BMW F 800 GS Adventure from $18,550

Date 16.5.2013

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BMW Motorrad has rolled out its Adventure version of the F 800 GS duallie, bringing its mid-range adventure-tourer family in line with its flagship R 1200 GS line-up.

While the new F 800 GS Adventure features the same 798cc parallel-twin engine in the same state of tune, and the same tubular steel frame (but with a reinforced sub-frame), the model has a host of changes all aimed at enhancing the bike’s off-road and long-haul potential.

Headlining those changes is a 24lt fuel tank – 8lt more than the standard bike – which BMW says extends the bike’s range by around 120km. Other mods include the addition of off-road tyres, a larger windscreen, a comfier seat, wider off-road footpegs, an engine protection bar, adjustable and reinforced rear brake pedal, harder-edged adventure styling, a pannier rack, LED auxiliary headlight and LED indicators. While ABS is standard, ASC (Automatic Stability Control, or traction control) is optional, as is the addition of an Enduro mode that increases the rear wheel’s slip threshold. BMW’s Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) is also available as a factory option.

The F 800 GS Adventure will be available in Sandrover Matt or Racing Red when it goes on sale in August. Priced at $18,550 (plus ORC), the bike will come standard with a Comfort Package comprising onboard computer, heated grips and a centrestand. An Enduro Package, comprising ASC and the Enduro mode, will cost $580, while ASC on its own costs $385 and ESA costs $450.

See your nearest BMW Motorrad dealer for more information.