The new BMW F 800 GT







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: November 14, 2012
Categories: BMW F 800 GT, BMW Motorcycles, Motorcycles

With the new F 800 GT as the successor model to the F 800 ST, BMW Motorrad is enhancing its range in the sporty touring segment and setting a new benchmark among mid-range motorcycles.

BMW F 800 GT

The high-torque, water-cooled 2-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 798 cc continues to provide dynamic propulsion in the new F 800 GT. An increase in power has been achieved by means of revised set-up. It now has an output of 66 kW (F 800 ST: 62.5 kW) at 8,000 rpm. The new F 800 GT boasts an even more supreme drive with the maintenance-free secondary drive via toothed belt.

BMW F 800 GT 2012

What is more, improved ergonomics, optimised wind and weather protection and an even more practically oriented luggage system provides the basis for genuine “Gran Turismo”. The new F 800 GT is also fitted as standard with ABS in line with the “Safety 360°” principle. Other optional systems such as Automatic Stability Control ASC and the Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA ensure that the new BMW F 800 GT sets new standards in terms of safety and comfort within its segment.

As part of the BMW Motorrad program of special accessories, the new F 800 GT can also be fitted with an Akrapovič sports silencer. This slip-on silencer provides a particularly earthy 2-cylinder sound. Made of titanium and stainless steel it enables a weight reduction of approx. 1.7 kg as compared to the standard rear silencer.

Overview of new technical features:

  • Increased output of the F 800 GT as compared to predecessor model. 66 kW at 8,000 rpm. (F 800 ST: 62.5 kW) at 8,000 rpm).
  • Newly designed trim in more dynamic look with further improved wind and weather protection. New paint finishes.
  • The latest generation of BMW Motorrad ABS, now as standard.
  • Automatic Stability Control ASC (ex works option / special accessory).
  • Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA (ex works option / special accessory).
  • Convenient adjustment of rear spring mount using handwheel.
  • Suspension optimised in terms of ride stability and comfort.
  • New, lighter wheels in dynamic design.
  • Adapted ergonomics for increased touring comfort with higher handlebars and repositioned footrests.
  • Enhanced seating comfort for rider and passenger.
  • New handlebar switch panels and front brake fluid expansion tank.
  • New vibration-free and double-butted aluminium handlebars.
  • Cockpit with new dial faces for speedometer and engine speed display as well as an extended range of information.
  • Load capacity increased by 11 kg to 207 kg.
  • New exhaust system with optimised heel protection.
  • Turn indicators in smoke grey.
  • Newly developed luggage system (special accessory).
  • New connection of BMW Motorrad Navigator IV to handlebar clamp (special accessory).

Power reduction to 35 kW (ex works option / special accessory).