BMW Motorrad continues its philosophy of trying something new with its new F series line-up. BMW had three models in its F line in 2008: 800 GS, 800 S, and 800 ST, which were all introduced in 2007. (All 2008 models are carryovers from 2007.) The F 800 GS, the successor to BMW’s F 650 GS, was completely redesigned as an Enduro. It has the same engine as the other F 800 models, but everything else is new. An adventure-tourer, the 800 GS handles all types of roads well, but really shines in off-road travel. For its introduction, BMW gave this bike a completely new frame and wheel suspension. The concept for the 800 GS harkens back to the Paris-Dakar motorcycle rallies of the 1980s, and just kept growing from there. The 800 GS is related to another BMW, the R1200GS, only made smaller to appeal to a larger segment of riders. While the 800 GS is good for long-distance riding over any terrain, reviewers say it struggles to reach 124 mph on paved roads. The F 800 GS is considered the most versatile in the F series.