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BMW cleans up F 700 and F 800 models

2017 parallel twin GS models
2017 parallel twin GS models

BMW has cleaned up its parallel twin engines in the 2017 F 700 and F 800 GS range and added new technologies to meet the tough new Euro 4 emissions standards that apply to current models from next year.

The bikes now come with an “electromotive throttle controller” that delivers a signal from a sensor on the throttle to the engine control system and the throttle valves.

BMW says this will give riders finer control and improved response.

It also allows the expansion of the engine modes to Rain, Road, Enduro and Enduro Pro that control throttle response, ABS activation and traction control.

Rain and Road will be standard on all models and Enduro and Enduro Pro will be optional on the F 800 GS and GSA.

Power and torque are not affected by the Euro 4 engine modifications.

2017 BMW F 800 GS models
2017 BMW F 800 GS

There is no word yet on whether the new engine modes and electro throttle will be added to the F 800 GT or F 800 R.

BMW Motorrad Australia has also not released any information about when they will arrive and whether the new technology will increase prices.

The only visible differences brought on by meeting the Euro 4 standards are a redesigned end piece on the standard pipe and a mandatory Malfunction Indicator Light on the instruments.

2017 BMW F 800 GS F 700 GS F 800 GS Adventure
New instruments

BMW has given the 2017 models a slight cosmetic update with new and more readable instrument dials and new paintwork.

The F 800 GS Adventure also gets new galvanised radiator trim elements, a new intake silencer cover and a new ignition lock casing.2017 parallel twin GS models

  1. Some of the restrictions being placed on emissions of motor vehicles is a bit of a joke and often effectively cause more pollution. While I very much like the idea of being able to breathe fresh clean air even in a city and yes it has gotten better over the years but not all the gains are due to anti pollution gear on vehicles a lot of it is due to efficiency of modern engines and cleaning up of other pollution emitters such as factories and power plants.
    Vehicles are required to reduce nitrous oxide emissions at the expense of efficiency and so burn more fuel and have to breathe exhaust at certain times to reduce nox so there is unburnt fuel that requires air injection at the exhaust valves to burn it all this mean more weight more things to go wrong and reduce efficiency and not to mention diesel particulates that are arguably worse than nox as a pollutant. And transportation isn’t even the biggest source of nox pollution, agriculture is and not organic agriculture it’s the fertiliser industry that puts out over a hundred times more nox than any other sources.

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