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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #80 on: August 03, 2009, 12:17:53 pm »
The fact that you guys are arguing about a R100k bike vs a R145k bike.
Means BMW has already won.

The 990 is better....but is it R45k better?   :deal: :deal: :deal: :deal: :deal:

People always wants to compare similar types of cars and bikes.
But in fact you must compare similar type - IN THE SAME PRICE RANGE.

Hence I think the 800 is awesome value for money.
The fact that it is competing with a bike 45k more expensive is very impressive.




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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #81 on: August 03, 2009, 12:19:46 pm »
Bmw with abs and heated grips is R 113 000. Still a big difference but not R 45k.
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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #82 on: August 03, 2009, 12:21:10 pm »
Bmw with abs and heated grips is R 113 000. Still a big difference but not R 45k.

Once the BMW has decent suspension fitted it will be up there with the 990 price... :pot: 8)
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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #83 on: August 03, 2009, 12:25:37 pm »
Bmw with abs and heated grips is R 113 000. Still a big difference but not R 45k.

The reality still is if some-one wants to buy a bike, he decides how much he wants to spend and then see what is available for that price range.
A 800 buyer has the option of a brand new 800 or a 2nd hand KTM.
NOT a new 800 or new 990.


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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #84 on: August 03, 2009, 12:30:41 pm »
Bmw with abs and heated grips is R 113 000. Still a big difference but not R 45k.

Once the BMW has decent suspension fitted it will be up there with the 990 price... :pot: 8)

I agree. But now we have a
800 with WP suspension and  it is faster and more reliable and has better backup service and has better resale value than a 990, that costs the same..... :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #85 on: August 03, 2009, 12:36:56 pm »
The motor will still not have 'soul', ask any 990/950 owner about the LC8 'soul'... :peepwall: :biggrin:
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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #86 on: August 03, 2009, 12:44:08 pm »
The motor will still not have 'soul', ask any 990/950 owner about the LC8 'soul'... :peepwall: :biggrin:
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Funny, THAT is what I said every time my Alfa was put on a flat bed.
I think I used the word passion a lot.  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:


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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #87 on: August 03, 2009, 12:54:02 pm »
The motor will still not have 'soul', ask any 990/950 owner about the LC8 'soul'... :peepwall: :biggrin:
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Funny, THAT is what I said every time my Alfa was put on a flat bed.
I think I used the word passion a lot.  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:




My 1150 GSA also had 'soul', does yours?
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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #88 on: August 03, 2009, 01:04:04 pm »
I took a 800 the weekend just to make sure before I put my deposit down. Very exited when I saw the 800, took it on a 60 km dirt section from Gateway to Ballito and back, sand, gravel and then mud......I think I made the right decision sticking to the Austrian brand, I coulnt found any major disadvantages compared to my old 990 but the moment I laid eyes on the 990s and felt it vibrating between my legs, it talked to me and I liked it!!! I walked out the shop with a honeymoon erection as big as the side cylinder on a GS 1200 adventure......
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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #89 on: August 03, 2009, 01:07:46 pm »
I took a 800 the weekend just to make sure before I put my deposit down. Very exited when I saw the 800, took it on a 60 km dirt section from Gateway to Ballito and back, sand, gravel and then mud......I think I made the right decision sticking to the Austrian brand, I coulnt found any major disadvantages compared to my old 990 but the moment I laid eyes on the 990s and felt it vibrating between my legs, it talked to me and I liked it!!! I walked out the shop with a honeymoon erection as big as the side cylinder on a GS 1200 adventure......
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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #90 on: August 03, 2009, 01:10:33 pm »
POSITION AND REPETITION.......works everytime....no matter whats the stroke length... ;D
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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #91 on: August 03, 2009, 01:29:53 pm »
The motor will still not have 'soul', ask any 990/950 owner about the LC8 'soul'... :peepwall: :biggrin:

Ja ja Adv, there is a lot of noise coming from the back, grumble, fart, pop and growls, sound like a clapper going off when I opened the throttle, very agro sound, like a souped up Harley, just on steriods :imaposer: :pot: I went through the Karoo Nature reserve with it, I think the Kudu is still running through Jansenville..., liked it when I closed the throttle abruptly, then it performed. 990 - 800 is 190 more horses between the legs, one can feel it fo sure.
My 800 is much more refined sound  ;D but still has a very nice standard exhaust, hear.... standard exhaust on a standard bike.
There was a lot of reasons why I bought the 800 and not the 990, horses for courses I say, it suited my needs and I like BMW clan man, I stand when I ride, because I am windgat (and my arse is sore from the 800 seat ;D), the guy that rode my 800 in Graaffies wanted a lower bike with performance, he is short, keep donnering over on the 990, so ya it is not the bikes fault..., my toes just touch the ground on the 990.
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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #92 on: August 03, 2009, 01:31:07 pm »

3. Who cares which is better. Yawn. Let's find something else to argue about please, BMW vs KTM is getting oooold. Both are excellent bikes. I know this, because I have ridden both (maybe not extensively, but enough to get a feel for both). Both have their strengths and weaknesses. But did I mention it's getting old?


Wes, people just don't like to read this sort of considered logic. They'd much rather hear the real, "official" truth:

Both of these bikes are absolute crap, and should never have been released to the market. The F800GS is a dangerous bag of bits that has already had multiple recalls. The tank is too small, the suspension is a load of rubbish, the axles fall apart, the seat is too hard, the throttle is too twitchy... it just doesn't end.

The 990 is an over-priced, unreliable, gas-guzzling piece of faecal bacteria. And as for the colour scheme....  ::)
It is much too heavy to be considered an off-road machine and hell, even the firing order is uneven! Nobody in their right minds would buy one of these.

Who needs Superbike Mag when all the experts are right here.   :pot:   
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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #93 on: August 03, 2009, 01:47:37 pm »
The one is an 800 the other is a 1000 cc (20% alone in cubes) so you can't compare power output fairly, other than that they fit into the same market segment so should be compared to each other, hope that makes sense coz I know what I want to say but don't quite know how to word it
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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #94 on: August 03, 2009, 01:48:04 pm »
I took a 800 the weekend just to make sure before I put my deposit down. Very exited when I saw the 800, took it on a 60 km dirt section from Gateway to Ballito and back, sand, gravel and then mud......I think I made the right decision sticking to the Austrian brand, I coulnt found any major disadvantages compared to my old 990 but the moment I laid eyes on the 990s and felt it vibrating between my legs, it talked to me and I liked it!!! I walked out the shop with a honeymoon erection as big as the side cylinder on a GS 1200 adventure......

So what you are saying is that you just bought a 145K vibrator?

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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #95 on: August 03, 2009, 01:48:20 pm »
I can't wait for the Tenere 1200 ,coming later this year (we are told) , to enter the fray so we all have something else to gafaw about.Also no doubt it will be taken to the Waterberg by our WD experts for a full testing.  :imaposer:
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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #96 on: August 03, 2009, 02:17:43 pm »
I can't wait for the Tenere 1200 ,coming later this year (we are told) ...

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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #97 on: August 03, 2009, 02:21:58 pm »
The motor will still not have 'soul', ask any 990/950 owner about the LC8 'soul'... :peepwall: :biggrin:

Nee, maar hy het GeeS  >:D When I twist that throttle and that Akro snorts - its got huge 'Grin factor'!

This is such a dumb argument ..... you love what you ride - that's it!
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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #98 on: August 03, 2009, 02:29:39 pm »
The motor will still not have 'soul', ask any 990/950 owner about the LC8 'soul'... :peepwall: :biggrin:

Nee, maar hy het GeeS  >:D When I twist that throttle and that Akro snorts - its got huge 'Grin factor'!

This is such a dumb argument ..... you love what you ride - that's it!

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Re: Superbike Mag 990 vs 800 GS
« Reply #99 on: August 03, 2009, 02:40:41 pm »
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