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Offline MattR

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2019 F 850 XR - XR's new sibling for 2019 ?
on: October 30, 2018, 07:28:54 PM
Morebikes have posted some spy shots of what looks like a F850XR for 2019.

Baby XR ?

Whilst it was rumoured, in recent months it seemed less likely, maybe not !    :002:

https://www.morebikes.co.uk/53734/gotcha-spy-shots-of-bmws-2019-f-850-xr-gt-bagged-by-our-spy-snapper/




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Re: 2019 F 850 XR - XR's new sibling for 2019 ?
Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 12:33:38 PM
looks interesting but still as tall looking at the riders feet.
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Re: 2019 F 850 XR - XR's new sibling for 2019 ?
Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 01:18:34 PM
They could be trying the XR in the lineup in place of the GT for the "f" line.

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Re: 2019 F 850 XR - XR's new sibling for 2019 ?
Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 03:42:35 PM
*Originally Posted by Wonger [+]
They could be trying the XR in the lineup in place of the GT for the "f" line.

Quite possible. In fact I see some german websites are suggesting it could be designated a F850GT, but with the unmistable XR styling I doubt it. We'll no doubt find out on the 6th Nov (EICMA) !   :001:

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Re: 2019 F 850 XR - XR's new sibling for 2019 ?
Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 04:05:01 PM
Exactly what I thought. GT was a good bike and a good price point, just a vibey engine that wasn't that enjoyable. It'll have to be good to beet the new FJ/Fazer09.

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Re: 2019 F 850 XR - XR's new sibling for 2019 ?
Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 01:38:33 AM
Do an XR version of the 850GS? Brilliant idea as a competitor to the Tracer and such like with a 17” front, I hate the front end stability with 19” front in the GS, and not to forget the S1 XR is 95% RR that needs real time earned experience to appreciate.
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