The new BMW F 800 GS Adventure now available in South Africa.







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: August 13, 2013
Categories: BMW F 800 GS, BMW Motorcycles, Motorcycles

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.

BMW F 800

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 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.

BMW F 800 GS

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  litres 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.

BMW F 800 GS Adventure

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 South Africa