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2016 BMW F800GS Adventure
2016 BMW F800GS Adventure

2016 BMW F800GS Adventure
2016 BMW F800GS Adventure

2016 BMW F800GS Adventure
2016 BMW F800GS Adventure

2016 BMW F800GS Adventure
2016 BMW F800GS Adventure

2016 BMW F800GS Adventure
2016 BMW F800GS Adventure

2016 BMW F800GS Adventure
2016 BMW F800GS Adventure



2016 BMW F800GS Adventure Review

2016 BMW F800GS Adventure on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Adventure: Unbounded…

No matter where you travel, no matter what the terrain – with the F 800 GS you can master any adventure. This travel adventure bike has been created for true globetrotters for whom no destination is too remote and who want to conquer the world off the beaten track. The F 800 GS Adventure: the reliable and robust companion for unbounded adventure.

Power: Uncompromising

Powered by the potent 85 hp parallel twin engine, the F 800 GS Adventure helps you leave civilization behind with ease. And with a torque of 61 lb/ft, this adventure bike has enough power reserve to overcome even the toughest off-road challenge with supreme confidence. Thanks to a 6.3-gallon tank and fuel economy of 55 mpg at 55 mph, it can cover distances where others have already run dry.

Control: Unconditional

Be it sand dunes, mountain passes or river crossings, the F 800 GS Adventure can master any task it may be faced with in faraway places. Its core is the torsion-resistant tubular steel frame with spring travel of 9.1 inches at the front and 8.5 inches at the rear. The rider is supported with the optional “Enduro mode” which optimizes ASC traction control and ABS on loose surfaces. ABS is of course a standard feature.

Character: Unequalled

The F 800 GS Adventure is a true globetrotter from the high windshield to its combined fuel tank protector and saddle bag mountings. In spite of its striking side panels and the larger fuel tank, the distinctive flyline makes the F 800 GS adventure a clear member of the GS family.

 




2016 BMW F800GS Adventure www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

BMW Motorrad is the most successful manufacturer of large-capacity touring enduros and, with the F 700 GS and F 800 GS, leads the way in the mid-size category, too.

The F 800 GS Adventure builds on this position. 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 travellers and enduro fans with an authentic GS Adventure experience in the mid-size segment.

The F 800 GS Adventure is powered by the characterful, liquid-cooled 798 cc four-valve twin-cylinder engine as featured on the F 800 GS, with electronic fuel injection, closed-loop catalytic converter and six-speed transmission. Developing unchanged maximum power of 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm, and with maximum torque of 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm, this power plant impresses with quick and lively response, powerful torque and low fuel consumption.

Engineered and equipped for world travel.
Like the F 800 GS, the Adventure model too features a robust, torsionally resistant tubular steel spaceframe, although the rear subframe is reinforced to cater for the larger, 24-litre tank (8 litres more than on 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-fitted optional extras, or as special accessories. 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.

As another optional extra, the F 800 GS Adventure is available with Enduro mode as part of a package featuring ASC. 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 boasts a new, masculine bodywork styling that underlines its globetrotting abilities, while a new, very comfortable bench seat, a larger windscreen for improved protection against the elements and hand protectors also support this image. Other new standard specification on the F 800 GS Adventure includes 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.

BMW F 800 GS Adventure “Launch Edition”.
The F 800 GS Adventure will first hit the market in a 1,000-unit “Launch Edition”. The highlight of the F 800 GS Adventure “Launch Edition” is its Sandrover matt 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.

Highlights of the 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.

Key technical differences at a glance:


BMW F 800 GS Adventure / BMW F 800 GS


Tank volume 24 litres / 16 litres
Standard seat height 890 mm/ 880 mm
low seat height 860 mm/ 850 mm
Lower option no yes, / 820 mm
DIN unladen weight 229 kg/ 214 kg
Max load 225 kg / 230 kg
Dimensions L / W / H 2,305 / 925 / 1,450 mm 2,300 / 920 / 1,345 mm
Fuel consumption
90 / 120 km/h 4.3 / 5.7 l 3.8 / 5.2 l
55 / 75 mph 65.7 / 49.5 mpg imp 74.3 / 54.3 mpg imp


 

 

 

2016 BMW F800GS Adventure www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

BMW GS Adventure is a byword for the finest in two-wheeled exploration. For many years now, the Adventure versions of the large BMW GS boxer bikes have been discovering far-flung corners of our planet and pressing on where others have to turn back. The arrival of the F 800 GS Adventure sees BMW Motorrad now offering this same concept for the mid-size enduro segment for the first time – and just like the boxer-engined GS Adventure models, the comer is also built for increased off-road riding and operation under the harshest conditions.

High-torque, smooth running parallel-twin engine. Just like the F 800 GS, the F 800 GS Adventure employs the extremely compact two-cylinder engine inclined forward at an angle of 8.3 degrees with a displacement of 798 cc and four valves per combustion chamber. Equipped with electronic fuel injection, closed-loop catalytic converter and a six-speed gearbox, the power unit excels with its spontaneous response, pulling power and low fuel consumption. Its system of balancing masses using a swivelling conrod that compensates for first- and second-order inertia forces is the only one of its kind to be fitted on a standard production bike. Valve actuation is by means of double overhead camshafts and speed-resistant rocker arms. Output of the liquid-cooled engine is unchanged at 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm, with a peak torque of 83 Nm (61 lb-ft) at 5,750 rpm.

Robust chassis with reinforced rear frame and ABS as standard. The chassis of the F 800 GS Adventure is based on the proven concept used on the F 800 GS, featuring a robust, torsionally stiff steel frame in tubular construction with the engine integrated as a load-bearing element. The steering head connection via gusset plates and the one-piece double-strut swing arm made of diecast aluminium have also been adopted unchanged. The only difference is that the rear frame in square steel tubing has been strengthened to make allowance both for the 8-litre increase in fuel tank capacity and the more rigorous demands on the bike’s off-road abilities. ABS already comes fitted as standard on the F 800 GS Adventure, as it does on all BMW production motorcycles.

the , extra-light and compact two-channel Bosch 9M BMW system featured on the F 800 GS is fitted here too. It comes with inlet valves that can be infinitely adjusted for even better response as well as wheel sensors that automatically monitor the distance between sensor and sensor wheel. ABS can be deactivated at the press of a button if the rider so wishes – ideal for keen riding in off-road terrain.

Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) as a factory-fitted option. The list of optional extras available ex-works includes a unique feature for the mid-size enduro segment in the form of Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA). This lets the rider conveniently adjust the rebound damping of the rear spring strut in the same way as on the F 800 GS with a simple push of a button on the left handlebar panel, even while on the move. Depending on the damping mode selected – “Comfort”, “Normal” or “Sport” – the electronic control unit determines and sets the appropriate damping rate. This is done by means of a small, light stepper motor on the shock absorber, while a corresponding symbol appears in the instrument cluster display. The spring preload, on the other hand, is adjusted manually using an easily accessible hand wheel.

Automatic Stability Control (ASC) with new Enduro mode as an ex-works option. A further unique selling point in the mid-size enduro segment is the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) system that also features on the F 800 GS. This anti-slip control function regulates the amount of engine drive torque transmitted as a function of the friction coefficient between the road surface and the rear tyre. This has the effect of preventing the rear wheel from spinning, thereby enhancing traction and handling safety. If the rider does not wish the control electronics to intervene, the system can be switched off by pressing a button, even on the move.


the F 800 GS Adventure holds a world first in store for the mid-size segment with the Enduro riding mode that is available as an option in conjunction with ASC. When changing from roads to rougher terrain, a handlebar control enables the rider to simply switch to Enduro mode and thereby activate an ASC and ABS setting that has been specially tuned for off-road riding. In this mode, the ASC and ABS control logic is modified to delay intervention. The slip threshold is increased, resulting in improved acceleration and stopping power on loose surfaces at the same time as making the riding experience even more dynamic and active. The Enduro mode can only be ordered in conjunction with the optional extra ASC in the Enduro package, although ASC continues to be available on its own, too.

New styling and extended equipment features for superior globetrotting prowess. the F 800 GS Adventure really underlines its credentials as an enduro bike that is eminently suited to world travel and provides a safe and dependable means of exploring even the remotest regions of the planet with a host of specialised equipment features.

The mere appearance of the F 800 GS Adventure clearly signals what its name promises. It takes its cue from the large boxer GS Adventure models by adopting the same authentic, markedly masculine and robust look. The characteristic GS flyline continues to stand out clearly from all angles.

When it comes to ergonomics and comfort, the F 800 GS Adventure further demonstrates its globetrotting capabilities with a seat that is more comfortable and slightly higher than on the F 800 GS, making longer day stints even easier to cover. A lower seat can be selected as a special accessory. Meanwhile, an enlarged windscreen provides even better protection from the elements, while sturdy hand protectors and adjustable brake and clutch levers are also available.

Suitability for off-road use is further enhanced by widened enduro footrests with vibration-damping rubber tops that can be removed for riding in terrain. The adjustable rest for the foot brake lever allows for optimum operation of the rear-wheel brake when the rider is in a standing position off road.


The severe operating conditions often encountered in rough terrain prompted the reinforcement of the foot brake lever and the inclusion of an engine protection bar plus the pannier racks that double as protection bars for the enlarged fuel tank. Its capacity of 24 litres means that it holds 8 litres more than on the F 800 GS, increasing the bike’s range by around 120 kilometres (75 miles).

 


 


 

2016 BMW F800GS Adventure – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $13,895 (including ABS) USD

Engine
Type Liquid cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin engine, four valves per cylinder, double 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 lb-ft (83 Nm) at 5,750 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic fuel injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed 120 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 55 mpg at a constant 55 mph (4.3 l)
Fuel type Premium Unleaded
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase 400 W generator
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multi-plate wet clutch, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with straight cut gears
Drive Chain drive 2.62:1
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Aluminum 2-sided swing arm, WAD strut (travel related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 9.1″ / 8.5″ (230 mm / 215 mm)
Wheelbase 62.1″ (1,578 mm)
Castor 4.6″ (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 Dual floating disc brakes, dual-piston floating calipers, diameter 300 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 90.7″ (2,305 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 36.4″ (925 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 57.1″ (1,450 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 35.0″ (890 mm) Standard; low seat 33.9″ (860 mm) (available as accessory and/or factory option, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 77.2″ (1960 mm) Standard; low seat 75.6″ (1,920 mm) (available as accessory and/or factory option, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 505 lbs (229 kg)
Permitted total weight 1,001 lbs (454 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 496 lbs (225 kg)
Usable tank volume 6.3 gal (24.0 l)
Reserve Approx. 1 gal (4.0 l)
” 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




 


 

2016 BMW F800GS Adventure – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for pricing in CDN

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 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm
possible reduction: 35 kW (48 hp) at 7,000 rpm
Max. torque 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm
possible reduction: 63 Nm at 4,000 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 193 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON); optional extra 91 (RON) available
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W (rated power)
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 43 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium dual swing arm, WAD strut (travel related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 230 mm / 215 mm
Wheelbase 1,578 mm
Castor 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 Dual disc, floating brake discs, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating calipers, ABS
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper, ABS
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 2.305 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 925 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1.450 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 890 mm (860 mm low seat)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1.960 mm (1.920 mm low seat)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 229 kg
Permitted total weight 454 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 225 kg
Usable tank volume 24l
Reserve ca. 4,0 l
” Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
” 1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank





 

2016 BMW F800GS Adventure – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Type Water-cooled four-stroke parallel twin-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft, 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
Output reduction: 48 hp (35kW) at 7,000 rpm possible
Max. torque 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm
Output reduction: 63 Nm at 4,000 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection, digital engine management (BMS-K+)
Emission control Regulated three-way catalytic converter / emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed 193 km/h
Fuel type Premium unleaded, minimum 95 octane (RON); 91 octane (RON) available as an option
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase alternator 400 W (rated power)
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 fork
Rear wheel location / suspension Aluminium double sided swing-arm at the rear: Spring preload steplessly and hydraulically adjustable via handwheel, adjustable rebound damping, WAD travel-related damping strut
Suspension travel front / rear 230 mm / 215 mm
Wheelbase 1,578 mm
Castor 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 Double disc brake, diameter 300 mm
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS (switchable)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2.305 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 925 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1.450 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 890 mm (860 mm low seat)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1.960 mm (1.920 mm low seat)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 229 kg
Permitted total weight 454 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 225 kg
Usable tank volume 24 litres
Reserve Approx. 4.0 litres
” Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
” 1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank




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