BMW unveils midsized 2014 F 800 GS Adventure

Publish Date: 
May 6, 2013

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. - BMW Motorrad has announced a new version of the sportiest member of its GS family: the 2014 F 800 GS Adventure, marking the company’s first midsize Adventure model.

The F 800 GS Adventure is powered by the liquid-cooled 798cc four-valve twin-cylinder engine featured on the F 800 GS, with electronic fuel injection, a closed-loop catalytic converter and a six-speed transmission. The engine delivers a claimed maximum power of 85 hp at 7,500 rpm, and claimed maximum torque of 61 ft.-lbs. at 5,750 rpm.

Like the F 800 GS, the Adventure model features tubular steel frame. The rear subframe is reinforced to accommodate a 6.3-gallon tank, which is 2.1 gallons larger than the one found on the F 800 GS, extending the motorcycle’s range by about 100 miles.

Like the F 800 GS, the Adventure model is equipped with ABS as standard, while further safety and performance-enhancing systems — Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) — are available as factory-equipped options, and in the case of ASC, also as a dealer-installed special accessory.

The F 800 GS Adventure is also available with Enduro mode as part of a package featuring ASC as a factory option. At the push of a button, the rider can increase the slip threshold of the ABS and ASC systems when heading off-road, for improved acceleration and braking on loose terrain.

The F 800 GS Adventure features new bodywork, a new bench seat, a larger windscreen and new hand protectors. Other new standard features include wide enduro footrests, an adjustable, reinforced foot brake lever, an engine protection bar and a pannier rack that also functions as a tank protection bar.

Other technical differences (the F 800 GS Adventure versus the F 800 GS):

  • Standard seat height: 35.0 inches versus 34.6 inches
  • Low seat height: 33.9 inches versus 33.5 inches
  • Low Suspension option: None versus 32.3 inches
  • DIN unladen weight: 505 lbs. versus 472 lbs.
  • Max load: 496 lbs. versus 507 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 90.7 inches by 36.4 inches by 57.1 inches versus 90.6 inches by 36.2 inches by 53.0 inches
  • Fuel consumption at 55 mph: 55 mpg versus 62 mpg

The F 800 GS Adventure will come in two new colors: Sandrover matt and Racing red. BMW has yet to announce an MSRP on its consumer website.

Posted by Arlo Redwine. Photos courtesy BMW Motorrad