BMW F 800 GS (+ Adventure): review, history, specs

Class: adventure
Production: October 2006 – January 2018
Successor: BMW F850GS

BMW F 800 GS (1st generation), Europe, USA, Brazil, 2006-2012
BMW F 800 GS (2nd generation), Europe, USA, Brazil, Thailand, 2011-2016
BMW F 800 GS (3rd generation), Europe, USA, Brazil, Thailand, 2014-2018
BMW F 800 GS Adventure (1st generation), Europe, USA, Brazil, 2012-2016
BMW F 800 GS Adventure (2nd generation), Europe, USA, Brazil, 2015-2017

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeOctober 2006 – June 2012Name: BMW F800GS (1st generation)
Model code: K72
Parts Catalog Code: 0219
EuropeJuly 2011 – July 2016Name: BMW F800GS (2nd generation)
Model code: K72
Parts Catalog Code: 0B02
EuropeDecember 2014 – January 2018Name: BMW F800GS (3rd generation)
Model code: K72
Parts Catalog Code: 0B07
EuropeMay 2012 – May 2016Name: BMW F800GS Adventure (1st generation)
Model code: K75
Parts Catalog Code: 0B05
EuropeJuly 2015 – December 2017Name: BMW F800GS Adventure (2nd generation)
Model code: K75
Parts Catalog Code: 0B55
USANovember 2006 – May 2012Name: BMW F800GS (1st generation)
Model code: K72
Parts Catalog Code: 0229
USAJune 2011 – July 2016Name: BMW F800GS (2nd generation)
Model code: K72
Parts Catalog Code: 0B12
USADecember 2014 – November 2017Name: BMW F800GS (3rd generation)
Model code: K72
Parts Catalog Code: 0B17
USAMay 2012 – March 2016Name: BMW F800GS Adventure (1st generation)
Model code: K75
Parts Catalog Code: 0B15
USAJuly 2015 – December 2017Name: BMW F800GS Adventure (2nd generation)
Model code: K75
Parts Catalog Code: 0B65
BrazilDecember 2010 – November 2017; June 2013 – December 2017 (Adventure)Name: BMW F800GS (all generations); BMW F800GS Adventure (all generations)
Model code: K72; K75
Parts Catalog Code: 0225, 0B22, 0B32, 0B27; 0B25, 0B75
ThailandFebruary 2014 – July 2017Name: BMW F800GS
Model code: K72
Parts Catalog Code: 0B23, 0B37

Electronic Aids BMW F800GS (basic & optional):

• On-board computer
• ABS (switchable)
• ASC (Automatic Stability Control) – from BMW F800GS (2nd generation)
• ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) – from BMW F800GS (2nd generation)
• E-Gas (Ride-by-Wire) – from BMW F800GS (3rd generation)

Specifications


BMW F800GS: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2320 mm / 91,3 in – F800GS (1st generation)
2300 mm / 90,5 in – F800GS (2nd generation), Adventure 1st gen.
2305 mm / 90,7 in – F800GS (3rd generation), Adventure 2nd gen.
Overall width870 mm / 34,2 in – F800GS (1st generation)
890 mm / 35,0 in – F800GS (2nd generation)
945 mm / 37,2 in (incl. mirrors) – F800GS (3rd generation)
925 mm / 36,4 in – F800GS Adventure
Overall height1350 mm / 53,1 in
1345 mm / 52,9 in – F800GS (from 2nd generation)
1450 mm / 57,1 in – F800GS Adventure
Seat height880 mm / 34,6 in
850 mm / 33,5 in – Low dual seat
895 mm / 35,2 in – Comfort seat
820 mm / 32,3 in – Low seat, Low suspension
890 mm / 35,0 in – Adventure
860 mm / 33,8 in – Adventure (Low seat)
Wheelbase1578 mm / 62,1 in
1573 mm / 61,9 in – F800GS (from 2nd generation)
Ground clearance
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight207 kg / 456 lbs – F800GS (1st generation)
214 kg / 472 lbs – F800GS (2nd generation)
217 kg / 478 lbs – F800GS (3rd generation)
229 kg / 505 lbs – Adventure 1st gen.
232 kg / 511 lbs – Adventure 2nd gen.
FRAME
Frame (type)Tubular space frame (steel)
Front suspension, travel45 mm inverted telescopic fork, 230 mm / 9,1 in
43 mm inverted telescopic fork, 230 mm / 9,1 in – F800GS (from 2nd generation)
Rear suspension, travelSwingarm with monoshock (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 215 mm / 8,5 in
Front tire size90/90-21
Rear tire size150/70-17
Front brakeDouble disc, 300 mm, 2-piston calipers (ABS)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 265 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS)
Fuel capacity16 l / 4,2 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l)
16 l / 4,2 US gal (reserve – 2,7 l) – F800GS (from 2nd generation)
24 l / 6,3 US gal (reserve – 2,7 l) – F800GS Adventure
Fuel economy4,4 l / 100 km (53 mpg)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement2-cylinders in-line
Bore & Stroke82,0 x 75,6 mm
Displacement798 cm³ (48,7 cu in)
Compression ratio12.0:1
Valve trainChain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power85,0 hp (63,0 kW) / 7500 rpm
Max. torque83,0 Nm (8,5 kg-m) / 5750 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)3,94 sec
Top speed204 km/h (127 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchWet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission6-speed
Final driveChain
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V

VI


2.462
1.750
1.381
1.174
1.042
0.960
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemBMS-K+
AlternatorThree-phase AC generator, 400W
Battery capacity12V-14Ah
12V-12Ah – F800GS (from 2nd generation)

Images


BMW F800GS: images, gallery.

BMW F800GS Adventure
BMW F800GS
BMW F800GS Adventure
BMW F800GS Adventure

Videos


BMW F800GS: video.

Manuals


BMW F800GS: documentation.

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