BMW F800GS Adventure

   

Make Model

BMW F 800GS Adventure

Year

2014

Engine

Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Capacity

798 cc / 47.7 cub. in.
Bore x Stroke 82 x 75.8 mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Cooling Liquid cooled
Lubrication Dry sump

Induction

Electronic intake injection, ∅45mm throttle bodies

Ignition 

Digital CDI   
Starting Electric

Max Power

62.5 kW / 85 hp @ 7500 rpm

Max Torque

80 Nm / 8.2 kgf-m / 59 lb/ft @ 5750 rpm
Clutch Multiplate-plate in oil bath

Transmission 

6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Gear Ratio 1st 2.46 / 2nd 1.75 / 3rd 1.38 / 4th 1.17 / 5th 1.04 / 6th 0.96
Final Drive Ratio 1:2.6
Frame Tubular frame in steal partly carrying the engine

Front Suspension

43mm Marzocchi upside down forks
Front Wheel Travel 230 mm / 9.1 in.

Rear Suspension

Double strut swing arm aluminium coast in one piece
Rear Wheel Travel 215 mm / 8.5 in.

Front Brakes

2 x ∅300mm discs, 4 piston calipers, ABS

Rear Brakes

Single ∅265mm disc, 2 piston caliper, ABS
Wheels  spoke
Rim Front 2.15 x 21"
Rim Rear 4.25 x 17"

Front Tyre

90/90 - 21 54V

Rear Tyre

150/70 - 17 69V

Fork Angle 64°

Rake

26°
Trail 117 mm / 4.6 in.
Dimensions Length 2304 mm / 90.7 in
Width 925 mm / 36.4 in (incl. mirrors)
Height 1450 mm / 57.1 in (excl. mirrors)
Seat Height 890 mm / 860 mm / 35 in. / 33.9 in.
Wheel Base 1577 mm / 62.1 in

Dry Weight

214 kg / 472 lbs
Wet Weight 229 kg / 505 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

24 Litres / 6.3 US gal.

Consumption  Average

4.3 L/100km / 23.3 km/l / 55 mpg

Standing ¼ Mile  

12.5 sec

Top Speed

199.0 km/h / 124 mph

   

 

No matter where you travel, no matter what the terrain – with the F 800 GS you can master any adventure. This travel enduro has been created for true globetrotters for whom no destination is too remote and who want to conquer the world off the beaten track. The F 800 GS Adventure: the reliable and robust companion for unbounded adventure.

Power: Uncompromising. Powered by the potent 85 hp parallel twin engine, the F 800 GS Adventure helps you leave civilization behind with ease. And with a torque of 61 lbs/ft, this enduro has enough power reserve to overcome even the toughest off-road challenge with supreme confidence. Thanks to a 6.3-gallon tank and fuel economy of 55 mpg at 55 mph, it can cover distances where others have already run dry.

Control: Unconditional Be it sand dunes, mountain passes or river crossings, the F 800 GS Adventure can master any task it may be faced with in faraway places. Its core is the torsion-resistant tubular steel frame with spring travel of 9.1 inches at the front and 8.5 inches at the rear. The rider is supported with the optional “Enduro mode” which optimizes ASC traction control and ABS on loose surfaces. ABS is of course a standard feature.

Character: Unequalled. The F 800 GS Adventure is a true globetrotter from the high windshield to its combined fuel tank protector and saddle bag mountings. In spite of its striking side panels and the larger fuel tank, the distinctive flyline makes the F 800 GS adventure a clear member of the GS family. This motorcycle strives to conquer the world, whether in Sandrover Matte or dynamic Racing Red.

 


BMW Motorrad is the most successful manufacturer of large-capacity touring enduros and, with the F 700 GS and F 800 GS, leads the way in the mid-size category, too.
 

The new F 800 GS Adventure builds on this position. Based on the dynamic, off-road-oriented F 800 GS, the Adventure model offers an optimal combination of agility, touring practicality and off-road capability. Following the tradition of the popular boxer-engined GS Adventure models, it provides off-road-oriented touring aficionados, world travellers and enduro fans with an authentic GS Adventure experience in the mid-size segment.

The F 800 GS Adventure is powered by the characterful, liquid-cooled 798 cc four-valve twin-cylinder engine as featured on the F 800 GS, with electronic fuel injection, closed-loop catalytic converter and six-speed transmission. Developing unchanged maximum power of 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm, and with maximum torque of 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm, this power plant impresses with quick and lively response, powerful torque and low fuel consumption.



 

Engineered and equipped for world travel. Like the F 800 GS, the Adventure model too features a robust, torsionally resistant tubular steel spaceframe, although the rear subframe is reinforced to cater for the larger, 24-litre tank (8 liters more than on the F 800 GS model), which increases the bike’s range. Like the F 800 GS, the Adventure model is equipped with ABS as standard, while further safety- and performance-enhancing systems – Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) – are available as factory-fitted optional extras, or as special accessories. These features position the BMW F 800 GS Adventure, along with the F 800 GS, as the safest mid-size touring enduro on the market.

As another optional extra, the new F 800 GS Adventure is available with Enduro mode as part of a package featuring ASC. At the press of a button, the rider can increase the slip threshold of the ABS and ASC systems when heading off-road, for an even more dynamic riding experience and with improved acceleration and braking on loose terrain.

The F 800 GS Adventure boasts a new, masculine bodywork styling that underlines its globetrotting abilities, while a new, very comfortable bench seat, a larger windscreen for improved protection against the elements and hand protectors also support this image. Other new standard specification on the F 800 GS Adventure includes wide enduro footrests, an adjustable, reinforced foot brake lever, an engine protection bar and a pannier rack which also functions as a tank protection bar.

BMW F 800 GS Adventure “Launch Edition”. The new F 800 GS Adventure will first hit the market in a 1,000-unit “Launch Edition”. The highlight of the F 800 GS Adventure “Launch Edition” is its Sandrover matt paintwork in combination with three equipment packages. The Comfort package comprises an onboard computer, heated grips and a centre stand. The Enduro package comes with ASC plus Enduro mode, and the Special accessories package features a lockable aluminium case set, a topcase holder and BMW Motorrad Navigator Adventure including holder and cable.

 Key and Benefits

Highlights of the new BMW F 800 GS Adventure compared to the F 800 GS:
 

- Based on the same versatile overall concept as the F 800 GS, with powerful twin-cylinder engine and agile suspension, but with enhanced off-road and globetrotting abilities.
- Robust and masculine GS Adventure bodywork styling.
- Balanced proportions, despite large rear tank.
- Larger, 24-litre fuel tank (+ 8 liters ).
- Extended range (by approx. 120 km / 75 miles).
- ABS as standard, ASC as a factory-fitted optional extra or as a special accessory.
- Enduro mode as a new optional extra, in combination with ASC.
- Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) as a factory-fitted optional extra.
- Reinforced rear subframe.
- Even more comfortable bench seat.
- Large windscreen.
- Wide enduro footrests.
- Adjustable, reinforced foot brake lever.
- Engine protection bar.
- Pannier rack also serves as a tank protection bar.
- Wide range of special accessories and ex-works optional extras.

Key technical differences at a glance: BMW F 800 GS Adventure (BMW F 800 GS)

 

BMW F 800 GS Adventure

BMW F 800 GS

Tank volume:

6.3 gallons

4.2 gallons

Standard seat height:

35.0 in

34.6 in

Low seat height:

33.9 in

33.5 in

Low Suspension option:

no

yes, 32.3 in

DIN unladen weight:

505 lbss

472 lbss

Max load:

496 lbss

507 lbss

Dimensions

 

 

L / W / H:

90.7/36.4/57.1 in

90.6/36.2/53.0 in

Fuel consumption

55mpg

62 mpg


Features and Benefits

BMW GS Adventure is a byword for the finest in two-wheeled exploration. For many years now, the Adventure versions of the large BMW GS boxer bikes have been discovering far-flung corners of our planet and pressing on where others have to turn back. The arrival of the F 800 GS Adventure sees BMW Motorrad now offering this same concept for the mid-size enduro segment for the first time – and just like the boxer-engined GS Adventure models, the newcomer is also built for increased off-road riding and operation under the harshest conditions.

High-torque, smooth running parallel-twin engine.

Just like the F 800 GS, the new F 800 GS Adventure employs the extremely compact two-cylinder engine inclined forward at an angle of 8.3 degrees with a displacement of 798 cc and four valves per combustion chamber. Equipped with electronic fuel injection, closed-loop catalytic converter and a six-speed gearbox, the power unit excels with its spontaneous response, pulling power and low fuel consumption. Its system of balancing masses using a swivelling conrod that compensates for first- and second-order inertia forces is the only one of its kind to be fitted on a standard production bike. Valve actuation is by means of double overhead camshafts and speed-resistant rocker arms. Output of the liquid-cooled engine is unchanged at 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm, with a peak torque of 83 Nm (61 lbs/ft) at 5,750 rpm.

Robust chassis with reinforced rear frame and ABS as standard. The chassis of the new F 800 GS Adventure is based on the proven concept used on the F 800 GS, featuring a robust, torsionally stiff steel frame in tubular construction with the engine integrated as a load-bearing element. The steering head connection via gusset plates and the one-piece double-strut swing arm made of diecast aluminium have also been adopted unchanged. The only difference is that the rear frame in square steel tubing has been strengthened to make allowance both for the 8-litre increase in fuel tank capacity and the more rigorous demands on the bike's off-road abilities. ABS already comes fitted as standard on the new F 800 GS Adventure, as it does on all BMW production motorcycles.

The new, extra-light and compact two-channel Bosch 9M BMW system featured on the F 800 GS is fitted here too. It comes with inlet valves that can be infinitely adjusted for even better response as well as wheel sensors that automatically monitor the distance between sensor and sensor wheel. ABS can be deactivated at the press of a button if the rider so wishes ideal for keen riding in off-road terrain.

Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) as a factory-fitted option. The list of optional extras available ex-works includes a unique feature for the mid-size enduro segment in the form of Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA). This lets the rider conveniently adjust the rebound damping of the rear spring strut in the same way as on the F 800 GS with a simple push of a button on the left handlebar panel, even while on the move. Depending on the damping mode selected "Comfort", "Normal" or "Sport" the electronic control unit determines and sets the appropriate damping rate. This is done by means of a small, light stepper motor on the shock absorber, while a corresponding symbol appears in the instrument cluster display. The spring preload, on the other hand, is adjusted manually using an easily accessible hand wheel.

Automatic Stability Control (ASC) with new Enduro mode as an ex-works option. A further unique selling point in the mid-size enduro segment is the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) system that also features on the F 800 GS. This anti-slip control function regulates the amount of engine drive torque transmitted as a function of the friction coefficient between the road surface and the rear tyre. This has the effect of preventing the rear wheel from spinning, thereby enhancing traction and handling safety. If the rider does not wish the control electronics to intervene, the system can be switched off by pressing a button, even on the move.

The new F 800 GS Adventure holds a world first in store for the mid-size segment with the Enduro riding mode that is available as an option in conjunction with ASC. When changing from roads to rougher terrain, a handlebar control enables the rider to simply switch to Enduro mode and thereby activate an ASC and ABS setting that has been specially tuned for off-road riding. In this mode, the ASC and ABS control logic is modified to delay intervention. The slip threshold is increased, resulting in improved acceleration and stopping power on loose surfaces at the same time as making the riding experience even more dynamic and active. The Enduro mode can only be ordered in conjunction with the optional extra ASC in the Enduro package, although ASC continues to be available on its own, too.

New styling and extended equipment features for superior globetrotting prowess. The new F 800 GS Adventure really underlines its credentials as an enduro bike that is eminently suited to world travel and provides a safe and dependable means of exploring even the remotest regions of the planet with a host of specialised equipment features.
The mere appearance of the new F 800 GS Adventure clearly signals what its name promises. It takes its cue from the large boxer GS Adventure models by adopting the same authentic, markedly masculine and robust look. The characteristic GS flyline continues to stand out clearly from all angles.

When it comes to ergonomics and comfort, the new F 800 GS Adventure further demonstrates its globetrotting capabilities with a seat that is more comfortable and slightly higher than on the F 800 GS, making longer day stints even easier to cover. A lower seat can be selected as a special accessory. Meanwhile, an enlarged windscreen provides even better protection from the elements, while sturdy hand protectors and adjustable brake and clutch levers are also available.
Suitability for off-road use is further enhanced by widened enduro footrests with vibration-damping rubber tops that can be removed for riding in terrain. The adjustable rest for the foot brake lever allows for optimum operation of the rear-wheel brake when the rider is in a standing position off road.

The severe operating conditions often encountered in rough terrain prompted the reinforcement of the foot brake lever and the inclusion of an engine protection bar plus the pannier racks that double as protection bars for the enlarged fuel tank. Its capacity of 24 liters means that it holds 8 liters more than on the F 800 GS, increasing the bike's range by around 120 kilometres (75 miles).
F 800 GS Adventure "Launch Edition" with lavish specification at market debut. The new F 800 GS Adventure is launching onto the market in a special "Launch Edition" comprising 1,000 particularly well-appointed units. The extensive standard specification of the F 800 GS Adventure painted in Sandrover matt is complemented by a total of three equipment packages on the "Launch Edition". The Comfort package includes onboard computer, heated grips and a centre stand, while the Enduro package adds ASC and the Enduro mode. The Special accessories package rounds off the equipment on the F 800 GS Adventure "Launch Edition" with a set of lockable aluminium cases, a topcase holder and the BMW Motorrad Navigator Adventure including holder and cable.

Optional equipment and special accessories for a wide range of personalisation options. BMW Motorrad offers its customary extensive range of optional equipment and special accessories for further personalisation of the new F 800 GS Adventure.
Optional extras are integrated into the production process and delivered ex-works. Special accessories are retrofit items that can be added by BMW Motorrad dealers or customers themselves.

Optional equipment.
- Automatic Stability Control (ASC).
- Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA).
- Power reduction to 35 kW (48 hp).
- Engine map adjustment for regular fuel (RON 91).
- Low seat.
- Centre stand.
- Comfort package: onboard computer, heated grips, centre stand.
- new: Enduro package: ASC, Enduro mode.
- Safety package: ASC and ESA.
- new: Off-road tyres.
- new: LED auxiliary headlight.
- LED turn indicators.
- Anti-theft alarm system.

Special accessories.

Safety.
- Automatic Stability Control (ASC).
- new: LED auxiliary headlight.
- Anti-theft alarm system.
- Add-on spoiler (small and large) for hand protectors.
- Add-on windscreen spoiler, large.
- Enduro aluminium engine guard.

Storage options.
- new: Tinted windscreen.
- Case Holder, large, for aluminium topcase.
- Aluminium case.
- Inner bags for aluminium case.
- Aluminium topcase.
- Waterproof tank bag.
- Softbag Sport, small.
- Softbag Sport, large.
- Enduro rear bag.

Design.
- LED turn indicators.

Sound.
- Akrapovic sports silencer.

Ergonomics and comfort.
- Wind deflector set.
- Heated handlebar grips.
- Low seat.
- Splash guard extension, rear.

Navigation and communication.
- new: BMW Motorrad Navigator Adventure.
- Holder for navigation system, cable and accessory set.
- Function pouch for Navigator.

Maintenance and technology.
- Service tool kit.
- Power reduction to 35 kW (48 hp).
- Centre stand.

Special accessories package.
- Aluminium luggage system.
- Topcase holder.
- BMW Motorrad Navigator Adventure including holder and cable.

The new F 800 GS Adventure also signals its adventurous nature through two new colours.
In Sandrover matt, the F 800 GS Adventure unambiguously displays its claim to adventurousness and exudes a particularly masculine and sturdy stance.
Racing red, on the other hand, lends the F 800 GS Adventure a particularly light and sporty look while accentuating its dynamic qualities.