BMW just released two new GS models that stand to improve one of the most respected and successful family of bikes – the BMW Enduro family. As always, BMW Motorrad has faced the challenge of taking something that is already good and making it even better, consistently focusing on building on the characteristic strengths of the GS in refining the concept.
The 2013 F700GS, a direct successor to the F650GS, represents the ideal entry-level bike to the Enduro family with increased output and torque of 55 kW (75 hp) at 7,300 rpm. A host of new components include double disc front brakes, standard two-channel ABS, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA). New design features include a new dial cockpit, dial faces, handlebar switch units, windshield, and body, which can be specced in either a Red apple metallic, Ostra grey metallic matt or Glacier silver metallic.
The 2013 F800GS represents a new dimension of versatility both on and off the road. It combines suitability for road use and touring with superior off-road qualities to an extent not previously seen in this class of motorcycle. In addition to the previously mentioned electronic systems are new side trim and body features, new instrument clusters, new switch units, an optional lower suspension, and new paint finishes (Kalamata metallic matt, Cordoba blue and Alpine white 3).
Please note that the new 2013 BMW F700GS and F800GS will be on sale in Canada in the fall of 2012. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.
For more information on the F700GS and F800GS head over to BMW Canada’s Press Club for the full press release: LINK