EICMA 2012: New 2013 F800GT

EICMA 2012: New 2013 F800GT

BMW used the EICMA show to introduce the new 2013 F800GT. Despite the name change, this is an update to their previous mid-range, “sporty” touring F800ST. The new GT has been given a 5 hp increase in power thanks to a revised set up of its 798cc, water-cooled, parallel twin engine —  90 bhp (66 kW) versus 85 bhp (62.5 kW) at 8,000 rpm. The new GT has a revised fairing and improved ergonomics according to BMW. The funky expandable hard/soft luggage cases have been replaced with a more practical set of hard cases.

Like all new BMW motorcycles, the new F800GT is fitted with ABS as standard with optional Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA). An optional Akrapovič sports exhaust made of titanium and stainless steel which weighs about 3.75 lbs (1.7 kg) less than the standard exhaust is featured.

BMW provides the following overview:

  • Increased output of the F 800 GT as compared to predecessor model. 66 kW (90 bhp) at 8,000 rpm. (F800ST: 62.5 kW (85 bhp) at 8,000 rpm).
  • Newly designed trim in more dynamic look with further improved wind and weather protection. New paint finishes.
  • The latest generation of BMW Motorrad ABS, now as standard.
  • Automatic Stability Control ASC (ex works option / special accessory).
  • Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA (ex works option / special accessory)
  • Convenient adjustment of rear spring mount using handwheel.
  • Suspension optimized in terms of ride stability and comfort.
  • New, lighter wheels in dynamic design.
  • Adapted ergonomics for increased touring comfort with higher handlebars and repositioned footrests.
  • Enhanced seating comfort for rider and passenger.
  • New handlebar switch panels and front brake fluid expansion tank.
  • New vibration-free and double-butted aluminium handlebars.
  • Cockpit with new dial faces for speedometer and engine speed display as well as an extended range of information.
  • Load capacity increased by 11 kg to 207 kg.
  • New exhaust system with optimized heel protection.
  • Turn indicators in smoke grey.
  • Newly developed luggage system (special accessory).
  • New connection of BMW Motorrad Navigator IV to handlebar clamp (special accessory).
  • Power reduction to 35 kW (48 bhp) (ex works option / special accessory).

For more photos, check out our complete 2013 F800GT photo gallery.

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