The new Bmw F 800 GS Adventure (+video)
The F 800 GS Adventure is powered by the liquid-cooled 798 cc four-valve twin-cylinder engine as featured on the F 800 GS, developing unchanged maximum power of 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm, and with maximum torque of 8.45 Nm at 5,750 rpm (61.3 ft lbs).
The frame is the same with the F 800 GS, 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 Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) – are available as factory-fitted optional extras, or as special accessories. 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 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.
However the weight has increased by 15 kg (33.1 lbs) compared to the F800GS, which seems to increase somewhat the low nominal fuel consumption figures of the frugal F800GS.
90 / 120 km/h
F800GS Adventure 4.3 / 5.7 l
F800GS 3.8 / 5.2 l
55 / 75 mph
F800GS Adventure 65.7 / 49.5 mpg imp
F800GS 74.3 / 54.3 mpg imp
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.