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Old 06-19-2013, 10:59 PM   #301
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Don't make my mistake n test ride the s1000rr.. Otherwise the f800 feels boring on the test ride hehe
This is only true if your back can handle the ride for the distance!

I've ridden an honest 205 hp AMA S1k bike (*dyno'ed at the rear wheel). One questions why power like that would ever be needed...and then the addiction hits.

Much as I want the power, my back cannot handle it.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:54 PM   #302
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I done the same and test rode s1000rr. Bad move. Loved it but don't think my license would love it too long. Very addictive but 800 GSA be more usable for me
I think
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:00 PM   #303
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Since I know you all care...

Just ordered the F800 GSA in Racing Red. giggity
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:50 AM   #304
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They have one at Endras In Ajax for those around our area. Looks nice. But I'll stick with my well farkled 2013 Kalamata cause its the fastest!! Also Roto packs are at Royal Distributing
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:57 AM   #305
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I am currently following with interest the BMW trip to Magadan to celebrate the launch of the new F800 GSA. Joe Stather (Dakar) is on his way and currently in Kazakhstan i believe. Pics and blog here

http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/i...east_home.html
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:31 AM   #306
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I am currently following with interest the BMW trip to Magadan to celebrate the launch of the new F800 GSA. Joe Stather (Dakar) is on his way and currently in Kazakhstan i believe. Pics and blog here

http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/i...east_home.html

Thanks for the link, very interesting!
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:53 AM   #307
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Tested one today. Very impressed
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:26 PM   #308
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The 2014 Launch Edition.....problem....

Just had the 600 mile service done on my 2014 Launch Edition and my problem is I CANNOT stay off the bike... It is running flawless now with over 1000 miles logged since June 1st, huge fun factor. I manage to accomplish all fun break in miles in the cool mountain (60-70) degree temps of the Blue Ridge Mts, Touratech tank bag will arrive this week which will finish out the bike for now. I want to keep this bike on a diet and not load it up with lots of heavy after market add ons. Now that the initial 600 mile service is behind me, I can get some riding in. I am verrrrrrrrrry happy with the F800 Adventure, a keeper for sure.Topping off and not thinking about fuel for the rest of the days ride is a real plus. For what its worth....



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Old 06-23-2013, 01:30 PM   #309
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Thoughts on seat comfort?
Mega looking bike by the way. Like the alloy boxes

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Old 06-23-2013, 01:41 PM   #310
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Anyone ride both the new 800GS Adventure and the new Water Cooled R 1200 GS?

Looks like weights are close, though the boxer carries it low on the bike.

Be curious to know the handling differences.

The 800ADV looks like a sweet addition to BMW's lineup.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:50 PM   #311
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Test rode them both yesterday. My current bike is a 2012 trophy 800. Love the look of adventure 800. 1200 for sure just feels a bigger bike too ride. I wasn't as confident on wee nacky roads as I was on 800. The 1200 screen is mega. Way better than 800. It's a tough call. A farkled up 800 GSA or standard 1200. New wc 1200 is really now more a big tourer than a adventure bike.
Both handle nice. If doing big wide sweeping roads all the time the 1200 cruises at higher speed easily but as I say it's a tough call. Need another test on them both. New 1200 engine is very rattly and 800 is real sweet.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:56 PM   #312
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800 s are cheaper to run and service. So if doing plenty of miles that has to be considered.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:15 PM   #313
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Owned two R1200 Adventures...honestly they are heavy arse pigs in the woods. You drop a loaded R1200 in the woods by yourself you are stuck . The R's are great long distance scoots as long as you don't mind the maintenance costs, they add up very fast.

The bottom line is you are comparing two different motorcycles....the best thing to do is go test ride both and ride the one you like home.

I won't get into the SUBJECTIVE detailed reviews, to each his own ride,
but will say that I am very happy with the F800 Adventure..
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:17 PM   #314
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800 s are cheaper to run and service. So if doing plenty of miles that has to be considered.
Exactly, very good observation.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:39 PM   #315
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Must admit I am keen on one after my test ride. Doesn't seem one bit heavier than my own bike. I am hoping touratech bring out a Lower comfort seat for them. Just would like it slightly lower. As its a bit tip toes as it is. Although I wouldn't let that put me of purchasing one.
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