Immediately retouched in 2016, immediately refined the following year. However, do not go looking for evos in abundance on this F 700 GS. The newcomer must accept the Euro4 charge and take the opportunity to refine his approval.
First, we had to adapt the engine to standards.
More techno, more in the digital age, the throttle contains something to align with the latest trends. By becoming Ride-by-Wire, it can thus provide its pilot with multiple injection maps. As standard, we find the modes "Rain" and "Road". One for a smooth ride, the other for a classic and playful ride. The electronics act on the response to the grip and on the anti-slip ASC. Optionally, a mode "Enduro" is available, with a softer grip response and ASC and ABS settings for fun on easy terrain.
A small facelift on the dashboard allows it to display an engine fault indicator and the piloting modes; the dials are somewhat redesigned. A series of improvements in the continuity of the 2016 evo.
The medium-cylinder multitasking trail in Munich got a makeover that year. BMW seems to feel that it doesn’t need any in-depth technical changes just yet; competition is however active in this niche. So the F 700 GS made cosmetic advances. Mainly on the side of the tank, which is adorned with a metallic coating. A bit flashy, as was the case for the shoulders of the R 1200 GS in 2008. The trim of the upper part of the tank is redesigned.
The two-tone saddles are now available in five different heights: four saddle variants in the program and the optional lowering of the chassis. The choice of seat height is therefore from 765 mm to 860 mm. The Sport color (white with red frame) benefits from a pair of corn guards as standard.
Just an operation "brilliantine" for a model that we especially notice for its urban trail skills. Born in 650 and raised to 700, the BM is in fact playing on the numbers, because its twin cube actually 798 cm3. No change in displacement between the old and the new generation, nor with the F 800 GS, but a revised mapping to offer 75 horsepower at 7300 rpm. The 800 GS reserves a good dose of fishing in addition with 85 donkeys, just to mark its difference.
To conclude this series of figures, the F 700 GS is available for the European A2 license: the engine can be limited to 48 horsepower.
With its spoked wheels, smaller front rim and reduced suspension travel, the F 700 GS is clearly less all-road oriented than its 800 sister. Its domain is more asphalt, city, and ease of use. trail to get rid of everyday life. The 2013 evolution brought a big plus in terms of safety. A second front disc and a disconnectable dual-channel ABS (standard) came to reinforce the braking. Then, by tapping into the list of options, this GS can turn into a bionic machine. Depending on your desires and your wallet, you can add ADC tire pressure control, in-house ASC traction control, and automatic ESA suspension adjustment – electronic refinements reserved until recently for large machines like the R 1200 GS.
By digging a little more into the (very extensive) list of options, you have enough to create a real showcase of the world of GS. Among the most useful: Vario cases, heated grips, several types of screen, saddles, and engine shoes…. There are three pages like that !
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F 700 GS 2016
Model marketed in
0 to 100: 4.10 s
medium: 4.30 l
192 km / h
The technical aspect
BMW F 700 GS 2017
- Tank: 16 liters
- Width: 880 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,557 mm
- Operating weight: 212 kg
- Train before
- Secondary chain transmission
- Rear axle
(82 x 75.6 mm)
at 7,000 rpm
at 5,500 rpm