Whatever challenges the road ahead presents, the F 800 GT can overcome them in a thrilling way. Dynamic performance defines this impressive Tour model, while the overall design ensures a comfortable and stable ride during the longest trips.
The bike's relaxed, upright riding position is helped by handlebars that sit high above the frame, a design feature complemented by the footrests placed further forward than usual. Three seat options also allow you to set a riding position that suits your preference, while ensuring most riders can confidently plant a foot when stopped. Meanwhile, the fairing is wide and stretches far back towards the rear for excellent protection against the elements. The large screen deflects wind well when travelling at higher speeds, and at the very back you can add optional panniers and a topbox for carrying all essentials
Spearheading every trip is the bike's 89bhp water-cooled four-stroke petrol engine, which produces 86Nm of torque to pull confidently in any gear from lower revs towards a top speed beyond 125mph. The unit couples with six-speed transmission to send power to the road smoothly and with no interruption to your thrills. Short travel suspension adds to the comfortable ride position, while also absorbing bumps on the road supremely well. An easy to use handwheel also makes it simple to adjust the spring pre-load and alter the suspension to suit each individual trip. What's more, an optional Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) system can be added to change the damping at the touch of a button.
Any adventure can begin with peace of mind that the F 800 GT is well prepared to keep you in complete control. An Anti-lock Braking System comes as standard for measured stopping from higher speeds, helped by the 320mm front double disc brakes. BMW also gives the option for Automatic Stability Control (ASC), designed to assist on any tour and no matter the weather.
The new BMW F 800 GT is the ideal companion for long or short touring, and an attractive choice for those looking at an entry-level example. You can discover more and sample the bike with a test ride from Williams Motorcycles. Enquire with our team in Manchester for further details.