Since 2007 BMW’s F650GS and F800GS have been the most loved enduro bikes for experienced off-roaders. Within these 5 years hardly anything has changed from BMW’s end but for the year 2013 the same has made some very interesting changes to its line-up.
For the coming year BMW has unveiled the 2013 F800GS and F700GS model. The F800GS essentially remains the same while the F650GS now grows to a bigger and better F700GS, with the latter offering an additional 4 BHP over the former (700’s 75 BHP against 650’s 71 BHP). The F650GS is for amateurs while the new 700GS for experienced riders and the F800GS and F1200GS are meant for experts.
Starting with the new F700GS, some of the highlighting features include excellent fuel economy, a lower seat height and everyday use all-around capabilities. Contrastingly, the F800GS is a more superior bike with better on-road touring and off-road qualities. Gladly BMW never compromises on safety which is why both the bikes come with ABS (standard), optional ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment).
image – 2013 BMW F700GS
Technically both the motorcycles are powered by the same 798 CC, liquid cooled, 4 valve, 2 cylinder engine with electronic fuel injection. The arrangement also features a closed-loop catalytic converter and a 6 speed gearbox. In F700GS the engine puts out 75 BHP at 7300 RPM, a significant 4 BHP improvement over its predecessor and 77 Nm at 5500 RPM. For the F800GS the power and torque figures remain unchanged at 85 BHP @ 7500 RPM and 83 Nm @ 5750 RPM respectively.
image – 2013 BMW F800GS
Key Technical Features Of F700GS and F800GS
- Increased output and torque in the F 700 GS as compared to predecessor model: 55 kW (75 BHP) at 7,300 rpm (F 650 GS: 52 kW [71 BHP] at 7,000 rpm).
- The latest generation of BMW Motorrad two-channel ABS as standard.
- Double disc brake system at front
- Automatic Stability Control ASC (optional).
- Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA (optional).
- Rear spring mount can be adjusted via optimized handwheel.
- Newly designed body features in a more dynamic, masculine look.
- New paint finishes for the F 700 GS: Red apple metallic, Ostra grey metallic matt and Glacier silver metallic.
- New paint finishes for the F 800 GS: Kalamata metallic matt, Cordoba blue and Alpine white 3.
- New handlebar switch units and brake fluid containers, front.
- New handlebar clamp for F 700 GS.
- Cockpit with new dial faces for speedometer and engine speed display and an extended range of information.
- New windshield for F 700 GS.
- Smoke grey turn indicators and smoke grey LED rear light glass covering.
- Lowered suspension for F 800 GS (ex works option/special accessory).
- Power reduction to 35 kW (48 BHP) (ex works option).
- Engine map adjustment for regular fuel (RON 91) (ex works option).
- Comfort seat now available as an ex works option too.
- Case carrier for Vario case now also available as an ex works option.
- New centre stand as ex works option.
- Comfort package: on-board computer, heated grips, case holder, centre stand (ex works option).
- Safety package for F 800 GS: ASC and ESA (ex works option).
- Safety package for F 700 GS: ASC, ESA, RDC (ex works option).
- LED auxiliary headlight for F 800 GS (special accessory).
- Enduro footrests, wide (special accessory).
Image Gallery Of F700GS and F800GS
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Price of Of F700GS and F800GS
The price of the BMW F700GS is expected to start around US $ 11,000 onwards.