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All-new BMW F800 GS, F900 GS, and F900 GS Adventure are now in PH

Bigger engine and advanced tech across the range

BMW Motorrad marketing head Nico Ylanan explains the highlights of the all-new F-series GS. PHOTO BY ANDY LEUTERIO

Last September, BMW Motorrad teased us with details about the heavily reworked F-series GS motorbikes (parallel-twin engine). However, our sources couldn’t say for certain when the new bikes would arrive in the Philippines.

Today, SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation, the official importer and distributor of BMW Motorrad in the Philippines, finally unveiled the new F-series GS bikes to the media at Karrera Showroom in Filinvest, Muntinlupa City.

Jacob Ang of SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation with BMW Motorrad president Spencer Yu. PHOTO BY ANDY LEUTERIO

The most significant upgrade to the lineup is the increased engine capacity to 895cc from the previous 853cc, along with corresponding changes to the nomenclature.

The lineup now consists of three distinct models: the F800 GS, the F900 GS, and the F900 GS Adventure.

Power output for the F900 GS and the F900 GS Adventure is a healthy 105hp and 91Nm, while the F800 GS gets a not-insignificant 87hp and 91Nm.

A 270°/450° firing interval guarantees a soulful engine throb and exhaust note. Aside from an increase of 10hp for each model compared to the previous generation, the new engine also benefits from a broader torque curve for more pulling power and faster acceleration.

The F900 GS looks rallye-ready. PHOTO BY ANDY LEUTERIO
The sporty F800 GS is ideal for street use. PHOTO BY ANDY LEUTERIO

All bikes get two standard riding modes of Rain and Road as well as lean-sensitive ABS Pro and dynamic traction control.

Customers who want more sophisticated modes can opt to pay extra for Dynamic, Enduro, and Enduro Pro modes, along with dynamic brake control and engine drag torque control. LED lighting is standard, as well as a 6.5-inch TFT display. Keyless Ride is an optional extra.

The F800 GS also benefits from heated grips, hand protectors, and a Vario case carrier. A 760mm seat height makes it approachable for the vast majority of riders who are not blessed with long inseams.

BMW really has its colorways on point. PHOTO BY ANDY LEUTERIO
A 23L fuel tank gives the F900 GS Adventure the most range among the three. PHOTO BY ANDY LEUTERIO

The F900 GS is lighter by 14kg compared to its previous iteration thanks to a lighter plastic fuel tank, rear section, and swingarm. A low suspension is standard to yield an 835mm seat height, but a higher setting with a fully adjustable front fork can be ordered via indent.

The rear silencer is by Akrapovič. Enduro footrests, heated grips, hand protectors, and an aluminum side stand are standard equipment.


Finally, the F900 GS Adventure gets a fully adjustable upside-down fork, along with new side panels, heated grips, and an aluminum engine guard. The seat height is 875mm. A Ride Pro mode is optional.

Fuel tank capacity is 15L for the F800 GS, 14.5L for the F900 GS, and 23L for the F900 GS Adventure.

Pricing for the new motorbikes is as follows:

  • F800 GS in Racing Blue Metallic – P995,000
  • F900 GS in Trophy colorway – P1,135,000
  • F900 GS Adventure in White and Aluminum Matte – P1,295,000

Andy Leuterio

Andy is both an avid cyclist and a car enthusiast who has finally made the shift to motorcycles. You've probably seen him on his bicycle or motorbike overtaking your crawling car. He is our motorcycle editor and the author of the ‘Quickshift’ column.