With the two completely new enduro models, the F 800 GS and F 650 GS. BMW Motorrad is not only expanding its range of products available but also presenting a worthy successor to the totally successful F 650 GS with its single-cylinder engine. Even when it’s parked, the amazingly offroad-capable F 800 GS travel enduro, with its sturdy appearance and long spring travel, indicates what it can do off-road. The signals it gives off are clear yet diverse: fun driving on all types of road, and stamina on journeys even when the destination can only be reached by gravel tracks.
A completely new frame and new wheel suspensions with new spring-shock absorber elements are used, for example, which will surpass the expectations of even the most demanding enduro riders. The belt drive and single-strut swing arm, which are ideal for pure on-road use, have been replaced by a light chain drive, which, in combination with a very stable, attractive aluminium profile double-strut swing arm, offers particular advantages in offroad driving in particular.
The F 800 GS’s little sister, the F 650 GS, which also has a straight two cylinder engine, is, in contrast, aimed at people who do not need quite as much spring travel and are looking for a little less adventure. With its lower seat height, it is an outstanding all-rounder; it is easy to control, provides plenty of power combined with economy, and is ideal for everyday use. A high level of stability combined with playful handling are features shared by both the new GS models. Both the model variants offer high-quality workmanship, safe chassis and impressive engines for maximum driving enjoyment. The straight two-cylinder drive comes from the well-known F 800 model series, but beyond this, the enduro models have been completely redesigned.
The new GS is thus not only in its element on roads – it will also always find a way through off-road too. The F 800 GS combines road and touring capabilities with superior off road characteristics. It thus combines the two worlds in a way that has never before been achieved in this class and offer the maximum possible freedom in terms of its areas of use. BMW Motorrad has positioned the dynamic travel endure at an attractive price, thus adding a real asset to the market.