BMW F 800 R 2017 vs. BMW F 700 GS 2016

BMW F 800 R 2017

BMW F 800 R 2017

BMW F 700 GS 2016

BMW F 700 GS 2016

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Overview - BMW F 800 R 2017 vs BMW F 700 GS 2016

The BMW F 800 R 2017 and the BMW F 700 GS 2016 are both motorcycles from BMW, but they have some notable differences in terms of specifications and strengths.

Starting with the technical specifications, both bikes have the same bore and stroke measurements of 82 mm and 75.6 mm respectively. They also have the same engine displacement of 798 ccm and use a chain transmission. However, the F 800 R has a higher engine power of 90 HP compared to the F 700 GS's 75 HP. The F 800 R also has a higher torque of 86 Nm compared to the F 700 GS's 77 Nm. Both bikes have a 2-cylinder engine.

BMW F 800 R 2017

BMW F 800 R 2017

In terms of suspension, both bikes have swing arm rear suspension. They also both have double disk front brakes, but the F 800 R has four pistons while the F 700 GS has double pistons. Additionally, both bikes have electronically adjustable suspension as part of their advanced rider assistance systems.

Moving on to dimensions and weights, the F 800 R has a front tire width of 120 mm and a rear tire width of 180 mm, while the F 700 GS has a front tire width of 110 mm and a rear tire width of 140 mm. The F 800 R has a front tire diameter of 17 inches, the same as the F 700 GS, but the F 700 GS has a larger front tire diameter of 19 inches. The wheelbase of the F 800 R is 1520 mm, while the F 700 GS has a slightly longer wheelbase of 1562 mm. The seat height of the F 800 R is adjustable between 790-820 mm, while the F 700 GS has a fixed seat height of 820 mm. The F 800 R has a fuel tank capacity of 15 liters, while the F 700 GS has a slightly larger fuel tank capacity of 16 liters.

BMW F 700 GS 2016

BMW F 700 GS 2016

Now let's consider the strengths and weaknesses of each bike. The F 800 R has strong brakes, upgraded equipment, low weight, accessible geometry, and a characteristic sound. On the other hand, it is somewhat pragmatic and lacks a bit of effervescence. The F 700 GS, on the other hand, is very manageable, surprisingly powerful, and has a comfortable seating position with a low seat height. It also has good brakes and a good price. However, it is criticized for its optics.

In conclusion, the BMW F 800 R 2017 and the BMW F 700 GS 2016 have some similarities in terms of technical specifications, but also have some notable differences. The F 800 R has a more powerful engine and some upgraded features, while the F 700 GS is praised for its manageability and comfortable seating position. Ultimately, the choice between the two would depend on the rider's preferences and intended use of the motorcycle.

Technical Specifications BMW F 800 R 2017 compared to BMW F 700 GS 2016

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Engine and Drive Train

BoreBore82 mmBore82 mm
StrokeStroke75.6 mmStroke75.6 mm
Engine powerEngine power90 HPEngine power75 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power8000 rpmRpm at Max. Power7300 rpm
TorqueTorque86 NmTorque77 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque5800 rpmRpm at Torque5500 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12.02 Compression Ratio12
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders2
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
Can be restricted for A2 licenceCan be restricted for A2 licenceYesCan be restricted for A2 licenceYes
LubricationLubricationDry sumpLubricationDry sump
DisplacementDisplacement798 ccmDisplacement798 ccm

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSwing arm

Chassis

FrameFrameAluminiumFrameSteel
Frame typeFrame typeTwin Tube, Load-bearing engineFrame typeTubular, Load-bearing engine

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonDouble piston

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
PistonPistonSingle pistonPistonSingle piston
Shock mountShock mountFloating caliperShock mountFloating caliper

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsSuspension electronically adjustableAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsSuspension electronically adjustable

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width110 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height80 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter17 inchFront tyre diameter19 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width180 mmRear tyre width140 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height55 %Rear tyre height80 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
LengthLength2145 mmLength2280 mm
WidthWidth860 mmWidth855 mm
HeightHeight1235 mmHeight1240 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1520 mmWheelbase1562 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height790770820 mmSeat Height820 mm
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity15 lFuel Tank Capacity16 l
Top SpeedTop Speed200 km/hTop Speed192 km/h
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

BMW F 800 R 2017

BMW F 800 R 2017

With a EURO4 engine, new riding modes, new instruments and new colours, the F 800 R starts the new season. It is recognisable at first glance only by the end cap on the stately stainless steel exhaust. It is one of those full-grown motorbikes that, despite its considerable sporting potential, was designed for the widest possible user group. Therefore, it is absolutely beginner-friendly (throttled), but can also inspire an experienced audience. Its character remains somewhat pragmatic, but the unmistakable, hollow sound of the inline two compensates for this.

strong brakes

upgraded equipment

low weight

accessible geometry

characteristic sound

somewhat pragmatic

effervescence is a little lacking

BMW F 700 GS 2016

BMW F 700 GS 2016

The smaller of the two F GS sisters, the F 700 GS convinces with a successful overall performance. It looks like its big sister, but at its core it is more of a lively naked bike than a big enduro. The fact that the bike has outgrown the entry-level segment can be seen in the braking system - with two brake discs at the front, it is on a par with its big 800 sister and now decelerates just as confidently. In terms of the chassis, it convinces with good suspension comfort and at the same time a firm set-up in tight bends. Upgrading is never a problem with BMW; in addition to traction control, there is also the electronic suspension ESA for the F 700 GS.

Very manageable

surprisingly powerful

comfortable seating position

low seat height

good brakes

good price.

any optics

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price BMW F 800 R vs BMW F 700 GS

There are a few key differences between a BMW F 800 R 2017 and a BMW F 700 GS 2016. In terms of price, the actual average prices of both motorbikes are almost the same. Compared to BMW F 700 GS 2016 there are more BMW F 800 R 2017 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 16 compared to 15. It takes less time to sell a BMW F 700 GS with 90 days compared to 105 days for the BMW F 800 R. Since model year 2009 1000PS.de editors have written 20 reviews for the BMW F 800 R and 7 reviews for the BMW F 700 GS since model year 2013. The first review for the BMW F 800 R was published on 10/10/2008 and now has more than 8,900 views. This compares to more than 18,800 views for the first review on BMW F 700 GS published on 7/2/2012.

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