Wednesday, August 23, 2006

New BMW F800GS announced

The 2008 BMW F800GS!

Pics: Motoblog (updated on Nov. 3, 2007)

BMW have confirmed the development of their new 800 series of motorcycles – the off-road/dual-purpose F800GS, and the F800R, which will be in the Honda VFR sport-touring niche.

The F800GS should be the ideal bike for those who love the R1200GS’ off-road style and capability, but who’re intimidated by the 1200’s sheer heft and bulk. The 800 will also pack more power than the existing F650 (which will continue to remain in the BMW range), so it should certainly be able to carve a nice niche for itself...

This is the engine that'll be fitted to the F800GS and other forthcoming BMW bikes. The chick is only there to... umm... er, make the pic more interesting!

A new naked 800 is being developed, which will be on the lines of the aggressive, sporty K1200R. And finally, there will also be a new F450GS, which will be in the mould of the BMW HP2 – lightweight, powerful and totally focused on off-road applications. BMW definitely seem to be going all-out towards developing newer, sportier, more aggressive bikes. Nice!

Also see:
2007 BMW HP2 Megamoto
2007 BMW G650 XMoto, XChallenge, and XCountry
All-new superbike from BMW in 2007
2007 BMW K1200R Sport
Schnitzer BMWs

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The new Beemer sounds interesting! Nil points for the sexist advert though!

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