New Zealand Tourism Guide

BMW F800GS 'Annie'

  • 17 April 2017
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BMW F800GS 'Annie'

The F800GS is a relative lightweight, thanks in large part to its extremely compact DOHC twin engine and alloy frame. The claimed dry weight is listed at 185 kg or 407 lbs, while its real-life weight is around 205kkg, this might sound on the heavy side but the F800GS feels and handles far lighter than it actually is.  Standard seat height is 34.6 inches.

As might be expected from a GS, sitting on this model provides good rider visibility - it is a tall motorcycle. If one is used to the larger displacement GS models this one will provide a familiar perch but on a more stylized, slimmer and lightweight saddle.

With the standard seat in place, saddle height is 880mm or 34.6 inches.

One advantage of this higher seat is that it is virtually flat, allowing the rider to move back and forth along the whole length of the saddle, great for all day travel and moving body weight around when required.

Engine:
Engine Type 798 cc, Parallel Twin
Cylinders 2
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke
Cooling Liquid
Valve Configuration DOHC
Compression Ratio 12:1
Starter Electric
Power 85 bhp (63kw) @ 7,500rpm
Torque 83 Nm (61.5 lb·ft) @ 5,750 rpm
Fuel Requirements Regular
Fuel Type Gas
Transmission:
Transmission Type Manual
Number Of Speeds 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain
Wheels & Tires:
Front Tire (Full Spec) 90/90 R21 - 54V
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 150/70 R17 69V
Brakes:
Front Brake Type dual 300 mm discs with twin-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Brakee Type 265mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS
Technical Specifications:
Wheelbase (in/mm) 1,578 mm (62.1 in)
Fuel Capacity (litre) 16L, 4.2 gall litres
Weight 210 - ready to ride
Seat Height 850 - 880 mm (33.5 - 34.6 inches)

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