BMW has announced a new Adventure version of the F800GS, providing a more off-road-oriented version of the middleweight dual-sport. BMW has offered an Adventure version of the R1200GS for a while now but this is the first time BMW has done the same for one of its smaller GS models.
Like the base F800GS, the Adventure version is powered by a liquid-cooled 798cc four-valve parallel-twin engine. BMW claims a maximum output of 84.5 hp at 7500rpm with 61.2 ft-lb. of torque at 5750rpm, identical to the base model’s claimed figures.
The tubular steel frame is also identical but the rear subframe has been modified to support the 6.34-gallon under-seat fuel tank which is 2.11 gallons larger than the base F800GS’ tank. According to BMW, the larger fuel tank should increase the F800GS’ range by 75 miles.
Other changes include GS Adventure styling, a new bench seat, a larger windscreen, hand protectors, wider footrests, an adjustable, reinforced rear brake lever, engine bars and a pannier rack which also provides protection for the fuel tank. Continue Reading »