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Title: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Aquatic on October 24, 2007, 11:04:09 am
I honestly think it will look no current BMW available! 
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: LuckyStriker on October 24, 2007, 11:06:09 am
*groan*
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: >Herman< on October 24, 2007, 11:07:40 am
 :iamwithstupid:
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Eisbein on October 24, 2007, 02:31:23 pm
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=6671.0

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=867.0

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=10201.0

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=8387.0

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=900.0

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=8125.0

Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Red on October 24, 2007, 02:35:48 pm
He's a newbie.  That was so long ago you can't spot it on the lists anymore. ;)

Aquatic, I think it is going to be cool.  But then I am female and know nothing......
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Aquatic on October 24, 2007, 02:39:08 pm
Can someone delete this topic please.
Appologies for offending people.
I'll shut the f... up now
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Eisbein on October 24, 2007, 02:42:49 pm
He's a newbie.  That was so long ago you can't spot it on the lists anymore. ;)

Aquatic, I think it is going to be cool.  But then I am female and know nothing......


Yeah - just wanted to say - I'm just trying to point out that this is indeed a long expected well look looked forward to bike.

BeeEm has the best marketing money can buy. Year's worth of active speculation.

:D ;D
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: IDR on October 24, 2007, 02:45:31 pm
Can someone delete this topic please.
Appologies for offending people.
I'll shut the f... up now
No-one offended I'm sure - the toppies up top are just having little fanny flaps in their wet panties  >:D

The search function is quite useful though, especially if you are about to post some news on bikes - things like these get posted up here VERY quickly... so do a quick search before you post, and all will be revealed!  ;D

No reason to shut the f... up though :thumleft:
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Eisbein on October 24, 2007, 02:46:00 pm
I wasn't fast enough on my 2nd post.
I wanted to say that I didn't mean that post as negative (as I've just said).

If we honestly required every new member to know about / search for possible 'baggage' on anything they might want to post about we will have a 'inside click' in no time. And we don't want that.

Aquatic - that wasn't the intention. Sorry!


Don't sweat it.

As you are I am too awaiting the coming of the much talked about / gossiped F800GS!

Take care!

W.
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: LuckyStriker on October 24, 2007, 02:50:45 pm
Can someone delete this topic please.
Appologies for offending people.
I'll shut the f... up now

*groan*









:D ;)
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Eisbein on October 24, 2007, 02:51:52 pm
Can someone delete this topic please.
Appologies for offending people.
I'll shut the f... up now

*groan*









:D ;)

Can you do something other than groan ?

Like maybe a grunt or sumpthing ?

:P ;D ;D :P
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Red on October 24, 2007, 02:54:42 pm
Tell them IDR.

Mikedabike, can you book a black one for me, please?  As soon as they are delivered, I will come and pick it up.  Add all the available Touratech protection (oh shoot will they have any?) and throw in those huge lights as well.  I want it up front.  Remember the wide footpegs because I like to stand.

I really like it.  OK??    >:D >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: LuckyStriker on October 24, 2007, 02:57:25 pm
Aquatic, I think it is going to be cool.  But then I am female and know nothing......

back to the kitchen, woman!




I feel like getting a snotklap
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Red on October 24, 2007, 03:06:30 pm
 ;D ;D


I am so useless in the kitchen, the family will starve to death.

Did the PMS attack ease up a bit?   :D

Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Lourens ツ on October 24, 2007, 04:29:36 pm
Thanks for bringing this to our attention again Aquatic. 
A GS with that twin in is the first GS that I want to own.  (sorry flat twin lovers)
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: BirdDog on October 24, 2007, 04:56:13 pm
me likes, me likes, pant, pant...... breath slowly, pant, pant.... O! dam..... problem at midship.
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Hidalgo on October 25, 2007, 12:55:02 pm
Hey A

Cheer up and welcome to the forum  ;)

although the new 800 GS has been discussed ALOT, we all love seeing those pics and ALOT of the dawgs can't wait for the 800 GS to come out and speculation is rife  ;D

I agree with Eisbein BMW have the best marketing going on this new model with everybody being so curious.

 ;)
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: H00dlum on October 25, 2007, 01:05:59 pm
What there is a new BMW F800GS TWIN  :o :o ;D ;)

Well it has been said that it might be launch here in London at the NEC motorcycle show in November... well I for one hope it is, then I can see it in the flesh  ;D ;D
But then again it was also said it would be lauched in July but that has come and gone  :-\ :-\

cheers

H
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Aquatic on October 25, 2007, 01:18:34 pm
All good Hildalgo. Ta for the welcome.
Seems the majority of the folks here are friendly and pleasant
However it's all relative, where is friendly on the scale if you don't have some thing to compare?????
Let's leave it there now!

Back to the subject of this post

The way BMW have changed their attitude towards motorcycles over the last ±5 years, think the 800GS WILL be the next step in Darwins evolutionary law. Top of the food chain, the supreme predator! (dramatic huh!!)

All good things come to those who wait, H!
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Eisbein on October 25, 2007, 01:37:28 pm
I think they might have a problem though - how many people on this forum would like a badassed 800GS ?

If they brought him out in an 'adventure' package they will see serious drops in the 1200GSA's sales figures.

I think (and this is my opinion) that lots of okes would think the 1200 is too big and the dakar too small.
A narrow 800 twin would be the perfect 'round the world' bike.

But then again, all the BMW smouse (except our own Freakonaleash obviously) that I've met all subscribe to the 'bigger is better' school. If that's the case BMW will be faced with the catch 22: Make the 800 a badass adventure tourer and lose sales on your 'flagship 1200adv', or only bring out a 'softroad version' (like the standard GS) and maybe p off a couple of people.

Or make this (and sell it) as the ulitimate one up around the world tourer alongside the 1200adv - the 'round the world two-up tourer...

I don't know.

I just know that if I hear how the road guys love the 800twin engine on the F800S I think the 800GS will be a very cool and desirable bike.

Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Red on October 25, 2007, 01:43:05 pm
Bad ass sounds good.   Veeerrrrryyyyy goooodddd.
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: mountainboy on October 25, 2007, 04:20:25 pm
I'm not getting one ounce excited!!

that new transalp still has me pissed off -waited so long, so much secrecy and for what?? Something bad assed or totaly new?? nope, something softer for Europe's metrosexuals......

something luckystriker taught me:

*groan*
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: JourneyMan on October 25, 2007, 05:30:03 pm
freakonaleash posted this:

207 kgs ready to ride

Styling in the lines of Honda Africa Twin

Hard Enduro setup

Narrow

86hp


I'll take one thank you very much.  :razz:

As Eisbein said. Perfect inbetween the Dakar and 1200's.

Regrding on how it will look. Doesn't matter sure it will look the business.
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: H00dlum on October 29, 2007, 05:49:43 pm
What there is a new BMW F800GS TWIN  :o :o ;D ;)

Well it has been said that it might be launch here in London at the NEC motorcycle show in November... well I for one hope it is, then I can see it in the flesh  ;D ;D
But then again it was also said it would be lauched in July but that has come and gone  :-\ :-\

cheers

H

Just looked at the NEC programme to see if the F800GS was going to be launched there... Yup you guessed it .. No mention of any launch from BMW....  Look like it might never get launched   :-\ :-\ :-\

H
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: topbox on October 29, 2007, 06:08:49 pm
i hope it's at the Milan show   ;)
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: growweblaar on October 29, 2007, 06:59:13 pm
Now if there was a F400GS, then I would be excited  ;D
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Welsh on October 29, 2007, 07:20:56 pm
I think they might have a problem though - how many people on this forum would like a badassed 800GS ?

If they brought him out in an 'adventure' package they will see serious drops in the 1200GSA's sales figures.

I think (and this is my opinion) that lots of okes would think the 1200 is too big and the dakar too small.
A narrow 800 twin would be the perfect 'round the world' bike.

But then again, all the BMW smouse (except our own Freakonaleash obviously) that I've met all subscribe to the 'bigger is better' school. If that's the case BMW will be faced with the catch 22: Make the 800 a badass adventure tourer and lose sales on your 'flagship 1200adv', or only bring out a 'softroad version' (like the standard GS) and maybe p off a couple of people.

Or make this (and sell it) as the ulitimate one up around the world tourer alongside the 1200adv - the 'round the world two-up tourer...

I don't know.

I just know that if I hear how the road guys love the 800twin engine on the F800S I think the 800GS will be a very cool and desirable bike.



My concerns, are that the relatively poor sales of the G series and the HP2 issues, they may go seriously soft with it TRANSALP STYLE !!!!!!! very competent very uninspiring,like achoice between Angelina and the choirboy, depends what floats your boat. 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: skillie on October 30, 2007, 08:46:53 am
The 800 GS will be HARDCORE, a true adventure bike with lots of trick offroad components.

My reason for saying this, they have the other segments in their pocket and it will not make sense for them to steal sales from the 1200 series. This bike is going to be wild and it will compete in a new segment for BMW.
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: LuckyStriker on October 30, 2007, 08:49:16 am
The 800 GS will be HARDCORE, a true adventure bike with lots of trick offroad components.

My reason for saying this, they have the other segments in their pocket and it will not make sense for them to steal sales from the 1200 series. This bike is going to be wild and it will compete in a new segment for BMW.

I truly hope you are right
but I have this feeling it is going to be a soft-roader with maybe an HP or 'Dakar' version for adventure riding
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Ratel on October 30, 2007, 08:50:38 am
I was going to say "don't hold your breath :-\"
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Colyn on October 30, 2007, 08:52:03 am
Well Skillie is right ... and it looks angry ;) ... way too high for me.
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: topbox on October 30, 2007, 08:54:14 am
Colyn do you work for or are you involved with BM ?
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Colyn on October 30, 2007, 08:55:56 am
Nope ... don't work for them ... I just happen to know a few of the guys quite well ;)
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: LuckyStriker on October 30, 2007, 08:58:28 am
Well Skillie is right ... and it looks angry ;) ... way too high for me.

well let me put it this way: I want it to be a disgusting soft roader
that way I won't have to look at my DR and start crying like a little whipped pup ;D

...he says in jest ;)
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: topbox on October 30, 2007, 09:02:11 am

1200GS and ADV and 3 - 650's

i think there will be multiple versions.
after the hard work is done, another version is relativley easy
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Colyn on October 30, 2007, 09:10:15 am
I asked about a "softer" one and the answer was ... "Not that I know of."
I asked about a "lower" version and the answer was ... "Might get one later."
I then said ... "Now what about those of us that do not want a beast like this and wants to have a more comfortable bike for touring?"

The answer was ... "We have the 650 and the 1200 for that."

I then said ... "You guys are cruel!"

The answer to that will not be printed here :)
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: topbox on October 30, 2007, 09:21:35 am
sounds like they want some KTM share back
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Colyn on October 30, 2007, 09:26:10 am
Yes TopBox I do get the same impression ... at the least it is clear to me that they are positioning the bike very carefully to not kill off existing market share and give reason for a mass migration.
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Grootseun on October 30, 2007, 09:42:35 am
the 800 is a great engine, really awesome..

it will make the 800gs more capable of touring than the current 650 range.

it will shift my mindset from having a 11fiddy/12gs as a tourer, along with the 650 dak for the more hardcore stuff,
to having the 800gs for touring, as well as the capability of the dak(maybe) and the xchallenge for the more hardcore stuff.

but before any of this happens...

tata ma R2.50...

Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: letsgofishing on October 30, 2007, 10:18:21 am
sounds like they want some KTM share back

KTM better pull their fingers out and get the 690 "Adventure" model out next year or THEY'LL be losing market share to BMW!
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: H00dlum on October 30, 2007, 03:32:48 pm
I think the KTM already have the F800GS market, I would say they need a bigger 1100 or 1200 version more suited to long distance touring. A Little lowwer to the gound with a better seat a bigger tank and a beefer france to take all that luggage  :) :)


I hope they aim the F800GS more towards the KTM 950.. In fact a bit of both would be great.. A bike that is a little more capable off road like the KTM but built to tour like the big GS's...  That is a bike I would love to own.. I think the Dakar is a brilliant bike, it just needs a bigger engine.. If the F800GS is a bigger Dakar ... Wow that would be a bike to own..

For me I find the KTM's aim very much for the off road rather than a touring bike, and I find the big BMW's more a touring bike than a off roader.. Not saying that neither bike can do the opposite, what I'm saying is I would like a bike that does both well, instead of aiming closer to one aspect than the other.. I hope that makes sense  ??? ???   ;D


Well here is wishing  ;D ;D ;D

H
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: letsgofishing on October 30, 2007, 04:04:50 pm
Whatever they come out with, some aspect of the bike is bound to be a compromise - you can't be all things to all men...
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Eisbein on October 30, 2007, 04:08:06 pm
Whatever they come out with, some aspect of the bike is bound to be a compromise - you can't be all things to all men...

Very true.

I think however a Dakar type (size and weight) body with 800 side-by-side twin power will be a better compromise.

Btw - I see you're 9 posts away from 1k!

Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Kev on November 03, 2007, 02:27:18 am
Go see: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=11645.0
(Just in case you missed it)
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: Cane Rat on November 04, 2007, 05:20:47 pm
Here's another picture I got from the Aprilia forum.
Title: Re: What will the new F800GS look like?
Post by: JourneyMan on November 04, 2007, 06:46:50 pm
Good morning Cane Rate. :mrgreen: