BMW unveils refreshed F 700 GS and F 800 GS

Motorrad | November 17th, 2015 by 3
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Two of BMW’s notorious GS models have been refreshed with new features in order to continue to draw consumers to these very versatile motorcycles. Both …

Two of BMW’s notorious GS models have been refreshed with new features in order to continue to draw consumers to these very versatile motorcycles. Both models have received new paint finishes as well as new electroplated elements among other things.

The F 700 GS, which BMW says is intended for those whom aren’t looking for the same-degree of off-road capabilities that the F 800 GS offers, has gained Sakhir Orange Metallic paint among two other new color options. Among the three new color offerings for the F 800 GS is an equally flamboyant Racing Blue Metallic. The motorcycles have also gained newly designed tank covers and ignition lock covers.

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The new electroplated elements consist of knee covers and radiator covers, depending on the model, as well as partially engraved model inscriptions. The intent of which is to create a striking contrast with the painted surfaces on the bike.

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The F 700 GS and F 800 GS also benefit from five possible seat heights and an option to lower the suspension, making the models a better fit for more riders. The 2 cylinder engine produces 75hp in the F 700 GS and 85hp in the F 800 GS whilst also being very efficient. The ability to better customize the bikes to consumer tastes and ride height preferences will serve to continue the success of BMW’s GS line in an increasingly competitive market segment.

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An overview of highlights in the new F 700 GS and F 800 GS:

  • New, emotional design with electroplated elements.
  • New F 700 GS paint finish and style variants:
    Light white non-metallic, Sakhir orange metallic, Mineral grey metallic.
  • New F 800 GS paint finish and style variants:
    Light white non-metallic, Black storm metallic, Racing blue metallic matt.
  • Five possible seat heights for each model with four seats and optional lowered suspension (ex works option).

Finely tuned character in each model based on new, dynamic colour concepts.

Three paint finish and surface variants in the new F 700 GS and F 800 GS create an equally powerful yet distinctive character for each.

F 700 GS.

The variant “Style 1” in Light white non-metallic emphasises the athletic side of the new F 700 GS.

  • Light white non-metallic paint finish.
  • Frame in Racing red non-metallic.
  • Red spring strut.
  • Grey/black seat.
  • Large hand protectors with large top spoiler.

In the basic variant in Sakhir orange metallic, the new F 700 GS has a strikingly progressive appearance.

  • Sakhir orange metallic paint finish.
  • Frame in Agate grey metallic matt.
  • White spring strut.
  • Grey/black seat.

In the basic variant in Mineral grey metallic, the new F 700 GS expresses a deliberately masculine and mature style.

  • Mineral grey metallic paint finish.
  • Frame in Agate grey metallic matt.
  • White spring strut.
  • Grey/black seat.

F 800 GS.

The variant “Style 1” in Light white non-metallic gives the F 800 GS a specifically sporty accentuation.

  • Light white non-metallic paint finish.
  • Frame in Racing red non-metallic.
  • Red spring strut.
  • Grey/black seat.
  • Large hand protector with large top spoiler.

The variant “Style 2” in Black storm metallic emphasises the powerful, masculine character of the new F 800 GS.

  • Black storm metallic paint finish.
  • Frame in Agate grey metallic matt.
  • White spring strut.
  • Grey/black seat.
  • Large hand protectors with large top spoiler, tinted windshield, LED turn indicators.

 

In the basic variant in Racing blue metallic, the new F 800 GS expresses a deliberately fresh, dynamic style.

  • Racing Blue metallic matt paint finish.
  • Frame in Agate Grey metallic matt.
  • White spring strut.
  • Grey/black seat.

 

In both models, powerful forward thrust is ensured by the well-established, powerfully distinctive, liquid-cooled 4-valve 2-cylinder engine with a capacity of 798 cc, fuel injection and 6-speed gearbox. It provides an impressively spontaneous response, remarkable pulling power and a low level of fuel consumption.

In the F 700 GS it has an output of 55 kW (75 hp) at 7 300 rpm and develops a maximum torque of 77 Nm at 5 300 rpm. In the F 800 GS, an output of 63 kW (85 hp) is available at 7 500 rpm and a torque of 83 Nm at 5 750 rpm.

In line with the “Safety 360°” principle, the new F 700 GS and F 800 GS are fitted as standard with a high-performance BMW Motorrad ABS system. Other safety-related features are the optional Automatic Stability Control ASC and the Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA.

As before, the new F 800 GS combines suitability for road use and touring with profound off-road capabilities while the new F 700 GS is geared more towards motorcyclists who not require the same degree of off-road potential.

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