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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2012, 10:30:39 pm »
Quite senseless to give the bike with the least power the greater payload capacity. Vorsprung durch technik.
 

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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #61 on: February 02, 2012, 06:25:37 am »
Quite senseless to give the bike with the least power the greater payload capacity. Vorsprung durch technik.

Thats audi 's saying ..jou doffel!


its like saying .....Alles loop altyd reg ...Honda!!!

or come an have a McMeal at Wimpy

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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #62 on: February 02, 2012, 06:28:26 am »
Quite senseless to give the bike with the least power the greater payload capacity. Vorsprung durch technik.

Thats audi 's saying ..jou doffel!


slike saying .....Alles loop altyd reg ...Honda!!!


:laughing4: :laughing4:
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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #63 on: February 02, 2012, 06:29:05 am »
Plaashaas, jy het dit weer verkeerd, dit is ; "alles loop altyd reg....Japanees!"
 

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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2012, 07:48:27 am »
Plaashaas, jy het dit weer verkeerd, dit is ; "alles loop altyd reg....Japanees!"

For the first 20km at least...
 

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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2012, 07:51:30 am »
Plaashaas, jy het dit weer verkeerd, dit is ; "alles loop altyd reg....Japanees!"

For the first 20km at least...
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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2012, 07:56:30 am »
Koop my 1150 GSA, comfy and payload is 236kg..  :peepwall:
 

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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #67 on: February 02, 2012, 03:26:49 pm »
Plaashaas, jy het dit weer verkeerd, dit is ; "alles loop altyd reg....Japanees!"

For the first 20km at least...


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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2012, 07:10:02 pm »
Oplet, daai was Brasiliaans........ :mwink:
 

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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #69 on: February 02, 2012, 07:14:07 pm »
Oplet, daai was Brasiliaans........ :mwink:


And the new Yamahas with all their problems then?
Italian I guess?
They give as much kak as an Alfa...

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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2012, 07:17:46 pm »
Are you happy with your Japanese bike?
 

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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2012, 07:40:50 pm »
Are you happy with your Japanese bike?

Not really, but it is all I can afford  :'(

Their is hope though, I heard there is a Honda 650 going to be on the market at a great price soon, only 20 km on the clock, as new, only the engine is blown  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2012, 08:41:56 pm »
Yearning for a Beemer, while the trusty Jap takes you places. Grow some gratitude.
 

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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #73 on: February 02, 2012, 08:44:23 pm »
Well, NSdewbie, you can find some consolation in how KLR's kicked everyone's arses at last years CABC.
 

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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #74 on: February 02, 2012, 09:45:44 pm »
Sometimes it is the bike .. in that case i think it was the rider..
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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #75 on: February 03, 2012, 05:03:50 am »
Well, NSdewbie, you can find some consolation in how KLR's kicked everyone's arses at last years CABC.

Sometimes it is the bike .. in that case i think it was the rider..

Aint that a fact. There are a couple of lads that ride EishPees that kick serious ass in the technical compos. They occasionally do the course with a pillion - beautiful to watch  ::)
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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #76 on: February 03, 2012, 09:57:05 pm »
Found these specs:
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/bmw/bmw_r1200gs%20black%2011.htm
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/bmw/bmw_f800gs%2012%20Triple%20Black.htm
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/bmw/bmw_r1150gs%2003.htm

800GS                                     1200GSA                                         1150GS

178 kg DRY                              205 kg DRY                                     232 kg DRY
12.5 sec 1/4 mile                     12.3 sec 1/4 mile                            13.3
199 km/h                                 206.8 km/h                                     193.1 km/h
880mm seat height                 870mm seat height                        860 mm seat height
62.5 kW                                   81 kW                                            62.5 kW
80 Nm                                      120 Nm                                          98 Nm

351 W/kg                                 395 W/kg                                       269 W/kg
449 Nm/T                                 585 Nm/T                                        422 Nm/T


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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #77 on: February 04, 2012, 02:37:27 am »
Goeie moer, ek sal moet werk aan my boep. Ek weigh amper in saam met die vroue  :lamer:  :ricky:
 

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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #78 on: February 04, 2012, 06:50:46 am »
Country Gal hier... En hier sit ek en StofD en worry oor ons gewig en probeer diet!!  Die thread laat my nogal beter voel. Teen 140kg saam, klok ons darem gesond onder die average in... Nou waar is die pizza delivery se nr...
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Re: Why the 800GS is a better 2 up touring bike than the 1200GS/GSA
« Reply #79 on: February 04, 2012, 07:00:34 am »
Country Gal hier... En hier sit ek en StofD en worry oor ons gewig en probeer diet!!  Die thread laat my nogal beter voel. Teen 140kg saam, klok ons darem gesond onder die average in... Nou waar is die pizza delivery se nr...
140kg - scary thin - take two pizza's daily and call back in a month  :biggrin:
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