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Old 01-09-2009, 02:37 AM   #1
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Question about F800GS ?

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Will a F800GS be big enough, both engine and comfort, to go touring with 2up + tent and all ?, both my whife and I do not belong to the small people ! (And it does not mean that we are tall)
The 1150 GS I have now makes it very fine, but sometimes I think that it is too big and heavy, when I commute from work.
I've tried a F800GS and I was crazy about it, it was light , nimble and fast and then it had a very nice sound.

Give me some opinions
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:20 AM   #2
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Hello everyone.

Will a F800GS be big enough, both engine and comfort, to go touring with 2up + tent and all ?, both my whife and I do not belong to the small people ! (And it does not mean that we are tall)
The 1150 GS I have now makes it very fine, but sometimes I think that it is too big and heavy, when I commute from work.
I've tried a F800GS and I was crazy about it, it was light , nimble and fast and then it had a very nice sound.

Give me some opinions
If you're both "heavy for your height" & carrying lots of gear, I'd stick with the 1150.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:52 AM   #3
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If you're both "heavy for your height" & carrying lots of gear, I'd stick with the 1150.
I agree. The 800 really works well as a solo mount. Sure you could load it with a passenger and gear, and it would do it, but you'd have lost most of the advantages of the 800.

Simple solution, sounds to me like you really need two bikes in the garage.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:05 AM   #4
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There are few problems that can't be solved with more bikes.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:15 AM   #5
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Will a F800GS be big enough, both engine and comfort, to go touring with 2up + tent and all ?
No.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:37 AM   #6
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Thinking out of the box here. You could go with the F8 and sleeker model for the pillion. Just don't know how many variables you have under your control.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:01 AM   #7
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two up...stay with the 1150.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:01 AM   #8
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Thinking out of the box here. You could go with the F8 and sleeker model for the pillion. Just don't know how many variables you have under your control.
LOL ........ Believe me it is not an option, I will not fint a new wife who will "allow" me to spend so much money on motorcycles,Furthermore, it is she who take the largest paycheck home ....
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:48 PM   #9
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Why not 1200GS? 30kg lighter than 1150 with more power, and will go 2-up without a hiccup!!
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+1 What Bigem said. The R12GS is only 50# or so heavier than the F8.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:14 AM   #11
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Hello All.

Thanks for your input, i will keep my 1150 a few years ,
or until I run into a cheap used 1200GS/A
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