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Old 05-02-2013, 04:35 AM   #16
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Lots of pictures on Facebook on the BMW Motorrad page, looks a bit wider up front with what appears to be larger air intake ducts and plastics. Seat looks to be the comfort model tweaked a bit plus a taller windscreen and of course the 24l tank.
A set of Woody's wheels and some Ohlins fork cartridges and this is one awesome offroad Adventure bike
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:49 AM   #17
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The tank is the only change that generates any interest at all from me.

I'll price a genuine tank as a possible upgrade. Probably cheaper to go Touratech, which is far too expensive to justify.

Wont be trading my F8 any time soon then.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:01 AM   #18
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What is enduro mode they speak of?
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:13 AM   #19
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Talking F800GS Adventure, video

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Old 05-02-2013, 05:17 AM   #20
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Saw the FB teaser.

Am I the only one that things this will be a few minor changes, and add thousands more to an already expensive bike?

My dealer told me when I bought mine last month to wait a little while and that I could get an F800GSA soon. I just wasn't interested though. I think the money is better spent upgrading it yourself with AM parts that suit just what you want.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:24 AM   #21
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I like it for what it is. BMW knows what works and what will sell for the most part, so they have delivered just that in a nice package that combines a couple real developments with a lot of pretty wrapper.

Fuel tank and the electronics like the "on the fly" adjustable suspension/traction control seem to be the real developments here. I would love to try out the electronic adjustment features, but not worth it to buy a whole new F800.

Otherwise, it's just "farkled" a little with footpegs, windscreen, luggage rack, crash bars, etc.

Does all this electronic suspension stuff mean you no longer can or will need to upgrade the suspension for offroad duties?

Did they reinforce the top shock mount so you no longer bend the bolt?
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:30 AM   #22
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The tank is the only change that generates any interest at all from me.
+1

I'm wondering why its so wide in the front end. New radiator perhaps?
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:37 AM   #23
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:39 AM   #24
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:47 AM   #25
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I like it for what it is. BMW knows what works and what will sell for the most part, so they have delivered just that in a nice package that combines a couple real developments with a lot of pretty wrapper.

Fuel tank and the electronics like the "on the fly" adjustable suspension/traction control seem to be the real developments here. I would love to try out the electronic adjustment features, but not worth it to buy a whole new F800.

Otherwise, it's just "farkled" a little with footpegs, windscreen, luggage rack, crash bars, etc.

Does all this electronic suspension stuff mean you no longer can or will need to upgrade the suspension for offroad duties?

Did they reinforce the top shock mount so you no longer bend the bolt?
I think you could be right. I mean how many riders actually use the bike in a way that is real adv riding? The threads on here suggest only a small subset of buyers actually use the bike in the way it's marketed. As we know it has some serious shortcomings when used in serious adv riding.

I tend to agree with the view that the normal f8 is just fine. My goal is to change wheels and suspension so anything connected to that is pointless.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:47 AM   #26
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+1

I'm wondering why its so wide in the front end. New radiator perhaps?
Possible. With all the first gear fire trail work 2 up that I do, mine could use a bigger radiator. I was thinking of pulling apart the oil/coolant intercooler to see if I can rig an external oil cooler.

The tank is the same as an idea I was kicking around. I wonder....if my tank got "damaged"..could I claim it on insurance and just pay the difference for the bigger one?

Hmmmmm....
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:55 AM   #27
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Camels...I hate camels.

I spent nearly a week close to the border between Somalia and Ethiopia searching the loads carried by camels for weapons.

Dirty, cranky, biting, spitting, flea and tick infested bags of fetid gas.

I am going to price that tank though.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:01 AM   #28
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I can tell you this much. The tiny tank on mine is pretty damn annoying even for street riding. I thought when I upgraded from the G650GS I wouldn't have that problem anymore, but it's worse! Whether I am travelling with my brother on his Yamaha FZ6 or my dad on his Multistrada, I am always the one that needs fuel long before everyone else. I do carry an extra gallon, but still.

I don't know about the ADV model, but the ESA on mine is pretty worthless. It only controls damping on the rear shock. It's good for street riding, but for off road I would prefer more adjustability. I'm going to end up just gutting it when I get the new Touratech shock.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:01 AM   #29
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i do like the windscreen/GPS mount. wonder when that will be available?
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:06 AM   #30
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So if they made the underseat tank larger, what is the point in fattening up the side of the bike? Is there more fuel in there too? Or are they just trying to make it look like the R1200GS ADV?
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