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ADV BikesBMW Announces Key Updates to 2017 F800GS and F700GS

BMW Announces Key Updates to 2017 F800GS and F700GS

New functionality and styling for 2017 BMW F-Series Adventure Bikes.

Published on 06.30.2016

BMW Motorrad has updated the 2017 F800GS, F800GS Adventure and F700GS with several new refinements. As before, BMW’s popular parallel-twin middle-weight adventure bikes offer the same versatility and accessible seat height, along with excellent fuel efficiency everyday driveability. Now with several key functionality and styling updates for 2017, BMW has improved the breed even further. See a description of the new model year changes below:

EU4 Adaptation and Newly Designed Tailpipe

2017 F800GS Special Edition


The 798 cc engines have been adapted to the EU4 regulations for model year 2017. The visual hallmark here is the newly designed end piece of the stainless steel tailpipe. The HP sports exhaust by Akrapovič has also been redesigned and is available as an Original BMW Motorrad accessory.

Electromotive Throttle Controller for Improved Response

An electromotive throttle controller now passes on the rider’s commands directly from a sensor on the twist grip to the engine control system and therefore to the throttle valve. The result is even finer controllability and an improved response. At the same time, this also enables the new standard riding modes “Rain” and “Road” to be used for riding on damp or dry surfaces as well as the modes “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro” – available as an ex works option (for the 2017 F800GS / F800GS Adventure only) – which are designed for lighter and more intense off-road use respectively.

Instruments with New Dials and More Information

2017 BMW F700GS

The 2017 F700GS, F800GS and F800GS Adventure are fitted with newly designed and more easily readable dials. An additional Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) ensures the EU4 norm is met, while the display has been extended to include riding mode information.

New Paint Schemes and Styling

Powerful yet distinct character qualities are expressed in three paint finish/style variants for each of the new F700GS and F800GS, and there are two additional paint finishes for the BMW F800GS Adventure fitted with new galvanized radiator trim elements, a new intake silencer cover and a new ignition lock casing. New side reflectors are also used on fork slider tubes and fixed fork tubes.

2017 F800GS Trophy Special Edition
2017 BMW F800GS Trophy Special Edition
2017 F800GS Adventure Rally
2017 BMW F800GS Adventure Rally
2017 F700GS Rally
2017 BMW F700GS Rally

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney

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Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins
July 1, 2016 11:29 am

Headlight is still rubbish then?

Eric A.
Eric A.
July 1, 2016 8:07 pm
Reply to  Tony Perkins

No changes to the headlight it seems but that Trophy Special Edition has my head spinning. What a beauty!

July 2, 2016 9:36 pm

the “meh” heard round the world

April 30, 2017 2:49 pm
Reply to  justinope

definitely a “meh” from Brazil 🙂
Anyway, it’s hard to improve an already GREAT motorcycle

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July 22, 2016 2:11 am

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July 27, 2016 2:53 pm

when will they raise the fender height? This is my biggest frustration with the bike. I’ve had two stock fenders rip off from mud accumulation, which then leads to the front tire completely locking as it catches the front break line.

Matthew John Senior
Matthew John Senior
February 24, 2017 1:28 pm
Reply to  rubtwo

Yep, definitely needs the front mudguard raised, even if it was just a couple of inches!

February 25, 2017 7:14 am

When is Cruise Control going to happen. Ride by wire now so they should have a retro-fit soon I reckon, I hope.


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