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    The new BMW F 800 GT | Press Kit

    With the new F 800 GT as the successor model to the F 800 ST, BMW Motorrad is enhancing its range in the sporty touring segment and setting a new benchmark among mid-range motorcycles.

    The high-torque, water-cooled 2-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 798cc continues to provide dynamic propulsion in the new F800GT. An increase in power has been achieved by means of revised set-up. It now has an output of 66 kW / 90 bhp (F800ST: 62.5 kW (85 bhp)) at 8,000 rpm. The new F 800 GT boasts an even more supreme drive with the maintenance-free secondary drive via toothed belt.

    What is more, improved ergonomics, optimised wind and weather protection and an even more practically oriented luggage system provides the basis for genuine ÔÇ£Gran TurismoÔÇØ. The new F800GT is also fitted as standard with ABS in line with the ÔÇ£Safety 360??ÔÇØ principle. Other optional systems such as Automatic Stability Control ASC and the Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA ensure that the new BMW F 800 GT sets new standards in terms of safety and comfort within its segment.

    As part of the BMW Motorrad program of special accessories, the new F800GT can also be fitted with an Akrapovič sports silencer. This slip-on silencer provides a particularly earthy 2-cylinder sound. Made of titanium and stainless steel it enables a weight reduction of approx. 1.7 kg as compared to the standard rear silencer.

    Overview of new technical features:
    Increased output of the F 800 GT as compared to predecessor model.
    66 kW (90 bhp) at 8,000 rpm. (F 800 ST: 62.5 kW (85 bhp) at 8,000 rpm).
    Newly designed trim in more dynamic look with further improved wind and weather protection. New paint finishes.
    The latest generation of BMW Motorrad ABS, now as standard.
    Automatic Stability Control ASC (ex works option / special accessory).
    Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA (ex works option / special accessory)
    Convenient adjustment of rear spring mount using handwheel.
    Suspension optimised in terms of ride stability and comfort.
    New, lighter wheels in dynamic design.
    Adapted ergonomics for increased touring comfort with higher handlebars and repositioned footrests.
    Enhanced seating comfort for rider and passenger.
    New handlebar switch panels and front brake fluid expansion tank.
    New vibration-free and double-butted aluminium handlebars.
    Cockpit with new dial faces for speedometer and engine speed display as * well as an extended range of information.
    Load capacity increased by 11 kg to 207 kg.
    New exhaust system with optimised heel protection.
    Turn indicators in smoke grey.
    Newly developed luggage system (special accessory).
    New connection of BMW Motorrad Navigator IV to handlebar clamp (special accessory).
    Power reduction to 35 kW (48 bhp) (ex works option / special accessory).



















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    I Want One!

    Looks really good to me! From the instrumentation picture, it looks like the bike has the Japanese style turn signal switch. My old eyes aren't good enough to see cruise, heated grips, and heated seat switches, though. Perhaps those things are options, however. Nice choice of colors, too. The next question is how many $$$ to own one. As this is written, the BMW website is still showing the F800ST. When updated, my questions about options will most likely be answered.

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    Thumbs up

    I'm looking forward to a test ride. RIDE SAFE
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    I like everything except the high bars.
    I like the white one

    If I had the money, I would like to have one as a 2nd bike. The only snag is I would need to buy two
    Lee 2011 K1300S
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    It's nice to see BMW is still interested in the sport touring market segment. The R1200ST hasn't been available since 2007, and the K1300S is just a bit too sporty for my taste (and it's bags are too small).
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    I like it...I like it a lot!

    Would I/will I buy one?

    Maybe.
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