BMW F 800 GS 2008 vs. BMW R 1200 GS 2010

BMW F 800 GS 2008

BMW F 800 GS 2008

BMW R 1200 GS 2010

BMW R 1200 GS 2010

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Overview - BMW F 800 GS 2008 vs BMW R 1200 GS 2010

The BMW F 800 GS 2008 and the BMW R 1200 GS 2010 are both enduro motorcycles that offer different features and specifications.

In terms of engine power, the BMW F 800 GS 2008 has 85 HP, while the BMW R 1200 GS 2010 has a more powerful engine with 110 HP. This means that the R 1200 GS has more power and may offer a more exhilarating riding experience.

The transmission systems also differ between the two models. The F 800 GS 2008 has a chain transmission, while the R 1200 GS 2010 has a prop shaft transmission. The prop shaft transmission is known for its durability and low maintenance requirements, making it a reliable choice for long rides.

Both motorcycles have 2 cylinders and a similar displacement, with the F 800 GS having a displacement of 798 ccm and the R 1200 GS having a displacement of 1170 ccm.

BMW F 800 GS 2008

BMW F 800 GS 2008

In terms of dimensions and weights, the F 800 GS 2008 has a slightly longer wheelbase of 1578 mm compared to the R 1200 GS 2010, which has a wheelbase of 1507 mm. The seat height is the same for both models, at 850 mm. The dry weight of the F 800 GS 2008 is 191 kg, while the R 1200 GS 2010 is slightly heavier at 203 kg.

When it comes to fuel tank capacity, the R 1200 GS 2010 has a larger tank with a capacity of 20 liters, while the F 800 GS 2008 has a smaller tank with a capacity of 16 liters. This means that the R 1200 GS may offer a longer range before needing to refuel.

In terms of strengths, the F 800 GS 2008 has a lower price compared to the R 1200 GS 2010. It also offers positive ride comfort and is considered beginner-friendly. Additionally, the F 800 GS is relatively lightweight and offers a relatively luxurious riding experience.

BMW R 1200 GS 2010

BMW R 1200 GS 2010

On the other hand, the R 1200 GS 2010 has a sporty look and is well-equipped with features. It also offers enough storage space for longer rides, making it a practical choice for touring.

In terms of weaknesses, the F 800 GS 2008 is reported to have an annoying background noise in the high rev range, which may be bothersome for some riders. It also does not have the optional extras that are available for the larger GS models.

The R 1200 GS 2010 has a weakness in that the technology of the conversion may take some getting used to for riders who are not familiar with it.

Overall, both the BMW F 800 GS 2008 and the BMW R 1200 GS 2010 have their own unique strengths and weaknesses. The choice between the two would depend on the rider's preferences and priorities, such as power, price, comfort, and features.

Technical Specifications BMW F 800 GS 2008 compared to BMW R 1200 GS 2010

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine powerEngine power85 HPEngine power110 HP
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionProp shaft
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders2
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
CoolingCoolingliquidCoolingOil-air
DisplacementDisplacement798 ccmDisplacement1170 ccm

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Dimensions and Weights

WheelbaseWheelbase1578 mmWheelbase1507 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height850 mmSeat Height850 mm
Dry WeightDry Weight191 kgDry Weight203 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity16 lFuel Tank Capacity20 l
Top SpeedTop Speed200 km/hTop Speed200 km/h
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

BMW F 800 GS 2008

BMW F 800 GS 2008

For us, the 800 GS is not a small GS, but a GS for non-BMW fans. So in principle it combines the virtues of the 1200 without its quirks, as newcomers would say.

Low price

positive ride comfort

beginner-friendly

low weight

relatively luxurious.

Annoying background noise in the (necessary) high rev range

no optional extras of the big GS

BMW R 1200 GS 2010

BMW R 1200 GS 2010

A GS Adventure has practically everything you need for the big trip. But firstly, Touratech manufactures some parts for BMW anyway and secondly, it doesn't stop with the optional extras offered by the Bavarians.

Sporty look

well equipped

enough storage space

The technology of the conversion takes some getting used to

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price BMW F 800 GS vs BMW R 1200 GS

There are a few key differences between a BMW F 800 GS 2008 and a BMW R 1200 GS 2010. In terms of price, the actual average price of a BMW R 1200 GS 2010 is about 46% higher. A BMW F 800 GS 2008 experiences a loss of 480 USD in one year and 1,630 USD in two years of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 390 USD and 1,160 USD for a BMW R 1200 GS 2010. Compared to BMW R 1200 GS 2010 there are less BMW F 800 GS 2008 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 5 compared to 16. It takes less time to sell a BMW F 800 GS with 47 days compared to 64 days for a BMW R 1200 GS. Since model year 2008 1000PS.de editors have written 22 reviews for the BMW F 800 GS and 98 reviews for the BMW R 1200 GS since model year 2005. The first review for the BMW F 800 GS was published on 11/7/2007 and now has more than 32,600 views. This compares to more than 19,100 views for the first review on BMW R 1200 GS published on 1/20/2004.

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