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Old 07-09-2012, 09:08 AM   #136
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UGGGHHHHH. Was looking to finally replace the 640 ADV with the F800 but decided to wait for the 2013 with the hopes they'd address the fork issue. I give up.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:40 PM   #137
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Bmw f700gs

I know they call it a GS, but it's really a Road Warrior with some dirt pretensions, so I thought this belonged here.

Anywho, Apparently the F650GS is dead, long live the F700GS. Some minor styling revisions, and apparently they bumped the power up just a bit. They are claiming 60mpg, so this should compare nicley to the new Honda NC700X, but it is more expensive of course. It has standard ABS and ESA, though, and the fuel filler cap is not under the seat as it is on the Honda.

http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/...html&notrack=1

They also mentioned a lower seat height, but I don't know what it was on the old bike, and they also offer a lower seat height option, so it's just a bit confusing.

I always like the F650GS, and I am excited about this revised model.

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Old 07-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #138
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So it is an expensive, slower, Tiger 800 ABS?
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:58 PM   #139
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There are 205 posts about it in Parallel Universe where it does belong.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=804946
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:45 AM   #140
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We have a massive Tiger 800 roadie thread here as well, the road version of the FGS may as well be here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=683023
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:00 AM   #141
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I think I'm the only person on here who is pleased with the announcement of the F700GS.

Here's why:
  • Renaming it is good. The having two 650s (in name) was too confusing. It made talking about the bikes a pain.
  • I know that I don't need an off-road adventurer. I want a bike that can ride down any road (paved or not), but don't care about riding it down single track. The 700GS should give me the ability to take it down logging roads without too much worry.
  • 55 pounds of torque is enough for me. Just as I don't need the extra off roading capability of the 800GS, I'm content without 100% of its power.
I love my SV650, but it keeps ending up on gravel roads, and it doesn't like those. Some day I hope to have either a G650GS or a F650/700GS. The big difference in what it would take to buy either of those, and what I can sell my bike for keep me from doing so.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:01 AM   #142
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I think I'm the only person on here who is pleased with the announcement of the F700GS.


Here's why:
  • Renaming it is good. The having two 650s (in name) was too confusing. It made talking about the bikes a pain.
  • I know that I don't need an off-road adventurer. I want a bike that can ride down any road (paved or not), but don't care about riding it down single track. The 700GS should give me the ability to take it down logging roads without too much worry.
  • 55 pounds of torque is enough for me. Just as I don't need the extra off roading capability of the 800GS, I'm content without 100% of its power.
I love my SV650, but it keeps ending up on gravel roads, and it doesn't like those. Some day I hope to have either a G650GS or a F650/700GS. The big difference in what it would take to buy either of those, and what I can sell my bike for keep me from doing so.
I am also pleased with this announcement. I would love to have one of these in my garage. I will check out Parallel Universe...
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:06 AM   #143
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I am also pleased with this announcement. I would love to have one of these in my garage. I will check out Parallel Universe...
Breeze. I'd welcome you to the family with open arms. Thought u were a hater...
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:21 PM   #144
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Breeze. I'd welcome you to the family with open arms. Thought u were a hater...
no, not a hater. I had an R11R that gave me some issues, but I bought it used. Maybe that had something to do with it. I have always been a BMW fan, but I think they have some work to do to get their quality where it should be. Before I bought the V-Strom I was looking at the F800GS. Biggest thing that turned me off was the paper thin seat, and the issues I was having at the time with the R11R. Thought I would try Suzuki one more time. The V-Strom was a great bike, lots of fun to ride and very comfortable, but when the clutch went out and Suzuki refused to honor the warranty,

I changed camps.

I don't hate, I just get disappointed.

I thought about BMW again b4 I bought the FJR. Decided I wanted a sport tourer and not an adventure bike. I probably should have given the F650GS a closer look. The R12R and F800R just don't fit me very well.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:24 AM   #145
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pics show spoked wheels but specs say cast aluminum.

Sure hope it's spoked.

correct: I think someone labelled a picture wrong. Spoke is clearly the 800.

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Old 07-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #146
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So it is an expensive, slower, Tiger 800 ABS?
It WILL get better MPG then a Tiger 800. My 800xc/ABS with arrow can/tune was getting 34-37mpg, It's been sold!

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #147
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Well I'm glad I bought my GS this year, 2012. I like the fact that there's more options offered for the two bikes... kind of wish some of the options were out prior to purchasing my 800, mainly only the smoked turn signals though


Seems like the fully optioned F800GS will weigh much more than the less optioned which kind of defeats the purpose of having an enduro that can be handled in almost all terrain? ... no?
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:05 PM   #148
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bmw idiots

g650gs- back to f650gs thumper
f700gs- to f800gs + fix the seat- suspension- soft wheels
f800gs- to f800 or 900gs adv = fixing the seat -suspension- soft wheels and throwing in that husky motor that hopefully isnt a wash
now- how fucking hard was that
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:01 AM   #149
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g650gs- back to f650gs thumper
f700gs- to f800gs + fix the seat- suspension- soft wheels
f800gs- to f800 or 900gs adv = fixing the seat -suspension- soft wheels and throwing in that husky motor that hopefully isnt a wash
now- how fucking hard was that
I don't know about fixing the seat. I like it narrow, it is a lot better to ride off-road, and it works great for access to the ground for the inseam challenged folks. I would agree on improving the suspension and getting rid of the soft wheels. But it is all a compromise. Many here have mentioned how this bike has worked for them for many, many miles. And this bike continues to sell very well. I guess they know what they are doing. Better than some other motorcycle companies, the sales indicate. Even with direct competition, they are doing well.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:07 AM   #150
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take a test drive on the tiger800- then tell me about bmws seat
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