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Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« on: January 24, 2012, 05:54:52 pm »
Facelifted, revamped, it is back......well, it will be shortly..... 8)
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 05:58:51 pm »
Looks good!!! :thumleft:
First mod woud be forkboots.
Hope the price would not be too stiff. :mwink:
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 06:23:07 pm »
For once BMW made a smart call and revived these bikes. They are sort off bullet proof, gmmffhh gmmffh couch couch waterprump gear.  ::)

But it's only this and the Tenere that is available in the real D/S long distance travel market.

If the tank is also going to be 14L it will be the reason this bike will fail as a come back.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2012, 06:29:45 pm by michnus »
 

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 06:28:38 pm »
For once BMW made a smart call and revived these bikes. They are sort off bullet proof, gmmffhh gmmffh couch couch waterprump gear.  ::)

But it's only this and the Tenere that is available in the real D/S long distance travel market.

If the tank is also going to be 14L it will be the reason this bike will fail as a come back.

AFAIK every single mechanical thing on these bikes is identical to the outgoing twinspark Dakars - the bikes have the same frames, forks, swingarm, rear suspension, motor etc but just painted black - I'm sure the tank is the same capacity as the old bikes

The only real difference is the cosmetic look of the bike - different headlight, instrument cluster, switchgear etc

Does look good - not so sure about the name though - everybody knows DAKAR but WTF is SERTAO and would you wanna tell your mates at the pub that you ride one
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 06:32:06 pm »
Not to mention the lekker screen, the previous Dakar screen was a joke, and that revised oil pipe....anyone that has removed a clutch cover will know about THAT pipe....it is now rerouted around the front of the motor, and then underneath, no more hassles....I'm sure it will be a winner like the previous one was.... 8)
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 06:38:32 pm »
Here is the official BMW launch document, at least it's got a 400w altenator which is good for charging stuff but the 14L is going to be the death of this bike.
The 18l of the was good for 350km if normal and 430km when taking it slow.

But in all I am really glad they brought Lazarus back from the dead  :biggrin:
« Last Edit: January 24, 2012, 06:39:43 pm by michnus »
 

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 07:29:26 pm »
What is the bigger/extra tank options on this?
 

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 07:41:33 pm »
They should have ditched the fake silencer and used the space for extra fuel capacity.  But I like the look, better looking than the Dakar imo.
 

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012, 08:14:41 pm »
Over priced, under powered and just new spray job and some farkels!
Much rather buy the new BMW scooter, now there is a awesome bike, way better buy than this old girls shopping trolley!
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012, 08:18:43 pm »
They should have ditched the fake silencer and used the space for extra fuel capacity.  But I like the look, better looking than the Dakar imo.

Its not a fake silencer but actually a catalytic converter first and a silencer second feeding gases into a second silencer on the right hand side

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2012, 08:42:14 pm »
For once BMW made a smart call and revived these bikes. They are sort off bullet proof, gmmffhh gmmffh couch couch waterprump gear.  ::)

But it's only this and the Tenere that is available in the real D/S long distance travel market.

If the tank is also going to be 14L it will be the reason this bike will fail as a come back.

AFAIK every single mechanical thing on these bikes is identical to the outgoing twinspark Dakars - the bikes have the same frames, forks, swingarm, rear suspension, motor etc but just painted black - I'm sure the tank is the same capacity as the old bikes

The only real difference is the cosmetic look of the bike - different headlight, instrument cluster, switchgear etc

Does look good - not so sure about the name though - everybody knows DAKAR but WTF is SERTAO and would you wanna tell your mates at the pub that you ride one

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2012, 08:50:57 pm »
What is the bigger/extra tank options on this?

fark all, except maybe the old Touratech conversion which was bad to start with and cost more than a Yamaha   ;)

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2012, 09:13:06 pm »
If it has the same frame as the old Dakars why then is the tank smaller?
Im so happy they brought them back. Should never have stopped. :deal:
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2012, 09:16:07 pm »
R90k and still no fuel gauge ...  ::)
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2012, 09:16:35 pm »
Yes, Michnus, Yamaha prices are really good. :mwink:, I hope BMW could shave some 30kgs off this fatty.
 

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2012, 09:20:47 pm »
Same frame & suspension... This is not gonna cure the Dak's tendency to lie down at the first mention of sand  :-\
Pity they haven't taken the opportunity to do more.

 
 

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2012, 09:33:23 pm »
I could still buy 2 KLR's for the price of one of these... :pot: :peepwall:
 

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2012, 09:36:35 pm »
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2012, 09:37:55 pm »
R90k and still no fuel gauge ...  ::)

......At least the Yamaha 660 Tenere has got a fuel gauge

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a 23 liter tank  

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2012, 09:41:20 pm »
Here is the official BMW launch document, at least it's got a 400w altenator which is good for charging stuff but the 14L is going to be the death of this bike.
The 18l of the was good for 350km if normal and 430km when taking it slow.

But in all I am really glad they brought Lazarus back from the dead  :biggrin:
I always liked the bike was just never in my price range... but as you say a 14L tank is stupid, that gives it a very small range. On a good day I have managed 400k on my KLR 21L tank.