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2012 BMW F800GS
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2012 BMW F800GS
2012 BMW F800GS

2012 BMW F800GS
2012 BMW F800GS

2012 BMW F800GS
2012 BMW F800GS

2012 BMW F800GS
2012 BMW F800GS

 

2012 BMW F800GS Review

2012 BMW F800GS

It is time to set forth – into a new age, on a new generation of enduro bikes. With low weight and abundant power reserves. Able to cope with real terrain as well as perform amazing banking feats on asphalt.

An enduro bike like no other BMW Motorrad has made before: an 800 cc machine with a full 85 hp and torque of 62 ft-lb weighing road-ready just 462 lbs! State-of-the-art engine management with highly economical fuel consumption, but abundant riding fun with powerful sound management, too: truly unstoppable! With a space frame which is not only has a high level of torsional stiffness but also allows room for lots of other highlights such as a large airbox and fuel tank under the seat. Fitted at the front with a 21-inch wheel which provides constant directional stability even over off-road stretches, at the rear with a full 17-inch wheel for the appropriate propulsion power – both naturally with robust spokes.

The dual disc at the front and the single disc at the rear make for a breathtaking braking performance, with further safety enhancement available from the optional ABS. The chassis is adapted to the off-road concept and has generous spring travel which can cope with the odd jump.

Even though this bike is perfect when it comes off the production line: it wouldn’t be a BMW if there weren’t an extensive range of special accessories available for it – so that you can make your BMW even more individual. This modern enduro – almost like a fun bike in its naked state – can thus be turned into an adventurous long-distance runner, not just visually but functionally too.

 

Fuel up with a quick test ride from your BMW Motorrad dealership – then start planning your first trip!

The BMW F800GS. Everything about it is unstoppable. Its state-of-the-art 85 hp twin-cylinder engine delivers awesome off-road power. A curb weight of just 207 kilograms makes it unbelievably agile. And its ability to perform on smooth tarmac and rough ground alike makes it uniquely versatile. The BMW F800GS. Built to go beyond the ordinary.

Everything about this bike is Unstoppable. Its state-of-the-art twin-cylinder engine delivers awesome off-road power and incredible responsiveness. Its weight-optimized construction makes it unbelievably agile and easy to handle. And its outstanding c­hassis performs superbly both on and off-road.

The F 800 GS is an Enduro bike like no other BMW Motorrad has made before; an 800cc machine with a full 85hp and torque of 83 Nm; all this while having a fully fuelled, road-ready weight of only 207 kg. There is also an extensive range of special accessories available for the F 800 GS, so that you can make your BMW even more individual.

The perfectly balanced suspension is extremely sturdy, yet sensitive enough to absorb every last bump. So on or off-road, on tarmac, gravel or dirt, on the F 800 GS you're always in control of the situation.

 


 

2012 BMW F800GS Model Features and Benefits:

Standard Factory Equipment:

Special Features
Enduro Tyres
Wider footrests

Engine/Driveline
2 cylinder 4 stroke parallel twin engine
4 Valve cylinder heads
6 Speed gearbox
Chain drive
Complete stainless steel exhaust system
Digital engine management
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
Running Gear
Twin disk front brake and single disk rear brake
Upside down fork
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Continuously adjustable rear rebound damping
Handle bar, conical, aluminium, without middle rod
Rear suspension strut with travel dependent damping
Front mudguard close to wheel
Spoke wheels
Double sided aluminium swinging arm
Prop stand with starter inhibit
Armoured steel brake hoses

Electronics
Speedometer and revolution counter
Permanent headlamp beam
Hazard warning flashers
Electric immobiliser
Info flat screen (digital clock, total and 2 trip odometers, cruising range indicator, service interval indicator)
LED rear light
Power socket

Equipment
Cockpit fairing fixed to frame
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and seat lock
Adjustable hand brake lever
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
One piece dual seat
Pillion rider footrest and grab handles
Windshield
Toolkit
Plastic engine guard

 

 

 


 

2012 BMW F800GS - American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12,355 USD inc ABS

Engine
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cc
Rated output 85 hp (63 kW) at 7,500 rpm
Max. torque 61 ft-lb (83 Nm) at 5,750 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K+)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 62 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded premium and super.
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 45 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum dual swing arm, WAD strut (travel related damping), spring preload hydraulically
adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 9/8.5 inches (230 mm/215 mm)
Wheelbase 62 inches (1,578 mm)
Castor 4.6 inches (117 mm)
Steering head angle 64°
Wheels Wire spoke wheels
Rim, front 2.15 x 21"
Rim, rear 4.25 x 17"
Tyres, front 90/90 - 21 54V
Tyres, rear 150/70 - 17 69V
Brake, front Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating calipers
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 91.3 inches (2,320 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 37 inches (945 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 53 inches (1,350 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 34.6 inches (880 mm) low seat: 33.5 inches (850 mm), rally seat: 36.2 inches (920 mm), comfort seat: 35.2 inches (895 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 465 lbs (207 kg)
Dry weight 2) 408 lbs (185 kg)
Permitted total weight 954 lbs (443 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 502 lbs (236 kg)
Usable tank volume 4.2 gallons (16.0 liters)
Reserve Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)
" Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
" 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
" 2) Unladen weight without fluids


 


 

2012 BMW F800GS - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $12,750 CDN

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, 8 valve, liquid cooled
Displacement: 798 cc
Output: 85 bhp at 7,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat Height: 880 mm
Optional Seat Height: 850 / 895 / 920 mm
Dry Weight: 185 kg (407 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 5.2 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months





 

2012 BMW F800GS - UK Specifications/Technical Details
Europe MSRP Price: £7,950 GBP

Engine
Type Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cc
Rated output 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm (optional 91 RON version: 61 kW (83 hp) at 7,500 rpm)
Max. torque 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm (optional 91 RON version: 81 Nm at 5,750 rpm)
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 3.8 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.2 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON); with optional engine mapping compatible with 91 RON
Electrical System
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down front fork, 45 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Double sided aluminium swing arm, WAD strut (travel related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 230 mm / 215 mm
Wheelbase 1,578 mm
Castor 117 mm
Steering head angle 64 deg.
Wheels Wire spoke
Rim, Front 2.15 x 21"
Rim, rear 4.25 x 17"
Tyre, front 90/90 - 21 54V
Tyre, rear 150/70 - 17 69V
Brake, front Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating calipers
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,320 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 945 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1.350 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 880 mm (low seat: 850 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,940 mm (low seat: 1,900 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 207 kg
Dry weight 185 kg
Permitted total weight 443 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 236 kg
Usable tank volume 16.0 l
Reserve ca. 4.0 l

 


 

2012 BMW F800GS - Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AUS MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Engine F 800 GS
Type: Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore Stroke: 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity: 798 cc
Rated Output: 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm
Compression Ratio: 12.0 : 1
Carburetion: Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K)
Emission Control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance/Fuel Consumption F 800 GS
Maximum Speed: Over 200 km/h
Fuel Consumption Over 100km @ 90kph: 3.8 l
Fuel Consumption Over 100 km @ 120kph: 5.2 l
Fuel Type: Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON); with optional engine mapping compatible with 91 RON
Electrical System F 800 GS
Generator: Three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery: 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power Transmission F 800 GS
Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive: Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis/brakes F 800 GS
Frame: Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front Wheel Location/Suspension: Upside-down front fork, Ø 45 mm
Rear Wheel Location/Suspension: Cast aluminium dual swing arm, WAD strut (travel related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Travel Front/Rear: 230 mm / 215 mm
Wheelbase: 1,578 mm
Caster: 117 mm
Steering Head Angle: 64°
Wheels: Wire spoke
Rim Front: 2.15 x 21"
Rim Rear: 4.25 x 17"
Tyres Front: 90/90 - 21 54V
Tyres Rear: 150/70 - 17 69V
Brake Front: Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating calipers
Brake Rear: Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS: Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions/Weights F 800 GS
Seat Height Unladen: 880 mm (low seat: 850 mm)
Unladen Road Ready Fully Fuelled: 207 kg
Dry Weight: 185 kg
Permitted Total Weight: 443 kg
Payload With Standard Equipment: 236 kg
Usable Tank Volume: 16.0 l
Reserve: ca. 4.0 l
Length: 2,320 mm
Height Not Including Mirrors: 945 mm
Width Including Mirrors: 1,350 mm



 

 

 

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