The new BMW F 800 GS Adventure







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: May 2, 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 F800 GS 2013

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.

BMW F800 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.

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.

BMW F800 2013

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 litres).
  • 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
Tank volume 24 litres 16 litres
Standard seat height 890 mm 880 mm
low seat height 860 mm 850 mm
Lower option no yes, 820 mm
DIN unladen weight 229 kg 214 kg
Max load 225 kg 230 kg
Dimensions L / W / H 2,305 / 925 / 1,450         mm 2,300 / 920 / 1,345 mm
Fuel consumption
90 / 120 km/h 4.3 / 5.7 l 3.8 / 5.2 l
55 / 75 mph 65.7 / 49.5 mpg imp 74.3 / 54.3         mpg imp