :)

Man, Tom Petty's "waaaiting is the hardest part" keeps playing in my head.
The waiting is a good thing though, and if I were shopping for a new one, I'd wait a little longer. Because the 2015s are hawwwwt!



Unfortunately, I'm stuck sniffing around trying to find a reasonably priced 2009 F650GS, since my wife really, really, really doesn't want me getting a bike...
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:00 AM   #52
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They do in California, with the RON+MON/2, not AKI.
Ummm... (RON+MON)/2 = AKI.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_...ndex_.28AKI.29
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:01 AM   #53
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and if I were shopping for a new one, I'd wait a little longer. Because the 2015s are hawwwwt!
Agreed. Love the black wheels and the color combos on the 2015 MY.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:02 AM   #54
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Fair enough, but they don't put AKI on the pump.
(Actually, I think that wikipedia is wrong, researching...)
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:07 AM   #55
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Fair enough, but they don't put AKI on the pump.
OK, but it all started with you posting this:
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Most pumps in the US read in RON, not AKI.
And that's just not correct. Pumps in the US don't show RON. They show (RON+MON)/2 which is the exact same value as AKI.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:12 AM   #56
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They do in California, with the RON+MON/2, not AKI.
AKI = R+M/2

So yes, that is the AKI. Just a different way to write it.

Debate closed.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:21 AM   #57
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Fair enough, but they don't put AKI on the pump.
(Actually, I think that wikipedia is wrong, researching...)
It's true that they don't, but US petrol is definitely AKI. They just plop the formula on there so people don't assume that it's RON.

End of the day though, we're talking about a 10 cent difference in price, in a 4 gallon tank. If/when I snag mine, I'll use premium in it for the most part, just for peace of mind. (Premium's required in both our cars, so it's habit at this point.)
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:23 AM   #58
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Agreed. Love the black wheels and the color combos on the 2015 MY.
Anyone have any idea on when these should start hitting showrooms? Would assume that when this happens, there should be a bit of a sale on remaining 2014s..?

EDIT: Ooop, google is my friend. Available for order from the end of August.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:06 PM   #59
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Anyone have any idea on when these should start hitting showrooms? Would assume that when this happens, there should be a bit of a sale on remaining 2014s..?

EDIT: Ooop, google is my friend. Available for order from the end of August.
The new builds start in Berlin each year ~15 Aug - my dealership mentioned first units arriving first week of September.

Last year I ordered a new R1200GS at the beginning of August but specified I wanted the updated 2014 model (with steering dampener etc) and it was built Thu 22 Aug according to the VIN... I took possession of the bike 6 Sep (one day’s shipping + customs clearance + dealer preparation) - US models obviously take much longer in transport and customs clearance.

By the way, something that came up in the 2014-build R1200GS forum was people in the US complaining that their dealership couldn’t give them build and estimated delivery dates. Once a deposit has been paid and the order is sent to BMW, their system automatically schedules in the bike for assembly in real time, so don’t let your dealership tell you porkies!
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:45 PM   #60
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Once a deposit has been paid and the order is sent to BMW, their system automatically schedules in the bike for assembly in real time, so don’t let your dealership tell you porkies!
Yeah, see that's the point though. Soon as the dealer gets the cash in hand and you're out the door, that's it as far as MOST of them are concerned. From then on, you're considered the service department's problem.
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