This is the motto of the revised F 800 GS - the
sportiest member of the big GS family. The motorcycle continues its longstanding
success story, providing impressive versatility both on and off the road: the
ultimate versatile enduro machine with sporty genes.
The front section of the body in particular has
undergone significant transformation: the new fuel tank trim, intake snorkel,
upper mudguard and a new windshield give the bike that extra dash of dynamic
performance, reflecting the off-road side of the F 800 GS.
Lowering is now available as an option for the F
800 GS, too. So in conjunction with the low seat, this means it is possible to
create a seat height of 32.3 inches.
Meanwhile, ABS as standard, ESA (Electronic
Suspension Adjustment) and the optional ASC (traction control) ensure the
familiar degree of comfort and the necessary safety.
The F 800 GS comes in three exciting colour
variants: Kalamata metallic, Alpine White 3 und Cordoba Blue. From tough and
modern to athletic and dynamic - this bike is guaranteed to offer something for
F 800 GS: on and off-road have never been so
BMW F800GS Features and Benefits
When BMW Motorrad extended the GS family with an
entry-level and medium category in 2007 in the form of the F 650 GS and the F
800 GS, there was no doubt as to the message: lots of riding fun based on light,
safe controllability over all surfaces, plenty of drive power and endurance on
trips - even when there are only gravel tracks left to get you where you're
going. A concept in two versions which many motorcycling fans responded to
BMW Motorrad now continues this chapter of the GS success story with the updated
versions of these two successful enduro models: the F 700 GS and F 800 GS. As
always, BMW Motorrad has faced the challenge of taking something that is already
good and making it even better, consistently focusing on building on the
characteristic strengths of the GS in refining the concept.
The new F 800 GS combines suitability for road use and touring with superior
off-road qualities, bringing the two worlds together to an extent not previously
seen in this class of motorcycle. By contrast, the new F 700 GS is geared more
towards motorcyclists who do not yet need quite the same level of off-road
expertise. Its strengths are a lower seating height, all-round capabilities for
everyday use and more than sufficient power while also offering outstanding
In accordance with the "Safety 360°" principle, BMW Motorrad provides BMW
Motorrad ABS as standard in the new F 700 GS and F 800 GS. The new F 700 GS and
F 800 GS also feature other safety-related innovations within their respective
classes such as the optional ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and the likewise
optional ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment).
The well-proven parallel twin - now with
increased output and torque for the new F 700 GS.
Both the F 700 GS and the F 800 GS continue to draw their power from the
distinctive, liquid-cooled 4-valve 2-cylinder engine with 798 cc, electronic
fuel injection, closed-loop catalytic converter and 6-speed gearbox. Its
spontaneous response, impressive pulling power and low fuel consumption are what
give it a particular fascination. Another unique feature in serial production
motorcycle manufacture is the mass balance based on an additional connecting
rod. This compensates for first and second-order inertia forces, ensuring that
the 2-cylinder runs with a low level of vibration.
In the F 800 GS, the power unit still delivers 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm,
producing a maximum torque of 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm.
As compared to its predecessor, the new F 700 GS benefits from a boost in terms
of output and torque. With 55 kW (75 hp) at 7,300 rpm (F 650 GS: 52 kW [71 hp]
at 7,000 rpm), its engine now delivers 4 hp more power and with 77 Nm at 5,500
pm (F 650 GS: 75 Nm at 4,500 rpm) it also sees an increase in maximum torque. In
conjunction with a somewhat shorter overall gear ratio, the bike now offers even
further enhanced engine performance and riding dynamics.
F 700 GS now fitted with double disc brake. ABS now standard in both models
based on the "Safety 360°" principle.
The new F 700 GS and F 800 GS draw on established suspension technology. The
steel frame in tubular construction integrates the engine as a load-bearing
element. The rear frame in square steel tubing, the aluminium double-sided swing
arm and the wheels and tyres all remain unchanged.
Like the F 800 GS, the new F 700 GS is now fitted with a double disc brake on
the front wheel. What is more, the two new GS models are fitted as standard with
a new generation of the BMW Motorrad two-channel ABS for the first time.
Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA.
The Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA is a new feature in this motorcycle
segment. Available as an option ex works, it allows the rider to conveniently
set the rebound stage damping of the rear spring strut at the press of a button
on the handlebars, with the settings "Comfort", "Normal" or "Sport" available,
thereby adapting the set-up to the needs of both route and riding style. The
handwheel for setting the desired spring mount has been optimised for improved
Automatic Stability Control ASC.
BMW Motorrad ASC (Automatic Stability Control) is likewise a newly available ex
works option which is also unique in the market segment of the new
F 700 GS and F 800 GS. This BMW Motorrad traction control system prevents
unwanted spinning of the rear wheel while accelerating, which would result in
the loss of lateral grip and thus break-out of the rear wheel. The welcome
consequence - especially when the road surface offers reduced friction - is an
increase in riding safety.
New switch units.
The new F 700 GS and F 800 GS each feature the latest generation of
BMW Motorrad switch units. These are more compact in design and offer improved
Cockpit with new dial faces and an extended range of information.
The analog speedometer and engine speed display are arranged vertically, their
new dial faces ensuring further improved legibility of road speed and engine
speed in the new F 700 GS and F 800 GS. What is more, the information display
already includes fuel level and coolant temperature as standard.
Smoke grey turn indicator glasses and smoke grey glass covering on the LED rear
The increased dynamic performance and even more harmonious appearance of the new
F 700 GS and F 800 GS are reflected in the new smoke grey glasses for the turn
indicators and a smoke grey glass covering on the
LED rear light.
New body features, distinctive model-specific design and new paint finishes.
In terms of shaping, too, the new BMW F 700 GS and F 800 GS have been upgraded
to create a clearer design more in keeping with model character. The main
revised areas are the new side trim sections, which are now more striking and
dynamic in styling and reflect the differing characters of the F 700 GS and F
800 GS even more authentically. The package of visual measures is rounded off
with new paint finish concepts and inscriptions.
Lowered suspension now also available for the new F 800 GS.
In response to popular demand among existing F 800 GS customers for a reduction
in seating height, BMW Motorrad now offers a lowered suspension in conjunction
with a lower seat as an ex works option and as a special accessory.
Extensive expansion of the range of options and special accessories.
As part of its model revision measures, BMW Motorrad has also significantly
broadened the range of options and special accessories, thereby addressing the
widely differing areas of use pursued by BMW GS customers.
BMW F800GS Key Features
•Increased output and torque in the F 700 GS as compared to predecessor model:
55 kW (75 hp) at 7,300 rpm (F 650 GS: 52 kW [71 hp] at 7,000 rpm).
•The latest generation of BMW Motorrad two-channel ABS as standard.Double disc
brake system at front - now also for F 700 GS.
•Automatic Stability Control ASC (ex works option).
•Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA (ex works option).
•Rear spring mount can be adjusted via optimised handwheel.
•Newly designed body features in a more dynamic, masculine look.
•New paint finishes for the F 700 GS:
Red apple metallic, Ostra grey metallic matt and Glacier silver metallic.
•New paint finishes for the F 800 GS:
Kalamata metallic matt, Cordoba blue and Alpine white 3.
•New handlebar switch units and brake fluid containers, front.
•New handlebar clamp for F 700 GS.
•Cockpit with new dial faces for speedometer and engine speed display and an
extended range of information.
•New windshield for F 700 GS.
•Smoke grey turn indicators and smoke grey LED rear light glass covering.
•Lowered suspension for F 800 GS (ex works option/special accessory).
•Power reduction to 35 kW (48 hp) (ex works option).
•Engine map adjustment for regular fuel (RON 91) (ex works option).
•Comfort seat now available as an ex works option too.
•Case carrier for Vario case now also available as an ex works option.
•New centre stand as ex works option.
•Comfort package: on-board computer, heated grips, case holder, centre stand (ex
•Safety package for F 800 GS: ASC and ESA (ex works option).
•Safety package for F 700 GS: ASC, ESA, RDC (ex works option).
•LED auxiliary headlight for F 800 GS (special accessory).
•Enduro footrests, wide (special accessory).