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2013 BMW F800GT

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The BMW F800GT offers an interesting mix of power, comfort and sporty handling, being considered by many riders a fairly versatile motorcycle that can deal with anything you ask of it.

At the heart of this German machine sits a 798cc, water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine with two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and dry sump lubrication. The engine develops a maximum power of 90 hp at 8,000 rpm and 86 Nm of torque at 5,800 rpm. All this power is more than enough to propel the motorcycle to a maximum speed of over 125 mph.

To help you use the entire power generated by the engine, BMW equipped its F800GT with a longer rear-wheel swing arm and a tighter suspension that offer a great stability at high speeds.

As far as ergonomics are concerned the F 800 GT comes with a three way adjustable seat and a sporty handlebar combined with an easy to read instrument panel.

Hit the jump for more information on the BMW F800GT.

Overview

BMW F800GT

Hit the road - the journey begins. The new F 800 GT offers impressive dynamic performance on every ride - whether idyllic suburbs, winding mountain passes or endless highways.

A twist of the throttle and 90 horsepower ensure that you really can leave everyday routine behind you. The water-cooled 2-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 798 cc offers remarkable dynamic performance on every trip, achieving smooth power delivery through its low-maintenance toothed-belt drive. A longer rear-wheel swing arm and tighter suspension ensure a high level of ride stability, guaranteeing superb riding impressions.

The F 800 GT also offers control and comfort with suspension and three different seat heights which provide just the right ergonomics for each individual rider. What is more, the optionally available ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) can be used to adjust the rear rebound-stage damping to road conditions at the press of a button.

Clean lines and a perfectly adjusted touring windshield instantly promise pure riding pleasure. The F 800 GT also makes its mark in terms of paint finishes: there is something for everyone here, from the spirited Valencia Orange metallic and elegant Dark Graphite metallic through to Light White.

Safety is the best travel companion. For this reason, the GT supports every brake maneuver as standard with dual-channel ABS - the most sophisticated system in a mid-range motorcycle. For those looking for an even higher level of safety, assistance is provided by the optionally available ASC.

Typical GT. Unstoppable tour

Specifications

BMW F800GT
Engine TypeWater-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity798 cc
Rated output90 hp (66 kW) at 8,000 rpm
Max. torque63 lb/ft (86 Nm) at 5,800 rpm
Compression ratio12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine managementElectronic intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-K+)
Emission controlClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Maximum speedOver 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h69 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h55 mpg, at a constant 75 mph
Fuel typeUnleaded super
Alternatorthree-phase alternator 400 W
Battery12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
ClutchMultiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
DriveBelt drive
FrameBridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspensionTelescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Rear wheel location / suspensionCast aluminium single-sided swing arm with eccentric adjustment for rear axle, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel,
Suspension travel front / rear4.9 / 4.9 inches (125 mm / 125 mm)
Wheelbase59.6 inches (1,514 mm)
Castor3.7 inches (94.6 mm)
Steering head angle64.2°
WheelsCast aluminium wheels
Rim, front3.50 x 17 inches
Rim, rear5.50 x 17 inches
Tyres, front120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear180/55 ZR 17
Brake, frontDual floating disc brakes, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rearSingle disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABSStandard BMW Motorrad ABS
Length84.9 inches (2,156 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors)35.6 inches (905 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors)49.1 inches (1,248 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight31.5 inches (comfort seat: 32.3 inches, low seat: 30.1 inches)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)470 lbs
Permitted total weight926 lbs
Payload (with standard equipment)456 lbs
Usable tank volume4.0 gallons
Reserve0.8 gallon

Quotes

BMW F800GT

Cycleworld ---- "Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) are factory-installed options. BMW also offers saddlebags, a top case, heated grips and an Akrapovic titanium slip-on silencer that saves about 4 pounds and should make the engine note sound throatier."

Motorcycle-usa ---- "On the cosmetic side, the cockpit of the BMW F800GT sees the addition of new dial faces for the speedometer and engine display, while the handlebar switch panels and front brake fluid expansion tank sport a new wrinkle as well. The double-butted aluminum handlebars are new as well and have been designed to reduce vibrations. Color choices include Valencia Orange metallic, Dark Graphite metallic and Light White. "

Ridermegazine ---- "In addition to the lower seat height, ergonomics have been improved with a 0.8-inch-taller handlebar and rider footpegs that are 0.4-inch lower and 0.4-inch farther forward. A new seat is also wider, and optional low and high seats are available. Other improvements include a new instrument cluster that displays more information, a now-standard onboard computer and a CAN-bus electrical system."




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