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Thread: New R1200GS to be revealed 2 Oct 2012

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    I did weigh the decision to buy a probably "last year" model versus a first year model. I like cutting edge stuff but decided to go with the the known version. I hope the new one is a success. I'm okay for the foreseeable future though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    The numbers - either 650 or 700 - are stupid for an 800cc motorcycle. But the basic approach is no different than BMW used for years on 650 1100, 1150, and 1200 cc models.

    The "800" is the more burly GS Adventure or Dakar model, and the 650 or 700 (800 really) is the GS. But when it came to the names the intern was in charge that day and we got the names we got.

    I don't know what changes were made between the "650" and the "700". But I do know two people who bought both a 650 twin and 800 twin and they both like the power and torque curves of the 650 better. And the 650 has tubeless tires while the 800 uses tubes.
    So the F700 and F800 are both 800 cc motorcycles? My head is starting to throb.
    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 42906 View Post
    So the F700 and F800 are both 800 cc motorcycles? My head is starting to throb.
    Yes. The F650/700GS and the F800GS share the same 798cc parallel twin engine. They have different throttle maps, with slightly different HP and torque curves. 700/650 have cast aluminum wheels, the 800 has spokes. 650/700 seat height is lower than the 800. As someone else said the F650/700GS vs the F800GS is kind of like the R1200GS vs the R1200GS Adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galvin View Post
    Yes. The F650/700GS and the F800GS share the same 798cc parallel twin engine. They have different throttle maps, with slightly different HP and torque curves. 700/650 have cast aluminum wheels, the 800 has spokes. 650/700 seat height is lower than the 800. As someone else said the F650/700GS vs the F800GS is kind of like the R1200GS vs the R1200GS Adventure.
    Sorry to look like such a cone but the mind simply reels. Thanks.
    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

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