Racing Red always gets attention and we’re sure that exciting paint color will get your attention here too. We have a very nice, well equipped, six-year-old F800GS Adventure here, and it’s all set to take YOU to your next adventure. This model is an ever-popular mid-size dual sport because of its strong performance, precise and predictable handling, and versatile functionality. Ride it to work every day, or ride it to South America; either way you’ve got a bike that handles it all with capability and comfort.
This particular machine has much to offer. It was sold originally at Bob’s and has had most of its maintenance performed here as well. It has had just two owners. It came from BMW outfitted with the Active, Enduro, and Comfort option packages, with features that include: ABS, ASC (Automatic Stability Control), ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), On Board Computer, Heated Grips, Center Stand, and LED Fog Lights. The previous owner went further to install some additional goodies: BMW aluminum side cases, an Akrapovic muffler, P3 Auxiliary brake/tail light, RAM handlebar mount for GPS, and a Gerbing heated gear controller/thermostat.
Almost all the pre-owned bikes sold at Bob’s have some kind of interesting backstory— because BMW riders tend to be interesting people, of course. But those personal histories aren’t always so easy to see because our bikes go through an intense pre-purchase treatment before they reach the showroom floor which involves a thorough, professional detailing. During that process, most visible evidence of a machine’s previous use is washed, waxed, and polished away. But take a good look at the aluminum side cases on this bike and you’ll see the faint imprint left by a previous owner’s business signage: “Human Organ for Transplant.” So in THIS bike’s case, there’s some history that just wouldn’t disappear no matter what our pro detailer did to scrub it off. (One can’t help but be reminded of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “Telltale Heart.”) Anyway, we thought it only fair to advise the next owner to expect to have a few interesting conversations inspired by these ghost graphics.
Otherwise, the bike is in really good condition. There’s some unremarkable tip-over damage and — we know from the previous owner — the bike had one off-road journey that included a little scrape with mother earth. Thus, you’ll see some small scratches — on both sides, but a bit more noticeable on the left-side — in places such as the hand guard, the engine protection bars, and along the edges of the black plastic body work surrounding the radiator. There are also a couple of small dents in the right-side aluminum side case. None of these blemishes are particularly noticeable or unsightly. The paint is all in excellent condition and overall the bike is in splendid shape.
On the maintenance side, the bike recently got its full Bi-Annual Service — a complete diagnostic check, and all fluids changed. It also got a new chain, chain lock, front & rear chain sprockets, and a new gear shift lever — that was all just a few hundred miles ago. We have just now installed not only a new brake lever but NEW TIRES (Michelin Anakee III, front & rear) and filled them with nitrogen. Finally, after a very thorough safety inspection and an extended test ride to double check that each system and component was functioning at or above BMW’s factory specifications, we ran it through the tough Maryland State Inspection process. No question, this bike has LOTS more life left to give.
This F800GS Adventure comes with two keys, the original owner’s books, and the factory tool kit. Because it is in such excellent condition both mechanically and cosmetically, this motorcycle is offered as a Bob’s BMW Advantage Certified Bike. That means that, as its next owner, you are entitled to a service loaner at no charge on your first visit, plus numerous other benefits. To prepare for YOUR adventure, contact one of our certified BMW sales advisors TODAY!