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    My wife compains about being cold on her F800ST. She's never said it was too hot except in Moab when it was 35C; that was just the weather not the bike.

    I am quite interested to see what this F850RS is like. If they get it right, might put a pair of them in the garage to replace her ST and maybe my K1200GT.
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    A little secret!

    The f800st can get hot IF above 90". The gt is hotter yet. My secret is; Most people ride with their knees too tight to the tank. Ride with a little air gap between your knees and the tank and you must be moving. This does work .Sitting in 100 plus is always hot on any bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmxcivrs View Post
    My wife compains about being cold on her F800ST. She's never said it was too hot except in Moab when it was 35C; that was just the weather not the bike.

    I am quite interested to see what this F850RS is like. If they get it right, might put a pair of them in the garage to replace her ST and maybe my K1200GT.
    Is there heated grips? Maybe try a heated vest?

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    EICMA show is 11/4 thru 11/10. Looks like the 310 will go against the new KTM and Honda. Stay tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmxcivrs View Post
    My wife compains about being cold on her F800ST. She's never said it was too hot except in Moab when it was 35C; that was just the weather not the bike.

    I am quite interested to see what this F850RS is like. If they get it right, might put a pair of them in the garage to replace her ST and maybe my K1200GT.
    I agree. After nearly 30 years on RTs, I bought a new F650GS (twin) because the the current RTs had gotten to big,bulbous, top heavy. Rode it 50k miles and was reasonable satisfied (supension was fair..added Wilbers and front fork valve inserts) then the R1200RS came out and got one of the first ones. Love the RS but i would like a 50lb higher bike.

    If the new 850RS is truly lighter, and has a premium suspension and current suite of goodies I will be taking a serious look.

    If KTM does a 790GT that might be an alternative

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    It will be a F900R and F900RX. RX will be more upright. I'm betting two old antenna rings on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vtbob View Post
    If the new 850RS is truly lighter, and has a premium suspension and current suite of goodies I will be taking a serious look.
    The F850GS weighs 504 pounds so a F850RS will probably weigh close to the R1200RS, 520 pounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The F850GS weighs 504 pounds so a F850RS will probably weigh close to the R1200RS, 520 pounds.
    Unfortunately I agree!

    If that is the case KTM 790 will be looked at next spring.

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    I should add I have not seen heat complaints on other F800 models.
    Would that include the earlier “ST” model? It seems to have similar fairing to the GT model that replaced it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vark View Post
    Would that include the earlier “ST” model? It seems to have similar fairing to the GT model that replaced it.
    I have not heard any complaints about the ST.

    I have not ridden a ST so I can't compare.
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    Vents on the GT are moving more air toward the rider , not so on the ST.
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    EICMA is just like waiting for Christmas Day as a kid!

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    Two more days!

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    New model press releases

    F900R, F900XR, S1000XR, and R18 and R18/2 concept bikes

    https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/globa...cle/topic/6629

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    A little news on the F900 and F900XR


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