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The new BMW F 800 R.
04.11.2014 Press Kit
The new F 800 R 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 dynamic package.
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The new F 800 R 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 dynamic package.
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 F 800 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 design of the F 800 R – 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 F 800 R 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 qualities.
The new features of the BMW F 800 R:
• 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.
• New colours.
• Symmetrical main headlight arrangement.
• Upside-down fork.
• 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.
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