BMW F800GT

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BMW F800GT
BMW F 800 GT
Manufacturer BMW Motorrad
Production 2013–
Predecessor F800ST
Class Sport touring
Engine 798 cc, parallel-twin, liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore / stroke 82 mm × 75.6 mm (3.23 in × 2.98 in)
Compression ratio 12.0:1
Top speed >200 km/h (124 mph)
Power 66 kW (89 hp) @ 8,000 rpm
Torque 86 N·m (63 lb·ft) @ 5,800 rpm
Transmission Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox, toothed belt with shock damper
Frame type Aluminium bridge frame, partially load-bearing engine
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm (1.7 in), 125 mm (4.9 in) travel
Rear: Single-sided aluminium swingarm, 125 mm (4.9 in) travel
Optional Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA)
Brakes Front: Twin disc Ø 320 mm (13 in)
Rear: Single disc Ø 265 mm (10.4 in)
ABS
Tyres Front: 120/70-ZR17
Rear: 180/55-ZR17
Rake, trail 63.8°, 94.6 mm (3.72 in)
Wheelbase 1,514 mm (59.6 in)
Dimensions L: 2,156 mm (84.9 in)
W: 905 mm (35.6 in)
H: 1,248 mm (49.1 in)
Seat height 800 mm (31 in)
Weight 213 kg (470 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 15 l (3.3 imp gal; 4.0 US gal)
Fuel consumption 90 km/h (56 mph): 3.4 L/100 km (83 mpg‑imp; 69 mpg‑US)
120 km/h (75 mph): 4.3 L/100 km (66 mpg‑imp; 55 mpg‑US)
Related F800ST, F800R, F800S, F800GS, F700GS, F650GS

The BMW F800GT is a sport touring motorcycle manufactured by BMW Motorrad since 2013. It is the successor to the F800ST,[1] and joins the F-series range which includes the dual-sport F800GS and F700GS, and the naked F800R.

Engine[edit]

As with other models in the F-series range, the F800GT uses a 798 cc (48.7 cu in) parallel-twin engine, codeveloped by BMW and Rotax. The engine has a 360° firing order which produces an exhaust note reminiscent of BMW's signature air-cooled boxer twins. However, this firing order requires both pistons to move up and down at the same time. To counter the significant inertia produced by the pistons reciprocating, BMW devised a third vestigial connecting rod to a balance weight. The result is a parallel twin with significantly reduced vibration compared to other parallel twin engine designs. The engine is lubricated by a dry sump system.

The engine produces 66 kW (89 hp) at 8,000 rpm, but can be specified with a reduced power output of either 35 kW (47 hp) for European riders on restricted Category A2 licences,[2][3] or 25 kW (34 hp).[2]

Equipment[edit]

The F800GT has a low-maintenance belt drive and single sided swingarm.[4] ABS brakes are standard equipment. In the UK and now the US, factory options include heated grips, tyre pressure monitoring system, onboard computer, LED indicators, anti theft alarm system, main centre stand, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), pannier fastenings, comfort seat, low seat, and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA).[5] BMW Motorrad also offer a range of accessories.[6]

New features[edit]

Compared to its predecessor, the F800GT offers several new features, including:[1] power increase of 3.5 kW (5 hp); redesigned full fairing with improved wind and weather protection; introduction of optional Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) and Automatic Stability Control (ASC); handwheel adjustment of rear suspension preload; 50 mm (2.0 in) longer rear swingarm; lighter cast aluminium wheels; new vibration-free handlebars with new generation switches and controls; updated instrument dials and standard fuel/temperature gauges; smoke grey turn indicators; increased load capacity (by 11 kg (24 lb); new exhaust system; new paint finishes; and a newly developed luggage system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The New BMW F800GT - Press Kit". BMW Group PressClub Global. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Rider's Manual F800GT" (PDF). BMW Motorrad Germany. p. 120. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Riding a motorbike, moped or motor tricycle". GOV.UK. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "F800GT Technical Data". BMW Motorrad International. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "BMW F800GT Prices & Specification". BMW Motorrad UK. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "F800GT Accessories". BMW Motorrad International. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 

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