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BMW F800 GS, test (assessment, video and technical sheet)
BMW F800 GS, test (assessment, video and technical sheet)

In the equipment list It is necessary to include some options that do not come standard among the equipment that this motorcycle brings, such as the white LED indicators, the central stand, the anti-theft alarm, the traction control or the electronic suspension adjustment. These little things increase the final price of the motorcycle but with a base price of 9,950 euros considering the quality and the options it offers, not of equipment, but of fun, it doesn't seem like an expensive option to me with which to roll the blanket over the head at any time. Even so, it comes as equipped as any other without having to add anything from the catalog, although I do advise you to go through the BMW configurator.

Due to an unforeseen work that had me out of Madrid for two days coinciding with the collection of the motorcycle, I was able to enjoy one day less this BMW F800 GS But in five days he had traveled more than 1000 kilometers and he only thought about the bad luck of having one less day of fun. It is a motorcycle that does not tire, does not overwhelm, does not stress, does not bore, does not make pellets …


BMW F800 GS: a motorcycle for all uses, and all uses for a motorcycle


When you are looking for a motorcycle you are guided by your tastes and desires, they are still a whim at the end of the day that you are going to dedicate to a large extent to your leisure moments. Or not. There are people who are looking for something more, who need a friendship with which to share long hours and keep us company away from work obligations and the tedium of monotony. The BMW F800 GS It is not a motorcycle, it is a instrument of evasion.

With her we can Do anything, because it is the typical motorcycle that does not stand out especially in any use, but that does everything right. You can either go to work every day dressed in a suit or put on your best enduro clothes and go on a long journey through the dunes of Morocco. You can go for the weekend with your partner anywhere 400 kilometers away or make arrangements in the heart of the city. You can even head out for fast-paced curves on your favorite mountain road, but it's clearly not his strong suit and he'll remind you of that as soon as you get too smart. Especially the brakes will tell you a very clear "hey man, don't freak out."


Unless you have a Jorge Lorenzo complex, at no time can you think that it is a motorcycle that does not adapt to your needs or what is a boring motorcycle. With the amount of possibilities that it offers you, if you run out of ideas, the problem will be the little imagination you have or that you already need a break to stretch, eat and drink, which is something that does not hurt either. Not everything is going to be riding the bike all day.

The simplicity that they wanted to introduce in this 2013 version seems to me a total hit, both in the body and in the distribution of the controls in the pineapples. Now everything is much simpler and focuses on the driving experience. The only complicated that I have seen on this motorcycle is disconnect traction control. In theory it has three positions: connected, disconnected and offroad. Supposedly this last option (which looks the same as the disconnected position and is what misleads) keeps the control activated but allows you more licenses. I did not appreciate variation in the operation while driving on roads, it seemed just as restrictive.


I can tell you little more about this BMW F800 GS, to summarize everything I would say that it left a very good taste in my mouth because it is not going to pout you for anything. When you have to take a hyper sports car, there are days when you think “uh, I don't feel like going to pick up such a thing with the motorcycle”, but with this one that doesn't happen. It will always receive you with a comfortable seat and a cozy open handlebar for whatever use you want to give it and you only have to worry about filling it with gasoline.

BMW F800 GS:

  • Motor:
    • Type: Two-cylinder in-line gasoline engine, 2 valves per cylinder
    • Displacement: 798 cm³
    • Power max. dec.: 85 hp
  • Transmission:
    • Clutch: Multi-disc in oil bath, mechanically actuated.
    • Change: 6 speeds
    • Transmission: Chain
  • Suspensions:
    • Front: Inverted telescopic fork, Ø 45 mm.
    • Rear: Cast aluminum double swingarm, WAD (stroke-dependent damping) shock absorber, hydraulically adjustable spring preload (continuously variable) from a manual control, adjustable rebound
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Dual floating disc, 300mm diameter, dual-piston floating caliper, ABS
    • Rear: Single disc, 265mm diameter, single piston floating caliper, ABS
  • Dimensions:
    • Wheelbase: - mm
    • Seat height: 945 mm
    • Fuel tank: 16 liters
    • Dry weight: 191 kg
  • Assessment:
    • Engine: 8
    • Stability: 8
    • Suspensions: 8
    • Brakes: 7
    • Aesthetics: 8
    • Finishes: 9
    • Rider comfort: 9
    • Passenger comfort: 7
    • Average rating: 8
    • In favor: comfort, exudes benevolence towards the user at all times, goes for everything
    • Against: the engine lacks a bit of genius and some brake bite
  • Price: 9.950 €

Note: The BMW F800 GS 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.

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