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Old 06-29-2013, 06:15 PM   #331
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Does this one have cruise control, or is that only the GS 1200's?

Cruise control would be sweet for laying down the miles.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:40 PM   #332
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Ok, my observations, sorry if they are doubled up from previous info.

Differences I noticed on the floor.

Tank side fairings wider
Air intakes have grills to stop goats going down the holes
Bum is wider due to bigger tank
Forks still none adjustable
Back suspension is electronically controlled
Seat is awesome shape, not sure on long run but looks very good
Screen is fixed position
Screen has frame to hold it
Has ABS, rep said traction control and susp (rear) adjustment
Adv is notably taller than std, taller than our KTM950SE (which I have lowered)
Factory crash bars mounted to engine cases, not sure that is a great idea
Two piece rear brake pad for standing and sitting position
LED aux lights
There was a spider on the sidestand which they said they would throw in for free

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Do you have adrs in New Zealand ?

Or can you import a bike from anywhere and register it?
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:04 PM   #333
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After much deliberation....I picked one up yesterday. Loving it so far!



As mentioned in my other thread, my only complaint is the loud buffeting behind the screen. Maybe it's just something I have to get used to. I have no frame of reference, as I've never ridden a regular f800gs. I just know its MUCH quieter when I'm standing.


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Old 07-01-2013, 08:10 AM   #334
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Took mine out for a test ride!

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Yes. Those are my wet smelly socks on the windscreen.
If you buy one of these tents where you house your bike nice and close while you sleep, - be sure to look for the directions that are printed out, connected to the carry bag. I managed to erect mine by guessing. I did pretty good, considering I was on the bank of a small cliff overlooking a river.

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Note to self: If one wishes to complete the adventure at hand, one must carry a small chainsaw. Otherwise be prepared to turn around, -as I did, as pictured above. I was not going to find "log hopping" a safe experience, fully loaded. Mmmm. Where are those "chain saw mounts" for an F800GS Adventure?
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #335
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Do you have adrs in New Zealand ?

Or can you import a bike from anywhere and register it?
When I know what adrs means I can tell you

You can import a bike into New Zealand no problem, pay compliance and registration and you will 99% need a new headlight that shines bias left (no joke) unless bike comes from LHD country.

If you are a Kiwi out of the country for more than 21 months and have owned the bike for more than 12 month you are not even subject to GST, if you are a foreigner you will have to pay GST at 15%.

There are no duties on motorcycles or parts.

Hope this helps ..... now tell me WTF adrs means
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #336
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RideApart/Hell for Leather just posted a review of of the GS Adventure. http://rideapart.com/2013/07/rideapa...-gs-adventure/

It sounds like he had some issues with the enduro setting.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:51 PM   #337
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A few more miles on mine

Took the bike up to Cascade Creek near Durango, CO. On the slower off road sections, I completely agree with the reviewer only in that the first gear is way to tall. No biggie, just feel like I might be needing clutch pads quite often. My bike had ESA, which works like a charm. The ABS and ESC are brilliant in enduro mode, but I haven't gotten to rowdy with it yet.

I'm loving the bike. The helmet buffeting I've been bitching about maybe isn't so bad. Guess I'm getting used to it. 350 miles on the bike now, 90% on pavement.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:00 PM   #338
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:37 AM   #339
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Hope to ride the demo tomorrow.
If it works for me, all I'll need are the Touratech mounts for the Zaga Pro bags I have on my GSA (which are most likely not available yet).
Then the F800 farkling. It never ends.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:02 AM   #340
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When I know what adrs means I can tell you

You can import a bike into New Zealand no problem, pay compliance and registration and you will 99% need a new headlight that shines bias left (no joke) unless bike comes from LHD country.

If you are a Kiwi out of the country for more than 21 months and have owned the bike for more than 12 month you are not even subject to GST, if you are a foreigner you will have to pay GST at 15%.

There are no duties on motorcycles or parts.

Hope this helps ..... now tell me WTF adrs means
Sorry Australian design rules. Us Australians can't import a bike from anywhere and register it.

So the bike might be perfectly legal in nz, eu or USA but if no ADR compliance plate then zero registration. Unique Australian idea to make bikes 'safer'.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:23 AM   #341
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Sorry Australian design rules. Us Australians can't import a bike from anywhere and register it.

So the bike might be perfectly legal in nz, eu or USA but if no ADR compliance plate then zero registration. Unique Australian idea to make bikes 'safer'.
Where is Australia?

Yes an Ozzie guy was keen on buying my old MH900e and he tried every ave to get it done, he could import it but could not put it on the road.

My understanding now is that if the bike is imported for OZ or NZ through the dealership channels then either can go back and forth between our countries, this was to stamp out "Grey imports" from the USA as we can buy a new bike out of the USA and save about $8000.00 on what we pay on the shop floor so it is purely a commercial rip, we get raped for prices in NZ.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:16 PM   #342
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Did they change the voltage regulator or just the mounting bracket/location? It looks the same as the 2013, but definitely different from my 2010.. at least at a glance it looks different.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:43 AM   #343
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Here is my review on the Adventure. I felt the traction control, ABS and Enduro mode worked excellent.

2014 BMW F800GS Adventure First Ride - Motorcycle-USA

MODS - if you feel my post is spammy please feel free to delete. Don't want to ruffle any feathers.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:16 PM   #344
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Thanks MustMoto for your review!!! I was waiting for something like it!!!
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:27 PM   #345
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By the way... have anyone put thought into the KTM1190 vs 800GSA.. all #s seem to be about the same, except engine displacement...
I was about to go test drive the 800GSA, and possible trade for my 1200GSA,, but this morning I was looking at KTM and even though it is a bigger bike, it seem to be only 10lbs heavier, better suspension 1190R. Given, it is not a BMW, but for about the same amount of $$, I am thinking.....
What are your thoughts????
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