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tomcat
June 22, 2018, 11:18:27 AM by tomcat
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Yesterday FPM  and I took the opportunity to take two of Bowker BMW's demonstrator bikes out for three hours. Rude not to, given yesterdays summer solstice weather.

I rode the new F850GS and he chose the C650 sport.

With the BT helmet speaker systems linked, we were able to communicate throughout the ride.

It became quickly obvious that the C650 had a generous portion of off the line acceleration as FPM could be heard whooping with delight as we left any stationary situation!

I was fully aware the F850GS had a hard act to impress, following my Tiger 800. It was a pleasant surprise to find the engine performance of the latest offering was a tad greater than the Triumph offering. The quick shifter transmission allowed speedy clutch free slick changes up and down through the gearbox. The seat felt narrower and less comfy than the Tiger,but that was the only negative I could find. Most impressive is BMW have now matched at the very least, the Tiger engine performance, but with using 20% less fuel.

Let that figure sink in. 20% less fuel, with no performance loss. If there was a local fuel station selling petrol 20% less than competitors, there would be a mighty queue on that forecourt!

Needless to say, our trip out also included some cafe and coffee sampling. It's a service we are only too willing to perform.

Our next dealer sampling will disturb the Honda franchise, as I would like to ride an Africa twin dct demonstrator for an afternoon. I believe FPM would probably sample the VFR1200X.

I sense a telephone enquiry will be coming sooner rather than later. Watch this space......
tomcat
June 14, 2018, 10:31:31 PM by tomcat
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The reality.
tomcat
June 13, 2018, 02:52:22 PM by tomcat
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For those tempted to challenge the adventure styling of their motorcycles by offroading.
Puddles may be deeper than first anticipated.
Or to put it another way Never be the lead bike!
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