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Old 08-13-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:48 PM   #2
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IIRC, it was the ergonomics that pried you off your F800S, yes?
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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IIRC, it was the ergonomics that pried you off your F800S, yes?
- the 800GS is my next bike.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:22 PM   #4
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ruh-roh.

that's mighty attractive.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:01 PM   #5
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- the 800GS is my next bike.
Maybe mine too.
I'm thinking late '10.
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:32 PM   #6
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This one will probably sell pretty well - $8500 is the price point (US).




Although the GS will get more attention, this one will be a smart bike to get.
This is a factory BMW, not a one-off dealer special. Don't think the Akra will be stock, nor the ABS. Needs a swoopier headlight, no?
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:51 PM   #7
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Although the GS will get more attention, this one will be a smart bike to get.
This is a factory BMW, not a one-off dealer special.
IIRC those photo's are at least two years old and that was put together by a dealer not the factory. The knowledgeable guys from F800riders would know more.
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:15 AM   #8
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I'd buy the F800 Motard (made from a GS) and add bags kinda like a Tiger 1050 or Multistrada. I probably wouldn't do the same to a F800RR.
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:48 AM   #9
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IIRC those photo's are at least two years old and that was put together by a dealer not the factory. The knowledgeable guys from F800riders would know more.
True. That's what I get for believing internet "press".

Still, would be a perfect starter BMW for, uh, starters.
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:55 PM   #10
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This one will probably sell pretty well - $8500 is the price point (US).




Although the GS will get more attention, this one will be a smart bike to get.
This is a factory BMW, not a one-off dealer special. Don't think the Akra will be stock, nor the ABS. Needs a swoopier headlight, no?
Very, very nice.

It's a bit more than an SV, that's for sure, but I heard the SV is going out of production, which leaves the entry level naked market up for grabs. Put some bags on that R and a small windshield and you can tour. Take them off and have some fun on the back roads.

I really wish, though, that BMW had built a sort of retro style bike. Kind of an F800CS, where CS means "classic sport". Small 90S style fairing, bench seat, /7 influenced tank, too. Guzzi's got the equation down with the V7 rep. BMW should do the same, using the R12 motor or the F800.

I think it'd sell well.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:39 PM   #11
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Very, very nice.

It's a bit more than an SV, that's for sure, but I heard the SV is going out of production, which leaves the entry level naked market up for grabs. .
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:34 AM   #12
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SV out of production? Good lord why? Did ford and GM buy suzuki when no one was looking?


Sounds like some shit they would do.


Hey this is something awesome!

Well fuck that shit! Get it the hell outta here!
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:20 AM   #13
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I really wish, though, that BMW had built a sort of retro style bike. Kind of an F800CS, where CS means "classic sport". Small 90S style fairing, bench seat, /7 influenced tank, too. Guzzi's got the equation down with the V7 rep. BMW should do the same, using the R12 motor or the F800.

I think it'd sell well.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:53 AM   #14
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I think I've seen about two of those things on the road. They just don't seem to sell.
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:50 PM   #15
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You don't see them on the road much here is because their selling like hot cakes in Europe and they have allocated very few to the USA. Check out a dealer, can't keep them in stock and sold before the hit the floor. GREAT BIKE!

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