Thanks GEORGE for pointing this out to me!
June 13, 2013
by FYRWRX on Wed May 15, 2013 12:28 pm
There’s no doubt that BMW’s new water-cooled R1200GS is a capable adventure touring motorcycle. With 125hp, spoked-wheels, dynamic suspension, cruise control and an assortment of other options, the new GS is everything we expected it to be, and then some. But there’s always some room for improvement. Luggage and protection items are an easy upgrade and will transform the R1200GS from adequate to extraordinary. Touratech’s Zega Pro pannier systems provides safe and secure storage, both on and off the bike, while crash bars and an Expedition skid plate protect the most important part of any motorcycle, the power-plant. Additional accessories, such as a stainless steel headlight guard and radiator guards will keep road debris from damaging important parts, while a larger sidestand foot will keep the R1200GS upright in everything from soft sand to loose gravel. Continue reading
Since we seem to not be able to get away on a decent rode trip this year I am entertaining myself with pics from our 2010 Cross Country Trip…and other trips. In 2010 we both got our first Beemers and we picked mine up in March 2010, Cheryl’s in Dec 2009. By June 2010 we were off for 26 days to ride across Canada and the USA. No planning just learned by ourselves what to pack and how to navigate ourselves.
I hope we are tempting all you street riders to come to the ADV side of dual sporting….enjoy….
This is what we did in 2010 and hope to do more like this on our BMW F800′s….our BMW F650′s treated us well…
Here are some of our pics of the 2010 F650GS Beemers….
Also, here are 2 maps of the States and Provinces we have been to….we have so much riding to do in north America!
BC Interior 2010 Continue reading
Every once in awhile I come across a video that just resonates with me…I mean everyone should watch this especially if you are an adventurer. This guy Ed from New Mexico rode 10,000 miles in 26 days and how he sees Canada and Alaska is spot on. I LOVE, absolutely LOVE his attitude, sense of humor….I mean everything about his heart and soul. I really hope everyone who takes a look at this post takes the time to sit back and watch….it is soooooo worth it trust me.
I think this is my most favorite ADV video I have seen so far….and I loved seeing where we went through his eyes….BRAVO!
So, our F800GS has been out for a while and really no one has reviewed our bike. The new ADV version comes around and there are first impressions popping Oh well….At least BMW has released an ADV 800! But then again..aren’t all our bikes ADV tourers????? Would you buy this? The price seems not that bad compared to our 2013 fully loaded F800′s.
Until now, BMW Motorrad has applied the “Adventure” moniker only to its large GS models with Boxer engines. In mid-June, however, that changes with the debut of the all-new 2014 BMW F800GS Adventure, a bike designed to be better in the dirt than a standard F800GS while also being a much-improved touring rig. Continue reading
Went down to our dealer on Sunday, May 5th to check out the BMW Demo day. I was not able to reserve a spot to test ride anything because of work and when I arrived all the bikes were signed out. Signed out for every ride no less.
Hosted the ride and all riders got to go out for at least an hour on the bikes. There were demo’s of almost every bike they make except the new 800 Adventure was not there. I really wanted to ride the F800GT and the new 1200 but I just watched and then enjoyed a great solo ride in the exceptional heat. It was over 30 C or 90 F yesterday. Cheryl was at work and I just rode around to decompress from my work. May have to purchase a smaller tent for myself soon. Cheryl’s new job is not as flexible with days off and I have a feeling I will be doing some rallies unfortunately alone.
We might have to wait a bit until Cheryl settles in and gets through her apprenticeship before we start making any real bike plans. As for me? I need to embrace solo riding which might be good…I hope we both can attend the BMW MOA rally in Salem, Oregon together but I don’t think Cheryl will be able to get to the Touratech event in June or some local rides our dealer has set up like this one.. Continue reading
Add a two piece adjustable height seat, adjustable shield and shaft would be almost perfection! LOVE IT! SHOULD have called it the F800GSA!!!!!!
Seat is higher than the F8GS non ADV…remember no lowering this bike. So, in the end unless BMW introduces an adjustable seat including the height this version will not be for the vertically challenged at all! Although Cheryl all ready picked the red and I love the yellow!
Oh, BMW faithful, you have been waiting for this for such a very long time… the F800GS Adventure. Behold the gallery, the scroll down and ponder the specs. Continue reading
Need I say more??? Leslie enjoying the off road capabilities of her BMW F800GS! Views and terrain you will never can get with just a street bike….;-)
I am read so many First Ride reviews but yet to read an in depth on of our 2013 BMW F800GS…so weird how our bike has received so little attention…
It’s always fun when you get a new bike and get to buy some big-ticket items but sometimes it’s the little less expensive farkles that make your bike your own.
Having owned BMW’s before, two ’10 F650GS’s, we have learned from our first time out of the gate what we want, need and who we want to buy from as in dealers/suppliers. The good news there are accessories for these bikes all over the place and so many choices and price ranges. I do most of the research for what goes on the bikes and Cheryl of course installs it all. Recently, we have been on a AltRider kick. Why? Well, the do make some great products like our crash bars, head light protector and rad guard but I have to say they ship so fast to Canada I can often get my order faster than I can ride down to my dealer here in BC. We pick and choose where and when we buy accessories/farkles based on impulse or as we can afford them.
AWESOME JOB! POLICE bikers ROCKS (HIGH SPEED) and he does some great intersection checks and seems to keep his own safety in mind. Important!
I’ve said this before an I am certain some that read this blog might think the same way…when getting a service or anything done to my bike I could sit at the dealer all day like I did yesterday. However, I ended up working from the dealer, making T Con calls, emails, you know work stuff but also walked around the showroom, had lunch with a fellow rider who has TONS of mileage on her 1200RT. I mean like over 200,000 KM on her 2004 bike.
Rusty the service manager is going to LOVE this…if you need anything at PACIFIC MOTORSPORTS