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Online abdullah

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new models changes
« on: July 18, 2020, 01:56:10 PM »
dears forum members

i read news and saw changes of model 2020 or 2021 depend on counties
bmw have few changes such as new colors and new extra low seat and usb socket

i would like to share information and if some one has knowledge about new usb socket located on right side can connect phone by cabel without bluetooth so dashboard can read music or data without bluetooth just as normal usb communication ?

and does it can retrofit previous model as accessorie ?

by the way i love the new color black and yello its can match gs trouphy / touratech fans
and i dislike the new white color they keep top tank cover glose wite insted of black witch i hate

please share your opinions please

best regards

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Re: new models changes
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2020, 02:34:56 PM »
Not particularly enamoured of the colours. The 40th anniversary colours are OK on the 750 with black wheels but I donít like the clash with the gold wheels on the 850. The GSA Rallye is much less desirable than the current year model in blue (which I have!) Other than that nothing much has changed, has it? I have no need of a USB socket and already have both bikes at top spec so nothing new.

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Re: new models changes
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2020, 04:25:11 PM »
Sure I read the 850GS will come with adjustable scren.
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Re: new models changes
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 01:29:26 PM »
Yep saw the anniversary bumble bee colours and must say I prefer the colours of my Rallye. I think it does come with an adjustable screen. Doesnt look as good as an original bumblebee
« Last Edit: July 20, 2020, 01:31:36 PM by dancerdave »

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Re: new models changes
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 09:54:32 AM »
Only changes I've read about so far include:
  New paint colours
  Painted tank cover (no longer satin black)
  USB socket
  Adjustable screen (similar to GSA)
  LED indicators as standard

It's a personal preference, and maybe I'm biased, but I prefer the existing satin black tank cover. The USB socket is a welcome (and long overdue) addition, as is the adjustable screen.

I don't think the upgrades for 2021 will have existing owners rushing to dealers to part-exchange their bikes.

It'll be interesting to see if the USB socket can be retro fitted to existing 2018> bikes.

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Re: new models changes
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 09:59:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by dancerdave [+]
Yep saw the anniversary bumble bee colours and must say I prefer the colours of my Rallye. I think it does come with an adjustable screen. Doesnt look as good as an original bumblebee

I showed the Bumble Bee colour scheme to my 15 year old son, and he jokingly asked if BMW are trying to copy Suzuki's V-Strom 😂


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Re: new models changes
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 08:22:38 PM »
I have a socket on the left of mine


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Re: new models changes
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 06:52:32 AM »
Darranna, i like the way you installed it. Could you share the details of installation and from where you purchase it? Thanks buddy!
« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 06:54:14 AM by Danic »

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Re: new models changes
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 07:10:10 AM »
Itís just a standard hella plug, I purchased a few of them when I had my Triumph.
Itís primary function is for my Battery Optimiser, itís wired directly to the battery, it could also be used for anything, heated clothing, powering cameras etc.
To install I removed the seat, rear rack, moved the main fuse and some of the wiring out of the way, drilling an 18mm hole using a cone drill and made a wiring harness. Job done. Works a treat and looks like it should be there.

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Re: new models changes
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2020, 04:07:18 AM »

Nice job that .. 👍