2013 BMW F800 & F700GS – In a showroom near you!
2013 BMW Motorcycle Wallpaper
If we bought these bikes we will be fighting over the colors. Which one do you think we both like????
Just another day at our dealer, Pacific Motosport
Went today to pick up my bike after getting a 60,000 KM service minus valve inspection (did that at 48,000 KM) and oil change. We change our own oil and filter. My bike check out OK except I am a little disturbed to hear that only after 17,000 KM my steering head bearings sound notchy. That is not really acceptable since I do not beat on the bike and my first bearings lasted until 41,000 KM. I say defective bearings were installed. Other than that the bike is great.
While there of course I had to take a look at the 2013 new GS bikes. Cheryl had to work so I was all alone to just hang out. I have said before and I will say it again…I seriously could just hang out at a dealer all day looking at the bikes and all the potential buyers.
Cheryl is lucky I did not put a deposit down on 2 F800’s. While we LOVED the Triumph Tiger XC’s last summer 2011, we do have many of the necessary accessories that would still fit the 2013 bikes. BMW raised the base price around $400 from last year but you pay for the electronics now which will add another $800. Making this bike $1200 more and over $3000 more than our F650 twins. Because we always have to buy 2 of everything we could save some money by buying new BMW’s because of the accessories we have. Most riders spend about $4000 or more on kitting out their bikes.
Dual front brakes now on the 700GS which is again really an 800 cc. Why oh why does BMW still label their bikes so that the public gets confused???? Why not just make it simple, F800GSA and F800GS. Add a skid plate and crash bars to the “bigger” 21 inch front wheel version and you have your GSA. Oiy!
My picture skills were sorely lacking today…must have been talking or just looking around as I snapped these. 😉
As always in the USA their pricing is cheaper. $800 cheaper base price. Our Canadian dollar is just about over par with the US yet we pay more like with everything else. Would love to see our sticker price lower than the USA one day.
Triumph Explorer. Not selling as good as triumph would like so we hear. We liked this bike when we took out for a fun demo ride. But, not enough to want one unless we were given one. HEY Triumph want to go on another ride with us? Just kidding, I doubt Triumph will be knocking on our door anytime soon…;-)
The Stelvio is a monster in size yet I can get my feet down on this bike and I am tippy toed on the F800GS.
If all we did was ride on the street we might be interested in this model but to be real, this is bigger and more of a bike than we really need. Nice though…really nice!
Ahhhhhh, the sport touring class…maybe when we get older! LOL😉
So, who knows…maybe we can get a decent trade in for our bikes and we will order 2 2013 F800’s???? Why not? You can’t take it with you and this has been one hell of year…I think Cheryl and I deserve an engagement gift to one another, what do you think????? Stay tuned as always.