And it all makes me feel sooo good!
And it all makes me feel sooo good!
This bike is currently on the top of the list when I replace my old GS next year.
Thanks for posting this up.
This bike is also on my list. I love my W.R. butI believe the 800 will be more gravel and asphalt friendly.The only problem I can see is availability. I don't like the atitude of the salesman I spoke to. It was sort of like he figured he had something I wanted and I was going to wait and pay whatever he wanted. The B.C. economy is slowing down and we will see who is in the drivers seat next year. In the meantime I'll enjoy my W.R.
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BMW Canada has been given a larger allotment of F800GSs than they were originally told. This means, in our case,the orders that were supposed to take 'till Jan to fill will be filled by then end of Oct, at the latest, and we will have extra product available after that. So if you are interested a visit to your local dealer might be in order.
If you just want to take a look the bikes should starting to arrive within two weeks, but they probably won't be on the floor for long!
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That's very good to know. Thanks!
good link. I put a down payment on one of these. It will be on the boat late november.
Did anybody ride it already?
I'd love to even see it!
ToadRide wrote:The shipment for vancouver was supposed to be late novenber, but they are on the way now. Should be 2 weeksI'd love to even see it!
aurora wrote:I think they are all pre-sold. NO way to test rideToadRide wrote:The shipment for vancouver was supposed to be late novenber, but they are on the way now. Should be 2 weeksI'd love to even see it!
Me and Aurora each put a down payment on one from Pacific. The guy told us that there are 5 coming in the shipment - 4 already has down payments on them and the 5th will be a demo bike.
"Here I sit, broken hearted. Paid a dime, only farted." Is this an appropriate quote?
Online review here...
unfortunately no technical details.
I just got a call from Pacific Yamaha. Their first f800gs is in and is being un-crated and assembled. Should be ready later on today.
indeed blackcat, i got the call too. They said ours should be in by the end of the week
There are two F800GSs at Island BMW, Pre-sold but there to look at...
I was at Pacific today and saw the F 800gs in the crate coming off the truck. The dealer on Vancouver Island is saying that he has deposits on 18 bikes.
BMWNut wrote:I'll be in tomorrow for mine!There are two F800GSs at Island BMW, Pre-sold but there to look at...
Kidding.... I'll stop by for a look see and test sit though .
Was at pacific today and had the honors of the first person to test the bike. feels really good, lots of power, cool turn signal set up. Black cat are you going to go and test ride it
As Taylor and Brian will attest, I am now one happy camper. Finally got out the door into the pouring rain and rushhour traffic with the new bike. After the initial embarrasment of the minor incident in the parking lot in which the bike went over due to my too short legs(no damage and a lot of helpful hands to get me back up quick) I was off on the maiden voyage. Lesson learned, I am going to have to be very careful about getting the side stand up from now on. Or get a pair of Elton John boots! On the road the exhaust note was not even short of beautiful. And unlike some have said, was quite audible at all speeds. The wind screen worked perfectly for me with absolutely no buffeting. The signals were a bit of a pain and the cancellation button was really hard to use, causing throttle blipping trying to find it. Finally gave up and let it cancel itself. Interestingly enough, it won't cancel at a stop and the faster you are going, the quicker it cancels. Headed out towards Mitchosen into a hard, cold rain. I was dressed for it but after a half an hour I noticed the ol crotch was gettin damp.This grew into an uncomfortable swamp and pointed me in the direction of home base. Seemed that the riding pants were no longer waterproof. Anyhoo, the bike got the baptism she was made for and performed flawlessly. I could feel the slickness of the newly wet roads and the brand new tires to a point of the rear wheel breaking loose on accelleration from stop signs so I babied her home. Now she's covered with rain spots! Waaaa.
Congrat's. Does this mean we no longer get to hear you wine about not having a bike and bitching about how long it was taking to get your bike? Better see you tonight.
I don't see your GPS mounted yet! Did you buy the official $BMW$ connector for it?
Oh yeah Congrats on the bike!
Damn. This working life is getting in the way of having fun. Anyhoo, GPS mounted. See you all soon.