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.
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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. Full story
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.
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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 (...) > Full story
With the completely new enduro model, the F 800 GS, BMW Motorrad is not only expanding its range of products available, but also presenting a worthy successor to the totally successful F 650 GS with its single-cylinder engine.
To coincide with the end of the plant holidays, BMW Motorrad starts the model year 2008 with a range of new colours and equipment packages.
The most important piece of news of model year 2008 is the new special equipment packages – in particular the safety package offered for nearly all models which includes ASC (Automatic Stability Control), ABS and RDC (tyre pressure control) as a combined feature. The advantage of these packages is that they offer tried and tested combinations with a (...) > Full story
"Serious touring" - the BMW F 800 ST shows you how much fun you can have with common sense. No matter where you want to ride, the sharp-handling F 800 ST gets you there, mile after mile.
Forget the road less traveled. Make your own road.