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BMW GS 850 20 Nov 2019 12:27 #31201

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I took my gs800 in for a service yesterday at Doncaster BMW and was given one of these as a loan. Anyone who has ridden the now redundant 800 knows they arent known as excitement machines as the power delivery is a bit soft.
The 850 is a completely different beast from the moment you start the engine, it sounds a bit mean and it is WAY faster than the 800,  i was very  reluctant to return it (which I reckon was part of their reason for them loaning it to me). No I am not getting one but anyone looking should take one of these for a spin.
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BMW GS 850 20 Nov 2019 18:53 #31204

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My bike is going there for a service on Friday.

I might get the same loan bike.

I hope it has a low seat option!
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BMW GS 850 20 Nov 2019 19:14 #31205

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Yep, I reckon the 850 I rode was the low seat version, you could get lucky!
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BMW GS 850 20 Nov 2019 21:30 #31208

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Taking mine in soon for the fuel line recall, might get it too.
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BMW GS 850 22 Nov 2019 10:31 #31210

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No, no 850 GS for me.  They gave me this thing!



The singularly mos UN-impressive thing I've ever ridden.  I know the 650 is no power house, but this thing couldn't even pull the skin off a rice pudding!  I reckon my DR2 has got more boogie in it.

If the 'Adventure' version has the same engine in it, then I reckon people would be dissapointed.
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BMW GS 850 22 Nov 2019 17:07 #31211

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I can see by the badge that it is a bmw but what is it?
its as ugly as sin!!
If you ask a stupid question you are a fool for a second. If you don't ask any questions then you are a fool forever!!
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BMW GS 850 22 Nov 2019 20:50 #31212

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Serge,  you could try the Indian made Royal Enfield or the Russian made Planetta for a real challenge!!
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