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2012 BMW F800ST: Voted: Uncool

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 11, 2012 3:42 pm

2012 BMW F800ST

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2012 BMW F800ST

Riding a motorcycle is simply great fun. Whether you take a short sporty tour cross country, a trip through the city or a long holiday trip with luggage. That's right - every ride means pure pleasure! This kind of versatility requires an all-rounder which gives the rider whatever is needed - both on winding roads and for fast motorway travel.

But common sense is important too: economy, reliability and no complications are just as important as a great visual appearance and pure fun on the road - whether in the city or for sporty weekend tours. The BMW F 800 ST is just such a universal talent, combining pleasure and common sense.

This is what a sports touring bike looks like - combining touring fun and comfort with an impressive sporty touch: elegant, functional trim with superb wind and weather protection. A powerful, highly sophisticated 2-cylinder in-line engine with 80 hp which fulfills the toughest environmental standards and is right up there when it comes to torque levels. Modern toothed belt drive with loss-free power transmission and without any load alteration, easier on maintenance than a chain drive and with higher durability.

The chassis gives you dynamic and stress-free pleasure on winding country roads, you enjoy uncomplicated handling in the city and can cover lengthier distances including swift spells on the motorway with a high degree of ride stability. And as is characteristic of BMW, there are many intelligent accessory ideas which will enable you to put together your own personal sports touring bike.

Why not go to your BMW Motorrad dealer to test drive the F 800 ST? Then you'll find out what we mean by "serious fun"!


2012 BMW F800ST Model Highlights

Standard Factory Equipment:


Engine/Driveline
2 cylinder 4 stroke parallel twin engine
4 Valve cylinder heads
Digital engine management
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
Toothed belt drive
Complete stainless steel exhaust system


Running Gear
Single disk rear brake
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Spoke cast aluminium wheels
Single aluminium swinging arm
Prop stand with starter inhibit
Braided steel brake hoses
Continuously adjustable rear rebound damping
Twin disk front break
Front mudguard close to wheel


Electronics
Permanent headlamp beam
Electric immobiliser
Info flat screen (digital clock, total and 2 trip odometers, cruising range indicator, service interval indicator)
Power socket
Speedometer and revolution counter
Hazard warning flashers


Equipment
Cockpit fairing fixed to frame
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and seat lock
Adjustable hand brake and clutch levers
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
One piece seat
Pillion Rider footrests and grab rails
Windshield
Toolkit


2012 BMW F800ST - American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12,550 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $12,550 CDN
Europe MSRP Price: £7,495 GBP


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 85 hp (62.5 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 intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K+)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 69 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded super.
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Belt drive with shock damper
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type frame, cast aluminum, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with eccentric adjustment for rear axle, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 5.5/5.5 inches (140/140 mm)
Wheelbase 57.7 inches (1,466 mm)
Castor 3.7 inches (95 mm)
Steering head angle 64.2°
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 disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 86.4 inches (2,195 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 33.9 inches (860 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 48.2 inches (1,225 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 33.1 inches (840 mm),
low seat 32.1 inches (815 mm),
low suspension/seat 29.9 inches (760 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 461 lbs (209 kg)
Dry weight 2) 412 lbs (187 kg)
Permitted total weight 893 lbs (405 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 432 lbs (196 kg)
Usable tank volume 4.2 gallons (16.0 liters)
Reserve Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)
" Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
" 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
" 2) Unladen weight without fluids
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Re: This Week - 2012 BMW F800ST: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by madjak30 » Sat May 12, 2012 12:53 am

I'm sure it's a great bike...but man, does BMW need to work on their styling? This looks like an old bike...dated...

Voted: Uncool...

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Re: This Week - 2012 BMW F800ST: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by ceemes » Sat May 12, 2012 8:03 am

Sport Touring bikes are my type of bikes, the fun and power of a sport bike mixed with the comfort and range of a touring bike.

I had to go uncool, the Beemer as Mike says looks dated and for the money there are a lot better ST bikes with more power and goodies available. I could pick up a new Triumph Sprint GT complete with ABS (the only high tech goodie I believe belongs on a bike) and hard cases for around the same price. I would say the only thing the Beemer has over the new Connie 14 and Honda Paneuropean aka Honda ST is its size and weight.
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Re: This Week - 2012 BMW F800ST: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by Wrider » Sat May 12, 2012 10:24 am

Those things are actually pretty cool IMO. I ran a guy on one (on a closed course in Mexico of course), and we were side by side up to 90 MPH. After that I took off like a shot compared to him, but I was impressed by how well it kept up to 90!
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Re: This Week - 2012 BMW F800ST: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by HYPERR » Sat May 12, 2012 7:43 pm

Mfugly and bland....uncool. :?
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Re: This Week - 2012 BMW F800ST: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun May 13, 2012 11:05 pm

Hmmm, this bike's been out for 6 or 7 years now, but I'd still give it a cool vote. So many engineering details still work well; single sided swingarm, belt drive, underseat gas tank with the filler on the side of the seat, really fuel-efficient parallel twin with a distinct vibe damping system. Plus, if you wanted a sport tourer that wasn't so frigging huge, this bike and the VFR 800 were your only choices.

That said, it was bland then, and it looks even more conservative and dated now. And those stickers to "update" the looks are awful.
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Re: This Week - 2012 BMW F800ST: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu May 17, 2012 8:23 pm

I voted: Uncool (although it was nearly a fail).

Sorry BMW. I even looked at buying this bike myself as it has really great gas milage, well priced (for a BMW) and I thought "touring" would mean "comfortable" as well. But in the end, the tiny little 14l gas tank was enough to completely put me off on this one... a 800cc touring bike with just 14l of gas; what was BMW thinking??

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Re: This Week - 2012 BMW F800ST: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by sunshine229 » Thu May 17, 2012 9:08 pm

I voted Awesome and this line (from the manufacturer) says it all:

"But common sense is important too: economy, reliability and no complications are just as important as a great visual appearance and pure fun on the road"
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Re: This Week - 2012 BMW F800ST: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Thu May 17, 2012 9:35 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:But in the end, the tiny little 14l gas tank was enough to completely put me off on this one... a 800cc touring bike with just 14l of gas; what was BMW thinking??
To be fair, these things are ridiculously fuel efficient, with friends getting real world averages of 26km/ltr (4ltr/100km), so tank range is pretty reasonable. On the other hand (and I don't know if you've straddled one), given your height, the bike might be too compact and uncomfortable for you. Plus, it looks pretty dull, and any bike that doesn't get its owner excited, no matter how competent it is, would be a waste of money :)
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Re: This Week - 2012 BMW F800ST: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 18, 2012 10:02 am

Grey Thumper wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:But in the end, the tiny little 14l gas tank was enough to completely put me off on this one... a 800cc touring bike with just 14l of gas; what was BMW thinking??
To be fair, these things are ridiculously fuel efficient, with friends getting real world averages of 26km/ltr (4ltr/100km), so tank range is pretty reasonable. On the other hand (and I don't know if you've straddled one), given your height, the bike might be too compact and uncomfortable for you. Plus, it looks pretty dull, and any bike that doesn't get its owner excited, no matter how competent it is, would be a waste of money :)
Oh, I agree, it does get crazy gas milage (definately a pro). And you are correct, for my height (6'4") the F800ST is just too compact for me to ride comfortably (I think 5'8" may be the ideal size). I just like a little more go juice in the tank if I'm going to go on the highway for a long ride; for day-trips, the 14l tank would be fine, unless one likes to use WOT... and I'm sure we don't have any of "those" here do we? :laughing:

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Re: This Week - 2012 BMW F800ST: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 18, 2012 10:05 am

Wow, great voter turnout for the F800ST, definately a popular candidate! (Doesn't this sound a lot like the 2012 Elections?)

Anyways, politics aside, here are the results (subject to voter re-count, voting machine error and quantity of donuts):

Your Coolness Factor of the 2012 BMW F800ST is...

Awesome 30%
Cool 30%
Uncool 40%
Fail 0%

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Re: 2012 BMW F800ST: Voted: Uncool

Unread post by BobK » Fri May 18, 2012 1:25 pm

My friend and I saw one last week. They look good in person. If I didn't already ride the coolest bike ever made I'd definitely consider one.

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