I like this picture. It’s a great guide to lightweight adventure motorcycling. The machine is a Kawasaki KLR650, possibly one of the diesel conversions. First off; check out the uprated fuel tank on the bike. It looks like the Acerbis model for the Kawasaki. This would increase the range by around 150 miles whilst keeping the extra fuel weight centred and as low as possible, more effective than pack fuel on panniers.
Now have a look at the Marine’s kit. He’s got the heavier weight around his waist in his belt kit and not much on his shoulders. Kriega does some gear that basically matches this webbing and Camelbak option. Some adventure riding gear puts a lot of the load on the back which can tire the long distance rider.
Lastly check out the deck handler. He knows the rider is a motorcycle legend. Don’t be this guy. Get on a bike.
Following the widespread success of the boxer-engined GS Adventure models, BMW Motorrad has decided to continue the “Adventure” range into its mid-sized enduro, the F800GS. Priced competitively in the marketplace and below the full-sized R1200GS, the F800GS has proven itself popular in a variety of adventure motorcycling circles around the world. The F800GS Adventure is equipped with the same liquid-cooled, 85hp parallel twin engine as the standard F800GS, but features an larger fuel tank with an additional 8 liters of capacity.
The additional fuel brings the total capacity of the F800GS Adventure to 24 liters, and extends the range of the bike by roughly 120km or 75 miles. To compensate for the extra weight of a larger fuel tank, BMW has also reinforced the rear subframe to ensure there are no fatigue issues over time.
via BMW Releases F800GS Adventure.