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BMW Motorrad revises the F 800 GT. Sporty riding pleasure and dynamic touring in enhanced form.
Fri Mar 03 09:30:00 CET 2017 Press Release
BMW Motorrad enhances its broad product range in the popular mid-range sports touring bike F 800 GT. The BMW Motorrad 2-cylinder machine has always cut a great figure – whether for urban cruising, enjoying winding country roads in sporty style or dynamic touring with a pillion passenger and luggage. This applies more than ever to the current version.
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Munich. BMW Motorrad enhances its broad product range in the popular mid-range category by revising the sports touring bike F 800 GT. The BMW Motorrad 2-cylinder machine has always cut a great figure – whether for urban cruising, enjoying winding country roads in sporty style or dynamic touring with a pillion passenger and luggage. This applies more than ever to the current versions, which now demonstrate further improved all-round qualities.
An overview of the highlights:
- Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
- Newly designed end piece of the standard exhaust tailpipe.
- Ride-by-wire system for improved response and controllability.
- Riding modes “Rain” and “Road” as standard.
- “Dynamic” riding mode for a sportier riding style as an ex works option.
- Instrument panel with new dials, MIL indicator lamp and riding mode display.
- Windshield with matted model inscription.
- New model inscription in galvanised look.
- New attractive colour schemes:
F 800 GT: Gravity Blue metallic matt, Lightwhite non-metallic, Blackstorm metallic.
EU4 adaptation and ride-by-wire system for an even better response and additional riding modes.
The high-torque, water-cooled 2-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 798 cc continues to ensure dynamic propulsion in both models. It has an output of 66 kW at 8 000 rpm. The F 800 GT offers supreme power delivery with its maintenance-free toothed belt, geared towards lengthier motorcycle trips.
The motorbike has been adapted to the new EU4 regulations for model year 2017. The visual hallmark here is the newly designed end piece of the stainless steel tailpipe. As part of the process, the HP sports silencer by Akrapovič was also redesigned and is available as an Original BMW Motorrad Accessory.
A ride-by-wire system now passes on the rider’s commands directly from a sensor on the twist grip to the engine control system and therefore to the throttle valve. The result is even finer controllability and an improved response. This also allows implementation of the new standard riding modes “Rain” and “Road” for riding on damp and dry road surfaces respectively as well as the riding mode “Dynamic” to support a more sporty riding style, the latter being available as an ex works option.
Instruments with new dials and even more information.
The new F 800 GT has an instrument panel consisting of two analog displays for the speedometer and engine speed as before and also a multifunction display. In the new model year 2017, a so-called MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light) is provided in the cockpit in line with EU4 requirements. There are also newly designed dials which ensure improved readability, and the display has been extended to include riding mode information.
Enhanced character based on refined colour schemes.
Three new colour variants give the new F 800 R and F 800 GT a more distinctive and characteristic appearance.
In Lightwhite non-metallic the new F 800 GT comes over as strikingly athletic and dynamic, while the paint finish Gravity Blue metallic matt gives it a powerful, masculine look. By contrast, the bike takes on a particularly refined appearance in the colour scheme Blackstorm metallic combined with grey decorative surfaces on the side trim panels and the rear side trim sections. The high quality of the F 800 GT is supported by the new model inscription in the upper area of the side trim panels which appears in a galvanised finish as a raised emblem. There is also a new windshield with matted F 800 GT model inscription that helps project a more sophisticated, mature appearance.
New Original BMW Motorrad Accessories for enhanced individual style.
Thanks to a constantly expanding range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories, there are virtually no limits to what is possible in terms of personal individualisation of a BMW motorcycle. This range has been extended to include a number of attractive components for the new F 800 GT. For example, a newly designed HP sports silencer is available for the F 800 GT which not only provides a striking, throaty sound but also a very sporty design. The end piece made of carbon fibre also gives it a marked touch of technical style.
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