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.
SOURCE: CYCLE WORLD
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
Well, the suspense is over, we can now tell you just how many of your hard earned Washingtons it’s going to take to place a shiny new water-cooled BMW R 1200 GS in your garage. If you can exercise almost super-human self-control when it comes to checking off option boxes, you can ride off into the sunset on BMW’s latest and greatest for $15,800. Thankfully this base model comes well equipped with ABS, center stand, engine guard, height adjustable seat and windscreen, power socket, LED rear light, and more. Moving up the spec sheet, the Standard Package ($16,600) adds heated grips, cruise control, and saddlebag mounts. Next up is the Premium Package ($17,990), which includes the Touring Package ($1,450) and the Active Package ($740). The Touring Package adds Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), upgraded onboard computer, GPS preparation, chrome exhaust, heated grips, hand protection, and saddlebag mounts, while the Active Package tacks on Enduro ASC (Automatic Stability Control) with riding modes and cruise control. If you’re not too confused yet, the Premium Plus Package ($18,870) is a combination of the Comfort Package ($620), the Dynamic Package ($2,100), and cruise control ($350). To keep things simple we’ll just say that the Premium Plus Package includes everything in the previous packages plus a tire pressure monitor and LED headlight. The new GS will be available in Fire Blue, Racing Red, Thunder Gray Metallic, and Alpine White.
BMW R1200 GS World’s Most Successful Perfected -Woman Riders’ Agree
The “BMW GS” concept has embodied riding pleasure and the desire for adventure for over 30 years. This applies especially to the GS motorcycles with the opposed-twin “boxer” engine. The “big GS” allows a motorcyclist to explore the most remote corners of the world – an idea that has already inspired numerous globetrotters to set off on their travels. But the GS was and still is much more than this. Whether sports-style cornering on winding country roads, excellent travel times due to high motorway speeds, and relaxed tours with a passenger or daring rides over rough terrain – every GS has offered supreme mastery of these skills in its respective era and this won’t change with the new version. Continue reading
Thursday, 29 November 2012 12:46 Paul Guillien and Staff
I really like how Paul describes this bike of ours. I agree with everything he says and although we have not taken this bike off road yet I know we agree with his assessment as well. When he states the bike has a lean look that is one thing we LOVE about the BMW.
I should and probably will review the BMW 650, Triumph Tiger 800XC and compare it to the new BMW F800.
Paul Guillien, Touratech-USA’s General Manager, shares his thoughts on BMW’s updated mid-weight adventure bike, the 2013 F800GS. Continue reading
BMW Unveils the F800GT
SWEET LOOKING SPORT TOURING BIKE!
It’s been a busy couple of months for BMW Motorrad. The Bavarian motorcycle manufacture has been unveiling many new models, such as the revamped line of GS motorcycles – the R1200GS, the F800GS and the all-new F700GS. Continue reading
You never know what you’ll see when at your dealer. This time I met Tom who rides a 1200GSA. He invented a lift to go into his customized 5th Wheel Hauler rig. Amazing! Tom got his invention made specifically for his rig initially for his Harley but decided he was a BMW man after learning to ride for the first time at age 45. Very cool, probably the coolest thing I have ever seen for the LOVE of a bike! What do you think?
Made a video of the loading of his bike….have a look!
What gives? No break for North America? These are decent price drops for the Southern hemisphere.
BMW AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND WEBSITE
- Price reductions across the model line-up
- New 3asy Ride finance packages available
- Australia’s first-ever guaranteed future resale value offering ‘BMW Full Circle’
BMW Motorrad Australia has opened the summer riding season with revised pricing across its range of BMW road and adventure motorcycles. Continue reading
A bit of an advertisement for the 1200GS but watch the entire video and it will show you why we all should ride ADV bikes…LOVE the one grrl in this video and she tells the truth…we need more grrls riding on these bikes!
170 riders on a 5-day adventure through NSW, the 2012 BMW GS Safari was a great success. See the BMW R 1200 GS in action along with other models from the legendary GS range.
I think the new 1200GS has just kicked that size bike out of the park. BMW was smart to try to keep this a secret! Now, all you riders who have bought Triumph, Yamaha, or any other big ADV bike recently do you wish you waited? This really looks like a sweet ride and it does look leaner too!
The INTERMOT 2012 in Cologne one of the most important motorbike shows worldwide.
BMW Motorrad presents the new R 1200 GS and other highlights.
Just watch! She’s a beauty!
Exciting day for Cheryl as she got the paperwork done on her new F800GS. Me, Leslie being conservative looks at our garage and thinks….”HOLY, we need to get rid of some bikes!” Have a look!
As usual all pics can be click for LARGER sizes.
Very hard to concentrate this week on work. We have a BIG garage sale coming up this weekend and we need to take some things off my bike, get it cleaned up and listed. Cheryl also wants to see if our Jesse Luggage Mounts fit on her 800. So far our BMW hand guards seem to NOT fit so we may have to modify them. Touratech are not ready for this bike yet regarding hand guards so something has changed. Continue reading
Another post to add to our post from yesterday about the new 2013 GS BMW Family.
So, why are the “new & improved” GS bikes not making HUGE impression on us? Just disappointed that BMW did not take advantage of the opportunity to smash this bike out of the park. Does that mean we would not buy one? Nope…just expressing our opinions. What do you, the readers think?
New for 2013, BMW has announced the changes to the 800GS and now the 700GS which will replace the 650GS twin. The “new” 700 still has an 800cc engine but more HP, 75. Is this enough of a change to sway potential Triumph 800XC and Roadie buyers?
Check out BMW FB page here for more pics
First up the 800GS and the changes. No different seat option which is what we were hoping for but seems they have made it so it can be lowered. I for one would not want to lower the 800 but I will need to sit on one to see how my short inseam would fit. New colours too.