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
The name’s almost the same but this middleweight sport-tourer is much better.
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…
SOURCE: CYCLE WORLD
Who wouldn’t want to ride Africa and who wouldn’t want to tour with Charley? Beautiful!
These videos are quite enjoyable to watch…although I would not personally take a sport bike on a long adventure ride they do make some decent points that a sport bike is more than a Sunday morning Toy…..what do you think?
Realizing your dream…an amazing video about traveling the world on two wheels! Tiffany Coates! Watch in HD! She’s awesome!
January 19th, 2013
Cheryl and I rode out to the Vancouver Show Saturday to check out the latest and greatest. Not that we haven’t been keeping an eye out for all these great bikes but seeing them in person is always a treat. Riding out to the show we were confronted with our infamous FOG. Cold out and frosty, this fog makes it almost impossible to see. At times it freezes on your shield but the real nuisance is how the fog saturates your shield making you wish you actually had a wind shield wiper.
Both Cheryl and I agree riding in this type of FOG is not fun and we would rather be poured on versus this crap. Having said that, there were pockets where the sun broke through and the glare off the wet roads was blinding. Sun glasses came out, FOG rolled back in and it was like this to the show and back home. We only live about 40 minutes away from Abbostford but riding in this stuff makes it seem further. In the end worth it though, we get to park for free and right in front of the entrance. Anyone driving a cage by the time we got there, around noon had to park FAR away and paid!
If you can’t laugh at yourself you must not have a sense of humor!
Published by Cyril Huze June 21st, 2011 in Editorial.
1- Top Ten Reasons Why Harley Riders Don’t Wave Back.
10. Afraid it will invalidate warranty. 9. Leather and studs make it too heavy to raise arm. 8. Refuse to wave to anyone whose bike is already paid for. 7. Afraid to let go of handlebars because they might vibrate off. 6. Rushing wind would blow scabs off the new tattoos. 5. Angry because just took out second mortgage to pay luxury tax on new Harley. 4. Just discovered the fine print in owner’s manual and realized H-D is partially owned by Honda. 3. Can’t tell if other riders are waving or just reaching to cover their ears like everyone else. 2. Remembers the last time a Harley rider waved back, he impaled his hand on spiked helmet. 1. They’re too tired from spending hours polishing all that chrome to lift their arms. Continue reading
BMW reported sales of 12,057 motorcycles in the U.S. in 2012, representing a 14.0% increase on the 10,572 units sold in 2011.
Leading the way was the S1000RR, with BMW selling 1,934 of the sportbikes this year. That represents a 20.9% growth over the 1,600 S1000RRs scooped up by American consumers in 2011.
Also performing well for BMW are its six-cylinder K series bikes in their first full year on the market. Consumers clearly preferred the GTL over the GT model, buying 1,601 of the K1600GTL compared to just 697 units of the K1600GT.
The year-end figures also include the introduction of BMW’s C series maxi-scooters. BMW did not reveal how many units of the C600 Sport it sold, but did announce deliveries of 223 C650 GT models since its U.S. launch in the fall.
Where is this? More in a new post coming soon.
If we did not ride in the rain we would never ride in BC
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I get a lot of questions from guys and gals about transitioning from a street bike to a DS. I like this article but don’t totally agree about choosing bike size. You can go the route of buying a used smaller, lighter cc bike at first and practice. Or….you can sort of do what we did which was went with a 2010 BMW F650GS and just learned as we rode. What I mean is that buying a bike is not cheap. Most of the Bigger DS bikes are road worthy too. You can ease your way into the back roads with any bike you choose.
If you are not into buying used, smaller or lighter at first, go with something you will like for a while and see how it goes. It worked for us because we both knew in our hearts we wanted to be riding where the pavement ended. Our 650′s did us WELL. I got 60,000KM out of mine and Cheryl rode hers for 48,000KM.
We have bought way too many bikes before we found our passion. I should have listened to an old colleague of mine back in 2008 when he said to me, “Leslie you are sooooo not a street bike or cruiser grrl, you need to get a BMW 650.” If I listen to Scott back then we would have not went out and bought bikes that only liked to road and we would be only on our 4th bikes versus 13th.
Even though I wish it was one of us going I am really PSYCHED BMW picked at least one grrl for this amazing ride of a lifetime! But, no one from North America? We know how to ride an adventure
It has now been decided. Five of the best candidates have won the chance to experience five of the best motorcycling tours imaginable on the new R 1200 GS. BMW Motorrad’s ‘Ride of your Life’ competition attracted thousands of entries from across the globe, making it extremely difficult for the high-profile jury to make their final decision and choose the five candidates who will benefit from this life-changing, money-can’t-buy experience aboard the most eagerly-awaited new motorcycle in a generation. Continue reading
SOURCE: rider Magazine
November 26, 2012
When BMW decided to update the F 650 GS for 2013, it was clearly in a generous mood. The folks in Bavaria gave the street-biased enduro model more horsepower and torque, a shorter gear ratio for quicker acceleration, a second front disc brake, new switchgear and instrumentation, and updated styling. Although displacement of its 798cc parallel twin is unchanged, BMW rechristened the bike as the F 700 GS to dispense with confusion over the model name (though F 750 GS would be closer to the truth). And it did all of this while lowering the base price by $165, to $9,990.
The F 700 GS gets updated styling, a new windscreen and new instrumentation. Continue reading
Every minute of this video is worth watching….there is a few well deserved F bombs so if any children are in the room you might want to mute this video….all I can say this is scary as anything! I want to do it though!