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Old 03-16-2006, 05:51 PM   #76
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Something's coming!

It's in the works - had a wink and nod from a reliable source. Just slightly south of $12K. A KTM-beater next year in North Africa!! Oh, ahem, hmm, excuse me - I was wondering what prompted that wet-dream.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:42 PM   #77
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:59 PM   #78
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Give us the choice on ABS and scoup seat. Some of us don't want either.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:25 PM   #79
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:25 PM   #80
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I like the 800 engine, but unless the 650 gets a lot lighter there isn't a lot of weight space between the 650 and 1200 for an 800.

also, I really like the telelever and can't see them reworking the 800 to incorporate it ( I <3 the telelever/paralever giving my dirt bike the pitch/dive characteristics of an ST bike).

I know not everyone is in favor of the power/servo brakes, but I love them :-D.

so, I guess, unless I see a revised and lighter 650 I won't expect an 800 because there really isn't that much room to play in between the 1200 and the 650.

it'd be nice, but they'd never build the one for me ;)
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:30 PM   #81
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Put a chain on it, and take off the ABS.
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Old 03-17-2006, 04:52 AM   #82
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I like the 800 engine, but unless the 650 gets a lot lighter there isn't a lot of weight space between the 650 and 1200 for an 800.
i thought the weight of the "S" is about same as F650 ?????
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:59 AM   #83
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Yea, yea, I know it doesn't exist yet (in public anyway), but dammit, I know that BMW has corporate eyes here and I'm gonna lay it out clearly...

Dear BMWfolk,
The more I look at pics of the new 800, the more I want a GS version. My 1150 has served me well, but the more I ride my thumpers, the less I enjoy giant motorcycles. I do however enjoy easy long distance cruising along with dirt two-track & such, so build me an F800GS, please. Give it nice fuel capacity, a decent windscreen and offer it with luggage. No, make that durable luggage. And for crying out loud, offer it with ABS, but without linking and power assist. Enough already. Include a sidestand that doesn't lean the thing over at a 45 degree angle like your big GSs, along with a centerstand for maintenance & such. The belt is good, leave it be. Give me reasonably long travel quality suspension bits and scoop the seat to avoid the usual & silly skyscraper stand over heights.

Do this and I will find a way to buy one. Thanks for your time, ball's in your court.

Ditto, but put me down for an even lighter HP version.
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:08 AM   #84
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i thought the weight of the "S" is about same as F650 ?????
It is. The 650 is way too heavy for what it is.

Arch, I'm with ya.
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:18 AM   #85
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I'll take mine with chain and sprockets please. Otherwise, Arch is on it.

300+ mile range would be nice too.
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:28 AM   #86
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Seeing that the GS line is BMW's best selling models, it wouldn't be a stretch to build an F800GS, and it will be full circle of sorts with the R80G/S.
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:38 AM   #87
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Seeing that the GS line is BMW's best selling models, it wouldn't be a stretch to build an F800GS, and it will be full circle of sorts with the R80G/S.
You are correct; but, history has shown us that BMW builds the heavest of all dual sports in every class. There is no reason to think that the same will not be true of an 800GS. The reason for this is that they really build street bikes in off road trim and sell bunches of them. My bet is an 800GS will fit their well established pattern and be nothing like the limited production HP.
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:51 AM   #88
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Old 03-17-2006, 10:31 AM   #89
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You are correct; but, history has shown us that BMW builds the heavest of all dual sports in every class. There is no reason to think that the same will not be true of an 800GS. The reason for this is that they really build street bikes in off road trim and sell bunches of them. My bet is an 800GS will fit their well established pattern and be nothing like the limited production HP.
Ridden a 1200GS lately? Very different feel from the 1150. Ended up being, what?, about 40 to 50 pounds lighter on a real scale? I don't recall the exact amount. Less than the 60 they'd claimed, but it feels like more underway, at least to me. I have no reason to doubt that a macine built around this relatively small parrallel twin will take that weight down a good number of steps further, while keeping enough power to loaf down the highway.

It's OK with me that the GS is primarily a street bike. I have dirt bikes for serious dirt, but I don't wanna ride any of them from here to Montana.

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Old 03-17-2006, 10:36 AM   #90
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Ridden a 1200GS lately? Very different feel from the 1150. .....


It's OK with me that the GS is primarily a street bike......

I agree, the GS has filled a great nitch in the tour'n bike market. My comments were more geared towards the folks that think this will be the dream midsized lightweight twin we all dream about.
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