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2013 BMW F 800 GT

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BMW has taken the wraps off its new BMW F800 GT mid-range model. The new bike is based on the old F 800 ST and is equipped with a water cooled 2 cylinder in line, 798 cc powerplant. The engine is slightly stronger than the one found on the old F 800 ST and develops a maximum output of 90 hp at 8000 rpm.

The bike comes with improved ergonomics, optimised wind and weather protection and a useful luggage system. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the load capacity was increased by 11 kg to 207 kg.

The bike’s cockpit features fresh dial faces for speedometer and engine display, while the handlebar switch panels and front brake fluid expansion tank are also new.

On the equipments list you’ll find Automatic Stability Control ASC, Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA, ABS and an Akrapovič sports silencer. For the new year there are also offered new paint schemes and lighter wheels.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 BMW F 800 GT.

Press release

BMW F 800 GT

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.

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 / 90 bhp (F 800 ST: 62.5 kW (85 bhp)) at 8,000 rpm. The new F 800 GT boasts an even more supreme drive with the maintenance-free secondary drive via toothed belt.

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:

BMW F 800 GT
  • Increased output of the F 800 GT as compared to predecessor model. 66 kW (90 bhp) at 8,000 rpm. (F 800 ST: 62.5 kW (85 bhp) 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 (48 bhp) (ex works option / special accessory).



2 comments:

I am looking to replace my 10-year old Honda Deauville (NT650V) with a similar size touring bike that has ABS. The BMW F 800 GT seemed to tick the boxes for an affordable, low weight, comfortable and under 1000cc touring bike, which didn’t have a high maintenance chain drive. So I had a test ride and was impressed with the power, rider and ion seat comfort, optional detachable panniers, instrumentation and the re-assurance of having ABS. However I would like to see a lower 1st gear for riding in slow traffic, a higher screen to direct the air over my helmet, a top box to hold 2 helmets, and higher handlebars to take the weight off my wrists.

"Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" (Albert Einstein)
It’s another F800 ST, nothing new
Just look at the legs position proper for a Sport not for a GT
Folks of BMW, Listen to your users
"Please correct the driver position on this model" and I’m shure this GT will be a huge success, otherwise will became another sales deception like 800 S/ST

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