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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW F800GS / 700GS / 650GS Twins => Topic started by: XRRX on July 02, 2020, 08:08:27 pm

Title: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: XRRX on July 02, 2020, 08:08:27 pm
As regular readers would know, I have criticized the 850GS quite often!!
My biggest gripes were:
1.    Price
2.    Chinese made engine
3.    All the gadgets you got with it - which some doesn't want, but you were forced to pay for it "Cupcake"!!

Well, BMW made excellent use of the Covid debacle and are running some "great" offers, while at the same time they made available a 850GS according to "my" spec... ;)
Meanwhile it seems the other brands are sleeping and/or living in denial !!

Anybody can google the prices of the competition, but here is what I got for R162 000, and BMW threw in R5000 accessories on top of that as well as a 5 year warranty now standard:
What it has:
1.   Speed control
2.   Tubeless wheels
3.   Heated grips
4.   Center stand
5.   Rear rack
6.   All the riding modes and ABS modes - Dynamic Pro and ABS Pro
7.   Whatever else the full spec has except:

a.   TFT dash (I hate that!)
b.   Cellphone connectivity (I ride bike to get away from my cellphone!)
c.   Tyre pressure monitors (Have an aftermarket jobby)
d.  Electronic rear shock adjustment (Not an issue to me.)
e.   Key less-go (I prefer a manual key thank you!)
f.    Quick shifter (Not a fan!)

Here she is, and thus far I love it!!
You can really "feel" the difference in technology from the 800GS...
It "feels" so much lighter, smoother and nimbler!!

 
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: XRRX on July 02, 2020, 08:11:59 pm
Some more pics...
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: BLK on July 02, 2020, 08:20:55 pm
Outstanding deal.Its a better bike than some people give her credit for.perhaps consider upgrading front shocks for Wilbers and add the protection.I am starting to miss mine.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: GravelFox on July 02, 2020, 08:22:13 pm
Congrats with the bike. Good value for money.


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Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: XRRX on July 02, 2020, 08:22:40 pm
This is what you get in place of the Tablet...
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: BMWPE on July 02, 2020, 08:26:25 pm
Very Nice Congrats  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: Pannas on July 02, 2020, 09:12:34 pm
that is a sexy bike
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: Pannas on July 02, 2020, 09:14:31 pm
I'm sommer jealous now
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: Worsie on July 02, 2020, 09:52:16 pm
I didnt know you could swop the tft for normal clocks.
Is the clocks a standard option or did they do this specially for you?


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Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: XRRX on July 02, 2020, 10:19:52 pm
I didnt know you could swop the tft for normal clocks.
Is the clocks a standard option or did they do this specially for you?


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Standard on the "entry level" model... ;)
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: CaptainCrash on July 03, 2020, 11:26:52 am
Congrats!!!! I collected my Adventure in base spec on a very similar deal a few weeks ago and have ridden it daily. I am loving it and can't wait to get a gap to go adventuring.
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: Grunder on July 03, 2020, 11:29:25 am
Congrats!!!! I collected my Adventure in base spec on a very similar deal a few weeks ago and have ridden it daily. I am loving it and can't wait to get a gap to go adventuring.

pics ntate pics...please
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on July 03, 2020, 11:51:10 am
Baie geluk XRRX dis voorwaar n mooi fiets!! :thumleft: :drif: :drif:
Dink jy nie na die tweede BM jy moet dalk jou naam verander na BMMW? ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: Dwerg on July 03, 2020, 11:53:55 am
Wow that is actually very good value for money and from BMW no less. Congrats
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: XRRX on July 03, 2020, 07:40:24 pm
Baie geluk XRRX dis voorwaar n mooi fiets!! :thumleft: :drif: :drif:
Dink jy nie na die tweede BM jy moet dalk jou naam verander na BMMW? ;) :lol8:
Thx!!
 :imaposer: 3de een dankie!!! :biggrin:
1ste was 'n 2008 G650X challenge... (Ja, die X-faktor!) :P
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on July 03, 2020, 08:08:22 pm
Mooi Man, Mooi!

Soon we will visit Oom Chris in Stillbaai via Inverocche.

Cheers  8)
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: CaptainCrash on July 03, 2020, 08:42:37 pm



Congrats!!!! I collected my Adventure in base spec on a very similar deal a few weeks ago and have ridden it daily. I am loving it and can't wait to get a gap to go adventuring.

pics ntate pics...please
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: m0lt3n on July 03, 2020, 10:48:02 pm
That is actually a lot of bike for the money. Congrats, looking good
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: Antonie on July 03, 2020, 11:44:04 pm
:drif:
Congrats, she is a beaut!!

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Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: XRRX on July 04, 2020, 12:16:01 am



Congrats!!!! I collected my Adventure in base spec on a very similar deal a few weeks ago and have ridden it daily. I am loving it and can't wait to get a gap to go adventuring.

pics ntate pics...please

Congrats!!! Beautifull !!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: F850GS - eventually...
Post by: Edgar on July 20, 2020, 09:33:56 am
Baie geluk. I also prefer this model  :thumleft: