For years, BMW's F 800 GS has had a loyal fan base that includes street riders and motorcycle travellers as much as enthusiastic offroad riders. For model year 2017, BMW has given the two-cylinder range a modest facelift.
Alongside the adjustment of the engine to meet the new EURO 4 requirements this also includes a redesigned look for the stainless steel end silencer. Now its the turn of the 800 E-Gas. Here the turning of the throttle grip is transmitted by sensor to the engine control system and thus to the throttle valve. The result is better dosing and improved response behaviour. At the same time, this has made it possible to implement the new series riding modes "Rain" and "Road" for riding on wet or dry roads as well as the riding modes "Enduro" and "Enduro Pro" available as a special fitting from the factory for light and heavy offroad use.
The cockpit of the F 800 GS will also be receiving some updates from 2017. It shines with redesigned dials and an additional MIL control light (Malfunction Indicator Light), while the display has also been extended with the addition of the riding mode view.
The 2017 F 800 GS is available in Ostra grey metallic matt with red frame or as a "Style Exclusive" model in Blackstorm metallic including hand protection, tinted windscreen and LED indicators. The special "GS Trophy" model is targeted at enduro fans and comes in Lightwhite Uni with red frame and engine protection, engine protection bar and hand protection.
Life for motorcyclists below or above today’s conventional standard size hasn’t exactly gotten easier in the last few years. Where the average seat height for a motorcycle in the Eighties was between 750 mm and 800 mm, today riders have to climb onto a seat with an average height of 800 mm to 850 mm. The standard F 850 GS even allows riders to sit at the towering height of 860 mm. Even the lightest of all current BMW Enduros, the G 310 GS, brings a respectable 835 mm to the series trim.
Not long after the market launch, we are already offering high-quality components for the new F models: windscreens and hand guards to protect against wind, weather and troublesome turbulence, handlebar risers for relaxed sitting and driving while standing, ergonomic seats and footrest systems for a relaxed knee angle, and much more besides.
If you’re one for riding your Enduro offroad, we offer excellent components to protect your GS. No matter whether you need an engine protection bar or a tank protection bar, engine and manifold protection, axle crash pads or our cooler protection, our equipment prevents serious and costly damage to your bike should the worst happen. What’s more, our high-quality protective components help to prevent damage to the engine or aggregates (e.g. on the exposed water pump), so that you can continue on your journey despite crashing. An important aspect – and not just for long-distance riders stranded in the desert
Our side stand enlarger is naturally a must-have piece of equipment on every enduro: The bike remains in a secure upright position even when fully loaded, whatever surface it’s on.
Innovative luggage solutions.
Wunderlich is known for its innovative luggage solutions which are specially designed for BMW motorcycles. This includes the absolute all-rounder among tank bags: the extremely adaptable ELEPHANT tank bag. It’s all the same whether it’s a card slot or a photo insert, there’s nothing that doesn’t exist. For everyday riding, we recommend the Sport tank bag or even the practical, functional tail bags.