BMW F 800ST

   

Make Model.

BMW F 800ST

Year

2013

Engine

Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Capacity

798 cc / 47.7 cub. in.
Bore x Stroke 82 x 75.8 mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Cooling Liquid cooled
Lubrication Dry sump

Induction

Electronic intake injection

Ignition 

Knock control and oxygen sensors
Alternator Three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Starting Electric

Max Power

62.5 kW / 85 hp @ 8000 rpm

Max Torque

80 Nm / 8.2 kgf-m / 59 lb/ft. @ 5800 rpm
Clutch Cable-operated multiplate-plate wet clutch

Transmission 

6 Speed 
Final Drive Belt drive with shock damper
Gear Ratio 1st 2.46 / 2nd 1.75 / 3rd  1.38 / 4th 1.17 / 5th 1.04 / 6th 0.96:1
Frame Bridge-type aluminium frame

Front Suspension

43mm Telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel 140 mm / 5.5 in.

Rear Suspension

Die-cast aluminium single sided swinging arm with rear wheal axle and eccentric adjustment, central spring stud , spring pre-loaded hydraulically adjustable to continuously variable levels by means of handwheel, rebound damping adjustable.
Rear Wheel Travel 140 mm / 5.5 in

Front Brakes

2 x ∅320 mm discs, 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single ∅265 mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim, Front 3.50 x 17"
Rim, Rear 5.50 x 17"

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17
Castor 95 mm / 3.7 in.
Steering head angle 64.2°
Dimensions

Length:  2195 mm / 86.4 in.
Width:      860 mm / 33.9 in. (incl. mirrors)
Height:   1225 mm / 48.2 in. (excl. mirrors)

Wheelbase 1466 mm / 57.7 in.
Seat Height 820 mm / 32.3 in. (low seat: 790 mm / 31.1 in.)

Dry Weight

187 kg / 412 lbs
Wet-Weight 209 kg / 461 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

16 Litres / 4.2 US gal.

Standing ¼ Mile  

12.2 sec

Top Speed

219.7 km/h / 136.5 mph

Reviews Motorbikes Today  /  MCNews  /  MCNews  /  Motorcycle-USA  / Motorrad

 

You ride your motorbike for kicks. Whether you take a short sharp jaunt cross country, a trip through the city or a long holiday trip with luggage, every ride should be a pleasure. This kind of versatility requires an all-rounder that gives the rider whatever they need - both on winding local roads and for fast motorway travel. But practicalities are important too: economy and reliability are just as important as great looks and riding pleasure - whether in the city or on a sporty weekend away. The BMW F800 ST is just such an all-rounder, combining pleasure and common sense in equal measure. And now with the new low seat option available there's an F800 ST for everyone.

This is what a sports touring bike should look like - combining touring fun and comfort with an impressive sporty touch: elegant, functional trim with superb wind and weather protection. A torquey, highly sophisticated parallel twin that meets the toughest environmental standards and loves to rev, yet is right up there when it comes to torque levels. The modern toothed belt drive gives loss-free power transmission and requires less maintenance than a chain drive, with higher durability. The chassis gives dynamic and stress-free pleasure on winding country roads, predictable handling in the city and can cover longer distances including longer stints on the motorway with a high degree of ride stability. And as one would expect from BMW, there are many intelligent accessory ideas available which will enable you to put together your own personal sports touring companion.

Head to your BMW Motorrad dealer to test ride the F800 ST - then you'll find out what we mean by "serious fun"!

This middleweight definitely goes the distance.

The twisties are yours to devour anywhere in the country aboard the new 85 bhp F 800 ST, which is the touring version of the lithe new F 800. With a full fairing, high windshield and touring oriented ergonomics with raised handlebars, bombing down any road you choose is as comfortable as it is thrilling. Two 320 mm diameter front brake disk and Brembo four piston hydraulic calipers, and with optional ABS every ride stopping power is guaranteed. Add optional touring cases and heated grips and you've got a bike that is fast, flickable, and above extraordinarily capable. No matter where you want to ride, the sharp-handling F 800 ST gets you there, mile after mile.

Review

You'd almost think that someone had sat down with pencil and paper after riding the BMW F800ST and figured out how to give this BMW motorcycle the name "BMW Fast" while maintaining the BMW Motorcycles designation system. Whoever that was isn't being paid enough, because the cool factor of that alone should be enough to whet anyone's appetite as to what other surprises might be found in this 85 horsepower bottle rocket.

As it turns out, the BMW F800ST is full of surprises. As a full-fledged BMW motorcycle street bike, the BMW F800ST is a confident and nimble performer, allowing experienced riders to utilize all the thrills that the power and torque of the BMW F800ST has to offer to muscle the bike around corners and curves, navigate traffic, or blast down long country roads. Allowing an inroad for new riders, however, is also on the BMW F800ST's agenda. Through the use of output reduction in the BMW F800ST, power can be reduced to as little as 34 horses, while torque reduction dips to as little as 40.3 lb/ft @ 3,500 RPM. That's a sizable allowance that the BMW F800ST affords new riders for learning, bringing the BMW F800ST out of the simple ranks of mid-size, and elevating it to the vaunted land of "Potential first motorcycle." While experienced riders have often scoffed at small motorcycles, the truth is that you have to learn somehow, and big bikes aren't the place to do it. BMW motorcycles, with the F800ST has made it possible to increase the enjoyment and ridability of a starter bike that could prove to double the number of years that a rider stays on this bike before wanting to upgrade.