A naked roadster joining BMW’s 800 lineup. The F800R sources the same liquid-cooled Parallel Twin powering its F800S sibling. Displacing 798cc, the 4-valve, DOHC design is claimed by BMW to produce 87 horsepower at 8000rpm and 63 lb-ft torque at 6000rpm. Changes fom the S model include a different exhaust and modified gearing, with gears 4-6 using a shorter ratio. Unlike its belt-driven S and ST siblings, the new F800R utilizes a chain drive.
The new F 800 R is radically different, and yet every inch a BMW. The state-of-the-art parallel twin engine with electronic fuel injection develops 87hp from its 798cc, not to mention a mighty 86Nm of torque.
The 320-millimetre Brembo double disk brake at the front ensures maximum stopping power, while optional BMW Motorrad ABS and TPC Tyre Pressure Control further enhance safety. The bike is also highly manoeuvrable, thanks in part to the lightweight aluminium in its rigid frame and dynamically styled double swing-arm, which helps keep its dry weight down to just 177 kilograms. Handling is incredibly precise, thanks to the excellence of the suspension set-up, and a fuel tank located under the seat for a lower centre of gravity.