2013 BMW F800GS Specs and Review - F 800 GS enduro machine with the front section has undergone a significant transformation: a new fuel tank trim, snorkel intake, the mudguard and new windshield gives the bike an extra dash of dynamic performance, which reflects off-road side of the F 800 GS. 2013 F800GS comes in three attractive color variants: Kalamata metallic, Alpine White 3 and Cordoba Blue. From modern to tough and athletic and dynamic.
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 2013 F800GS 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. In the 2013 F800GS, the unit provides 63 kW (85 hp) at 7500 rpm, maximum torque 83 Nm at 5750 rpm.
The new F 700 GS and F 800 GS draw on suspension technology were established. In a tubular steel frame construction integrating the engine as a load-bearing element. Rear frame in square steel tube, aluminum swing arm and two side wheels and tires all remain unchanged.
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. Smoke gray glass and smoked glass turn indicators that cover the gray LED taillights.
Improved dynamic performance and a more harmonious appearance of the new F 700 GS and F 800 GS is reflected in the glass of the new smoke gray to gray turn indicators and smoke covered the glass on the LED taillights.
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, two 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
Max. torque 61 lb/ft (83 Nm) at 5,750 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 Over 150 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 62 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded super
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 14 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, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 45 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium dual 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 inches (230 mm/215 mm)
Wheelbase 62.1 inches (1,578 mm)
Castor 4.6 inches (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
Dimensions / weights
Length 91.3 inches (2,320 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 37.2 inches (945 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 53.2 inches (1,350 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 34.6 inches (880 mm) (low seat: 33.5 inches [850 mm], with lowering: 32.3 inches [820 mm], Rallye seat: 36.2 inches [920 mm], comfort seat: 35.2 inches [895 mm])
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 472 lbs (214 kg)
Dry weight 2) 421 lbs (191 kg)
Permitted total weight 977 lbs (443 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 505 lbs (229 kg)
Usable tank volume 4.2 gallons (16 liters)
Reserve Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)