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BMW F700GS 'Clara', from $130/day

  • 9 May 2017
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BMW F700GS 'Clara', from $130/day

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 handleable 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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