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Old 12-16-2012, 03:19 PM   #31
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The HP difference, just like that with the F800, is only really noticed at very top end.
Take a look at the performance curves for where you would normally ride and there is not a great deal of difference.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:38 PM   #32
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Laugh Jumping BMW F650GS

This was my first time to jump the new bike just after I bought it in 2010. Location is Motta Sicily, Italy. Okay, it was more like a hop. But, it was fun!

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:00 PM   #33
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This was my first time to jump the new bike just after I bought it in 2010. Location is Motta Sicily, Italy. Okay, it was more like a hop. But, it was fun!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/leinaar...7632274430228/

And a nice clunk when it landed. A very familiar sound of the 650twin.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:41 AM   #34
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This was my first time to jump the new bike just after I bought it in 2010. Location is Motta Sicily, Italy. Okay, it was more like a hop. But, it was fun!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/leinaar...7632274430228/

Wow what a jump nice! Did you bottom out ?
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:32 PM   #35
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My wife on her 650 and me on my 800 just completed a 5,500km ride through inland Australia. Around 3,000km of this ride was on dirt roads and tracks. This ride took us 3 weeks and we camped out most nights. This ride took place in August and at that time in Australia is was at 0.0 Celsius most nights. The 650 performed flawlessly as did the 800. My wife had been only riding bikes for 18 months, and there was the slight doubt in my mind about the difficulty of the journey. It was an epic and almost life changing experience for us both, we are now eagerly planning our next venture up yo the Gulf country.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:32 PM   #36
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My wife on her 650 and me on my 800 just completed a 5,500km ride through inland Australia. Around 3,000km of this ride was on dirt roads and tracks. This ride took us 3 weeks and we camped out most nights. This ride took place in August and at that time in Australia is was at 0.0 Celsius most nights. The 650 performed flawlessly as did the 800. My wife had been only riding bikes for 18 months, and there was the slight doubt in my mind about the difficulty of the journey. It was an epic and almost life changing experience for us both, we are now eagerly planning our next venture up yo the Gulf country.
Sounds like a great trip you did, what route did you take? assume you went across central Oz, Birdsville etc?
Wish I could get my missus to do a big trip like that on the bike, she's a non rider so it would be two up on an F700GS and where would she put all her stuff! A Landrover with CT in tow is not big enough for us ; )
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:09 AM   #37
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This was my first time to jump the new bike just after I bought it in 2010. Location is Motta Sicily, Italy. Okay, it was more like a hop.
No false modesty please, that's most definitely a jump on a GS.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:44 AM   #38
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That is the kind of jump that gives Motorrad warranty claims people massive fits.

That is a damn good jump on the F658.
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