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BMW F700GS 'Scarlet'

  • 8 May 2017
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BMW F700GS 'Scarlet'

Not quite as tall as it's big brother, the F800GS, the F700GS is an awesome all rounder. The 19inch front wheel helps keep the seat height down to a manageable 790mm while the 800cc twin cylinder engine delivers enough punch to haul with ease. A 16 litre fuel tank and frugal fuel consumption give this a range in excess of 400km, useful if you want to explore the backwaters.

Want a good all rounder that will take you anywhere you want to go?  Look no further.  The F700GS is comparable to the DL650 V-Strom but with a few extra horses and adjustable seat height.  Smooth, torquey engine with a slick gear change, piercing headlight and barkbusters to keep the wind chill off.  Cruises all day at 4,500rpm or drop a gear and have some fun through the twisties, just guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Everyone should have one.

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 (55kw) @ 7,300rpm
Torque 77 Nm (56.8 lb·ft) @ 5,500 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) 110/80 R19 - 54V
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 140/80 R17 69V
Brakes:
Front Brake Type dual 300 mm discs with four-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Brakee Type 265mm disc with twin-piston caliper, ABS
Technical Specifications:
Wheelbase (in/mm) 1,562 mm (61.5 in)
Fuel Capacity (litre) 16L, litres
Weight 209 - ready to ride
Seat Height 820 - 790 mm (32.3 - 31.1 inches)

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