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2012 BMW F800R


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The new 2013 BMW F800R is one of the most appreciated naked models in its class. The bike is powered by a capable 798cc, liquid-cooled, four-valve parallel twin engine which cranks out 87 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, and 63 ft. lbs. of torque at 6,000 rpm. The motor features 12:1 compression ratio, and is mated on a six-speed transmission.

The engine is mounted on a strong yet light, aluminum frame which is combined with a dual swing arm and a 59.8-inch wheelbase. Thanks to the low weight and the firm, stable chassis the bike has a perfectly balanced geometry and rewards its rider with superior agility.

The motorcycle is kept in check by dual 320mm Brembo discs up front squeezed by four-piston calipers, and a single 265mm disc out back. Needless to say that you also get standard ABS.

Other upgrades for 2013 include a new radiator side trim, white turn indicators, a sports windshield and a wheel cover in the same color as the body. The bike is offered with starting price of $10.840.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 BMW F800R.

Reviews

BMW F800R

The new 2012 F 800 R is definitely the hottest naked bike around. Three words best describe the F 800 R: light, agile and fast. This cool and sexy roadster offers the perfect combination of highway riding with a high degree of maneuverability for everyday urban use. And the F 800 R’s 798 cc, 2-cylinder engine doesn’t just look cool, it sounds cool too.

The F 800 R with 87 hp and an impressive 63 ft-lb of torque, offers excellent ridability. Great ergonomics mixed with a firm chassis and a perfectly balanced geometry round off this cool package. The F 800 R is great in the city, stable on the highway, and agile on the backroads.

With this much fun, the standard ABS is welcome too, as are other features such as hot accessories and intelligent luggage solutions.

Specifications

BMW F800R
Engine TypeWater-cooled, 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity798 cc
Rated output87 hp (64 kW) at 8,000 rpm
Max. torque63 lb/ft (86 Nm) at 6,000 rpm
Compression ratio12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine managementElectronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K+)
Emission controlClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Maximum speed Over125 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h65 mpg
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h70 mpg
Fuel typeUnleaded super.
Alternatorthree-phase alternator 400 W
Battery12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
ClutchMultiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
DriveEndless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
FrameBridge-type frame, cast aluminum, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspensionTelescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Rear wheel location / suspensionCast aluminum dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear4.9/4.9 inches (125/125 mm)
Wheelbase59.8 inches (1,520 mm)
Castor3.6 inches (90.7 mm)
Steering head angle65°
Rim, front3.50 x 17"
Rim, rear5.50 x 17"
Tyres, front120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear180/55 ZR 17
Brake, frontDual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rearSingle disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABSOptional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS
Length84.4 inches (2,145 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors)35.6 inches (905 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors)45.7 inches (1,160 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight31.5 inches (800 mm) low seat 30.5 inches (775 mm), high seat 32.5 inches (925 mm)
Inner leg curveunladen weight
Unladen weightroad ready, fully fuelled 1) 439 lbs (199 kg)
Dry weight390 lbs (177 kg)
Permitted total weight893 lbs (405 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment)453 lbs (206 kg)
Usable tank volume4.2 gallons (16.0 liters)
ReserveApprox. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)

Quotes

BMW F800R

Totalmotorcycle ---- "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. And with the deep, throaty exhaust tone, its sound is every bit as impressive as it performs."

Ultimatemotorcycle ---- "When the BMW F 800 R debuted in 2009, it expanded on the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer’s popular parallel twin line. This smaller BMW roadster provided riders with agility, sporty performance and impressive fuel mileage (about 55 mpg)."

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