The BMW F 800 R has received a series of small improvements foe 2015 which help it deliver even better ride and handling performances.

The biggest news is that the bike’s 798 cc, water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine now delivers a higher output than its predecessor – 66 kW (90 hp) at 8,000 rpm compared to the previous 64 kW (87 hp) at 8,000 rpm. Thanks to the higher output, the 2015 BMW F 800 R is now capable to hit a maximum speed of over 125 mph. Moreover, the constant mesh, six speed transmission has been also revised and features new ratios for first and second gear.

More modifications have been made to the body, the headlight, fork , brakes, foot pegs and the riding position. The wheels are also lighter and feature a fresh style.

As far as technologies are concerned, the motorcycle is offered with optional ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment).

Hit the jump for more information on the BMW F 800 R.

  • 2015 BMW F 800 R
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, dry sump lubrication
  • Transmission:
    6-speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    90
  • Torque @ RPM:
    63
  • Energy:
    Electronic Injection
  • Displacement:
    798 cc
  • Top Speed:
    78 mph
  • Price:

Overview

2015 BMW F 800 R Exterior
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Conquer the roads - on the BMW F800R.

The F 800 R stands for maximum riding pleasure like almost no other roadster. BMW Motorrad has now improved this successful concept even further for model year 2015.

2015 BMW F 800 R Key Features:

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• 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.

2015 BMW F 800 R Features and Benefits:

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A modern all-rounder.

The F 800 R is a firmly established player in the BMW Motorrad roadster segment. It combines agility, everyday practicality and dynamic riding fun in an integrated sporty package. And the revised F 800 R takes the whole thing a step further.

Design you can enjoy.

2015 BMW F 800 R Exterior
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The F 800 R is just the right motorbike if you simply want to get on and have fun - and that is just what it looks like. The precise lines and minimalist trim elements give it a sense of light-footed agility, while the new upside-down fork is suggestive of dynamic forward thrust even when stationary. The symmetrical headlamp gives the F 800 R a new distinctive look.

Move ahead safely.

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The F 800 R offers uncomplicated riding pleasure - ensured by the powerful yet economical parallel twin engine with 90 bhp - but it is also geared towards safety: ABS as standard, a stable, balanced suspension and the safety package to go with it (ASC, ESA, RDC) guarantee a supreme ride response and absolute control on the road.

Infinite variety.

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The touring and all-round capabilities of the F 800 R are reflected not just in the wide range of seat heights and additional luggage fittings but also in the different paint finishes.

Specifications

Engine Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cc
Rated output 90 hp (66 kW) at 8,000 rpm
Max. torque 63 lb-ft (86 Nm) at 5,800 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Maximum speed Over 125 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 65 mpg at a constant 55 mph (3.6 l)
Fuel type Super Unleaded
Alternator Permanent magnet alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Frame Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium
Front wheel location / suspension upside-down fork
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 4.9 in / 4.9 in (125 mm / 125 mm)
Wheelbase 60.1 in (1,526 mm)
Castor 3.9 in (100 mm)
Steering head angle 64°
Wheels Cast aluminum wheels
Rim, front 3.50 x 17"
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17"
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual floating disc brakes, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston brake calipers radial mounted
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS STANDARD
Length 84.5 in (2,145 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 33.9 in (860 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 48.7 in (1,235 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 31.1 inches Standard; variable seat heights available between 30.3 inches and 32.3 inches (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 70.1 inches Standard; variable inner leg curve (inseam) between 68.6 and 72.3 inches (seats available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 444 lbs (202 kg)
Permitted total weight 891 lbs (405 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 447 lbs (203 kg)
Usable tank volume 3.9 gal (15 l)
Reserve approx. 0.8 gal

Quotes:

“The new F800R 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.” ----- Total Motorcycle

“BMW’s F800R gets a revamp for the 2015 model year, the roadster receiving a bump in horsepower thanks to a retuned engine, new suspension components, new seat and updated styling. Introduced for the 2009 model year, the F800R has retained certain aspects, such as telescopic forks and the characteristic asymmetric headlights, since its birth. The latest iteration dumps both these in favor of a symmetrical headlight unit and an upside-down fork. BMW changed the braking set-up slightly as well, mounting the front Brembo calipers radially for 2015. Two-channel ABS is standard and has been updated with an additional pressure sensor on the front brake circuit for better precision.” ----- Motorcycle USA

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