BMW F800GS - Reviews
Starting with the front of the bike, it has excellent steering radius. Combined with the high, wide bar, tight turns are nothing for this bike. The front suspension uses a 45mm upside-down fork with 9 inches of travel. The front brakes use Brembo double four-piston calipers on two 300mm discs for excellent stopping power. It uses an ABS system (optional) which can be turned off for back woods riding and dirt riding. The rear brakes use a two-piston caliper on a 265mm disc. The rear suspension is a one-piece cast aluminum swingarm providing 8.5 inches of travel. The bike weighs in at 392 pounds.
The BMW F800GS has a new running gear. The six-speed transmission shifts cleanly. The instrument cluster is digital, except for the analog speedometer and tachometer, which are in a different window. There are two different seat heights available – a 34.6-inch seat or a 33.5-inch seat height. The taller of the two is quite comfortable for someone over 5 feet 10 inches. Fuel injection feeds the 798cc parallel twin from a 4.2-gallon fuel tank.