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Last station of the German test that we have brought you this week, the new maxi trail BMW F800 GS Adventure. During 2,600 kilometers He accompanied us, with more than 30 degrees for the Castilian plateau or with barely eight going up the Puerto de Pajares while it was raining and there was an intense fog.
In all situations, the "small" (or should I say medium) GS performed superbly. The tested model, armed to the teeth, allowed us to carry out a travel with all the luggage we needed. Even GIVI He gave us a bag on the seat for the trip that you can see in the photos and video below and of which you will have the test soon.
The BMW F800 GS Adventure and its carpenter cases
My colleague Aitor Carbajo, from Applesfera, says that the suitcases that the BMW F800 GS Adventure reminds you of a carpenter. And is that sturdiness It is the maxim that defines this luggage system that is anchored directly to the supports that this model brings as standard.
Coded with the same key boot, they are placed in a very easy. Only by releasing the clip and sliding it backwards can you remove them from their anchors.
The opening of the lid on the other hand is reversible. That is, you can open it indistinctly in one direction or another and even, by releasing both clips, completely remove the cover. When we open it normally, a steel cable prevents the covers from opening up to 180º.
Cuban 77 liters in total, 42 on the right side and 35 on the left side due to the exhaust. They come with the edges protected by plastic corners and perform the fall protection function very well.
During use I found basically two drawbacks: the first they do to the very wide motorcycle and you have to be careful if you try to enter through narrow places or when parking as the motorcycle takes up much more than you think.
On the other hand and despite its double rubber closure on the lid, if it is raining ends up filtering some water which forces you either to put all the luggage in plastic bags or to buy the inner bags. This is the best option because the suitcases are very heavy and despite the fact that straps can be attached to carry them more comfortably, the weight is still their handicap.
BMW F800 GS Adventure, other options available
We are going to review the options available for BMW F800 GS Adventure and that we had installed in our test unit. The motorcycle costs, without options, 12.050 € (€ 1,300 more than the GS version "just").
First of all, we had the Comfort package (€ 401) which includes the center stand, the on-board computer and the p heated nailss. Little to comment on these options. The stand when we are loaded costs some work to put it, something normal having the total weight of the motorcycle and that the tank is on the rear wheel.
The computer It is like the rest of the 800 range (outside temperature, instantaneous and a half consumptions, stopwatch, average speed, etc.) and is operated from a button on the left hand side. However, to change the trip I was surprised that we must do it from the box itself with the traditional buttons. It made us a little strange.
The heated grips They have two intensities so that we can regulate them according to our tastes. Who was going to tell me that I was going to use them in the middle of September …
The next package the BMW F800 GS Adventure It was him Enduro package that as we told you in the first part of the test, add the c traction control ASC (ABS is standard) plus a enduro mode which delays the entry of ABS and ASC to facilitate off-road driving. It is operated from the right pineapple with a button, the mode you have selected appears in the box at all times.
You can also see that the model wears the white LED indicators (109 €) and the anti-theft alarm (€ 228). This alarm is managed from a remote control. When we park the motorcycle, if we press once on the control button we activate the immobilizer. If we press again, the motorcycle emits a beep (in both cases the indicators turn on) and from that moment on, if someone moves our motorcycle, it will trigger the alarm.
To remove it, you just have to put the key in the lock, something very convenient and that prevents the alarm from being triggered by mistake. We have approximately 15 minutes from when we park the motorcycle to activate it. After that time, the motorcycle's receiver is disconnected to prevent the battery from being discharged, so if we want to activate it, we will have to at least put the key in the motorcycle and turn it to activate it again.
Finally the BMW F800 GS Adventure also had the electronic suspension adjustment ESA that acts in three ways on the hydraulics of the rear suspension (comfort, normal and sport). The changes that it makes are very subtle and it is not that they are too noticeable, something that we could already see in the presentation of the BMW F800 GT.
BMW F800 GS Adventure, our conclusions
As you have been able to read, the BMW F800 GS Adventure it is a very versatile motorcycle. Like the normal version tested by my partner Jesús, it is valid from going to have a drink on a terrace or to cross Europe from end to end.
its ease of use, versatility and comfort are its main assets. Even if your intention is to get off the asphalt from time to time, this option is perhaps much more logical than the bigger and heavier BMW R1200 GS. Even being tall, its narrowness in the leg area means that we can carry it with more confidence.
But wait a minute, you will tell us. You say it's good off asphalt, but you haven't told us anything! Relax, everything will come. For the offroad part, I decided to give the witness to my partner Jesús, who is more crazy, and he will tell you shortly how it behaves in an idyllic setting.
We have not talked about consumption. We have about some 5, 5 liters at 100 rolling with suitcases, and we have managed to do 330 kilometers without problems until the reservation is turned on. its autonomy theoretical is approximately 430 kilometers until we are dry.
But we were thinking … why don't we make a bonus track as a route meter? Well be aware that it will be available shortly. Now we leave you with the technical sheet and the photo gallery made in various settings very much in keeping with the motorcycle we were driving.
BMW F800 GS Adventure:
- Type: Two-cylinder in-line gasoline engine, 2 valves per cylinder
- Displacement: 798 cm³
- Power max. dec.: 85 hp at 7,500 rpm
- Torque max. Dec.: 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm
- Clutch: Multi-disc in oil bath, mechanically actuated.
- Change: 6 speeds
- Transmission: Chain
- Front: Inverted telescopic fork, Ø 43mm.
- Rear: Cast aluminum double swingarm, WAD (stroke-dependent damping) shock absorber, hydraulically adjustable spring preload (continuously variable) from a manual control, adjustable rebound
- Front: Dual floating disc, 300mm diameter, dual-piston floating caliper, ABS
- Rear: Single disc, 265mm diameter, single piston floating caliper, ABS
- Wheelbase: 1,578 mm
- Seat height: 890 mm
- Fuel tank: 24 liters
- Curb Weight: 229 kg
- Engine: 8
- Stability: 8
- Suspensions: 7
- Brakes: 8
- Aesthetics: 8
- Finishes: 9
- Rider comfort: 9
- Passenger comfort: 7
- Average rating: 8
- In favor: comfort, use for practically everything, adventurous aesthetics
- Against: vibrations, something more bad milk to the engine
- Price: 12.050 €
Note: The BMW F800 GS Adventure It was ceded by BMW Group Spain. Gasoline expenses have been borne by the publisher. For more information, consult our policy of relations with companies.