Shortly after presented the standard F800GS, BMW has introduced an Adventure version of its tough motorcycle. The new model is basically an extreme version of the F800GS and follows the footsteps of the R1200GS Adventure.
Compared to the standard model the Adventure version comes with a set of unique features that make it significantly tougher.
Among them you’ll find a new 24-litre fuel tank that extends your range with up to 75 miles. ABS is offered as standard equipment, as well as a reinforced rear subframe and a new bench seat. Among the comfort amenities you’ll find wider enduro-style footrests, a bigger windscreen and an adjustable, reinforced foot brake lever.
The options list includes traction control and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA).
The motorcycle is powered by a water-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line, two-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication.
Hit the jump for more information on the BMW F800GS Adventure.
No matter where you travel, no matter what the terrain – with the F 800 GS you can master any adventure. This travel enduro has been created for true globetrotters for whom no destination is too remote and who want to conquer the world off the beaten track. The F 800 GS Adventure: the reliable and robust companion for unbounded adventure.
Powered by the potent 85 hp parallel twin engine, the F 800 GS Adventure helps you leave civilization behind with ease. And with a torque of 61 lb/ft, this enduro has enough power reserve to overcome even the toughest off-road challenge with supreme confidence. Thanks to a 6.3-gallon tank and fuel economy of 55 mpg at 55 mph, it can cover distances where others have already run dry.
Be it sand dunes, mountain passes or river crossings, the F 800 GS Adventure can master any task it may be faced with in faraway places. Its core is the torsion-resistant tubular steel frame with spring travel of 9.1 inches at the front and 8.5 inches at the rear. The rider is supported with the optional “Enduro mode” which optimizes ASC traction control and ABS on loose surfaces. ABS is of course a standard feature.
The F 800 GS Adventure is a true globetrotter from the high windshield to its combined fuel tank protector and saddle bag mountings. In spite of its striking side panels and the larger fuel tank, the distinctive flyline makes the F 800 GS adventure a clear member of the GS family. This motorcycle strives to conquer the world, whether in Sandrover Matte or dynamic Racing Red.
BMW Motorrad is the most successful manufacturer of large-capacity touring enduros and, with the F 700 GS and F 800 GS, leads the way in the mid-size category, too.
The new F 800 GS Adventure builds on this position. Based on the dynamic, off-road-oriented F 800 GS, the Adventure model offers an optimal combination of agility, touring practicality and off-road capability. Following the tradition of the popular boxer-engined GS Adventure models, it provides off-road-oriented touring aficionados, world travellers and enduro fans with an authentic GS Adventure experience in the mid-size segment.
The F 800 GS Adventure is powered by the characterful, liquid-cooled 798 cc four-valve twin-cylinder engine as featured on the F 800 GS, with electronic fuel injection, closed-loop catalytic converter and six-speed transmission. Developing unchanged maximum power of 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm, and with maximum torque of 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm, this power plant impresses with quick and lively response, powerful torque and low fuel consumption.
Engineered and equipped for world travel. Like the F 800 GS, the Adventure model too features a robust, torsionally resistant tubular steel spaceframe, 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 safety- and performance-enhancing systems – Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) – are available as factory-fitted optional extras, or as special accessories. These features position the BMW F 800 GS Adventure, along with the F 800 GS, as the safest mid-size touring enduro on the market.
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 bench 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.
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.
Highlights of the new BMW F 800 GS Adventure compared to the F 800 GS:
- Based on the same versatile overall concept as the F 800 GS, with powerful twin-cylinder engine and agile suspension, but with enhanced off-road and globetrotting abilities.
- Robust and masculine GS Adventure bodywork styling.
- Balanced proportions, despite large rear tank.
- Larger, 24-litre fuel tank (+ 8 litres).
- Extended range (by approx. 120 km / 75 miles).
- ABS as standard, ASC as a factory-fitted optional extra or as a special accessory.
- Enduro mode as a new optional extra, in combination with ASC.
- Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) as a factory-fitted optional extra.
- Reinforced rear subframe.
- Even more comfortable bench seat.
- Large windscreen.
- Wide enduro footrests.
- Adjustable, reinforced foot brake lever.
- Engine protection bar.
- Pannier rack also serves as a tank protection bar.
- Wide range of special accessories and ex-works optional extras.
Key technical differences at a glance: BMW F 800 GS Adventure (BMW F 800 GS)
|Tank volume||24 litres (16 litres)|
|Standard seat height||890 mm (880 mm)|
|Low seat height||860 mm (850 mm)|
|Lower optio||no (yes, 820 mm)|
|DIN unladen weight||229 kg (214 kg)|
|Max load||225 kg (230 kg)|
|Dimensions - L / W / H||2,305 / 925 / 1,450 mm (2,300 / 920 / 1,345 mm)|
|Fuel consumption||90/120 km/h: 4.3 / 5.7 l (3.8 / 5.2 l)|