BMW's 2013 F800GS gets makeover from Touratech

Publish Date: 
Sep 14, 2012

SEATTLE - Touratech USA has released new accessories for the 2013 BMW F800GS, an updated version of BMW popular adventure motorcycle.

The lineup include a quick-release stainless steel headlight guard, smoked windscreen, crash bars, Zega Pro top case system and the Zega Pro pannier system.

Touratech says its crash bars offer the most protection for the BMW F800GS, F700GS or F650GS twin because they mount to the steel chassis of the motorcycle rather than the engine. Most other crash bars mount directly to the engine which transfers impact to the very thing it should be protecting — the engine.

Quick release stainless-steel headlight guard offers all the protection of our original steel headlight guard for the BMW F800GS and F650GS twin, but allows riders to quickly remove the guard for cleaning. Touratech headlight guards are laser cut from stainless steel, then anodized black.

The grid pattern of the headlight guard allows ample light to pass through, but not the large stones and debris thrown by passing riders or cars, the company reported.

The Touratech smoked windscreen is said to provide improved wind protection for the rider, which results in much more relaxed riding. Turbulence around the helmet is minimized and protection against the weather improved, Touratech reports. The windscreen is approximately 14 in. tall from top of main headlight and 14.5 in. wide at widest point.

The Zega Pro pannier system provides secure dry storage for adventure riders. The engineers at Touratech have retained the proven mounting design and rugged construction while enhancing the looks and features for the next generation Zega Pro.

For starters, the Zega Pro features a dual purpose latch that also functions as a hinge and is available with optional key locks. The body and removable lid feature rounded lines with rugged corner protection that is easily replaceable. Low profile anchor loops provide a flat surface that makes the pannier a good seat at the campfire. The system is crafted with 1.5mm aluminum with a combination of welded and stainless-steel rivet construction.

Exhaust muffler shield. The new BMW F800GS has no factory-fitted protection for the rear silencer, so Touratech developed shields for the rear silencers on both the F800GS and F650GS Twin.

The shields make the large rear silencer generally more appealing, the company says. They also efficiently protect the most conspicuous part of the exhaust system against the scratches and dents that can be caused by stones or falls. 

The shield rear silencer is made of laser-cut anodized aluminum, which means it is both light and hard-wearing.

Posted by Dennis Johnson