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2017 BMW F800GT
2017 BMW F800GT

2017 BMW F800GT
2017 BMW F800GT

2017 BMW F800GT
2017 BMW F800GT

2017 BMW F800GT
2017 BMW F800GT



2017 BMW F800GT Review

2017 BMW F800GT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

The BMW F 800 GT: hit the road and let the journey begin…

Simply climb on and go, leave your daily routine behind and enjoy pure riding pleasure: The redesigned F 800 GT gives you even more sporty and dynamic performance on every tour – for idyllic lanes, winding alpine passes and endless highways. Thanks to a punchy two-cylinder in-line engine with an impressive 66 kW (90 hp) of power, every tour will get moving fast – and you’ll be meeting the new EU-4 standard at the same time. This bike also comes with Ride-by-Wire, a range of riding modes and ABS as standard features. Other options include ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and the tried-and-tested Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment). In short: All you have to do is climb on and let your journey begin.
Classic GT. Unstoppable tour.

The design: powerfully lightweight and elegant.

The body features a dynamic design and is ideal for touring in any weather. Clear lines promise pure riding pleasure right from the start – a promise that is delivered. The cockpit features a new dial design and provides a wider range of information. Handsome details like the new windscreen with a matte GT logo or the galvanised side panel with the F 800 GT lettering accentuate the new design. Another eye-catcher is the new rear silencer, which is not only attractive, it also meets the EU-4 standard.

Three colour options are available for a distinct look. Each one gives the F 800 GT a different character, from elegant to super sporty. You can decide which one suits you and your riding style best.

The technology: powerful two-cylinder for dynamic touring.

A twist of the throttle and 90 horsepower (66 kW) ensure that your everyday routine won’t catch up to anytime soon. The water-cooled 2-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 798 cc provides remarkable thrust on every trip, delivering supreme power thanks to a low-maintenance toothed-belt drive. The long rear-wheel swing arm and tight suspension ensure a high level of ride stability, guaranteeing a superb riding experience.

The equipment: comfort and safety are the best travel companions.

Perfect control and comfort are also guaranteed with this powerful fun machine: A wide range of seat choices and adjustable clutch and brake levers allow you to tailor the bike to your individual ergonomic needs. The Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) lets you adjust rebound-stage damping in the rear for optimum damping action and riding comfort. Thanks to the Ride-by-Wire system, you now have much finer throttle control. Thanks to the standard Rain and Road modes and the optional Dynamic mode, the F 800 GT can be perfectly adapted to any road surface and riding style.

The BMW Motorrad ABS is also included as a standard feature to assist you with every braking manoeuvre. The optional ASC traction control provides even more safety – especially on wet roads.

More individuality: optional equipment and accessories.

The standard F 800 GT already captures the Gran Turismo ideal almost perfectly by combining sportiness and touring comfort. BMW Motorrad also offers a wide range of optional equipment and accessories for personalising the F 800 GT to your exact needs. For example, we offer a variety of practical storage solutions. With these solutions, you can take anything you want with you, whether for long trips, short outings or your daily commute to work.

 

 



2017 BMW F800GT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

An overview of the highlights:
• Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
• Newly designed end piece of the standard exhaust tailpipe.
• Ride-by-wire system for improved response and controllability.
• Riding modes “Rain” and “Road” as standard.
• “Dynamic” riding mode for a sportier riding style as an ex works option.
• Instrument panel with new dials, MIL indicator lamp and riding mode display.
• Windshield with matted model inscription (F 800 GT).
• New model inscription in galvanised look (F 800 GT).
• New attractive colour schemes:

F 800 R: Racing Red non-metallic, Blackstorm metallic, BMW Motorsport (Lightwhite non-metallic/Lupine Blue metallic/Racing Red non-metallic).

F 800 GT: Gravity Blue metallic matt, Lightwhite non-metallic, Blackstorm metallic.
• New ex works options such as higher handlebars (F 800 R) and “Design

Option” wheels (F 800 R).
• New Original BMW Motorrad Accessories, e.g. HP sports silencer.

EU4 adaptation and ride-by-wire system for an even better response and additional riding modes.



 

 

2017 BMW F800GT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

BMW Motorrad enhances its broad product range in the popular mid-range category by revising the F 800 R roadster and the sports touring bike F 800 GT. The BMW Motorrad 2-cylinder machines have always cut a great figure – whether for urban cruising, enjoying winding country roads in sporty style or dynamic touring with a pillion passenger and luggage. This applies more than ever to the current versions, which now demonstrate further improved all-round qualities.

The high-torque, water-cooled 2-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 798 cc continues to ensure dynamic propulsion in both models. It has an output of 66 kW / 90 hp at 8 000 rpm. While the sporty roadster F 800 R has a chain as secondary drive, as is typical of the segment, the F 800 GT offers supreme power delivery with its maintenance-free toothed belt, geared towards lengthier motorcycle trips.

The motorbikes have been adapted to the new EU4 regulations for model year 2017. The visual hallmark here is the newly designed end piece of the stainless steel tailpipe. As part of the process, the HP sports silencer by Akrapovic was also redesigned and is available as an Original BMW Motorrad Accessory.

A ride-by-wire system now passes on the rider’s commands directly from a sensor on the twist grip to the engine control system and therefore to the throttle valve. The result is even finer controllability and an improved response. This also allows implementation of the new standard riding modes “Rain” and “Road” for riding on damp and dry road surfaces respectively as well as the riding mode “Dynamic” to support a more sporty riding style, the latter being available as an ex works option.

Instruments with new dials and even more information.

The new F 800 R and F 800 GT have an instrument panel consisting of two analog displays for the speedometer and engine speed as before and also a multifunction display. In the new model year 2017, a so-called MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light) is provided in the cockpit in line with EU4 requirements. There are also newly designed dials which ensure improved readability, and the display has been extended to include riding mode information.

Enhanced character based on refined colour schemes.

Three new colour variants give the new F 800 R and F 800 GT a more distinctive and characteristic appearance.

The paint finish Blackstorm metallic emphasises the masculine side of the new F 800 R, while Racing Red non-metallic brings out the roadster’s progressive, dynamic character. The BMW Motorsport colours Lightwhite non-metallic/ Lupine Blue metallic/Racing Red non-metallic powerfully convey the sporting aspirations of the F 800 R. The optional item “Design Option” wheels comprises the paint finish in BMW Motorsport colours with a decorative red line around the edge of the wheel rim.

In Lightwhite non-metallic the new F 800 GT comes over as strikingly athletic and dynamic, while the paint finish Gravity Blue metallic matt gives it a powerful, masculine look. By contrast, the bike takes on a particularly refined appearance in the colour scheme Blackstorm metallic combined with grey decorative surfaces on the side trim panels and the rear side trim sections. The high quality of the F 800 GT is supported by the new model inscription in the upper area of the side trim panels which appears in a galvanised finish as a raised emblem. There is also a new windshield with matted F 800 GT model inscription that helps project a more sophisticated, mature appearance.

Extension of the range of optional equipment.

New, higher handlebars are available for the new F 800 R ex works which meets the rider’s need for a more relaxed seating posture. In conjunction with a low seat, these new handlebars also provides an ergonomic alternative for riders of shorter stature.

The new F 800 R with the “Design Option” wheels (ex works option) will especially appeal to those who prefer a motorcycle with a strikingly sporty look. Here there is a decorative red line around the edge of the wheel rim that emphasises the sporty, dynamic aspirations of the new roadster, very much in the style of the superbike BMW S 1000 RR.

New Original BMW Motorrad Accessories for enhanced individual style.

Thanks to a constantly expanding range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories, there are virtually no limits to what is possible in terms of personal individualisation of a BMW motorcycle. This range has been extended to include a number of attractive components for the new F 800 R and F 800 GT. For example, a newly designed HP sports silencer is available for the F 800 R and the F 800 GT which not only provides a striking, throaty sound but also a very sporty design. The end piece made of carbon fibre also gives it a marked touch of technical style.




 

2017 BMW F800GT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in 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 90 hp (66 kW) at 8,000 rpm
Max. torque 63 lb-ft (86 Nm) at 5,800 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 Over 125 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 69 mpg at a constant 55 mph (3.4 l)
Fuel type Premium Unleaded
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase 400 W generator
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multi-plate wet clutch, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with straight cut gears
Drive Belt drive 2.35:1
Chassis / brakes
Frame Aluminum bridge-type frame with load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with eccentric adjustment for rear axle, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) via handwheel
Suspension travel front / rear 4.9″ / 4.9″ (125 mm / 125 mm)
Wheelbase 59.6″ (1,514 mm)
Castor 3.7″ (94.6 mm)
Steering head angle 64.2°
Wheels Cast aluminum wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 84.9″ (2,156 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 35.5″ (902 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 49.1″ (1,248 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 31.5″ (800 mm) Standard; variable seat heights available between 30.1″ (765 mm) and 33.3″ (845 mm) (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 72.2″ (1,835 mm) Standard; variable inner leg curve (inseam) between 69.1″ (1,755 mm) and 75.2″ (1,910 mm) (seats available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 470 lbs (213 kg)
Permitted total weight 926 lbs (420 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 456 lbs (207 kg)
Usable tank volume 4.0 gal (15 l)
Reserve Approx. 0.8 gal (3.0 l)




 


 

2017 BMW F800GT – 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 66 kW (90 hp) at 8,000 rpm
(output reduction to 35 kW (48 hp) at 6,750 rpm possible)
Max. torque 86 Nm at 5,800 rpm
(with output reduction: 69 Nm at 3,500 rpm)
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Belt drive with shock damper
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with eccentric adjustment for rear axle, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 125 mm / 123 mm
Wheelbase 1,514 mm
Castor 98 mm
Steering head angle 64,2°
Wheels aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,156 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 905 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,248 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 800 mm (OE comfort seat: 820 mm, OE low seat: 765 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,835 mm (OE comfort seat: 1,858 mm, OE low seat: 1,755 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 214 kg
Permitted total weight 420 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 206 kg
Usable tank volume 15 l
Reserve approx. 3 l



 

2017 BMW F800GT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £8450 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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 66 kW (90 hp) at 8,000 rpm
(output reduction to 35 kW (48 hp) at 6,750 rpm possible)
Max. torque 86 Nm at 5,800 rpm
(with output reduction: 69 Nm at 3,500 rpm)
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Consumption per 100 km based on the WMTC 4,3 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Belt drive with shock damper
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with eccentric adjustment for rear axle, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 125 mm / 123 mm
Wheelbase 1,514 mm
Castor 98 mm
Steering head angle 64,2°
Wheels aluminium wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,156 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 905 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,248 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 800 mm (OE comfort seat: 820 mm, OE low seat: 765 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,835 mm (OE comfort seat: 1,858 mm, OE low seat: 1,755 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 214 kg
Permitted total weight 420 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 206 kg
Usable tank volume 15 l
Reserve approx. 3 l



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