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The BMW F800GS is BMW Motorcycles’ mid-market adventure touring bike. The Parallel Twin engine is a slightly revised version of one used in the BMW F800ST sport-touring machine that has been tweaked to fit with a dual-sport friendly chassis and suspension arrangement. The F800GS is much narrower than its Boxer engine
With its agreeable nature, movable weight and manageable cost, the F800GS can, and will, punch the ticket on Average Joe's passport.
With its agreeable nature, movable weight and manageable cost, the BMW F800GS can, and will, punch the ticket on Average Joe's passport.
counterpart, which makes the BMW F800 easier to control in every situation. Riders can move their feet freely on the F800GS, so off-road riding is much more natural and effective than on the larger Beemers. BMW’s German engineers wanted to make dual purpose use a major priority for this dirt bike/street bike.

In order to make the BMW F800GS capable of serious off-road adventure riding, an inverted 45mm Marzocchi fork suspends the front end. Spoke wheels, dual-sided swingarm and a chain-drive system also make the BMW F800GS more rugged. One of the things we like best was the comfortable ergonomics. Riding the BMW F800GS on-road or off-road is easy when standing or sitting. An optional lower seat helps make the F800 more manageable for shorter riders.

A 4.2-gallon fuel tank is located under the F800GS seat which helps keep weight low. Overall weight for the BMW F800GS is claimed at 456 pounds ready to ride. That’s still a large machine in dirt bike standards, but as far as street bikes go, the F800 isn’t overly hefty. Horsepower is said to be around 85 with 62 lb-ft of torque. That makes the BMW F800GS pretty speedy.
BMW F800GS Reviews
2011 BMW F800GS Comparison Review
Monday, May 30, 2011
BMW has owned the middleweight adventure touring segment with its F800GS. Now it faces a challenge from the all-new Tiger 800 XC.
2010 BMW F800GS Comparison
Monday, July 19, 2010
The BMW F800GS is one of our favorite motorcycles, but how does it stack up against a more aggressive adventure bike like the KTM 690 Enduro R?
2009 BMW F800GS First Ride
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
It's been one of the most anticipated multi-purpose bikes to arrive on our shores in 2009. The new BMW F800GS has arrived and we found it more than agreeable during our ride in southern Utah.
BMW F800GS Features
2012 BMW GS Trophy: South America
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
The seven-day 2012 BMW GS Trophy event in South America gave amateur adventure riders the chance to experience a world-class enduro contest complete with numerous special tests across the wilds of Patagonia.
Dr. Fraziers Big Dog BMW GS Adventure
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Dr. Frazier looks back at the bike that spawned the adventure-touring genre and celebrates the 30th anniversary of the BMW GS with his fellow Big Dogs.
RawHyde Adventure Rider Challenge
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
JC survives the BMW RawHyde Adventure Rider Challenge and after taking part in some brutal obstacle courses he brings back an amazing story.
Utah Gold - Dual-Sports in Moab
Monday, January 12, 2009
This dual-sport adventure takes us through the impressive landscape of southeastern Utah, across the border to Colorado and back again on the 2009 BMW F800GS.
BMW F800GS First Looks
2013 BMW F700GS   F800GS First Look
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
BMW retunes the middleweight line of GS adventure touring motorcycles with the newly classified 2013 F700GS and the more familiar F800GS.
2008 BMW F800GS Revealed at Milan
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
BMW debuts an all-new addition to the popular GS lineup, a smaller off-road capable mount utlizing its 800 Parallel Twin - the F800GS.
BMW F800GS News
Progressive Suspension for F800GS
Friday, October 05, 2012
Progressive Suspension now offers a 465 Series Monoshock with Remote Adjustable Preload for the BMW F800GS.
BMW Incurs  3 Million NHTSA Penalty
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
BMW North American has agreed to pay $3 million in civil penalties after the NHTSA reports the German manufacturer noncompliant with several 2010 vehicle recalls.
BMW Recalls R1200  G650 and F800 Models
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced BMW recalls for select G650X, F800GS and F650GS models, as well as the Bavarian marque’s extensive R1200 Boxer line.
PIAA Lighting Kits for BMW F650GS   F800GS
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
PIAA has introduced two new Performance Lighting Kits for the BMW F650GS and F800GS featuring the popular PIAA Cross Country HID and 1100X halogen Lamps.
AMA Announces Winner of BMW F800GS
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
AMA member Chris Brady from Delta, Pa., got a big bonus for participating in the AMA BMW National Adventure Riding Series last year. Brady won the drawing for the BMW F800GS, courtesy of series title sponsor BMW.
BMW Recalls 2008-10 F650 GS   F800 GS
Sunday, January 04, 2009
BMW has issued a recall for its popular 2008-2010 F650 GS and F800 GS motorcycles for a potential problem with water entering the canister causing the engine to stall.