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Old 05-02-2013, 08:20 AM   #61
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Can't find data on gear ratios - don't imagine they are any different.
The only discussions regarding ratios took place in Accounting.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:38 AM   #62
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From the front shot, it looks like a bigger radiator.

Overall I like the bigger tank, and thats about all. And I am definitely not feeling rich enough to trade in my '12 F800GS.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:42 AM   #63
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I like it...it's nice to have the added range when you want it.. no need to fill up the full tank when you want less fuel. More choice is good Thanks for posting those hi res pics.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:52 AM   #64
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Thanks for posting those hi res pics.
Yes, I can see the intakes have a screen on them as well as being bigger. Maybe that will keep the mice out of the airbox.

Guess we won't know about the rad until we see it. Likely a different PN due to bodywork mounting or something anyway. I like how the say the rear luggage racks act as a crashbar for the tank. That's how I protect my Akropovic!
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:11 AM   #65
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I like it...it's nice to have the added range when you want it.. no need to fill up the full tank when you want less fuel. More choice is good Thanks for posting those hi res pics.
Ah, the Big Tank Fallacy™. That's what I told myself when I bought a 6.x gallon tank for my 450... yet I fill that bad boy up to the brim every time when I have it on the bike. Don't worry that it feels like I'm riding the Exxon Valdez, at least I won't be running out of gas!
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:15 AM   #66
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dealer in Italy says mid June delivery.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:51 AM   #67
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I'd really like a set of those hand guards. The rest of it looks like a rushed afterthought to me. Like a piggy on stilts? I always carry 2x1L MSR plus 5L cheapo tank when needed = 23L
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:13 AM   #68
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:40 AM   #69
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adjustable brake pedal?
like the one on the 1200GSA, it has a portion that folds over the part you push to you can stand on the pegs and still be able to apply the rear brake without much effort.
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like the one on the 1200GSA, it has a portion that folds over the part you push to you can stand on the pegs and still be able to apply the rear brake without much effort.
Same my hp2... But just couldn't tell from the picture if it was the same...

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:54 AM   #71
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so now we got f800gsa at 504 lbs with the r1200gs almost the same. I got two fatties to choose from when all i want is to is for them to lose about 100 lbs! oh and the ktm1190r at 507, now thats looks like it has a lot to offer from the specs. I guess in a couple years the bikes will weigh 6-700 lbs.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:17 PM   #72
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I don't know, BMW have to compete with other brands... look nice, but it's too heavy. Also putting 24L of gas that far back might not improve the bike, as the F8 have a light front to start out with.

It looks pretty, but the F8 does it for me.....

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Old 05-02-2013, 12:31 PM   #73
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As I was sitting here crying about the weight of the new bikes i looked up the old hp2 enduro= 430 lbs. I missed it by 6 years. So i guess its possible to make a big bike lighter. Anyone know why that made this bike for such a limited time???? just curious and no I dont like to buy used.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:50 PM   #74
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As I was sitting here crying about the weight of the new bikes i looked up the old hp2 enduro= 430 lbs. I missed it by 6 years. So i guess its possible to make a big bike lighter. Anyone know why that made this bike for such a limited time???? just curious and no I dont like to buy used.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:15 PM   #75
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Stop whining

This thread reads like a bunch of children arguing about who got the best toy for Christmas. Actually a few threads seem to read this way.
The manufacturers offer their bikes for sale. If you don't like the bike don't buy it. You can not please everybody.
"It's too expensive", "I'd pay more if it had better suspension".
"Not enough fuel capacity", "Too heavy".
"Too much weight at the back", I'll buy a rear mounted auxiliary".

Some of you guys should lighten up.

P.s. I love my 800GS. It's a big heavy adventure bike. I don't expect it to ride the dirt like a KTM 450 or the road like a sports bike.
Maybe the suspension could be better. But not at that price.
Every bike I have owned has had some foibles. But I do my homework and know what to expect. I have never owned a bike I did not like.

The F800GSA looks great. if you needed the fuel capacity, then why not.
The F800 has enough range for me in NZ. I can carry a little extra for the odd road that needs it.
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