Both the BMW F700GS and F800GS will be given a refresher for 2016 with changes predominantly being made to the aesthetics of both models.
The first – and perhaps most noticeable – updates to both models are the colour schemes on offer. There will be three new colour variants for each model which will apply to the bodywork, seats, engine frames and spring strut.
The new F700GS will be available in the following options:
“Style 1”: ‘Light white’ non-metallic paint finish with ‘Racing red’ non-metallic frame, red spring strut and a grey/black, two-tone seat.
Basic variant: ‘Sakhir orange’ metallic paint finish with ‘Agate grey’ metallic matt frame, white spring strut and a grey/black seat.
Basic variant: ‘Mineral grey’ metallic paint finish with frame, spring strut and seat as above.
The new F800GS will be available in the following options:
“Style 1”: ‘Light white’, non-metallic paint finish, ‘Racing red’ non-metallic frame, red spring strut and a grey/black seat.
“Style 2”: ‘Black storm’ metallic paint finish with ‘Agate grey’ metallic matt frame, white spring strut and a grey/black seat.
Basic variant: ‘Racing Blue’ metallic matt paint finish with ‘Agate grey’ metallic matt frame, white spring strut and a grey/black seat.
In addition to those upgrades, the “Style 1” machines will also see the inclusion of large hand protectors with a large top spoiler, while the “Style 2” incarnation of the F800GS will also come with a tinted windshield and LED turn indicators on top of that.
One of the most significant changes on show is also the option of five possible seat heights across both models. There will be four different seats on offer as well as optional lowered suspension. This means that the F700GS will have a seat height range of 765mm-860mm and the F800GS will offer between 820mm-920mm.
Rounding out the upgrades will be a newly configured, partially engraved model inscription, plus the F700GS will be seeing electroplated metallic knee covers and the F800GS will see a new electroplated metallic radiator cover.
BMW will not be making any changes to the engines meaning the F700GS will still be pumping out 75bhp and the F800GS will stay at 85bhp.