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The new F800R is the latest in the line of characterful parallel twin-cylinder
motorcycles from BMW Motorrad. Consistent development of its all-round qualities
has ensured the dynamic roadster is ready to delight owners with its sporty
performance, agile handling and even greater versatility all wrapped up in a
Power is sourced, as before, from a liquid-cooled four-valve twin-cylinder
engine with 798 cc displacement. With output increasing to 66 kW (90 hp) at
8,000 rpm (up from 64 kW (87 hp) at 8,000 rpm) and shorter ratios for first and
second gear, the parallel twin offers even greater sprinting ability while
retaining the impressive pulling power, instantaneous responses and low fuel
consumption familiar from the predecessor model. Peak torque remains 86 Nm (63
lb-ft) at 5,800 rpm.
The engaging riding experience on board the F800 R is further enhanced by new
suspension components and optimised ergonomics. For example, an upside-down fork
now takes care of front suspension duties, while a hydraulic double-disc brake
with radial brake callipers provides fade-resistant stopping power. A new seat
fixed lower down (at 790 mm instead of the previous 800 mm), combined with new
handlebars and rider foot pegs, creates even better ergonomics for the rider.
The design of the F800R which is also pitched at novice
riders also provides a visual showcase for that extra rider engagement. With
its newly designed fairings, radiator shields, front mudguard and wheels, plus a
new range of colours, the sporty roadster cuts an extremely dynamic figure. The
now symmetrical main headlight also gives it a distinctive face.
In keeping with the Safety 360° principle, the new F800R is fitted with ABS as
standard. It can also be ordered with optional systems such as ASC (Automatic
Stability Control) and ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), ensuring it sets
a new benchmark in the segment in terms of its safety performance and all-round
Higher output than its predecessor 66 kW (90 hp) at 8,000 rpm (previously:
64 kW (87 hp) at 8,000 rpm).
Modified ratios for first and second gear.
New body features with an even more dynamic design.
Symmetrical main headlight arrangement.
Radial front brake callipers.
Lighter wheels with dynamic design.
Rider foot pegs.
Seat height reduced to 790 mm (previously 800 mm).
New tapered aluminium handlebars.
ASC (Automatic Stability Control) optional / special accessory.
ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) optional.
Output reduced to 35 kW (48 hp) special accessory / optional.
The new F800R a talented all-rounder from sports
performance to touring ability. Whether youre out for a cruise through the city
streets or a tour of the countryside, primed to explore your sportier side
around twisty roads or in a track training session, the BMW F800R will rise to
the challenge. And never more so than in this latest incarnation, which comes
with a more powerful engine, revised suspension and further improvements to its
Stunt-riding world champion Chris Pfeiffer has done more than most to showcase
the sporting character of the compact twin-cylinder roadster over the years. The
F800R has not only carried him to victory in a host of competitions, it has also
been his bike of choice when it comes to thrilling fans with spectacular moves
and tricks in his stunt shows.
Powerful parallel-twin engine with increased output to deliver even more dynamic
riding pleasure. The new F800R is the latest beneficiary of the dynamic
propulsion produced by BMWs torquey twin-cylinder engine. The liquid-cooled 798
cc unit uses electronic fuel injection and a closed-loop catalytic converter,
linking up with a six-speed gearbox all of which is a recipe for instantaneous
responses, impressive pulling power and low fuel consumption. It also features
mass balancing via an additional swivelling conrod, something none of its
series-produced rivals can offer.
The engine has been retuned for the F800R to develop 66 kW (90 hp) (previously:
64 kW (87 hp)) at 8,000 rpm, while peak torque of 86 Nm (63 lb-ft) at 5,800 rpm
is unchanged. Working in conjunction with modified ratios for first and second
gear, it delivers even better performance. The bike should be fuelled as
before with super unleaded fuel with a minimum octane rating of RON 95. A
reduced-output variant producing 35 kW (48 hp) is available for riders aged up
to 25 who have just passed their test.
Customers can also dip into the BMW Motorrad range of special accessories to
equip their new F800R with an Akrapoviθ sport silencer. This slip-on silencer
delivers a particularly sonorous twin-cylinder soundtrack. Made from titanium
and stainless steel, it weighs some 1.7 kilograms less than the standard end
Revised suspension with upside-down fork and radial brake callipers. For its
suspension, the new F800R uses a tried and tested light-alloy perimeter frame in
conjunction with a dual rear swing arm made from cast light alloy and a central
spring strut. At the front wheel, the new F800R employs an upside-down fork with
even greater torsional stiffness in place of the previous telescopic fork.
Spring travel is 125 mm at both the front and rear. Comfort and
user-friendliness are enhanced by a hand wheel allowing easy adjustment of the
spring preload at the rear central spring strut.
Tyre dimensions remain unchanged, at 120/70 ZR 17 for the
front wheel and 180/55 ZR 17 for the rear.
Enhanced directional precision and stability go hand in hand with increased
braking performance at the front wheel, courtesy of a double-disc brake whose
callipers are now mounted radially to the fork bases.
Latest-generation BMW Motorrad ABS fitted as standard, ASC available ex-works as
an option / special accessory. The new F800R comes as standard with the most
advanced two-channel ABS technology from BMW Motorrad. This generation of ABS is
not only lighter and more compact than the one it replaces, it also uses an
additional pressure sensor in the front brake circuit, which has further
optimised control precision.
Another boost for safety in slippery road conditions, in particular is
provided by ASC (Automatic Stability Control), which can be factory-fitted as an
option or special accessory. ASC can be switched off for certain purposes.
Optimised ergonomics and new design. The new handlebars made from conical
aluminium tubing allow a more relaxed riding position.
The new F800R has been fitted with new rider foot pegs with the aim of providing
more relaxed ergonomics. They are now located 10 mm further forward and 10 mm
lower, allowing them to offer a more comfortable knee angle and therefore
enhanced seating comfort. Smaller riders will welcome the reduced seat height of
the new F800R, which is now 790 mm (previously: 800 mm). Other seats which can
be adjusted to suit the body size of individual riders are available as an
In addition to this increase in comfort, the seating position and design of the
new F800R also shine a particularly bright spotlight on the bikes dynamic,
engaging character. The fairings, radiator shields, front mudguard and wheels
have all been redesigned, as has the cockpit trim, while the now symmetrical
main headlight arrangement also gives the F800R its very distinctive face.
ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) available as an option. BMW Motorrad
offers the new F800R with ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) as an ex-works
option the first time this technology has been available for a mid-size
roadster. This allows the rider to adjust the compression-stage damping of the
rear spring strut electrically (at the touch of a button on the handlebars)
while on the move. Riders can select from three settings comfortable, normal
or sporty depending on road conditions and individual requirements.
A modern all-rounder.
The F 800 R is a firmly established player in the BMW Motorrad roadster segment.
It combines agility, everyday practicality and dynamic riding fun in an
integrated sporty package. And the revised F 800 R takes the whole thing a step
Design you can enjoy.
The F 800 R is just the right motorbike if you simply want to get on and have
fun - and that is just what it looks like. The precise lines and minimalist trim
elements give it a sense of light-footed agility, while the new upside-down fork
is suggestive of dynamic forward thrust even when stationary. The symmetrical
headlamp gives the F 800 R a new distinctive look.
Move ahead safely.
The F 800 R offers uncomplicated riding pleasure - ensured by the powerful yet
economical parallel twin engine with 90 bhp - but it is also geared towards
safety: ABS as standard, a stable, balanced suspension and the safety package to
go with it (ASC, ESA, RDC) guarantee a supreme ride response and absolute
control on the road.
The touring and all-round capabilities of the F 800 R are reflected not just in
the wide range of seat heights and additional luggage fittings but also in the
different paint finishes.
The F 800 R stands for maximum riding pleasure like almost no other roadster.
BMW Motorrad has now improved this successful concept even further for model
ASC (Automatic Stability Control).
Anti-theft alarm system.
Touring pannier mountings.
Inner bags for touring panniers.
Small top box, 28 litres.
Inner bag for top box.
LED tail light.
Pillion seat cover.
Akrapoviθ sport silencer.
Ergonomics and comfort.
Comfort seat 820 mm.
Low seat 770 mm.
HP hand lever for clutch and brake.
HP foot pegs.
Rear splash protector.
Navigation and communication.
BMW Motorrad Navigator V cradle.
BMW Motorrad Navigator V.
Maintenance and technology.
Service tool kit.
Output reduced to 35 kW (48 hp).
Engine protection bar.
BMW Motorrad battery charger.
A range of four different colour combinations lend the new BMW F800R a powerful
presence. Light White shines a particularly striking and sporty spotlight on the
new F800R, while Racing Blue metallic matt / Black satin gloss stands for
uncompromising dynamics. In the Racing Blue metallic matt / Light White colour
combination, the F800R exudes a sporty, extrovert character, while Light White /
Black silk gloss adds a strong technical note.