2013 BMW F700GS F800GS First Look

Discussion in 'BMW Bikes In Thailand' started by bartomeer, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. bartomeer

    bartomeer Ol'Timer

    In case BMW’s G/F/R naming conventions weren’t confusing enough, the German team has introduced a new model for 2013, the F700GS, which replaces the previous F650GS - the one that wasn't actually a 650 at all. The new 700GS uses the same 798cc Parallel Twin that powered the old version and is responsible for propelling the popular F800GS. These middleweight adventure touring motorcycles represent the mix between BMW’s affordable, friendly G650GS single-cylinder and the mega-ADV Boxer-powered R1200GS.


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  3. johngooding

    johngooding Ol'Timer

    Agree it is confusing, but it seems to be the F800GS with the G (offroad), capability reduced by reducing wheel size, height, suspension and softening the power curve of the 800 twin engine.
    Seems it would be better called an F800S, but they already used that name on the tourer. So now it looks like the F800GS, but is more suited to 95% onroad use, which is probably the way many people use the F800GS anyway.

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