BMW Motorrad all set to launch the 2012 F700GS Dual Purpose Motorcycle in India

BMW Motorrad sells a select range of its global motorcycle line up through two BMW dealerships in India, Navnit Motors and Deutsche Motoren. While the 2012 version of the F650GS was launched earlier this year, the F700GS represents the 2013 model year edition of the dual purpose, on-off road motorcycle. The 2013 BMW F700GS will be imported into India as a completely built unit and this will result in the price of the motorcycle being in the whereabouts of INR 10 lakhs, which is quite a lot, especially considering that the Triumph Tiger XC800 is about to be launched in the country at a lower price, later this year.

2012 BMW F700GS Dual Purpose On-Off Road Motorcycle

2012 BMW F700GS Dual Purpose On-Off Road Motorcycle

The BMW F700GS retains the engine that the F650GS featured, in the form of the 798cc parallel twin four stroke motor. This engine pumps out 75 Bhp of peak power and 76 Nm of peak torque. The 2013 BMW F700GS gets a six speed manual gearbox that powers the rear wheel of the motorcycle through a chain drive. The engine is liquid cooled with fuel injection being standard. The 2013 edition of the motorcycle comes with the following changes,

* Sharper styling

* Revised tank cowls

* New front fairing to make for better wind protection

* Refreshed instrumentation console

* Revised switches

* Tinted turn indicators

The motorcycle is an ideal option for cross country touring, what with its high riding position and robust suspension layout. The front end gets telescopic units while the rear end gets a monoshock unit. The front wheel measures 19 inches while the rear wheel measures 17 inches. Disc brakes feature at both the wheels with the Anti-Lock Braking System standard on this motorcycle. The F700GS weighs about 199 kilograms and comes with a 16 liter fuel tank which should give it a range of about 300 Kms. A more rugged version of this motorcycle, called the F800GS is sold in many international markets.

The F800GS comes with dual disc brakes up front and spoked wheels aimed at the off road motorcycle buyers. The wheels, at 21 inches and 17 inches for the front and the rear endow the F800GS with a taller stance, with the seat height, at 880mm, being 60 mm taller than that on the F700GS. Also, the F800GS gets upside down front forks.  The biggest change though is the state of tune that the 800cc engine is in. While the F700GS pumps our 75 Bhp-76 Nm, the F800GS comes with a power output of 84 Bhp and a peak torque of 83 Nm.

Source AutocarIndia

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