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the new F800GS

it might well turn out to be a great bike, but is it just me,or does it look really dull ? i will reserve judgement till i see it in the flesh, and have read the first road tests and reviews .
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More pics from Dutch GS website



R1200GS facelift


R1200GSA in red


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Wink Definitely a new Stelvio on the way!!

I'll wait and see on this one!
There have been so many pics of the bikes that BMW are releasing for 2008 and it is said that BMW are making a press release next week, around the start of the Milan bike show - either 5th or 6th Nov, I can't quite remember!

For those interested, Moto Guzzi have made a press release today about their Stelvio and it is in here (posting for today!):-

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...n-suzuki-28587
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That 800GS might do the job. And then you have the new Yam Tenere. Plus the Stelvio, which is my favourite (but only because I'm a guzzi addict). Then it's pretty certain that KTM will throw in a contender during the Milan show. Times have never been so good for those of us who prefer these kinds of bikes, I think. I only whish I had the cash to get me one of them...
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That 800GS might do the job. And then you have the new Yam Tenere. Plus the Stelvio, which is my favourite (but only because I'm a guzzi addict). Then it's pretty certain that KTM will throw in a contender during the Milan show. Times have never been so good for those of us who prefer these kinds of bikes, I think. I only whish I had the cash to get me one of them...

Know what you mean. It's been said before, but I have never owned a new bike: I tend to let someone else be the beta tester and I come in later when the bugs are sorted out.
So, I am now wondering what bikes will be traded in next spring when all the ones that you list are coming to the dealers - there could be a few bargains around!!!!!!
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it might well turn out to be a great bike, but is it just me,or does it look really dull ? i will reserve judgement till i see it in the flesh, and have read the first road tests and reviews .

mr moto,
Are you off to Milan next week to bring back the pics, just as you did for the TA in Paris????
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Are you off to Milan next week to bring back the pics, just as you did for the TA in Paris????
sadly no , i had planned to go to milan but ,the boiler in my kitchen decided to die on me . cheapest repair quote so far is £1200.00 . so no more foreign trips for me for a while .
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lot,s of new pics here . i want one !!Motociclismo.it - Anteprime - Salone di Milano 2007 novità BMW
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Hi mr moto,

Have just noticed the amount of pics all over the web, and your link has got them all!

ps This may be the Adv model - bumblebee colours look OK IMO.
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Just when I thought Yamaha had answered my Prayers for a great Bike, with the new Tenere, BMW come along with the new GS. 2008 looks like its gona be a great Bike year. Viva Le Dakar
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F800 and F650 GS

More info on the F800 GS:

New 2008 BMWs revealed: BMW F800GS, F650GS, R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure and G450X - Motorcycle News - MCN

Like it says, buy MCN next week to find out more. Interestingly the new F650 gs will be using a different version of the same engine.

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Now I have woken up fully and looked at every pic in there, I reckon the black/yellow is just one more colour scheme (with different graphics for some reason) and not an Adv model.

So far, I see:

Purpose designed luggage, including topbox, all in "moody black", and it is not too big in overall dimensions, going by the expected size of the bike (based on the existing F800S). TG it is not that tiny touring luggage that BMW offer for some of their big bikes!!

Confirmed as chain drive.

Interesting exhaust pipe run - not as high as a crosser bike, but definitely not under the engine.

Drive sprocket not coincident with the swingarm bolt (as the 450X).

LED taillight.

Underseat fuel tank, like the existing 650GS with a similar fuel cap.

Small overall, not so good for carrying a pillion passenger?

Conventional upside down forks, no more paralever, whatever.

baswacky,
The paper-based MCN will struggle; BMW press conference is at 13.30 pm (European time) on Tues 6th Nov.
The pics they are using were around on the web a couple of days ago - the Italian webpage given here has the widest range of pics and it is these that are circulating on every other webpage that I have seen in the past 24 hours or so.
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Talking Very nice bike...

...but the next thing we hear is picky BMW users moan all day long around bike forums about chain lubing, cleaning and adjusting hassle, oily rear wheels and oily boots...

Shaft drive issues moan will now probably be a minor player for BMW bash club?











Just kidding! I like the black engine in combiantion with bumblebee yellow colour scheme:


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First impressions ?

A very drab and dull colourscheme ,that will look very tatty with a month's road grime .
0 out 10 for BMW .

But a very purposeful looking machine with a good engine configuration , we await the specs for HP ,weight ,tank size ,etc etc etc .

Black panniers? = Hot contents ! = rather silly .

An 850 Stelvio would be the bike for me , better styling and a decent colourscheme , air cooled engine and shaft drive [ hopefully more reliable than BMW's ] - not that I'm averse to chaindrive .
A Latin lover rather than a Teutonic dominatrix !!!!
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