BMW Motorrad announces 2017 F-series GS updates
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Posted by: Wes Fleming
The new BMW F 700 GS, F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure are authentic characters featuring optimized functionality. For years the F-series GS models have embodied carefree motorcycling pleasure and sporty dynamics on the road combined with a high level of travel suitability and robust off-road competence. For the model year 2017, BMW Motorrad has now taken the quality of this successful mid-range enduro motorbike a stage further.
As before, the new F 700 GS is aimed at motorcyclists who like the ride feel of an enduro but do not require quite so much off-road competence. Its strengths are a lower seat height, all-round capabilities and more than sufficient power, along with excellent fuel efficiency and everyday qualities.
The new F 800 GS combines road and travel suitability with distinct off-road talents, combining these abilities at a level that is unique within its class.
Based on the F 800 GS, the F 800 GS Adventure particularly offers enhanced travel suitability even in the most remote corners of the planet. For touring motorcyclists with a bend for off-road riding, globetrotters and travel enduro riders it provides a genuine BMW GS Adventure concept in the mid-range segment.
The 798 cc engines have been adapted to EU4 regulations for model year 2017. The visual hallmark here is the newly designed end piece of the stainless steel tailpipe. The HP sports exhaust by Akrapovič has also been redesigned and is available as an Original BMW Motorrad accessory.
BMW's full E-Gas ride-by-wire system is on all models and provides improved response. "Rain," "Road," "Enduro" and "Enduro Pro" modes cater to individual rider preferences. The ride-by-wire system passes on the rider’s commands directly from a sensor on the twist grip to the engine control system and therefore to the throttle valve. The result is even finer controllability and improved throttle response. At the same time, this also enables the new standard riding modes "Rain" and "Road" to be used for riding on damp or dry surfaces. The "Enduro" and "Enduro Pro" modes - available as an ex-works option (for the F 800 GS / F 800 GS Adventure only) - are designed for lighter and more intense off-road use respectively.
The new F 700 GS, F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure are fitted with newly designed and more easy-to-read dials. An additional Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) meets the EU4 norm, while the display has been extended to include riding mode information.
Dynamic colors and styles convey the bikes' characters more distinctly. Powerful yet distinct character qualities are expressed in three paint finish/style variants for each of the new F 700 GS and F 800 GS, and there are two additional paint finishes for the F 800 GS Adventure fitted with new galvanized radiator trim elements, a new intake silencer cover and a new ignition lock casing.
An overview of the highlights:
- Emissions updated to EU4 requirements.
- Newly designed standard tailpipe end piece; HP sports silencer by Akrapovič available as an Original BMW Motorrad accessory.
- Full E-Gas ride-by-wire system for improved response and controllability.
- Riding modes "Rain" and "Road" as standard. Riding modes "Enduro" and "Enduro Pro" riding modes are not available on the F 700 GS and are only an ex-works option.
- Instrument panel with new dials, MIL indicator lamp and riding mode display.
- Dynamic paint finishes and style concepts.
- Side reflectors on fork slider tubes and fixed fork tubes.