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Re: Spy pictures - BMW F900GS
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2017, 09:19:27 am »
Oh yes!
Man this is going to be interesting. Tubeless 21" 900cc.... can't wait to see what this is like.  8)
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Re: Spy pictures - BMW F900GS
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2017, 09:19:44 am »
So will the 900GS replace the 800GS or is BMW adding yet another model to its already extensive range?
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Re: Spy pictures - BMW F900GS
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2017, 09:27:53 am »
So will the 900GS replace the 800GS or is BMW adding yet another model to its already extensive range?
I reckon it will replace it more than likely.
I think they will probably get something to slot in between the 310GS and the 900cc.  500-700cc.
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Re: Spy pictures - BMW F900GS
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2017, 10:04:40 am »
I think they will probably get something to slot in between the 310GS and the 900cc.  500-700cc.

It would be good if they have something in the 650 class again. :deal:
They should stop farting around and bring back a tweaked Dakar, XCountry and XChallenge. Lots of customers are today riding 800s and 1200s because of the first Dakar/GS 650s.
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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2017, 12:05:57 pm »
I think they will probably get something to slot in between the 310GS and the 900cc.  500-700cc.

It would be good if they have something in the 650 class again. :deal:
They should stop farting around and bring back a tweaked Dakar, XCountry and XChallenge. Lots of customers are today riding 800s and 1200s because of the first Dakar/GS 650s.

BMW mentioned they stopped importing the Sertao because the cost became too high for the bike
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Re: Spy pictures - BMW F900GS
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2017, 02:42:13 pm »
I think they will probably get something to slot in between the 310GS and the 900cc.  500-700cc.

It would be good if they have something in the 650 class again. :deal:
They should stop farting around and bring back a tweaked Dakar, XCountry and XChallenge. Lots of customers are today riding 800s and 1200s because of the first Dakar/GS 650s.

BMW mentioned they stopped importing the Sertao because the cost became too high for the bike

I reckon the 700GS simply took the sales of G650 (same think happened with K1300S who's sales were taken by the R1200RS)hence it became to expensive for BMW SA to import bikes that don't sell....or at least not as quick as other models. Secondly I think it was also to clear the market for the arrival of the G310GS.
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Re: Spy pictures - BMW F900GS
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2017, 02:52:42 pm »
The F700GS is selling for R157k now!
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« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2017, 05:04:46 pm »
The African twin has made shockwafes in the undustry and is selling good.
The African twin is actually what I have been told taking sales away from the GS1200 and not the 800 range.
BMW (I think) wants to up the GS900 into the African twin territory for direct competitor.
They have the edge in my opining (thousands of other) with good backup service and if you offer me 2 bikes at the same price and the one with tubed and other with tubeless rims I am going with tubeless. I am not superman and ride more like oupa Daizy - so I do not need the 'safety' of a tubed rim. I am not concerned about status either but many people are and that propels on the key when you put it n the table is probably cool  :imaposer:
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Re: Spy pictures - BMW F900GS
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2017, 05:56:23 pm »
The African twin has made shockwafes in the undustry and is selling good.
The African twin is actually what I have been told taking sales away from the GS1200 and not the 800 range.
BMW (I think) wants to up the GS900 into the African twin territory for direct competitor.
They have the edge in my opining (thousands of other) with good backup service and if you offer me 2 bikes at the same price and the one with tubed and other with tubeless rims I am going with tubeless. I am not superman and ride more like oupa Daizy - so I do not need the 'safety' of a tubed rim. I am not concerned about status either but many people are and that propels on the key when you put it n the table is probably cool  :imaposer:
Anyway here I am bla bla on a thread knowing that I can either afford any of these beuts so just ignore my silly comments  :)

Fair comment but I think BMW is going to have to pull something really special out of the proverbial hat to beat the new KTM1090R - which imo will be the new standard in offroad biased adventure bikes.
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Re: Spy pictures - BMW F900GS
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2017, 01:04:43 pm »
The KTM 1090R might be the better bike, but at the end of the day it is most probably an extensive dealer network, unmatched after sales service and re-sell value that will sell the most bikes. And that is where I think BMW sits with the winning cards.
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Re: Spy pictures - BMW F900GS
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2017, 03:11:19 pm »
The African twin has made shockwafes in the undustry and is selling good.
The African twin is actually what I have been told taking sales away from the GS1200 and not the 800 range.
BMW (I think) wants to up the GS900 into the African twin territory for direct competitor.
They have the edge in my opining (thousands of other) with good backup service and if you offer me 2 bikes at the same price and the one with tubed and other with tubeless rims I am going with tubeless. I am not superman and ride more like oupa Daizy - so I do not need the 'safety' of a tubed rim. I am not concerned about status either but many people are and that propels on the key when you put it n the table is probably cool  :imaposer:
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Fair comment but I think BMW is going to have to pull something really special out of the proverbial hat to beat the new KTM1090R - which imo will be the new standard in offroad biased adventure bikes.

Tom, I agree with you on the AT taking away from the 800 rather than 1200 sales, but I add that Honda *has made* shockwaves but current reports show a slowing trend. Obviously economics play a part but  their recent price hike a few months back in the face of a (then) improved rate of exchange chased some buyers away - me included.

Ventana - I agree the KTM is more off road biased than either of the beemers mentioned and has many positives, but it also has many negatives in terms of a pure dual-purpose machine ....
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« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2017, 04:22:49 pm »
The KTM 1090R might be the better bike, but at the end of the day it is most probably an extensive dealer network, unmatched after sales service and re-sell value that will sell the most bikes. And that is where I think BMW sits with the winning cards.

Look I also like what I see with the 1090R but 2 things will hold me back from purchasing one.
1.) Reliability
2.) Dealership experience

Make no mistake though, the F850 / F900 will be heavy, much heavier than the KTM1090 I think. Weight doesn't stop people from buying the Africa Twin though since that weighs as much as my 1200.



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« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2017, 05:53:30 am »
So will the 900GS replace the 800GS or is BMW adding yet another model to its already extensive range?

They should have made it a 820GS rather. Think about it - in 3 models' time they would reach 1200 again.  ::)
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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2017, 02:59:11 pm »
So here is another shot of the F900GS.
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Re: Spy pictures - BMW F900GS
« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2017, 07:11:42 pm »
Meep Meep! I will wait for a real bike to arrive. And if it doesn't I'm happy to go foraging forever in the under-woods of ADV and Dual-sport riding with my 1994 RD07, 2009 XR650L and 2004 XR400R.
Maybe Yamaha will do the trick with a T7? Who knows? One thing I have learnt in 40 years of biking is not to expect too much from any manufacturer. Sometimes gems come along like the CRF 1000
and the KTM 990. I'm holding my breath for the modern 2-cylinder ADV/DS bike that with 20L of fuel sub 200kg wet weight will make me want to spend $$$.
It may be a long wait. In the meantime I'm happy with what I have.