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Old 02-03-2009, 05:04 AM   #31
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I'm wondering where they rerouted the air intakes to.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:26 PM   #32
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Desierto fairing and tank conversion....

An news or info on them coming to the States? Does anyone have the fairing yet?
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:01 AM   #33
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An news or info on them coming to the States? Does anyone have the fairing yet?

Griz: Check with the guys at Cyco-active [TouraTech USA] (800) 491-2926.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:09 AM   #34
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Griz: Check with the guys at Cyco-active [TouraTech USA] (800) 491-2926.
I was there on Tuesday for the Sjaak Lucassen/Doris Weidemann event and asked about the tank. No info yet. Kimmo speculated that the tank pictured was a Photoshop job or possibly a prototype, but that it would be months before they knew more.

He did say now would be a good time to send feedback on it directly to Touratech.de. For example saying something about the goofy striations on the side. A little less decoration and more "form follows function" would be good, IMHO.

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Old 02-09-2009, 09:32 PM   #35
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I like the goofy striations...
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:52 PM   #36
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I like the goofy striations...
LOL, well just goes to show ya, to each his own. I guess the point is whatever questions, ideas, concerns and so on we all have, best to send 'em directly to Touratech headquarters.


I like your sig line quote by the way. Good point.


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Old 03-17-2009, 11:18 AM   #37
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:20 AM   #38
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So surely there must be a F800GSA on its way???





















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Old 03-28-2009, 12:03 PM   #39
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So surely there must be a F800GSA on its way???
I have an arrangement with BMW. As soon as I have my F800GS fully farkled and sorted, I let 'em know, and they'll release the Adventure version....

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Old 03-28-2009, 01:36 PM   #40
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So surely there must be a F800GSA on its way???





















The F800GS is the 798cc parallel twin "Adventure Version".

The F650GS is the 798cc parallel twin "Regular Version".
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:03 AM   #41
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What's the rent????
According to my German catalogue it's €899 unpainted and €1199 painted in either black/yellow or darkmagnesium.
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:39 PM   #42
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According to my German catalogue it's €899 unpainted and €1199 painted in either black/yellow or darkmagnesium.
That's enough to make you cringe and make your eyes look like the headlights on the damn thing. Almost $2G CDN.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:38 PM   #43
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Eh? How many F650/800GS have been built?

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According to my German catalogue it's €899 unpainted and €1199 painted in either black/yellow or darkmagnesium.

BMW is a low volume m/c mfg so my guess is that maybe 2000 f650/800GS have been built and sold worldwide. Of that 2000 units in the market place how many do you guess would want and be willing to pay us $1600 for extra fuel range? 10 to 20 maybe?

It has got to be aweful hard to recover the development and tooling costs even at these amazing prices.

If someone want the extra range then the way to go is to mount a fuel cell on the rack behind the passenger seat. That would cost approx. $300-400.

TT & BMW have a tendancy to over engineer solutions. The end product may look nice but it's not affordable for the majority of thir customers.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:49 PM   #44
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Not worth it. Get two of these:

http://www.msrgear.com/stoves/fuelbottle.asp

And mount them in this:

http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/sh...0D38HQL2E9B598

Or get this:

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-114-pegpacker.aspx
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:45 PM   #45
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Or for those on a tight budget...
mount the 33oz. bottle's like this with $3.99 fire extinguishers mounts, rubber from a old tire's sidewall and a hose clamp.










Personally I think that TT tank thing looks like a photoshop creation, and also believe that it's looks ridiculous. It is a high/bad/vulnerable place for 4 gallons of gas. But hey, that's just me and who cares what I think.
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