BMW F800GT first ride: what do you want to know?

By Marc Potter
marcpotter Tested every new bike since 1994, loves anything on two wheels, runs Potski Media, ex-BikeSocial boss. Recently discovered elbow-down riding - likely to end in tears.

BMW's new 2013 F800GT. We'll be riding it next week.
Next week we’ll be on the UK launch of BMW’s new 2013 BMW F800GT and we can’t wait to put the sports tourer through its paces.

We’ll be taking in some of the Suffolk coast, back roads and motorways on the new sports tourer for a couple of days to put the new bike through its paces.

Some BMW staff and engineers will also be alongside to answer any questions we have, but we thought, this is Bike Social, so what do YOU want to know?

Let us know if you’ve got any questions about the new BMW F800GT and we’ll put them (well, most of them...) to the BMW team at the launch. Post them at the bottom of this story in the comments box, tweet us at: @Bennetts_bike or to me at: @marcpotter and I’ll do my best to get answers for you.

If you don’t know about it already, the new BMWF800GT replaces the outgoing BMW F800ST. It uses a version of the trusted parallel twin engine making a claimed 90bhp (66Kw) in standard form, an increase of 5bhp over the old F800ST from the 798cc motor.  

BMW will also offer the bike in an A2 licence friendly 47bhp (35Kw) version too.

As well as more power, the new F800GT gets a new riding position, better wind protection, and belt drive and ABS as standard.

Spec the bike up a bit and you can also get Electronic Suspension and traction control as an optional extra.

We’ll bring you a full report of the bike as soon as we’ve ridden it next week.

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