BMW started making the first model of BMW Motorrad's F800R in January and yesterday announced assembly of a second model, the F800GS Group Thailand president Matthias Pfalz said the company was keen on motorcycles with engine sizes above 800cc. He said BMW planned to compete more aggressively in the Thai market, and local assembly could reduce the retail price by 30-40% compared with import motorcycles. BMW Group Thailand expects double-digit growth in its motorcycle sales this year after the F800R is ready for delivery in July and the F800GS will be delivered in the next two months," Mr Pfalz said. BMW Motorrad reported robust sales growth of 38% last year, shifting 400 units. In the first half of this year the company sold 218 motorcycles, up by 7% year-on-year, while sales of BMWs and Minis stood at 3,720 cars, down 4% http://www.bangkokpost.com/most-rece...rayong-factory ==== Pulled this from the F800R thread. The F800GS is a totally different animal, it's a perfect bike for Thailand, and, in general the one I would buy if I didn't have a red bike already This is exciting!!!