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"Therapy is expensive... wind is free!"

What’s not to like? It is a BMW after all, and these motorcycle really do represent true excellence in design, quality and functionality. The F800GS's large luggage capacity, 85bhp and superb handling will make this a joy to ride on your New Zealand tour. After handing back your rental you'll probably go straight home and buy one!


One of our taller rental motorcycles but very popular with its powerful 85bhp twin cylinder engine giving a lovely throaty roar as you take on New Zealand’s roads.  The large capacity fuel tank holds enough to ride from one side of the South Island to the other (Christchurch to Hokitika) plus you can carry enough luggage for the entire tour as you go, all thanks to the BMW Vario side cases and top box.


The BMW F800GS is a relative lightweight motorbike.  The claimed dry weight is listed at 185 kg or 407 lbs, while its real-life weight is around 205kkg, this might sound on the heavy side but the F800GS feels and handles far lighter than it actually is.  Standard seat height is 34.6 inches, making it one of the tallest hire motorcycles on our fleet.

BMW F800GS Specifications


Engine Type 798 cc, Parallel Twin
Cylinders 2
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke
Cooling Liquid
Valve Configuration DOHC
Compression Ratio 12:1
Starter Electric
Power 85 bhp (63kw) @ 7,500rpm
Torque 83 Nm (61.5 lb·ft) @ 5,750 rpm
Fuel Requirements Regular
Fuel Type Gas


Transmission Type Manual
Number Of Speeds 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain

Wheels & Tires

Front Tire (Full Spec) 90/90 R21 – 54V
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 150/70 R17 69V


Front Brake Type dual 300 mm discs with twin-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Brakee Type 265mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS

Technical Specifications

Wheelbase (in/mm) 1,578 mm (62.1 in)
Fuel Capacity (litre) 16L, 4.2 gall litres
Weight 210 – ready to ride
Seat Height 850 – 880 mm (33.5 – 34.6 inches)

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