BMW UK announced today two new special editions: the F 800 ST Touring and K 1300 R Dynamic. Both models are now available to order.
The F 800 ST Touring comes with ABS, key-matched, expandable Sport Panniers (15L-25L capacity each side), On-board Computer, heated grips, main center stand, £1658 worth of official BMW options and accessories. It is priced at £8510 - a saving of £458 over standard model.
The K 1300 R Dynamic features: electronic suspension adjustment 2, gear shift assist, sports wheels, on-board computer, heated grips,sport windshield and LED indicators. It is priced at £11,250 - a saving of £835. Both models will be offered in new exterior colors for 2011: Sapphire Black Metallic, Light Grey, Sapphire Black, Granite Grey Metallic, Acid Green metallic and Black silk gloss.
BMW has released a video that shows the German car and motorcycle manufacturer’s stuntman Chris Pfeiffer stunting his way to the top of the BMW building in his own characteristic style. See the video after the break.
BMW never designed the F800R to be a scrambler, but that didn’t stop Touratech, the touring and parts specialists, to build what they call The Streetline F800 ScrambleR by only making use of a few styling tweaks.
By using clip-ons, a round headlight, bash guard, scrambler-style tyres and a numberboard among others, Touratech achieved what BMW never thought at and they even plan on selling a kit with all the parts, enabling BMW F800R owners to build their own scrambler.
Design guru Oberdan Bezzi has come up with a very interesting Bavarian adventure touring rendering, one that is imagined to replace the current BMW R 1200 GS.
The Italian designer sees in the R 1250 GS as a totally new motorcycle to take around the world, one with sport-touring credentials and sharper looks. The bigger Boxer engine is supposed to develop 120hp, while the bike weighs 18kg (39.68 lbs) less than the current selling one and relies on totally different weight distribution and shorter wheelbase than ever before.
We can’t help noticing the underseat exhaust and much more compact overall look, which is what riders expect from their million miles motorcycle.
This is a very plausible concept that could enlarge BMW’s middleweight lineup in the future.
Based on the 800cc parallel-twin engine powering both models in the F800 range (the F800GS and F800R), the BMW HP2-800S was sketched by industrial designer Roberto Redaelli in strict accordance with BMW’s demands.
Apart from the 90bhp engine, the HP2 800S would use a lightweight aluminum frame and carbon-fiber bodywork. Overall weight is supposed to be of 385.8 pounds.
We have to admit that this concept looks very interesting and it stands honest chances to become reality given the fact that the most important aspects prior to production have been realistically thought at.
An English motorcycle rider has invented a high-tech garage door opener system and adapted it to open/close his garage door when simply tapping the horn within a two second period. The sound-activated unit seems to work highly effective, quietly and requires no maintenance whatsoever.
BMW restarts production of the notorious 650cc single cylinder F650GS specifically for the demanding US market. The police and the military here simply continued to solicit the BMW F650GS in a great number, but also due to the multitude of spare and aftermarket parts already delivered, the German manufacturer is back to take care of unfinished business.
Even though called G650GS, the engine and chassis will be exactly the same as before being replaced by the parallel twin F800GS. But despite Europe’s nostalgia, the bike – which is made in China – doesn’t head there yet.
BMW expands their 2009 roadster lineup with the all-new F 800 R model, a motorcycle that is styled like its bigger sibling, the BMW K 1300 R , but relies on its own dynamics and performance in order to make a great impression in the highly competitive European market.
Call it a naked bike or better off, a streetfighter, the 2009 BMW F 800 R meets all the possible requirements to become the perfect mean of transportation around town and a big boys toy out where the roads get twisted and adrenaline starts pumping.
Although it was only launched in 2006, BMW Motorrad’s cleverly designed and engineered F 800 sports middleweight machines have become firm favourites with lots of riders, many of whom are new to the brand. With its low-maintenance belt drive, high-torque engine, relaxed ergonomics and superb control, it’s no surprise that many motorcyclists - from sport riders and long-distance tourers, to freestyle world champion Chris Pfeiffer - have chosen the F 800 as their machine of choice. Fast, (...) More
Motorcycle enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the arrival of BMW’s new F 800 GS will need to be a bit more patient, as production of the middleweight dual-purpose enduro will be delayed due to worldwide demand for the popular F 650 GS. The F 800 GS is expected to be available at US BMW Motorrad retailers in Fall 2008, making it a 2009 model. Fulfilling a need for a pure off-road oriented motorcycle that still has all the power, handling and reliability required for long-distance adventure (...) More