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Old 08-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #241
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That's cool! That'll probably be my next bike, I like how the rear tire looks like it just floats there off the ground...

What color is the rear shock, grayish? Did the dealer explain what the two knobs are for on the rear grab handles? Anything change on the computer? If you had to describe the color, would it be "bronzish"? Options? Seat comfort? Pricing (OTD and otherwise)?

The rear shock is indeed grey.
The knobs on the rear rack i believe match up to the factory hard cases.
This is my first 800 so not too certain on details of previous model computer, maybe others can speak to that.
The color looks more green than bronze to me, I think the official color name is kalamata, after the olive I guess? olive colored seems apt.
Options galore if you want em of course. Mine came with the safety package (ESA, ASC), a package called the "luxury package" which is really just the heated grips, center stand and the luggage rack installed. The base price if I remember was at 13020... with the options, list was at 13650 ...not bad considering there was still a 2012 on the floor with no center stand listed at 13400. Seat comfort is alright so far, haven't yet had the chance for extended hours in the saddle.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #242
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The rear shock is indeed grey.
The knobs on the rear rack i believe match up to the factory hard cases.
This is my first 800 so not too certain on details of previous model computer, maybe others can speak to that.
The color looks more green than bronze to me, I think the official color name is kalamata, after the olive I guess? olive colored seems apt.
Options galore if you want em of course. Mine came with the safety package (ESA, ASC), a package called the "luxury package" which is really just the heated grips, center stand and the luggage rack installed. The base price if I remember was at 13020... with the options, list was at 13650 ...not bad considering there was still a 2012 on the floor with no center stand listed at 13400. Seat comfort is alright so far, haven't yet had the chance for extended hours in the saddle.
I don't see a center stand or luggage rack. Why and how is the back tire off of the ground? Photoshop maybe???? GH
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #243
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Maybe he dreamed he has a new 800, that's why it's floating.
I once dreamt I had that same bike and I was even tall enough to ride it. Pretty sure it was floating just like that.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:59 PM   #244
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I don't see a center stand or luggage rack. Why and how is the back tire off of the ground? Photoshop maybe???? GH
ending the mystery... curiosity got the best of me and I magic-wanded that center stand away
I was staring at that pic and kept thinking well dammit it looks real slow with that anchor to the ground, be gone! all in good fun.

anyways, the rear luggage mounts are on there ...that I promise.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:38 PM   #245
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ending the mystery... curiosity got the best of me and I magic-wanded that center stand away
I was staring at that pic and kept thinking well dammit it looks real slow with that anchor to the ground, be gone! all in good fun.

anyways, the rear luggage mounts are on there ...that I promise.
Bah. The magnet answer was better.

"A bike so light, so balanced that there is virtually no weight on the rear!"

I was assuming it was leaning against the wall via the handlebars (like lightweight bikes can do) and thought it was just a trick of the shadows.

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The rear shock is indeed grey.
The knobs on the rear rack i believe match up to the factory hard cases.
This is my first 800 so not too certain on details of previous model computer, maybe others can speak to that.
The color looks more green than bronze to me, I think the official color name is kalamata, after the olive I guess? olive colored seems apt.
Options galore if you want em of course. Mine came with the safety package (ESA, ASC), a package called the "luxury package" which is really just the heated grips, center stand and the luggage rack installed. The base price if I remember was at 13020... with the options, list was at 13650 ...not bad considering there was still a 2012 on the floor with no center stand listed at 13400. Seat comfort is alright so far, haven't yet had the chance for extended hours in the saddle.
Thank you kindly for the answers! Yeah, the color's name (presuming they picked it specifically) should be olive'ish color but in many of the pictures it's coming over as bronze.

Have fun and let us know what you think! Share with us your inseam and let us know if you're Captain Morgan'ng it at lights too!

Oh yeah, is the seat height adjustable? The latest copy of cycle world (I believe) stated it was...

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Old 08-25-2012, 04:46 PM   #246
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F700 Test Ride

So, I didn't ride the F700, my wife did. She currently rides a Tiger 800 street with a low seat. While in the local BMW dealership, she at on the F700. It was not a low version, yet it fit her better than the Tiger 800 with a low seat. So, after thinking about it, she took it for a test ride.

She liked it, but felt the Tiger handled better and ... (I kid you not about this quote) "The 700 sounded like a kids bike, the Tiger sounds like an adult bike". However, She liked the fit and finish of the F700 better than the Tiger. She mentioned that if the 700 was out in December when we bought the Tiger, it would have been a no-brainer and she would have purchased the F700. We left the dealership considering buying it and selling the Tiger. However, the more we talk about it, the more she realizes there is nothing wrong with her Tiger and so unless she changes her mind (could happen between now and Tueday), she is going to keep the Tiger. Although, it wouldn't surprise me if on Tuesday, I wasn't taking her down to the dealership to pick up the red F700.

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Old 08-25-2012, 05:37 PM   #247
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... so unless she changes her mind (could happen between now and Tueday) ...
Hell ... she could have changed her mind in the interval between when you started typing your append and the time you hit "submit" ...

Sorry ... I couldn't resist.... I'm married also ..........
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #248
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Center stand design changed too ...




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Old 08-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #249
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ending the mystery... curiosity got the best of me and I magic-wanded that center stand away
I was staring at that pic and kept thinking well dammit it looks real slow with that anchor to the ground, be gone! all in good fun.

anyways, the rear luggage mounts are on there ...that I promise.
I say BS! Luggage mounts are not a rack. I think you are trying to blow smoke up our ass. GH
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:47 PM   #250
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So, I didn't ride the F700, my wife did. She currently rides a Tiger 800 street with a low seat. While in the local BMW dealership, she at on the F700. It was not a low version, yet it fit her better than the Tiger 800 with a low seat. So, after thinking about it, she took it for a test ride.

She liked it, but felt the Tiger handled better and ... (I kid you not about this quote) "The 700 sounded like a kids bike, the Tiger sounds like an adult bike". However, She liked the fit and finish of the F700 better than the Tiger. She mentioned that if the 700 was out in December when we bought the Tiger, it would have been a no-brainer and she would have purchased the F700. We left the dealership considering buying it and selling the Tiger. However, the more we talk about it, the more she realizes there is nothing wrong with her Tiger and so unless she changes her mind (could happen between now and Tueday), she is going to keep the Tiger. Although, it wouldn't surprise me if on Tuesday, I wasn't taking her down to the dealership to pick up the red F700.

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Sooooooooo..... when you go back on Tuesday.....ask Dean ( Jones) for the Erling discount...... and see what happens............
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:56 PM   #251
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I say BS! Luggage mounts are not a rack. I think you are trying to blow smoke up our ass. GH
I have not seen one in person, but look at the posted picture closely...
In the center of the top Pillion "grab rail" you will see the chrome "mushroom" from the vario version of the mounting system - the stock grab bar on the old bikes did NOT have this...

Also look at the muffler "hanger". On the old bikes this was just a short metal strap from which the muffler was suspended - now there is a piece of tubing running above the muffler and parallel to it - looks just like the lower Vario mounting bar.

This is interesting ... it doesn't cost BMW much $$$ to install this at the factory vs. the standard parts, and probably will help the sales of Vario panniers significantly ... just clip them on and go ... no more $300 mounting kit to install??? If true, then IMHO, that is a stroke of marketing genius by BMW!
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #252
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Charcoal filter gone?

Again - looking through some detail pics. Seems the charcoal filter is gone. The space is now used for the rear brake fluid container ...
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #253
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Same as the F800R ... no "visible" canister there either...........

I don't know if that means there isn't one,
or if they just tucked it up under the seat somewhere...
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:26 PM   #254
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Same as the F800R ... no "visible" canister there either...........

I don't know if that means there isn't one,
or if they just tucked it up under the seat somewhere...
ooh yeah, there is a thread over in the road warrior forum. So maybe the 2013 GS inherited the R internals. But if that is the case then the tank would be smaller ....

there is a comment about the US vs Euro F800R on:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/BMW-moto...s/bmw-f-800-r/

Maybe one of the 2013 owners can show us what's under the seat.


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Old 08-25-2012, 10:33 PM   #255
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ooh yeah, there is a thread over in the road warrior forum. So maybe the 2013 GS inherited the R internals. But if that is the case then the tank would be smaller ....

there is a comment about the US vs Euro F800R on:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/BMW-moto...s/bmw-f-800-r/

Maybe one of the 2013 owners can show us what's under the seat.


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Thanks ............ the comment of capacity close to 12L is not encouraging............
Many riders were "less than thrilled" with only 16L
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