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BMW F 800 GS

BMW F 800 GS

3.3 from 6 reviews

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2008 GS


Purchased with 10,000ks loved the grunt Rotax motor..now at 40000ks still love it..have added akropovik muffler..Fuelpro mapping..plastic throttle rocker..comfort seat...easy to do 6000ks over six days "almost a ride" Yes they are a tall bike so not for those with ducks disease..Wont be buying from Worthy's Bmw on central coast

Date PurchasedJun 2009

Yu Wish

Yu WishSydney

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Real disappointment

Date PurchasedJan 2015

TimHWestern Sydney

  • 3 reviews

Good all round tourer asventure bike

Date PurchasedOct 2016


  • 17 reviews

Bmw F 800 gs, its the glamour.


We all love just saying ive got a GS, don't matter where you ride it or if you sit in the garage looking at it, every guy wants one. I got mine as a 2 nd bike so was a bit spoilt. negatives - its noisy , it vibrates , no wind protection, dam heavy to pick up , and breakable. Positives reliable, good acceleration, great fun, dependable motor german engineering, easy to maintain, service costs quite good, can do lots highway miles if you want, capable on soft gravel work, don't try single tracks or heavy duty stuff. Mines 2011 mdl done 34.000 kms and goes fantastic, do enjoy it however not 100 % biased to this Bavarian delight - I will entertain other brands for my next update.

Date PurchasedAug 2016

Mircea Stanciu

Mircea StanciuSydney, Australia

Amazing bike


I've done 30.000km on 2010model. 0 problems! Good fuel range: 300km until reserve then another ~80-100km left.

Absolutely no visible oil consumption. I change oil @6000km.

Improved the bike with engine crash bars, head light protector and big bash plate.

I agree that first model 2008 had numerous issues, but almost every bike have these childhood issues. They were fixed.
Range is good, versatile on road and off-road. Crash resistant :)
vibrates @5000rpm, windshield is not so usefull



  • 3 reviews



Although this bike is nice to ride and a great compromise between trail and road, it has been tainted by bad build quality which included numerous recalls and vibrations which can't seem to be rectified. Service department from Procycles is the most incompedent and dishonest I have experienced from any dealer.
Nice styling.
Plenty of power from parallel twin motor.
Decent options list and good range of aftermarket accessories.
Build quality is not up to scratch, even worse considering the price and range of this bike.
Excessive vibrations felt through handle bars and frame, throttle is a bit twitchy.
Extremely poor after sales service, not being notified of any recalls.

Questions & Answers

Iain K.

Iain K.asked

Just bought a second hand gs adventure. I get front wheel bounce below 70kmh but it’s fine above, tyre pressures are fine. Can anyone shed some light on my problem?

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