BMW INTRODUCES 800GS ADVENTURE

 
(5/6/2013)
 

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 2, 2013... Building upon a track record of success in the large-capacity and mid-size enduro segments, BMW Motorrad proudly offers 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.  Following the tradition of the popular boxer-engined GS Adventure models, it provides off-road-oriented touring aficionados, world travellers and endure fans with an authentic GS Adventure experience in the mid-size segment.
 
The F 800 GS Adventure is powered by the liquid-cooled 798 cc 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 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 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  that underscores 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 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 which also functions as a tank protection bar.
 
 
 
Highlights of the new 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-liter (6.3 gallons) fuel tank (+ 8 liters/ + 21. gallons).
•Extended range (by approx.100 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.
•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 dealer installed special accessories and  factory options.
 
Key technical differences at a glance:
                                               BMW F 800 GS Adventure            BMW F 800 GS
 
Tank volume:                                     6.3 gallons                              4.2 gallons
 
Standard seat height:                       35.0 in                                     34.6 in
 
Low seat height:                    33.9 in                                     33.5 in
 
Low Suspension option:        no                                            yes, 32.3 in
 
DIN unladen weight:              505 lbs                                                472 lbs
 
Max load:                               496 lbs                                                507 lbs
 
Dimensions
 
L / W / H:                               90.7/36.4/57.1 in                   90.6/36.2/53.0 in
 
Fuel consumption
 
55 mph                                 55mpg                                               62 mpg
 

 
A unique feature of BMW’s mid-size enduro segment is the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) system 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 tire. This has the effect of preventing the rear wheel from spinning, thereby enhancing traction and handling safety. Riders can disengage the system by pressing a button, even on the move.
 
The new F 800 GS Adventure is the world’s-first mid-size bike to offer an Enduro riding mode as an option 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 ASC in the Enduro package, although ASC is available also on its own.
 

BMW Motorrad offers its customary extensive range of optional equipment and accessories for further personalization of the new F 800 GS Adventure.
Options are factory equipped while accessories are retrofit items that can be added by BMW Motorrad dealers or customers themselves.
 
Optional equipment.
 •Automatic Stability Control (ASC).
•Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA).
•Low seat.
•Center stand.
•Comfort package: onboard computer, heated grips, center stand.
•new: Enduro package: ASC, Enduro mode.
•new: Off-road tires.
•new: LED Fog Lights. .
•Anti-theft alarm system.
•Active Package: LED Fog Lights, ESA
 
 
 
Special accessories.
 •Safety.
 •Automatic Stability Control (ASC).
•new: LED  Fog Lights.
•Anti-theft alarm system.
•Add-on spoiler (small and large) for hand protectors.
•Add-on windscreen spoiler, large.
 
 
  •Storage options.
 •new: Tinted windscreen.
•Case Holder, large, for aluminum topcase.
•Aluminum case.
•Inner bags for aluminum case.
•Aluminum topcase.
•Waterproof tank bag.
•Softbag Sport, small.
•Softbag Sport, large.
•Enduro rear bag.
 
  •.Sound.
 •Akrapovic sports silencer.
 
  •Ergonomics and comfort.
 •Wind deflector set.
•Heated handlebar grips.
•Low seat.
•Splash guard extension, rear.
 
 
 •Navigation and communication.
 •new: BMW Motorrad Navigator Adventure.
•Holder for navigation system, cable and accessory set.
•Function pouch for Navigator.
 
 
 •Maintenance and technology.
 •Service tool kit.
•Center stand.
 
 
 

 
  
Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at:
 
 www.bmwgroupna.com

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