2014 BMW F800GS AdventureBMW is upgrading the F 800 GS to Adventure status for 2014, giving its mid-size adventure bike expanded off-road and touring capabilities.
A new 6.3-gallon tank adds over two gallons of fuel capacity compared to the standard GS, extending its range about 100 miles. You’ll be able to ride longer on the highway thanks to a larger windshield and improved seating.For the dirt, the GS Adventure gets a reinforced subframe, improved engine protection, wider footpegs, and a stronger, now-adjustable brake pedal.On the electronic front, the Adventure’s Automatic Stability Control option now has an enduro mode, so the rider can increase the traction threshold on loose terrain.2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC parallel twin
BORE x STROKE: 82mm x 75.6mm
SUSPENSION TRAVEL: f/r: 9.1”/8.5”
SEAT HEIGHT: 35 inches
FUEL CAPACITY: 6.3 gallons
WET WEIGHT: 505 pounds
PRICE: $$13,550 with a $495 destination charge
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Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.