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2013 BMW F700GS & F800GS First Look Photo Gallery
2013 BMW F7The new 700GS uses the same 798cc Parallel Twin that powered the old version and is responsible for propelling the popular F800GS.
BMW releases photos of the 2013 F700GS and 2013 F800GS adventure touring motorcycles.
The 700 has a 41mm traditional fork with 7.1 inches of travel, a shock with 6.9 inches of travel and 17/19-inch cast aluminum wheels.
Beemer owners can outfit their 700/800GS with extra factory goodies like Automatic Stability Control (ASC), which is a form of traction control, and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) which was previously only available for the big 1200 models.
The 700 has a lower seat height which can be adjusted between 32.3 and 31.1 inches.
The information display is all new with an analog speedometer resting above an analog tach. To the right is a digital readout.
The F700GS uses a new windscreen to protect the dash and rider.
Both models come standard with the newest generation of ABS brakes which are lighter and more compact. The inlet valves are adjustable and it uses new wheel sensors.
The 700 is available in Red Apple Metallic, Ostra Grey Metallic Matt and Glacier Silver Metallic.
A six-speed transmission gives the bikes a low first gear for easy launches and technical off-road use while having the legs to easily run high-speed roads in comfort.
EFI handles the fueling and the mapping can be changed to run on regular gas instead of premium, and it can also be detuned to 48 HP for very inexperienced riders.
The 700’s engine is detuned slightly, putting out a claimed 75 horsepower at 7300 rpm compared to the 800’s 85 HP at 7500 rpm.
Gone are the individual paddles for the turn indicators, replaced by a traditional combined unit on the left side. The kill switch and starter button are combined into a rocker switch.
The middleweight AT bikes retain the iconic beak.
Colors for the 800 include Kalamata Metallic Matt, Cordoba Blue and Alpine White 3.
These middleweight adventure touring motorcycles represent the mix between BMW’s affordable, friendly G650GS single-cylinder and the mega-ADV Boxer-powered R1200GS.
Wire-spoke wheels and a 21-inch front tire make the 800 suitable for off-road riding.
The Parallel Twin engine uses a balancer on each crank to ensure smooth performance.
The road doesn't end at the pavement with the F800GS.
There’s also the usual list of extensive luggage, crash bars, skidplates, hand guards, auxiliary lights, etc.
The F800GS has an adjustable seat height that comes standard. It also has lowered suspension as an available option.
The 800 uses a 43mm inverted fork with 9.0 inches of travel, a shock with 8.5 inches of travel and rides on 17/21-inch wire-spoke wheels.
Glancing at the 800 reveals a motorcycle that is much more rugged and targeted at off-road riding, where the 700 is more applicable for smaller, less experienced riders or those who will see a majority of pavement.
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