BMW Motorrad is updating the F700GS, F800GS and F800GS Adventure for the 2017 model year with new color combinations and to make them compliant with European EU4 regulations. While just updated last year, the F700GS will be available in Light White, Racing Red or Singapore Grey while the F800GS will come in Light White, Blackstorm and Ostra Grey. The F800GS Adventure, which didn’t get the style updates last year, will come in Racing Red and Catalano Grey and now gets the galvanized radiator trim treatment as well as integrated GS emblem on the tank and windshield. The airbox cover and ignition lock housing have also been redesigned.
All three models get a new instrument panel with analog speedo and tach with multi-function display as before but now include a so-called MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light) in line with EU4 requirements. Perhaps the most visual change is the new exhaust can for the standard tailpipe. The optional BMW HP sports silencer by Akrapovič, available as an Original BMW Motorrad accessory from your dealer, also has been updated. The 2017 models will get reflectors on the forks as well, which we in the USA have enjoyed for some time.
A full E-Gas ride-by-wire system has now been added which, along with the new exhaust system and changes to the engine, allow the motorcycles to meet EU4 exhaust regulations. The changeover to a ride-by-wire system means riders now benefit from standard “Rain” and “Road” riding modes other models have enjoyed. Optional “Riding Modes Pro” adds an “Enduro” mode for the F700GS and “Enduro Pro” for the F800GS and F800GS Adventure when riding off-road.
The engine management changes don’t affect the 798cc twin-cylinder engine output. There’s still 75 hp (55 kW) and 57 lb-ft (77 Nm) of torque for the F700GS and 85 hp (63 kW) and 61 lb-ft (83 Nm) for the F800GS/GS Adventure. All the new model photos can be found in our F800GS/F800GS Adventure/F700GS photo gallery. And you can read BMW’s press release in their own words below.
The new BMW F 700 GS, F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure.
The new BMW F 700 GS, F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure – authentic characters featuring optimised functionality.
For years the GS models of the F series have embodied carefree motorcycling pleasure and sporty dynamics on the road, combined with a high level of travel suitability and robust off-road competence. For the model year 2017, BMW Motorrad has now taken the quality of this successful mid-range enduro motorbike a stage further.
As before, the new F 700 GS is mainly aimed at motorcyclists who like the ride feel of an enduro but do not require quite so much off-road competence. Its strengths are a lower seat height, all-round capabilities and more than sufficient power, along with excellent fuel efficiency and everyday qualities.
The new F 800 GS combines road and travel suitability with distinct off-road talents, combining these abilities at a level that is unique within its class.
Based on the F 800 GS, the F 800 GS Adventure particularly offers enhanced travel suitability even in the most remote corners of the planet. For touring motorcyclists with a bent for off-road riding, globetrotters and travel enduro riders it provides a genuine BMW GS Adventure concept in the mid-range segment.
EU4 adaptation and newly designed tailpipe.
The 798 cc engines have been adapted to the EU4 regulations for model year 2017. The visual hallmark here is the newly designed end piece of the stainless steel tailpipe. The HP sports exhaust by Akrapovič has also been redesigned and is available as an Original BMW Motorrad accessory.
Electromotive throttle controller for further improved response and the modes “ Rain ” , “ Road ” , “ Enduro ” and “ Enduro Pro ” to cater for individual rider preferences.
An electromotive throttle controller now passes on the rider’s commands directly from a sensor on the twist grip to the engine control system and therefore to the throttle valve. The result is even finer controllability and an improved response. At the same time, this also enables the new standard riding modes “Rain” and “Road” to be used for riding on damp or dry surfaces as well as the modes “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro” – available as an ex works option (for the F 800 GS / F 800 GS Adventure only) – which are designed for lighter and more intense off-road use respectively.
Instruments with new dials and even more information.
The new F 700 GS, F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure are fitted with newly designed and more easily readable dials. An additional Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) ensures the EU4 norm is met, while the display has been extended to include riding mode information.
Dynamic colours and styles convey the bike’s character more distinctly.
Powerful yet distinct character qualities are expressed in three paint finish/style variants for each of the new F 700 GS and F 800 GS, and there are two additional paint finishes for the BMW 800 GS Adventure fitted with new galvanised radiator trim elements, a new intake silencer cover and a new ignition lock casing.
An overview of the highlights:
- Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
- Newly designed end piece of the standard tailpipe and HP sports silencer by Akrapovič available as an Original BMW Motorrad accessory.
- Electromotive throttle controller for improved response and controllability.
- Riding modes “ Rain ” and “ Road ” as standard. Riding modes “ Enduro ” and “ Enduro Pro ” (only F 800 GS / F 800 GS Adventure) as an ex works option.
- Instrument panel with new dials, MIL indicator lamp and riding mode display.
- Dynamic paint finish and style concepts.
- Side reflectors on fork slider tubes and fixed fork tubes.