In case you're on the lookout for an enduro bike that delivers great power, amazing off-roading abilities and great asphalt performances as well, then the BMW F 800 GS 2012 might be one of the best choices you have at your disposal.
The enduro bike is equipped with an 800 cc 2-cylinder 4 stroke parallel twin engine able to develop 85 horsepower and 62 lb-fit of torque, everything in a package that weights merely 462 lbs. Despite all that the F 800 manages to be very fuel efficient but more importantly, the enduro bike is very rich in features.
The list of equipment includes dual disc brakes at the front, Antilock Braking System as an optional extra, an off-road adapted chassis, wider footrests, a 6-speed gearbox, chain drive, digital engine management, closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor, hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster, upside down fork, continuously adjustable rear rebound damping, rear suspension strut with travel dependent damping, front mudguard close to wheel, a complete stainless steel exhaust system, double sided aluminum swinging arm, armored steel brake hoses and prop stand with starter inhibit, just to name a few.
Electronic equipment includes permanent headlamp beam, electronic immobilizer, info flat screen showing digital clock, cruising range indicator, service interval indicator and 2 trip odometers, LED rear lights and a power socket. Optional extras include a low seat, center stand, anti-theft alarm, heated grips, white turn signals and on-board computer.
Available colors include Triple Black, Desert Blue/Alpine White and Graphitan metallic Matte. Unfortunately, Lava Orange Metallic / Black Silk Shining and the full-Alpine White color schemes have been discontinued with this year's model.
In case the BMW F 800 GS 2012 is what you're looking for in an enduro bike then be prepared to pay roughly $12,900 MSRP for the standard package. If you consider the BMW to be a bit too pricey then you might want also want to consider checking out the Suzuki V-Strom 650, since it has a base MSRP of $8,299, or the $6,299 MSRP 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650. However, if you want an even larger ground clearance and an even more affordable price, the $$6,000 Suzuki DR650SE might be a better alternative.