BMW Motorrad has unveiled the new F 800 GS Adventure. 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, according to the company.
The F 800 GS Adventure is powered by the liquid-cooled 798cc four-valve twin-cylinder engine featured on the F 800 GS, with electronic fuel injection, closed-loop catalytic converter and six-speed transmission. Delivering maximum power of 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm, and with maximum torque of 83 Nm (61 lb/ft) at 5,750 rpm, this engine features quick and lively response, powerful torque and low fuel consumption.
Like the F 800 GS, the Adventure model features a robust, torsionally resistant tubular steel frame, while the rear subframe is reinforced to accommodate the larger, 24-liter tank (6.3 gallons) — 8 liters (2.1 gallons) more than the F 800 GS model, which increases the bike’s range. Like the F 800 GS, the Adventure model is equipped with ABS as standard, while further safety and performance-enhancing systems – Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) – are available as factory equipped options, and in the case of ASC, also as a dealer installed special accessory. These features position the BMW F 800 GS Adventure, along with the F 800 GS, as the safest mid-size touring enduro on the market.
The new F 800 GS Adventure is also available with Enduro mode as part of a package featuring ASC as a factory option. At the push 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 with improved acceleration and braking on loose terrain.
The F 800 GS Adventure boasts new, masculine bodywork, while a new bench seat, a larger windscreen for improved protection against the elements and hand protectors combine for a comfortable ride. Other new standard features on the F 800 GS Adventure include wide enduro footrests, an adjustable, reinforced foot brake lever, an engine protection bar and a pannier rack that also functions as a tank protection bar.