BMW F 700 GS

Balance is the key to the wide-ranging appeal of the F 700 GS. It's built a strong reputation as an all-rounder, and as a relative newcomer to the Adventure model range it doesn't skimp on standard equipment and features.760

Design

Slim and sporty, the bike looks poised to set off on new adventures. Footrests and grab handles are built in nearer the back so you can take a pillion passenger along – this is an experience you'll want to share. The LED rear lights and the indicators have a smoky finish, subtly giving the F 700 GS a darker atmosphere. The F 700 GS is available in Sakhir Orange Metallic and Mineral Grey Metallic.

To keep you visible and more aware of your surroundings at night, the headlamp beams are on permanently. Dual disc brakes at the front heighten the bike's responses, supported by the single brake disc fitted to the rear wheel. In tandem with switchable ABS, this ensures quick reflexes when you need them most.

Engines and Performance

The engine is a 798cc twin-cylinder powerhouse with as much as 75bhp and 77Nm of torque. It can rocket to 119mph, and digital engine management has been built in to help behind the scenes. The gear ratio within the six-speed transmission has been shortened, quickening the feel of acceleration and keeping shifts smooth.

Technology

The simplicity of each ride with the F 700 GS appeals to riders of all experience levels. Both the handbrake and clutch level are adjustable, ensuring they're always easily within your reach. One key opens the storage compartments and fuel cap, and operates the ignition and steering column. The bike also comes with a multifunction display, incorporating two odometers, service interval updates, fuel level and cruising settings.

Typically for a BMW motorcycle, the F 700 GS offers you plenty of opportunity to customise the look and equipment. Lower the ride height and choose Electronic Suspension Adjustment to feel even closer to the road. Other factory-fitted options include: comfort seating, heated grips, an on-board computer, a centre stand for stability and tyre pressure control

Safety

As with other Adventure bikes, BMW's engineers have worked hard to keep the weight of the F 700 GS as low as possible. A total weight of 209kg has been achieved by fashioning the wheels and spring arms in light cast aluminium. The exhaust system is made from stainless steel, and the brake hoses are armoured for added safety.

Contact

Come to Williams Motorcycles to discover the BMW F 700 GS for yourself. Call or visit our Manchester centre for more details and to arrange your test ride today.