BMW F800GS £10,055
FUEL 16 litres @ 48.65mpg = 169 miles WEIGHT 214kg SEAT 880mm POWER 84bhp TORQUE 61ftlb THE RIDER James Archibald. Longdistance commuter with four years of riding experience. HEIGHT 5ft 11in WEIGHT 84kg firstname.lastname@example.org
The GS has gone in for its 12,000-mile service – it’s a pretty big one with the valve clearances needing to be checked along with an air filter replacement, oil and filter change with further general wear and tear checks. It’s just shy of the 12k mark at the moment however a trip to the Pure & Crafted festival in Germany last week brought things forward, with BMW preferring that the service is carried out sooner rather than later. The GS didn’t suit the hipster image at the custom bike festival, but it was the right bike to take me to Berlin and back. Read the full story of the trip in my next update.
Bit of pre-festival loving for the beemer