BMW F800GS Adventure – Germany’s Middleweight ADV

05/02/2013 @ 2:33 am, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

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A surprise addition to BMW Motorrad’s 2013 model line-up, zie Germans have announced a new middleweight adventure-tourer, the 2013 BMW F800GS Adventure. Like its larger predecessor, the BMW F800GS Adventure is a more travel-ready and off-road capable build of the recently updated BMW F800GS motorcycle.

Featuring a larger windscreen, panniers, and a bigger fuel tank capacity (2.1 gallons larger, for a total of 6.3 gallons of fuel), the BMW F800GS Adventure keeps the same 85 hp, liquid-cooled, 798cc, parallel-twin engine found on the F800GS, as well as the same chassis configuration.

ABS comes standard, though the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) systems will be made available as factory-fitted options — i.e. “options” you will have no option but to buy while at the dealership.

Certainly feeling the heat from competitors like the Triumph Tiger 800XC, BMW is clearly staking out its turf in the lucrative adventure-touring market, and with today’s announcement, the German motorbike maker now offers seven models of its GS line to consumers.

To help kick things off, the first 1,000 bikes sold will be dubbed the 2013 BMW F800GS Adventure “Launch Edition” (sorry, not available in the USA) and will feature Sandrover matte paintwork in combination with three equipment packages.

The Comfort package, which is comprised of an onboard computer, heated grips, and center stand. The Enduro package, which comes with ASC plus Enduro mode. And last the Special accessories package, which features a lockable aluminium case set, a topcase holder, and BMW’s GPS unit.

Pricing in the US will be $13,550 for the base model BWM F800GS Adventure. For the The BMW F800GS Adventure with the Premium package (Enduro + Comfort) will come with a $14,350 sticker. For a “fully loaded” F800GS Adventure, expect to pay $14,995.

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.

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Source: BMW

Comment:

  1. Terrence says:

    The 800’s are not boxer engines, they are parallel twins.

  2. Yup, spot on…which is why I should never write something at 3am.

  3. Ozi ADVrider says:

    thats horrible – the front view looks like it swallowed a small car into the tank/radiator – soooo wide. The styling is just ugly now with too much black – black is so 2010. Cant believe the engineers make no effort to reduce the weight by 30kg for adventure riding on the 800 size. Instead its heavier with no power increase? Seriously you show it in Africa – then make it heavier (fuel extras) – get ready to be exhausted – worse – then leave out enduro-pro mode to lock the rear wheel when you want to step out the rear. And you journalists need to start demanding more from instrumentation – the GPS has a MFD display – but the bike has retro 60″s analogue gauges and token side miniature LCD is long overdue for serious upgrade – main MFD should be rider programmable via your cell phone to be any combination of instrument you choose , size and position of data displayed.

  4. rider says:

    Digital speedo- and rev gauges are hard to read. No one except those whining asswipe motomag jounos actually want them.

  5. Vladislav says:

    This is a very good idea, great and useful improvements, +50% tank size, better seat and wind protection..Only thing that this beauty is missing is a 900 cc engine, existing in Husquarna Nuda, which is anyway based on the same BMW 800 parallel twin engine…
    With additional 10+ hp, this bike is a perfect allaroud beast. Worthy of any kind of journey, RTW included!

  6. Andy Bike says:

    Been waiting for BMW to make an ADV model out of the F800GS since it came out. The pathetically small 4.2 gal tank has kept me from buying one till now.

  7. Sergio Campero says:

    Me parece un buen tamaño de moto para todo o que quieras incluso para ir al trabajo todos los dias, no tan pesada como la R1200gs, por favor si me pueden comentar cuando estará a la venta en Bolivia y a que precio