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    New pool entry...perhaps a F900R?
    F850GSA

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    Everything we have heard doesn't suggest 850RS, more like 900XR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYD1WD View Post
    Everything we have heard doesn't suggest 850RS, more like 900XR.
    Yes, a F900R and XR.
    F850GSA

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWeldin View Post
    Wow, 205 HP.
    The XR and R will probably not get the full 205 HP.
    In the past the XR and R had less horsepower than the RR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYD1WD View Post
    Everything we have heard doesn't suggest 850RS, more like 900XR.
    When googling for pictures, some real photos seem to be a twin not a 4! It seems to have the std RS/XT panniers fixed...not as radical design as the show bike.

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    850 RS is a great idea, but...........

    Many conversations with 800 riders indicate that the bike is notorious for cooking the "family Jewels". Would love to downsize and go lighter but will not buy anything that cooks me. North America is not the Alps, and our summertime temperatures are WAY north of 70. Had 2 K bikes which became uncomfortable at temperatures over 80 and I am uninterested in motorcycles that do this. Hope they do their homework.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will3hawks View Post
    Many conversations with 800 riders indicate that the bike is notorious for cooking the "family Jewels". Would love to downsize and go lighter but will not buy anything that cooks me. North America is not the Alps, and our summertime temperatures are WAY north of 70. Had 2 K bikes which became uncomfortable at temperatures over 80 and I am uninterested in motorcycles that do this. Hope they do their homework.
    I probably know a half dozen F800 riders, including my riding buddy Annie. None have mentioned the bikes being unusually uncomfortable to ride in high temperatures. It gets mighty warm in Montana sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I probably know a half dozen F800 riders, including my riding buddy Annie. None have mentioned the bikes being unusually uncomfortable to ride in high temperatures. It gets mighty warm in Montana sometimes.
    I had a F800GT as a loner for 700 or 800 miles.
    Hottest bike I've ever been on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I had a F800GT as a loner for 700 or 800 miles.
    Hottest bike I've ever been on.
    I had an '05 FJR that was simply miserable. I loved that bike but hated riding it in anything north of 80 degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I had a F800GT as a loner for 700 or 800 miles.
    Hottest bike I've ever been on.
    I should add I have not seen heat complaints on other F800 models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I should add I have not seen heat complaints on other F800 models.
    All but one of the F800 riders that I know well are on GS models. Annie has a combined 90+ K miles on the two GSs she has/had. I do not doubt that some people have heat issues but it does not seem to be issue common to all. Perhaps year and model are a factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Perhaps year and model are a factor.
    The GT fairing is the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The GT fairing is the problem.
    Agreed. Neither Voni nor I had any heat issues with her F800S.
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    Glad I didn't wait. Nothing there for me so no chance of stealing me away from by R Nine T Urban. :-)

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