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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2012, 08:43:21 am »
How about the mods merge all the freds about the SerDakkie into one. :mwink: :deal:
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2012, 08:43:52 am »
Eish....you got me there....and there I thought I'd beaten you all to it for once.... :-[.ah well, I will be going on the launch, if that counts... :biggrin:
Maybe I didn't find it first on the internet, but I'll be one of the first to ride it.... 8)
I'll verify the tank capacity....another thing, the ice cream scoop is gone......kewl...
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2012, 08:45:41 am »
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/bmw/bmw_f650gs_Sertao%2012.htm


'Mmm, these specs quote the tank size as 17.3L......same as the previous one... 8)
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2012, 08:46:10 am »
Eish....you got me there....and there I thought I'd beaten you all to it for once.... :-[.ah well, I will be going on the launch, if that counts... :biggrin:
Maybe I didn't find it first on the internet, but I'll be one of the first to ride it.... 8)
I'll verify the tank capacity....another thing, the ice cream scoop is gone......kewl...
Great, here comes another "Guess what I've got for the weekend" thread by Adventurer.
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2012, 08:47:09 am »
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/bmw/bmw_f650gs_Sertao%2012.htm


'Mmm, these specs quote the tank size as 17.3L......same as the previous one... 8)

Can't see why they'd leave everything the same but change the tank size
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2012, 08:48:36 am »
Eish....you got me there....and there I thought I'd beaten you all to it for once.... :-[.ah well, I will be going on the launch, if that counts... :biggrin:
Maybe I didn't find it first on the internet, but I'll be one of the first to ride it.... 8)
I'll verify the tank capacity....another thing, the ice cream scoop is gone......kewl...
Great, here comes another "Guess what I've got for the weekend" thread by Adventurer.
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No, I don't get to keep it after the launch unfortunately... :biggrin:
But maybe later, after they're on the shop floors...
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2012, 08:50:15 am »
I dont know how this can be called an epic fail?

Brilliant idea to bring it back, more competition in the single cylinder segment
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2012, 08:52:41 am »
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But it's only this and the Tenere that is available in the real D/S long distance travel market.

Eina Michnus, so I guess the rest of us who do long distance touring without those two bikes are complete failures then, because we are using the wrong bikes.

Have you seriously tried EVERY ONE of the other bikes before making that statement? My 6 year old KLR wich is moeg beats that brand new BMW hands down by simply having a 23L fuel tank.
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But you're right Leondude, the KLR has often been the weapon of choice for long trips, quite often by the yanks too. Quite recently there was a father and son that did Cairo up the west coast, the harder way to go...

Maybe we're looking at this the wrong way. Instead of discussing what bikes will be good for such long, arduous trips, we should ask which bike wouldn't you take.

I would probably take any DS bike but for a KTM 640 or 690.

The BM looks cool - but I wouldn't buy one.
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2012, 08:54:49 am »
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But it's only this and the Tenere that is available in the real D/S long distance travel market.

Eina Michnus, so I guess the rest of us who do long distance touring without those two bikes are complete failures then, because we are using the wrong bikes.

Have you seriously tried EVERY ONE of the other bikes before making that statement? My 6 year old KLR wich is moeg beats that brand new BMW hands down by simply having a 23L fuel tank.
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And a litre of threadlock.... :peepwall: :biggrin:

But you're right Leondude, the KLR has often been the weapon of choice for long trips, quite often by the yanks too. Quite recently there was a father and son that did Cairo up the west coast, the harder way to go...

Maybe we're looking at this the wrong way. Instead of discussing what bikes will be good for such long, arduous trips, we should ask which bike wouldn't you take.

I would probably take any DS bike but for a KTM 640 or 690.

The BM looks cool - but I wouldn't buy one.

agreed horses for courses 70/30 bike not like 640 that is a 1/99 bike
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2012, 09:02:07 am »
Two good things here.

Rubicon wants the older one, and this launch will drop the older ones' price.

By the sounds of it, its considered a good bike for a girl. (unfortunately she does ride in the sand, so the suspension would need some upgrade)
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2012, 09:19:05 am »
Cracker , take your head out of your arse mate. Why exclude the two finest dual purpose bikes ever made. The 690 is about 40kg's lighter than the 650 BM, has a much higher cruising speed and if you got stuck on a snotty mud soaked African road you could ride it out but the BM would need a truck or simply just sink. Just accept the KTM's get ridden way harder and the odd one brakes now and then because they get used for things meant only for enduro bikes which if you attempted on the BM either you or your brick would fall apart instantly.
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2012, 09:22:19 am »
I dont know how this can be called an epic fail?

Brilliant idea to bring it back, more competition in the single cylinder segment

Competition for what? It is a great commuter, that is it!
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2012, 09:24:42 am »
I dont know how this can be called an epic fail?

Brilliant idea to bring it back, more competition in the single cylinder segment

Competition for what? It is a great commuter, that is it!

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #54 on: January 25, 2012, 09:26:18 am »
I dont know how this can be called an epic fail?

Brilliant idea to bring it back, more competition in the single cylinder segment

Competition for what? It is a great commuter, that is it!
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2012, 09:30:37 am »
Two good things here.

Rubicon wants the older one, and this launch will drop the older ones' price.

By the sounds of it, its considered a good bike for a girl. (unfortunately she does ride in the sand, so the suspension would need some upgrade)

.... and thats why I'm not happy about this new bike.
 

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2012, 09:33:04 am »
I dont know how this can be called an epic fail?

Brilliant idea to bring it back, more competition in the single cylinder segment

Competition for what? It is a great commuter, that is it!

I beg to differ, it is a very reliable DS bike, but if you are a riding god, stick to the 640 and 690 :)
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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2012, 09:40:05 am »
<yawn>

While this may be the thinking man's adventure bike (fuel capacity aside), it remains a fugly and a boring one at that.
(But that of course is my personal, un-asked for and clearly uninformed opinion)

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Why oh why would BEE EM bring this boy back? Will it really boost sales that much?

For ninety grand one could get some serious equipment that would allow for instant involuntary testicle turning . . . certainly something that did not occur when I saw old Lazarus again.



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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2012, 09:41:04 am »
For ninety grand one could get some serious equipment that would allow for some instant involuntary testicle turning . . . certainly something that did not occur when I saw old Lazarus again.

I think this is going to retail for sub 80k. FYI  :mwink:
 

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Re: Sooo, the Dakar is back, renamed, revamped...now the Sertao
« Reply #59 on: January 25, 2012, 09:42:52 am »
For ninety grand one could get some serious equipment that would allow for some instant involuntary testicle turning . . . certainly something that did not occur when I saw old Lazarus again.

I think this is going to retail for sub 80k. FYI  :mwink:

How so? Isn't that what the normal G650GS goes for?
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