BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013 vs. KTM 1050 Adventure 2015

BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013

BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013

KTM 1050 Adventure 2015

KTM 1050 Adventure 2015

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Overview - BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013 vs KTM 1050 Adventure 2015

The BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013 and the KTM 1050 Adventure 2015 are both enduro motorcycles that offer impressive performance and capabilities. However, there are some notable differences between the two models.

Starting with the engine and drive train, the BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013 is equipped with a 798cc engine that delivers 86 horsepower and 83 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the KTM 1050 Adventure 2015 boasts a larger 1050cc engine that produces 95 horsepower and 107 Nm of torque. Both bikes feature a chain transmission and have 2 cylinders.

BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013

BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013

In terms of suspension, both motorcycles come with upside-down telescopic forks at the front. The BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013 features a steel frame, while the KTM 1050 Adventure 2015 utilizes a chromium-molybdenum frame. The frame type for the BMW is tubular and load-bearing engine, while the KTM has a tubular frame.

When it comes to dimensions and weights, the BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013 has a front tire diameter of 21 inches and a rear tire width of 150 mm with a diameter of 17 inches. It has a wheelbase of 1578 mm and a seat height of 890 mm. The kerb weight, including ABS, is 229 kg, and it has a fuel tank capacity of 24 liters. On the other hand, the KTM 1050 Adventure 2015 has a front tire diameter of 19 inches and the same rear tire specifications as the BMW. It has a slightly shorter wheelbase of 1560 mm and a lower seat height of 850 mm. The kerb weight, including ABS, is 230 kg, and it has a fuel tank capacity of 23 liters.

In terms of strengths, the BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013 boasts a torque-strong engine, low weight, and a generous 24-liter fuel tank capacity. On the other hand, the KTM 1050 Adventure 2015 offers a powerful and cultivated engine, disengageable ABS, adjustable traction control, agile handling, adjustable ergonomics, a prestigious look similar to its bigger sisters, a height-adjustable windshield, low weight, and an affordable price.

KTM 1050 Adventure 2015

KTM 1050 Adventure 2015

As for weaknesses, the BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013 does not have any notable weaknesses. On the other hand, the KTM 1050 Adventure 2015 has a rev limiter that kicks in at 8500 revs, which may limit its top-end performance. Additionally, the wind protection on the KTM is not quite optimal.

In conclusion, both the BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013 and the KTM 1050 Adventure 2015 are capable enduro motorcycles with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. The BMW offers a torque-strong engine and a larger fuel tank capacity, while the KTM boasts a more powerful engine, adjustable features, and a more affordable price. Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on the rider's preferences and priorities.

Technical Specifications BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013 compared to KTM 1050 Adventure 2015

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Engine and Drive Train

BoreBore82 mmBore103 mm
StrokeStroke75.6 mmStroke63 mm
Engine powerEngine power86 HPEngine power95 HP
TorqueTorque83 NmTorque107 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque5750 rpmRpm at Torque5750 rpm
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders2
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
DisplacementDisplacement798 ccmDisplacement1050 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork

Chassis

FrameFrameSteelFrameChromium-molybdenum
Frame typeFrame typeTubular, Load-bearing engineFrame typeTubular

Brakes Front

PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonFour pistons
Shock mountShock mountFloating caliperShock mountFixed caliper

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
PistonPistonSingle pistonPistonDouble piston
Shock mountShock mountFloating caliperShock mountFixed caliper

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width90 mmFront tyre width110 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height90 %Front tyre height70 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter21 inchFront tyre diameter19 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width150 mmRear tyre width150 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height70 %Rear tyre height70 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
WheelbaseWheelbase1578 mmWheelbase1560 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height890 mmSeat Height850 mm
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)229 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)230 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity24 lFuel Tank Capacity23 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013

BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013

The big R 1200 GS Adventure may have been the ultimate long-distance adventure bike up to now, but anyone who also values a bit of fun and sport is certainly better served by the F 800 GS Adventure.

Torque-strong engine

low weight

24-litre tank

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KTM 1050 Adventure 2015

KTM 1050 Adventure 2015

The KTM 1050 Adventure picks up where the 990 Adventure left off a few years ago: Around 100 hp of power, playful handling and as much or as little electronics as is currently state-of-the-art. The engine is anything but weak, ABS and traction control regulate safely and inconspicuously and the handling is extremely fun-oriented, partly because of the relatively narrow tyres. And all this at a price that is only undercut by a few competitors in the league of big touring enduros. Sad as it may be, the two 1190 Adventures and, above all, the flagship 1290 Super Adventure, have soared in price to very high levels. And that is precisely why the KTM 1050 Adventure is perhaps the most coherent of the four Adventure models.

powerful, cultivated engine

: disengageable ABS

adjustable traction control

agile handling

adjustable ergonomics

prestigious look similar to the big sisters

height-adjustable windshield

low weight

affordable price.

Rev limiter already kicks in at 8500 revs

wind protection not quite optimal

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price BMW F 800 GS Adventure vs KTM 1050 Adventure

There are a few key differences between a BMW F 800 GS Adventure 2013 and a KTM 1050 Adventure 2015. It takes less time to sell a BMW F 800 GS Adventure with 68 days compared to 75 days for a KTM 1050 Adventure. Since model year 2013 1000PS.de editors have written 8 reviews for the BMW F 800 GS Adventure and 8 reviews for the KTM 1050 Adventure since model year 2015. The first review for the BMW F 800 GS Adventure was published on 6/24/2013 and now has more than 39,600 views. This compares to more than 10,900 views for the first review on KTM 1050 Adventure published on 11/4/2014.

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