The latest rendition of the BMW F800 GS is the perfect balance between off-road prowess, on-road maneuverability, straight-line power, and hill climbing torque. Slotted between the heavier R1200 GS and the F700 GS, the F800 GS is an ideal marriage of lightweight maneuverability and large bore acceleration. The F800 GS is no compromise; it handles like a sportbike when you want it to and an enduro bike when you need it to.
November 26, 2012
When BMW decided to update the F 650 GS for 2013, it was clearly in a generous mood. The folks in Bavaria gave the street-biased enduro model more horsepower and torque, a shorter gear ratio for quicker acceleration, a second front disc brake, new switchgear and instrumentation, and updated styling. Although displacement of its 798cc parallel twin is unchanged, BMW rechristened the bike as the F 700 GS to dispense with confusion over the model name (though F 750 GS would be closer to the truth). And it did all of this while lowering the base price by $165, to $9,990.
The F 700 GS gets updated styling, a new windscreen and new instrumentation. Continue reading