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2017 BMW F 800 R & F 800 GT | First Look Review

Jenny SmithNovember 08, 2016
The 2017 BMW F 800 R (left) in BMW Motorsport colors and F 800 GT (right) in Gravity Blue metallic matt. (Photos: BMW)

The 2017 BMW F 800 R (left) in BMW Motorsport colors and F 800 GT (right) in Gravity Blue metallic matt. (Photos: BMW)

BMW’s F 800 R and F 800 GT have proven popular with smaller riders, and for 2017 both models are receiving updates and new color options.

2017 BMW F 800 R.

2017 BMW F 800 R.

Perhaps the biggest change is the addition of ride-by-wire, which enables riding modes. Rain and Road riding modes will come as standard on both models, while Dynamic ride mode will be equipped as an option. A revised instrument cluster will now include the chosen riding mode, as well as new dials that are easier to read.

Check out the 2015 F 800 R and see what’s new this year.

2017 BMW F 800 GT.

2017 BMW F 800 GT.

Both bikes will have a newly Euro 4-compliant, liquid-cooled, 798cc parallel twin engine that is good for a claimed 90 horsepower. The F 800 GT will also have minor cosmetic changes, including a windshield with “F 800 GT” inscribed on it and a new-look model designation on the bodywork.

Read our Road Test Review of the 2013 BMW F 800 GT.

2017 BMW F 800 R in Racing Red non-metallic.

2017 BMW F 800 R in Racing Red non-metallic.

The 2017 F 800 R will be available in Racing Red non-metallic, Blackstorm metallic and BMW Motorsport colors (Lightwhite non-metallic/Lupine Blue metallic/Racing Red non-metallic). The 2017 F 800 GT will be available in Gravity Blue metallic matt, Lightwhite non-metallic and Blackstorm metallic. The F 800 R will also have “Design Option” wheels available, which adds a decorative red line around the edge of the wheel rim.

2017 BMW F 800 GT in Lightwhite non-metallic.

2017 BMW F 800 GT in Lightwhite non-metallic.

BMW Motorrad accessories will be available for both models, including taller handlebars for the F 800 R, a new HP exhaust for both and various seat height options.

US pricing and availability are TBD.

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