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Old 05-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #76
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Haha, it's ADVrider. When we're not riding all we have to do is bicker about expensive toys

KTM is better anyway.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:17 PM   #77
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stunning, BMW staying true to adventure riding. Good for round the world trips.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:45 PM   #78
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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.
Blind faith is a folly. Your opinion is as valid as someone who thinks for the money the f8 should be much better.

If ktm can install super adjustable white powers on $8000 mx bike BMW is off target.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:13 PM   #79
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I think the beak looks better than the spork fitted to the new 1200.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:25 PM   #80
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You can hang all kinds of ornaments on it..... But it is still the old 800 cc motor. Only way I would trade is if they stuck the 900 in there. I can put all the other jazz on it myself...... I sort of have... Minus the big tank, and better suspension.... no , wait..... they did nothing with the suspension....... LOL, be interesting how many falls for it. I might have to mein werrrrrrrd geessen......
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:54 PM   #81
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I'm just stoked that my local dealer gave me an accurate release date
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:24 PM   #82
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kiwi you can't please everyone

but it seems like everyone wants a light weight mid size adventure dual,sport machine not. a 450, 500 lb beast.so they just please the few! don't worry I won't buy it, I'll wait for the ktm 390 adventure and see what that's about and in the meantime I'll ride the hell out of what I have.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:29 PM   #83
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Hummmm...

Well, I've been watching this over the past few days. First: this forum is really nice in being up to date (in this case, got the news before my own dealer, who just knew about the bike, but never got to see any pics or had any idea of the tank fuel thing or anything...).

Second: I really liked the idea of more gas in the tank because I do long rides and, some times, there is a looooong way between gas stations.

I've read about some though riders here who put themselves and bikes (and some times even wives) in pretty serious situations with the F 800 GS. Well done. But I've seen as well that most of those rides are pretty close to their doors, I mean, not too far from home. In this case, I can understand why they claim the extra gas isn't desirable... At the same time I see the new extra tank coming up by Oso Blanco with lots of people interested in it. So... There is actually a demand for extra miles range. Even for those who want to ride this bike as a small dirty one.

So, I think, and correct me if I'm wrong, this is an adventure machine, therefore, it likes to eat miles on AND off road. For that, you gonna need gas, unless your nasty off road adventure last for nothing more than 150 miles.

At this point I remember of a very inspiring inmate who took this bike to crazy places... have you seen Lost Rider (Finn)'s pics? How about his STB, with that big ass Touratech tank?

But not is perfect, never. So they got more gas... with the same engine, same horse power... Heavier bike with the same engine displacement. Not good. Not to mention the suspension.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:32 PM   #84
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If I were buying today, I would certainly go for the new GSA. But, with all the upgrades and farkles I've added to my current 09 F800GS, there is little advantage to trading up now. With the Camel tank soon to be installed, I'll have all and more that the new GSA offers.

Still, it's great to finally see this model in the lineup. I wonder if it will also finally come fitted with knobbies from the factory.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:45 PM   #85
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If I were buying today, I would certainly go for the new GSA. But, with all the upgrades and farkles I've added to my current 09 F800GS, there is little advantage to trading up now. With the Camel tank soon to be installed, I'll have all and more that the new GSA offers.

Still, it's great to finally see this model in the lineup. I wonder if it will also finally come fitted with knobbies from the factory.
It does come with Offroad tyres in Australia.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:16 PM   #86
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All true

Yep. All good comments.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:27 PM   #87
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I think we should all just say fuck it and buy KLRs...
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #88
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I think we should all just say fuck it and buy KLRs...
Aint no way I'm bein' seen at Starbucks on a KLR!
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #89
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$18500 here in Australia which I think includes onroads.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:44 PM   #90
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saw the GSA800 ...
I got the info on it ...
If I wanted that I would have kept my R12GSA ...

I'm buying anF800GS tomorrow now
they should have put the extra fuel up front, then it would have been a no brainer for me...
but I have a K16GTL for anything long now on road (my wife also has one) ...
but when she is at work, and I need to explore, off road (which I miss DEARLY) I'd have the F8GS to do that ...

I'll get the ESA on it and traction only because it's there on the bike at the dealership ... and it's only $10.00 more a month ...

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