2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure VideoFollowing the release of its revamped R1200GS, BMW Motorrad pulled the cover off a brand-new model earlier this month – the F800GS Adventure.
The Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer, which just achieved its highest sales month ever, took its F800GS endure, and gave it a robust treatment for serious ADV riding.The F800GS Adventure arrives with the same suspension and 85-horespower parallel twin as the base model, but upgraded with a larger fuel tank, larger windscreen, engine guards, more robust bodywork, and many factory-fitted options, including Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) and Automatic Stability Control (ASC).And on Monday, BMW released an official video of the 2014 BMW F800GS Adventure, which is attached above. For a preview of the bike, click here; for a photo gallery, including 88 photos, click here.
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!