The sporty MW F800GS has received a set of revisions for 2013. Like its predecessor, the new generation offers a perfect combination between on and off road riding being a fairly versatile and practical enduro motorcycle.
As far as design goes, the 2013 model received a refreshed front with a new fuel tank trim, intake snorkel, upper mudguard and a new windshield.
The 2013 BMW F800GS is propelled by a Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine with a capacity of 798 cc. The engine is rated at 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm and 61 lb/ft (83 Nm) of torque at 5,750 rpm.
On the features list you’ll find ABS as standard and optional ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) and ASC (traction control). Additionally lowering is now available as an option, which helps you create a convenient seat height of 32.3 inches.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 BMW F800GS.
Challenges? Yes! Compromises? No!
This is the motto of the revised F 800 GS - the sportiest member of the big GS family. The motorcycle continues its longstanding success story, providing impressive versatility both on and off the road: the ultimate versatile enduro machine with sporty genes.
The front section of the body in particular has undergone significant transformation: the new fuel tank trim, intake snorkel, upper mudguard and a new windshield give the bike that extra dash of dynamic performance, reflecting the off-road side of the F 800 GS.
Lowering is now available as an option for the F 800 GS, too. So in conjunction with the low seat, this means it is possible to create a seat height of 32.3 inches.
Meanwhile, ABS as standard, ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) and the optional ASC (traction control) ensure the familiar degree of comfort and the necessary safety.
The F 800 GS comes in three exciting colour variants: Kalamata metallic, Alpine White 3 und Cordoba Blue. From tough and modern to athletic and dynamic - this bike is guaranteed to offer something for everyone.
F 800 GS: on and off-road have never been so close together.
Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, two valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke
82 mm x 75.6 mm
63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm
61 lb/ft (83 Nm) at 5,750 rpm
12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management
Electroinc intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-K+)
Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Over 150 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
62 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
three-phase alternator 400 W
12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension
Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 45 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension
Cast aluminium dual swing arm, WAD strut (travel related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper, ABS
91.3 inches (2,320 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors)
37.2 inches (945 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors)
53.2 inches (1,350 mm)
Dry weight 2)
421 lbs (191 kg)
Permitted total weight
977 lbs (443 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment)
505 lbs (229 kg)
Usable tank volume
4.2 gallons (16 liters)
Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)
Totalmotorcycle ---- "This is the motto of the revised F 800 GS - the sportiest member of the big GS family. The motorcycle continues its longstanding success story, providing impressive versatility both on and off the road: the ultimate versatile enduro machine with sporty genes."
asphaltandrubber ---- "One minor change of note to the F800GS is the optionally lowered suspension and seat-height, which should be a boon for shorter riders who don’t want to be hobbled to the more street-oriented BMW F700GS. Featuring a 21″ spoked front wheel clad with knobbiest, BMW hopes the F800GS will continue to be the entry-level ADV bike of the line for riders who find 474 lbs (214 kg) curb weights to be light in comparison to other options."
Ultimatemotorcycling ---- "The main styling refinements arrive in the side trim, which provides a more dynamic look. The analog speedometer and engine speed display are now arranged vertically, their new dial faces ensuring further improved legibility of road speed and engine speed in F 800 GS. What is more, the information display already includes fuel level and coolant temperature as standard."