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2009 BMW F 800 GS

This fall, the legendary GS gets even more legendary with the incredible new F 800 GS. It's lean. It's mean. It's ready to tackle everything from dual sport rides in the woods or desert to long-haul adventure touring. With a lightweight design and eye-opening power, The F 800 GS is the most off-road oriented GS ever built.

A parallel twin engine with 85 charging horses and 62 lb/feet of torque give it startling speed and breathtaking acceleration. Throw in a dry weight of just 392 lbs, six-speed gear box, switchable ABS, wide foot rests and a 4.2 gallon tank located under the seat for a low center of gravity, and you get a enduro light enough for amazing handling no matter where you're headed.

If you want all the capabilities of the GS in a lighter, tighter, totally aggressive package, the destined-to-be-a-classic F 800 GS is your ride.

 

BMW Motorrad's Year of the Enduro Continues with the Arrival of a Powerful Dual-Purpose Twin

 

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 29, 2008… There's still time to rule the woods, the desert and a four-lane highway with a versatile new ride this summer. After much anticipation in the motorcycling community, the all-new 2009 BMW F 800 GS has arrived at U.S. BMW Motorrad dealers.

 

On the road, the F 800 GS offers impressive speed and acceleration with its six-speed gear box and parallel twin engine, delivering 85 horsepower and 62 lb/feet of torque. Features like heated hand grips, available ABS (which can be turned off when riding off-road) and an on-board computer provide the comfort and safety of a long-distance touring bike.

 

For off-road riding, the F 800 GS comes equipped with 21inch front and 17 inch rear wire spoked wheels, wide foot pegs, an under seat 4.2 gallon gas tank for better weight distribution, and a standard under-engine skid plate. Possessing the power-to-weight ratio of a high-performance enduro, the feisty F 800 GS is a lean, mean impressive handling machine – no matter where the road leads.

 

The 2009 F 800 GS has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $10,520 (excluding freight). The Standard Package, offered at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $12,025 (excluding freight) includes heated hand grips, Anti-Lock Brakes, an on-board computer, and white (clear lens) turn signals. It is available in two colors – Dark Magnesium Metallic and Sunset Yellow.

 

 

 

Rooted in BMW History

The F 800 GS is the latest addition to BMW Motorrad's dual-sport model lineup. The bike follows in the footsteps of the highly acclaimed R 1200 GS – which traces its roots back to the early 1980s when BMW won the grueling Paris-Dakar rally four times with its trailblazing dual-purpose R 80 GS.

 

BMW Motorrad's GS model line also includes the upgraded R 1200 GS and GS Adventure. Since their debut in 2004, the versatile R 1200 GS and its rugged companion, the R 1200 GS Adventure, have earned praise from motorcycle enthusiasts and the press for their exceptional performance both on and off the road.

 

The R 1200 GS has earned award after award, including Cycle World's Best Open Class Street Bike and the International Journalist's Panel “Best Bike in the World.”

The R 1200 GS Adventure was named “Best Adventure Bike” three years in a row by editors of Motorcyclist Magazine.

 

Ready for Competition

With its wide range of enduro motorcycles and increasing numbers of riders who enjoy the “adventure sport” lifestyle, BMW Motorrad is celebrating 2008 as the “Year of the Enduro” by launching the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy competition on new F 800 GS bikes.

 

The International GS Trophy is a skills-based contest with GS riders coming from all over the world for a final meeting to pick the best of the best in Tunisia , North Africa , October 15 – 24. The competition is not a race, but a lengthy and challenging ride, both on and off-road, through the rugged countryside of Tunisia .

 

The event will include numerous tests in individual riding skills and group teamwork to overcome natural and manmade obstacles in the course of the ride.

 

2009 BMW F 800 GS

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