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BMW Motorrad USA Introduces The 2014 F 800 GS Adventure

Authentic GS Adventure Experience in a Mid-Size Motorcycle

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 2, 2013… Building upon a track record of success in the large-capacity and mid-size enduro segments, BMW Motorrad proudly offers the new F 800 GS Adventure. Based on the dynamic, off-road-oriented F 800 GS, the Adventure model offers an optimal combination of agility, touring practicality and off-road capability. Following the tradition of the popular boxer-engined GS Adventure models, it provides off-road-oriented touring aficionados, world travellers and endure fans with an authentic GS Adventure experience in the mid-size segment.

The F 800 GS Adventure is powered by the liquid-cooled 798 cc four-valve twin-cylinder engine featured on the F 800 GS, with electronic fuel injection, closed-loop catalytic converter and six-speed transmission. Delivering maximum power of 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm, and with maximum torque of 83 Nm (61 lb/ft) at 5,750 rpm, this engine impresses with quick and lively response, powerful torque and low fuel consumption.

Engineered and equipped for world travel.

Like the F 800 GS, the Adventure model features a robust, torsionally resistant tubular steel frame, while the rear subframe is reinforced to accommodate the larger, 24-liter tank (6.3 gallons) (8 liters (2.1 gallons) more than the F 800 GS model), which increases the bike’s range. Like the F 800 GS, the Adventure model is equipped with ABS as standard, while further safety and performance-enhancing systems – Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) – are available as factory equipped options, and in the case of ASC, also as a dealer installed special accessory. These features position the BMW F 800 GS Adventure, along with the F 800 GS, as the safest mid-size touring enduro on the market.

The new F 800 GS Adventure is also available with Enduro mode as part of a package featuring ASC as a factory option.. At the push of a button, the rider can increase the slip threshold of the ABS and ASC systems when heading off-road, for an even more dynamic riding experience with improved acceleration and braking on loose terrain.

The F 800 GS Adventure boasts new, masculine bodywork that underscores its globetrotting abilities, while a new, very comfortable bench seat, a larger windscreen for improved protection against the elements and hand protectors also support this image. Other new standard features on the F 800 GS Adventure include wide enduro footrests, an adjustable, reinforced foot brake lever, an engine protection bar and a pannier rack which also functions as a tank protection bar.

Highlights of the new BMW F 800 GS Adventure compared to the F 800 GS:

• Based on the same versatile overall concept as the F 800 GS, with powerful twin-cylinder engine and agile suspension, but with enhanced off-road and globetrotting abilities.
• Robust and masculine GS Adventure bodywork styling.
• Balanced proportions, despite large rear tank.
• Larger, 24-liter (6.3 gallons) fuel tank (+ 8 liters/ + 21. gallons).
• Extended range (by approx.100 miles).
• ABS as standard, ASC as a factory-fitted optional extra or as a special accessory.
• Enduro mode as a new optional extra, in combination with ASC.
• Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) as a factory-fitted optional extra.
• Reinforced rear subframe.
• More comfortable bench seat.
• Large windscreen.
• Wide enduro footrests.
• Adjustable, reinforced foot brake lever.
• Engine protection bar.
• Pannier rack also serves as a tank protection bar.
• Wide range of dealer installed special accessories and factory options.

Key technical differences at a glance:

BMW F 800 GS Adventure BMW F 800 GS
Tank volume: 6.3 gallons 4.2 gallons
Standard seat height: 35.0 in 34.6 in
Low seat height: 33.9 in 33.5 in
Low Suspension option: no yes, 32.3 in
DIN unladen weight: 505 lbs 472 lbs
Max load: 496 lbs 507 lbs
Dimensions
L / W / H: 90.7/36.4/57.1 in 90.6/36.2/53.0 in
Fuel consumption
55 mph 55mpg 62 mpg

Model Characteristics and Design

BMW GS Adventure is a byword for the finest in two-wheeled exploration.

For many years, the Adventure versions of the large BMW GS boxer bikes have been discovering far corners of our planet and pressing on where others have turned back. With the arrival of the F 800 GS Adventure, BMW Motorrad offers this same concept for the mid-size enduro segment for the first time – and just like the boxer-engined GS Adventure models, the newcomer is also built for increased off-road riding and operation under the harshest conditions.

High-torque, smooth running parallel-twin engine.

Just like the F 800 GS, the new F 800 GS Adventure uses the extremely compact two-cylinder engine inclined forward at an angle of 8.3 degrees with a displacement of 798 cc and four valves per combustion chamber. Equipped with electronic fuel injection, closed-loop catalytic converter and a six-speed gearbox, the engine excels with its quick throttle response, acceleration and low fuel consumption. Its system of balancing masses using a swivelling connecting rod that compensates for first and second-order inertia forces is the only one of its kind to be installed on a standard production bike. Valve actuation is by means of double overhead camshafts and speed-resistant rocker arms. Output of the liquid-cooled engine is unchanged at 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm, with a peak torque of 83 Nm (61 lb-ft) at 5,750 rpm.

Robust chassis with reinforced rear frame and ABS as standard.

The chassis of the new F 800 GS Adventure is based on the proven concept used on the F 800 GS, featuring a robust, torsionally stiff steel frame in tubular construction with the engine integrated as a load-bearing element. The steering head connection via gusset plates and the one-piece double-strut swing arm made of diecast aluminum is unchanged. The only difference is that the rear frame in square steel tubing has been strengthened to allow for both the 8-liter/2.1 gallon increase in fuel tank capacity and the more rigorous demands on the bike’s off-road abilities. ABS already comes equipped as standard on the new F 800 GS Adventure, as it does on all BMW production motorcycles.

The new, extra-light and compact two-channel Bosch 9M BMW system featured on the F 800 GS is also included. It comes equipped with inlet valves that can be infinitely adjusted for even better response as well as wheel sensors that automatically monitor the distance between sensor and sensor wheel. ABS can be deactivated at the press of a button if the rider so wishes – ideal for riding in off-road terrain.

Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) as a factory equipped option.

The list of factory equipped options includes a unique feature for the mid-size enduro segment in the form of Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA). This allows the rider to conveniently adjust the rebound damping of the rear spring strut in the same way as on the F 800 GS with a simple push of a button on the left handlebar panel, even while on the move. Depending on the damping mode selected – “Comfort”, “Normal” or “Sport” – the electronic control unit determines and sets the appropriate damping rate. This is done by means of a small, light stepper motor on the shock
absorber, while a corresponding symbol appears in the instrument cluster display. The spring
preload, on the other hand, is adjusted manually using an easily accessible hand wheel.

Automatic Stability Control (ASC) with new Enduro mode available as a factory equipped option.

A unique feature of BMW’s mid-size enduro segment is the Automatic Stability Control (ASC) system on the F 800 GS. This anti-slip control function regulates the amount of engine drive torque transmitted as a function of the friction coefficient between the road surface and the rear tire. This has the effect of preventing the rear wheel from spinning, thereby enhancing traction and handling safety. Riders can disengage the system by pressing a button, even on the move.

The new F 800 GS Adventure is the world’s-first mid-size bike to offer an Enduro riding mode as an option with ASC. When changing from roads to rougher terrain, a handlebar control enables the rider to simply switch to Enduro mode and thereby activate an ASC and ABS setting that has been specially tuned for off-road riding. In this mode, the ASC and ABS control logic is modified to delay intervention. The slip threshold is increased, resulting in improved acceleration and stopping power on loose surfaces at the same time as making the riding experience even more dynamic and active. The Enduro mode can only be ordered in conjunction with the optional ASC in the Enduro package, although ASC is available also on its own.

New styling and extended equipment features.

The new F 800 GS Adventure underscores its credentials as an enduro bike eminently suited to world travel as well as a safe and dependable means of exploring even the remotest regions of the planet with a host of specialized equipment features.

The introduction of the new F 800 GS Adventure clearly signals what its name promises. It takes its cue from the large boxer GS Adventure models by adopting the same authentic, and robust look. The characteristic GS styling continues to stand out clearly from all angles.

When it comes to ergonomics and comfort, the new F 800 GS Adventure further demonstrates its globetrotting capabilities with a seat that is more comfortable and slightly higher than the F 800 GS, making longer day rides even easier to cover. A lower seat can be selected as an accessory. Meanwhile, an enlarged windscreen provides even better protection from the elements, while sturdy hand protectors and adjustable brake and clutch levers are also standard..
Suitability for off-road use is further enhanced by widened enduro footrests with vibration-damping rubber tops that can be removed for riding off-road. The adjustable rest for the foot brake lever allows for optimum operation of the rear-wheel brake when the rider is in a standing position off road.

The severe operating conditions often encountered in rough terrain prompted the reinforcement of the foot brake lever and the inclusion of an engine protection bar plus the pannier racks that double as protection bars for the enlarged fuel tank. Its capacity of 24 liters/6.3 gallons means that it holds 8 liters/2.1 gallons more than the F 800 GS, increasing the bike’s range by around 100 miles.

Equipment Range

Optional equipment and accessories for a wide range of personalization.

BMW Motorrad offers its customary extensive range of optional equipment and accessories for further personalization of the new F 800 GS Adventure.

Options are factory equipped while accessories are retrofit items that can be added by BMW Motorrad dealers or customers themselves.

Optional equipment.

• Automatic Stability Control (ASC).
• Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA).
• Low seat.
• Center stand.
• Comfort package: onboard computer, heated grips, center stand.
• new: Enduro package: ASC, Enduro mode.
• new: Off-road tires.
• new: LED Fog Lights. .
• Anti-theft alarm system.
• Active Package: LED Fog Lights, ESA

Special accessories.

• Safety.
• Automatic Stability Control (ASC).
• new: LED Fog Lights.
• Anti-theft alarm system.
• Add-on spoiler (small and large) for hand protectors.
• Add-on windscreen spoiler, large.

Storage options.

• new: Tinted windscreen.
• Case Holder, large, for aluminum topcase.
• Aluminum case.
• Inner bags for aluminum case.
• Aluminum topcase.
• Waterproof tank bag.
• Softbag Sport, small.
• Softbag Sport, large.
• Enduro rear bag.

Sound

• Akrapovic sports silencer.

Ergonomics and comfort.

• Wind deflector set.
• Heated handlebar grips.
• Low seat.
• Splash guard extension, rear.

Navigation and communication.

• new: BMW Motorrad Navigator Adventure.
• Holder for navigation system, cable and accessory set.
• Function pouch for Navigator.

Maintenance and technology.

• Service tool kit.
• Center stand.

Colors

The new F 800 GS Adventure also signals its adventurous nature through two new colors.
In Sandrover matt, the F 800 GS Adventure stakes its claim to adventure riding. Racing red, on the other hand, lends the F 800 GS Adventure a particularly light and sporty look while accentuating its dynamic qualities.

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Where in the World is Bob?

Where in the world is Bob? Attending the dealer launch of the 2013 water-cooled R 1200 GS in Marrakesh, Morocco that’s where!! Jealous?! We are too but be patient it won’t be too much longer until BMW’s latest innovative machine is here and available for test rides. According to BMW Motorrad these bikes should be arriving by the first of April (no joke!).

The introduction of the water-cooled R 1200 GS is taking BMW motorcycles in a new and exciting direction. With this new design, we can only assume it is just a matter of time before the R1200R and RT follow suit and become liquid cooled, closing one chapter in BMW history and beginning a new one!

Since 1994 this is the first complete redesign of BMW’s flat iconic twin engine and the design is nothing short of perfection:

  • Combined air/liquid cooling improves cooling efficiency and keeps engine temperature in check
  • Precision cooling (a technology used in Formula 1 racing) is directed primarily to the cylinder head where cooling is most critical allowing for a compact, light-weight radiator
  • Light weight radiators = better dynamics and more appealing design with less exposed, plus higher placement (great feature for an off-road bike!)
  • More horsepower (125hp) and torque and less fuel consumption (6% less!)
  • Airbox and intakes have higher placement which improves water crossing ability
  • Vertical flow from the airbox and cylinder intakes moving from the back to the top of the engine, improves engine response
  • Same length intake ports and injectors are now closer to the valves for optimal throttle response
  • For the first time a flat twin’s gearbox is integrated into the crankcase for enhanced torsional rigidity, a more compact power-train, and improved gear shifting
  • New 8-disc multi-plate wet clutch improves resistance to overheating
  • 3 ramps in the supporting plate and clutch drive for anti-hopping (slipper clutch) properties and to self energize clutch engagement, offering reduced clutch pull effort plus the clutch is more easily accessible simplifying and reducing maintenance costs
  • Improved gear shifting
  • Combined engine and gearbox chambers eliminate the need for a separate gearbox oil change, reducing costs of maintenance
  • Other Exciting Features

  • For the first time in GS history…cruise control!
  • New continuous tubular steel bridge type frame including a bolt on rear frame that can be easily replaced if damaged, as well as bolt on rear foot pegs that can be removed saving weight and preventing potential rear frame damage, plus reduced width in leg area improving handling and resulting in a better riding experience.
  • 5 ride modes: rain, road, dynamic, endure, and endure pro allowing for more fun and more safety with the push of a button
  • Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) adjusts to road condition in less than 10 milliseconds smoothing out the worst road or trail
    GPS preparation option that includes the mounting cradle, bracket, and BMW Multi-Controller. The cradle comes with a single key lock cylinder so no need for an additional key
  • Optional LED highlight for better visibility and more distinctive look
  • For a technical view of the engine’s build, watch this video.

    Feed Your Restless

    Feed Your RestlessIt’s not going to be hard to “Feed your Restless” in 2013 thanks to all of the new and exciting products 2013 has to offer! The new scooters are here, the special edition HP4 is available, the 90th anniversary R1200GSA, R1200RT, and R1200R have been unveiled, the F800GT model has been updated, the new water cooled R1200 GS is complete and on its way, the 30th anniversary K1300S was introduced, plus according to BMW Motorrad there is a new bike rumored to be introduced in June 2013!

    BMW Motorrad rolled out a national television advertising campaign called “Feed Your Restless” on March 1. The creative concept is intended to appeal to the heart and soul of motorcyclists and fuel their restlessness to ride.

    Each of the 3 commercials feature a specific BMW model segment. The first ad titled “Boots” spotlights the S 1000 RR, K 1300 S, and R 1200 R sportbikes. A group of friends go out for an overnight ride, land at a roadside motel which is the point the commercial begins: the riders are awakened by an alarm clock and all rush to get ready and back on the road.

    The second ad, “Cowboy Coffee” highlights the BMW R 1200 GS, F 600 GS, and R 1200 GSA enduro bikes on a dual sport ride. There is a mix of on and off-road riding and the commercial ends sitting around a campfire, planning the next day’s adventure.

    The final ad “Lunch” features the K 1600 GT and GTL touring bikes sitting outside a diner, while inside two couples impatiently wait to get their check so they can get back on the road.

    All of these ads are available on Bob’s Youtube channel or you can tune into ESPN, ESPN news, Discovery, Velocity, History, or H2 channels to see them.

    BMW R7 Wins Best-in-Class at Pebble Beach Concours

    One-of-a-kind art deco concept from 1930s honored at world’s most prestigious concours d’elegance

    The BMW R7 motorcycle won best-in-class in the Motorcycle class at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The award was received by Karl Baumer, Head of BMW Group Classic.

    “The BMW R7 is one of the most extraordinary motorcycles in our collection,” noted Baumer upon receiving the award. “We are delighted that the effort to bring the BMW R7 to the Pebble Beach Concours was rewarded with Best in Class for Motorcycles.”

    The 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance featured motorcycles from Germany. On the cusp of its 90th year of motorcycle production it was only natural that BMW would feature prominently.
    The BMW R7 motorcycle was created in 1934 at the height of the art deco movement which heavily influenced its design. It was created as a concept but never put into production making this R7 the only one of its kind in the world. It had not been seen for nearly 70 years when it was discovered in 2005 whereupon it was painstakingly restored by BMW Group Classic. It is now a part of BMW Group Classic’s extensive collection of significant BMW cars and motorcycles.

    BMW Group In America
    BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 114 MINI passenger car dealers, and 32 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

    Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwgroupna.com.

    Bloomingdale’s Chooses BMW as the Perfect Fashion Accessory!

    Bob’s F800R at Bloomingdales.

    Tuesday, August 14 select dealers nationwide, including Bob’s BMW, rolled BMW’s on the showroom floor of Bloomingdale’s. Bob personally delivered an F800R to the Bloomingdale’s in Chevy Chase, MD. Bloomingdale’s decided a BMW motorcycle is the perfect accessory to show off its 2012 Men’s Fall Fashion; after all the BMW roundel is known for its quality, design, and performance—very similar to Bloomingdale’s brand image.

    The men’s fall fashion catalog has been released in which the motorcycle is featured. Plus, Bloomingdale’s is running a sweepstakes now thru September 16 giving away two R1200R Classics, one of the hardest models in the country to get today. And our very good friend Chris “Teach” McNeil will perform on 3rd avenue in front of the New York Bloomingdale’s to help kick off the infamous fashion week!

    Bob’s addition to Bloomingdale’s sweepstakes…if you find yourself at the Chevy Chase Bloomingdale’s, have some fun and snap a picture in front of the bike, EMAIL it to us, and if your picture is chosen by the staff as the most creative, win a Bob’s hoodie…the perfect prize for the cooler weather around the corner!

    Kudos to Bob’s Service Department

    Bob's BMW Service Department

    Award Winning Service

    The BMW warranty is one of the best in the industry: 3 years or 36,000 miles! Riders get this amazing warranty when purchasing a new BMW to cover certain issues that may arise. The million dollar question is what exactly is covered under this warranty? If you ever have this question, no matter where you live, near or far, there is only one place to go and that’s to Bob’s BMW! And here’s why…

    This past month, as part of BMW USA’s quality assurance protocol, Bobs BMW Service department underwent and passed a warranty audit with flying colors! BMW USA reviewed every warranty claim within the past 12 months, a total of $35,000 worth of claims, and all but $198 passed according to warranty guidelines.

    What this means is Bob’s Service Department knows the BMW warranty like the back of its hand. If an issue arises that you believe to be covered under your BMW warranty, Bob’s is your resource to get it taken care of hassle free!

    Greetings E-club Members!

    July has brought Maryland some record breaking temperatures. The month also seems to be bringing Bob’s some record breaking numbers. Our facebook fan page hit 1,000 fans this month and continues climbing! Thanks to all of our fans for supporting our page and keeping it interesting with great posts and pics!

    Check out what’s been going on this month and what’s just around the corner…

    40th Annual BMW MOA National Rally
    Bob's Team at 2012 Rally
    The beginning of July was your typical July at Bob’s BMW…rally mode! Last year, we had the pleasure of the rally being just one state away. This year the rally was held in Missouri so we had to coordinate setup from thousands of miles away. But anyone who knows Bob knows, despite the rally’s location, Bob’s BMW doesn’t miss a national rally! Especially BMWMOA’s 40th year anniversary which was also a very special year for Bob’s BMW…celebrating our 30th year in business!

    We sent our worker bees out there including Bob and they safely returned last week! A special thanks to James Abrashoff, Fred Oppido, Mike Donegan, and our many rally partners that made it a great success! A complete list of all 2012 MOA national rally door prize winners plus the 30 GRAND PRIZE winners will soon be announced.


    Bob;s BMW Project Bike

    Project bike

    Monthly Tech Sessions

    We switched up our last tech session and focused on the technical side of apparel. Apparel Manager, Peter Meade led the seminar sharing valuable information with the group on why we carry what we do and how it works.

    Next month on August 11, Bob will lead the session, “What is a Project Bike?” We buy these project bikes and store them for the off-season but why? Next month you can hear the answer to this question plus learn the many rewards and joys these bikes bring to their owners.


    BMWBMW Club

    BMWBMW member Henry Winokur

    BMWBMW member Henry Winokur

    Local club BMWBMW is hosting its monthly club meeting on Bob’s showroom floor on August 11. Anyone interested in getting involved with the local BMW club and having some fun should be sure to arrive by 11 for the club’s meeting. The club will be here discussing current business as well as answering any questions prospective members may have about the club: what they do, how you can sign up, the benefits of being a member, and more. After the club meeting, folks are encouraged to stick around for our August tech session, “What is a Project Bike?”
     
     
     
     


    Jeremy Cook

    Jeremy Cook racing

    Jeremy Cook’s Current Standings in the CCS Race Circuit

    Bob’s sponsored S1000RR rider, Jeremy Cook is well into the 2012 season and really showing up for his first year racing in the expert pro division. We are proud to report, Jeremy has remained in the top 10 for all 29 races except for one “did not finish” (DNF) which he “did not start” to finish! Long story short, race time was changed and announced at the last minute and he was unable to get ready in time.

    Jeremy races with CCS up and down the East coast representing Bob’s BMW and the BMW S1000RR. His home turf is Summit Point Race Track in West Virginia. Anyone interested in spending a day at the track can join Jeremy and his crew under the Bob’s hospitality tent at his next home race on August 25-26. We send Jeremy with a hospitality tent and complimentary beverages and snacks to accommodate fans. If you have not been, we encourage you to go and check it out. The tent offers a shaded area to rest and kick tires with fellow riders while getting an up close and personal view of the races.


    Edelweiss Seminar

    On July 28 Bob’s hosted an Edelweiss Bike Travel informational session led by Rainer Buck, the Managing Director of Edelweiss. Questions including how to prepare for international travel, what types of tours are available, how to choose the right tour for you, and more were answered. Attendees learned the difference between traveling hairpin turns in the Alps versus a more open road adventure through South Africa.

    In addition to this information, Rainer also provided details on Bob’s upcoming anniversary trip to Eastern Europe in September; which there are still spaces available for. Anyone interested in joining Bob and Suzanne on this 15 day motorcycle adventure through Eastern Europe, can contact Bob directly.
     
     

    More information on the Kings and Castle Tour is available at http://www.bobsbmw.com/road-crew/events-and-rides

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