2020 BMW F 900 XR
BMW buffed its mid-size adventure-bike range with the new-for-2020 F 900 XR model that builds on the equally new F 900 R roadster. The XR is built as an on-road tourbike/commuter on a new chassis with a new plastic-welded gas tank and a handful of top-drawer electronic safety and ride-quality control features to polish off the package. A new parallel-twin engine drives the XR with nearly 100 ponies on tap to drive your asphalt adventures.
2020 BMW F 900 R
BMW Motorrad finally gave its mid-size sportbike range a much needed update ahead of MY2020 with its new F 900 R roadster. Built for fun, the F 900 R delivers the goods with a new chassis, new all-plastic fuel tank, and a bevy of electronic systems for ride-quality and safety control. A new, parallel-twin powerplant drives your on-road adventures with almost 100 horsepower on tap, and as always, BMW has a well-rounded accessory line that pulls from the top shelf to boost its capabilities even more.
2018 - 2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure
The Bayerische Motoren Werke beefed up its adventure-bike line ahead of MY2018, and those improvements carry over directly into 2019 for the F 850 GS Adventure. As a member of the “Gelände Sport” family, it comes set up as a dual-surface adventure bike with definite off-road capabilities along with blacktop chops that make it an all-around globetrotter. The “F” indicates a parallel-twin powerplant that delivers just under 100 ponies with a 57 mpg efficiency rating to give it enough range for the most serious trips. Ride-quality and safety electronics serve as icing on the cake.
2018 - 2019 BMW F 750 GS / F 850 GS
BMW presses on into adventure-bike territory with a new generation of F-GS models, the F 750 GS and F 850 GS. This adventuresome pair follows the same design as it predecessors with the 750 serving as a road tourer and the 850 set up for work in what you might call less-civilized areas, be it fire trails, dirt roads or deserts. An all-new powerplant delivers up to 10-percent more horsepower than the previous gen, and each enjoys other features specifically geared to its host’s purpose in life. The newly-redesigned frame and bodywork, in the words of the factory, give the range “a more dynamic and masculine design.” Wherever you land on the looks, form follows function on bikes like these (or at least it should) and so it’s the rest of the machine that should matter the most. Let’s dig in and check out the specialized gear and capabilities of these two new-in-2018 rides.
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2015 - 2018 BMW F 700 GS
Having gone into MY 2017 with some substantial updates, the 2018 BMW F 700 GS stays competitive in the ever-growing adventure market. Outfitted as the more road-oriented version next to its F 800 GS stablemate, the F 700 GS has a lower seat height, a slightly remapped engine, and chassis components with an eye toward pavement riding.
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2015 - 2018 BMW F 800 GS / F 800 GS Adventure
BMW carries on the F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure in 2018 with their 800 cc engine and capable onroad/offroad features. The former is more of a casual commuter / funbike, while the “Adventure” is geared toward touring and long-range work, and naturally, both come with the top-notch engineering one expects from BMW.
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2015 - 2018 BMW F 800 R
BMW Motorrad carries its essential little F 800 R into the 2018 model year with the same essential design and, according to the factory, a noob-friendly demeanor. Meant to serve as a sort of Jack-of-all-Trades, it sports Riding Mode technology with ABS to bring a measure of flexibility and safety to the table. Delivering more power after the 2015 update, it comes from a proven, parallel-twin plant nestled away in a lightweight aluminum frame that is set up to have an appropriately nimble nature to keep things exciting for the more-experienced riders out there. Is this the mid-displacement, arguably entry-level roadster you’ve been looking for? Let’s find out.
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BMW designed the F 800 GT to replace the aging F 800 ST, and improve upon the sport-touring capabilities of the family. The new model brings a sleeker, more modern look to the table along with improved performance out of the repurposed ST mill. In its stock configuration the GT comes with ABS as the only bit of gadgetry, but the list of available options includes Beemer’s Electronic Suspension and Automatic Stability Control to name a few. Sporty looks, updated electronics and enhanced comfort are all part of the package, but is it enough to compete in a market segment with so many tour-tastic sport bikes? Let’s find out.
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When it comes to adventure tourers, the BMW F 800 GS Adventure is one of the most desirable models. And there is no wonder why as it is fitted with state of the art technologies, comes with perfect ergonomics and is fitted with a comprehensive list of Adventure oriented features.
Among the most useful features offered by the F 800 GS Adventure you’ll find a high windshield, a fuel tank protector and saddle bag mountings.
As far as colors are concerned, the 2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure comes in Sandrover Matte or Racing Red.
The bike is propelled by a 798cc, water-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line, two-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication. The engine delivers a maximum output of 63 KW (85 Hp) at 7,500 rpm and 61 Lb/Ft of torque at 5,750 rpm.
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Packed with the latest technologies in the business, the 2014 BMW F 800 GS is a versatile motorcycle that delivers a fun riding experience being perfectly suited for riding both in the city and on the unpaved roads.
The BMW F 800 GS is the sportiest model in the GS lineup and for 2014 has gained a few upgrades that help it stay among the top dog models in its class.
Among the upgrades you’ll find a new side trim, a fresh intake snorkel, a modified upper mudguard and a new windshield.
Moreover, the 2014 BMW F 800 GS comes with an optional low suspension that gives you the possibility to create a seat height of 32.3 inches.
Needles to say that the motorcycle continues to be offered with ABS as standard ESA and the optional ASC (Automatic Stability Control).
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If you are searching for a versatile motorcycle that feels similarly comfortable on and off the pavement, then you should take a closer look at BMW’s 2014 F 700 GS. This tasty motorcycle is fitted with a long list of advanced technologies to keep you as safe as possible.
With features such as standard ABS, ESA and optional ASC the 2014 BMW F 700 GS is ready to deal effortless with anything you throw at it.
The 2014 BMW F 700 GS also sports a water cooled, 4 stroke, in line, two cylinder engine with two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and dry sump lubrication. The unit is mated to a constant mesh six speed transmission and develops a maximum power of 55 KW (75 Hp) at 7,300 Rpm and 57 Lb/Ft (77Nm) of torque at 5,300 Rpm.
The 2014 BMW F 700 GS can be yours for no less than $9,990.
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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.
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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.
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BMW is considered a benchmark in the automotive industry and both its cars and motorcycles come with top notch performances and sharp designs.
The BMW F800ST makes no exception and sports a capable engine and a very attractive design. The F800ST was engineered to be an extremely effective sport touring bike.
The motorcycle is powered by a highly sophisticated 2-cylinder in-line engine which develops a maximum output of 80 hp and is able to deal effortless with the most demanding tasks. The engine is equipped with a modern toothed belt drive with loss-free power transmission.
Thanks to its capable engine the BMW F800ST can reach a top speed of over 125 mph (200 km/h). The fuel consumption is rated at 69 mpg (at constant 90 km/h) and 70 mpg (at 120 km/h).
In addition, there are provided many smart and beautiful accessories which will enable you to freely express your personal sports touring bike.
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