We are excited to announce the introduction of the all-new F 800 GS Adventure. In true BMW Adventure form, the new GS is the clear choice for riders that desire a bike that can do it all in a light and nimble package. Large fuel capacity, excellent protection from the elements and an aggressive design are just a few of the attributes that make the F 800 GS Adventure unique.
2013 BMW F800GS Adventure Preview
As it has in the past with its iconic R 1200 GS, BMW has released an Adventure version of its mid-weight F 800 GS.
The 2013 BMW F 800 GS Adventure shares the same 85-horsepower engine as the standard model, but receives a host of upgrades, including a larger fuel tank, larger windscreen, engine guards, more robust bodywork, and many factory-fitted options, including Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) and Automatic Stability Control (ASC).
Speaking of the new F 800 GS Adventure, BMW says “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 travelers and enduro fans with an authentic GS Adventure experience in the mid-size segment.”
The Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer began by reinforcing the F 800 GS’ rear subframe to cater to the larger, 6.3-gallon gas tank, with is 2.1 gallons larger than the stock tank, providing more than an extra 75 miles of travel.
The Adventure model arrives with ABS as standard, and Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) as factory-fitted optional extras. As part of the ASC, the motorcycle is also available with Enduro mode.
BMW says “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 also arrives with more muscular bodywork, a larger windscreen, 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.
The bike arrives with the liquid-cooled 798cc four-valve twin-cylinder engine with electronic fuel injection, closed-loop catalytic converter and six-speed transmission.
BMW says: “developing unchanged maximum power of 85 horsepower at 7,500 rpm, and with maximum torque of 61 ft. lbs. of torque at 5,750 rpm, this power plant impresses with quick and lively response, powerful torque and low fuel consumption.”
The first release of the F 800 GS Adventure will be a 1,000-unit “Launch Edition,” which features Sandrover Matte 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.
The new F 800 GS Adventure is priced at $13,550, including a long list of standard equipment:
Base MSRP Standard equipment: $13,550
- Saddle Bag Mounts for Aluminum Side Cases
- Tank Protection Bar
- Engine Protection Bar
- Engine Guard
- Hand Guards
- Two Tone Saddle Seat
- Adjustable, reinforced foot brake lever
- Wide Enduro foot pegs
- Luggage Rack
- Power Accessory Socket
- LED Rear Light
- Multi Function Display
Premium Package $13,550 Base MSRP $14,350 + $400 Enduro package contents: -NEW: Off Road Mode for ABS and ASC – ASC + $400 Comfort package contents: – Heated Grips – On Board Computer – Center Stand
“Fully Loaded” $14,350 Premium Package Equipment $14,995 + $645 Active Package contents: – NEW: LED Fog Lights – ESA
2013 BMW F 800 GS Adventure highlights 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, 6.3-gallon fuel tank (+ 2.1 gallon).
- 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.
We expect to start seeing BMW F800GS Adventure models on our floor sometime in June 2013.
We are taking pre-order’s now so give us a call or stop by the shop!