2013 BMW F700GS Specs and Review - The ideal versatile machine in the GS family, suitable for every type of rider – no matter how experienced. The new design of the front face of the glass and colored smoke dial and turn indicators and LED taillights give the F 700 GS are visible proper adult. Three color variants offers something for everyone: Red Apple muted metallic, gray metallic matt masculine and dynamic Ostra Glacier Silver Metallic.
BMW Motorrad now continue the success story section of the GS with the latest version of the two successful enduro models: F 700 GS and F 800 GS. As usual, BMW Motorrad has faced the challenge of taking something that is already good and make it better, consistently focused on building the strength characteristics of the GS in perfecting the concept.
The new F 800 GS combines road and suitability for use on tour with superior off-road quality, bringing two worlds together into a level not previously seen in this class of motorcycle. Instead, the new F 700 GS is more geared towards motorcyclists that do not need quite the same level of off-road expertise. Strength is the height of the lower seat, all-round ability for everyday use and more than enough power while also offering exceptional economy.
Both the F 700 GS and F 800 GS continues to draw their power from, typically 4-2 valve liquid-cooled 798 cc cylinder, electronic fuel injection, closed-loop catalytic converter and a 6-speed gearbox. Its spontaneous response, the appeal of an impressive and low fuel consumption is what gives a particular charm. Another feature that is unique in serial production motorcycle manufacturing is based on the mass balance of additional connecting rod. This compensates for inertial forces first and second-order, make sure that the 2-cylinder engine runs with low vibration levels.
The new F 700 GS benefit from a boost in terms of output and torque. With 55 kW (75 hp) at 7300 rpm (F 650 GS: 52 kW [71 hp] at 7000 rpm), the engine now gives 4 hp more and 77 Nm at 5500 pm (F 650 GS: 75 Nm at 4500 rpm) It also saw an increase in maximum torque. In conjunction with the gear ratio a bit shorter overall, the bike now offer even further improved engine performance and ride dynamics.
Such as the F 800 GS, F 700 GS is only now equipped with dual disc brakes on front wheels. Moreover, the two new GS models are fitted as standard with a new generation of BMW Motorrad two-channel ABS for the first time.
BMW Motorrad ASC (Automatic Stability Control) is also newly available ex-works option that is also unique in that a new market segment F 700 GS and F 800 GS. BMW Motorrad is the traction control system prevents unwanted spinning of the rear wheel while accelerating, which will result in the loss of lateral grip and thus break-out of the rear wheel. Welcome consequences – especially when the road surface offers reduced friction – is the increase in driving safety.
Analog speedometer and engine speed display arranged vertically, they face a new dial is further enhanced to ensure the legibility of road speed and engine speed in the new F 700 GS and F 800 GS. What is more, the display information includes fuel and coolant temperature level as standard.
In terms of form, too, BMW F 700 GS and F 800 GS has been enhanced to create a design that more clearly more appropriate to the character model. Area is a major revision of the new side trim, which is now more prominent and dynamic in style and reflect the different character of the F 700 GS and F 800 GS is even more authentic. Package of measures rounded off with a visual concept of the new paint and inscriptions.
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cc
Rated output 55 kW (75 hp) at 7,300 rpm
Max. torque 57 lb/ft (77Nm) at 5,300 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electroinc 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 119 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 60 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Fuel type Premium unleaded
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
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
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 7.1/6.7 inches (180mm/170 mm)
Wheelbase 61.5 inches (1,562 mm)
Castor 3.7 inches (95 mm)
Steering head angle 64°
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim, front 2.50-19
Rim, rear 3.50-17
Tyres, front 110/80-19 59H
Tyres, rear 140/80-17 69H
Brake, front Dual disc brake, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper, ABS
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper, ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 89.8 inches (2,280 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 35.0 inches (890 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 48.8 inches (1,240 mm) (Serial windshield)
Seat height, unladen weight 32.3 inches (820 mm) (low seat: 31.1 inches [790 mm], lowered suspension: 30.1 inches [765 mm], comfort seat: 32.9 inches [835 mm])
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 461 lbs (209 kg)
Dry weight 2) 410 lbs (186 kg)
Permitted total weight 961 lbs (436 kg); with lowered suspension 796 lbs (349 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 500 lbs (227 kg); with lowered suspension 309 lbs (140 kg)
Usable tank volume 4.2 gallons (16 liters)
Reserve Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)