The new 2008 BMW F800GS looks pretty promising I think, not too heavy but still capable.
Here’s the facts on the BMW F800GS.
Engine: Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Capacity: 798 cc
Rated output: 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm (optional 91 RON version: 61 kW (83 hp) at 7,500 rpm)
Max. torque: 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm (optional 91 RON version: 81 Nm at 5,750 rpm)
Emission control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Tyre, front / rear: 90/90 – 21 54V / 150/70 – 17 69V
Wheelbase: 1,578 mm
Brake, front: Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating calipers
Brake, rear: Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS: Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Seat height: 880 mm (low seat: 850 mm)
Inner leg curve: 1,940 mm (low seat: 1,900 mm)
Dry weight 1): 178 kg
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 2): 207 kg
Usable tank volume : 16,0 l
Can’t wait to see one in real life. While we wait take a look at these videos of the BMW F800GS in action.
Videos of the BMW F800GS
The motorcycle in a bit of off road action.
This one takes a closer look at the design (very thorough, bordering slow/boring).
Here’s one from the motorcycle show Eicma in Milan.
The BMW F800GS on the road (The one David found).