Hailed as one of the sportiest Adventure bikes, the BMW F 800 GS is a tough, uncompromising machine. It shows off forceful power and an athletic style, as well as the versatility to take on road trips and rugged terrains.
A redesign has given the bike a new windshield and upper mudguard shape. The front of the F 800 GS is now a prominent shield against whatever the ride throws at you. Nearer the back of the bike, the footrests and grab handles for a pillion rider keep your passenger in an equally comfortable position. The indicator lights have been given a smoky tint, and the headlights are permanently on for added visibility and purpose.
The standard features are extensive – you can be confident in the bike's capabilities at all times. The F 800 GS arrives kitted out with a multifunction display and diagnostic interface, keeping you updated on the ride. You can add an on-board computer as a paid upgrade.
BMW has fitted the bike with a water-cooled, twin-cylinder 798cc engine. It kicks out 85bhp at 7,500rpm, and generates the full 83Nm of torque from an even lower rev range. The top speed of the F 800 GS is more than 120mph, and the six-speed synchromesh gearbox makes acceleration feel almost effortless. Showing off precise attention to detail, even the trim around the 16-litre fuel tank has been redesigned.
Because the bike always feels raring to go, getting ready and on the road is always quick and easy. Check your storage compartments are locked, secure the fuel cap and activate the ignition – all with a single key. You can also adjust the clutch and handbrake to a more comfortable position.
Customise your F 800 GS with a variety of factory-fitted options for style, convenience and performance. You can add Automatic Stability Control and Electronic Suspension Adjustment to the technologies, joining the electric immobiliser and digital engine management system. To enhance the design you can choose to pick out a comfort seat.
The safety that drivers expect from a BMW car translates into the numerous protective features the F 800 GS can offer you. Switchable ABS is a trademark Adventure feature, augmenting the twin front brake discs and single disc at the rear. For 'Off-Road Mode ABS' and other electronic supports, add the optional Dynamic Pack when specifying your bike.
Take a test ride with the BMW F 800 GS at Williams Motorcycles in Manchester.