BMW F 800S


Make Model.

BMW F 800S




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


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


Electronic intake injection


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


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°

Length  2082 mm / 82 in.
Width      860 mm / 33.9 in. (incl. mirrors)
Height   1155 mm / 45.5 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

182 kg / 401 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

The athletic F 800 S sports bike has a dry weight of under 419 lbss. (approx. 441 lbss. ready-to-ride) and is the first model of the new and separate model series. The precise suspension is designed for high directional and cornering stability as well as optimum handling. The classic BMW qualities such as safety, compliance with the highest environmental standards, ergonomic seating position and comfort also for the passenger define the new standard in the mid-range bike. A closed-loop three-way catalytic converter, state-of-the-art digital engine electronics and optional ABS are also a matter of course for this motorcycle.

With regard to the drive-line, BMW Motorrad is continuing with the innovation introduced on the F 650 CS and makes use of the low-maintenance and quiet-running belt-drive. It is lighter than shaft drive and represents the optimum combination of weight, space requirements, efficiency and service life in this performance class.

The engine is also a completely new design. It was developed in cooperation with Bombardier-Rotax GmbH. It is manufactured in the Austrian Rotax plant and is delivered to the Berlin production line ready-for-assembly.

The first two-cylinder inline engine in the history of BMW Motorrad features a four-valve design. High 12:1 compression and a combustion chamber designed similarly to the one used in the new K-engine ensure effective and low-emission combustion, as well as efficient fuel consumption which will be considerably lower than that of the competition. Mass compensation for the crankshaft balances unwanted vibrations without foregoing the vigorous characteristics associated with two-cylinder engines. The compact engine unit with integrated 6-speed gearbox has been designed for balanced power delivery and uncomplicated riding pleasure. A peak output exceeding 80 bhp with respective torque will also satisfy a sports-rider's needs.