BMW has announced a successor to the F 800 ST sport tourer, the F 800 GT. The belt driven GT gets a 5 hp bump (now 90 bhp), along with improved ergonomics and wind protection.
BMW claims the F 800 GT has an improved luggage system, further enhancing its touring capabilities. ABS is standard, with Automatic Stability Control and Electronic Suspension Adjustment optional.
This new model will definitely be available in the U.S. next year, but pricing and timing are currently unavailable. Here are all the details announced by BMW:
The high-torque, water-cooled 2-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 798 cc continues to provide dynamic propulsion in the new F 800 GT. An increase in power has been achieved by means of revised set-up. It now has an output of 66 kW / 90 bhp (F 800 ST: 62.5 kW (85 bhp)) at 8,000 rpm. The new F 800 GT boasts an even more supreme drive with the maintenance-free secondary drive via toothed belt.
What is more, improved ergonomics, optimised wind and weather protection and an even more practically oriented luggage system provides the basis for genuine “Gran Turismo”. The new F 800 GT is also fitted as standard with ABS in line with the “Safety 360°” principle. Other optional systems such as Automatic Stability Control ASC and the Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA ensure that the new BMW F 800 GT sets new standards in terms of safety and comfort within its segment.
As part of the BMW Motorrad program of special accessories, the new F 800 GT can also be fitted with an Akrapovič sports silencer. This slip-on silencer provides a particularly earthy 2-cylinder sound. Made of titanium and stainless steel it enables a weight reduction of approx. 1.7 kg as compared to the standard rear silencer.
Overview of new technical features: