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2012 BMW F800R
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2012 BMW F800R
2012 BMW F800R

2012 BMW F800R
2012 BMW F800R

2012 BMW F800R
2012 BMW F800R

2012 BMW F800R
2012 BMW F800R

2012 BMW F800R
2012 BMW F800R

2012 BMW F800R
2012 BMW F800R

2012 BMW F800R
2012 BMW F800R

 

2012 BMW F800R

2012 BMW F800R Review

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.

The 320-millimetre Brembo double disk brake at the front ensures maximum stopping power, while optional BMW Motorrad ABS and TPC Tyre Pressure Control further enhance safety. The lightweight, rigid aluminium frame and dynamically styled double swing-arm, means the bike is also extremely manoeuvrable. The astonishing dry weight of just 177 kilograms make it an agile motorcycle with incredibly precise handling.

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.

And finally: it’s a BMW – and a pretty cool one, too.

It's definitely the hottest generation of roadsters since the BMW K 1300 R. Dominance from the very first yard - a perfect combination of pure riding fun and excellent suitability for everyday use.

After its model revision, the F 800 R is just as sexy as it was before - and the 798 cc 2-cylinder engine is as punchy as ever. The masculine design and minimalist lines offer highly attractive purism.

The new radiator side trim, white turn indicators and a wheel cover in the respective body colour turn the roadster into a bike that everyone loves to ride. The new sports windshield - also in body colour - highlights the bike's purist look.

The familiar, highly economical parallel twin continues to offer superb enjoyment. 86 Nm of torque is an outstanding figure in this class of motorcycle, as is 87 bhp.

In particular because this power is available across a perfectly linear engine speed range - in other words ridability and riding fun across the board; here the BMW F 800 R offers a breadth of performance which pleases experienced riders just as it does beginners.

Weighing in at just 177 kg with ergonomics which provide a perfect fit for everyone, a clean, crisp suspension and perfectly balanced geometry: the new F 800 R embodies uncompromising style that everyone loves to ride.


Make the city your urban playground with the new BMW F 800 R.

This state-of-the-art roadster is simply sexy, light and stylish, combining pure riding pleasure with everyday usability. Its low weight, plus the firm, stable chassis and perfectly balanced geometry offer superior agility.

The 798cc in-line 2-cylinder engine is smooth, responsive and has pulling power to spare. Just ask Chris Pfeiffer, it’s the bike of choice for the three times Stunt Riding World Champion.

 

 

 

2012 BMW F800R Model Highlights

The highlights of the special model K 1300 R:

• special paintwork in mat metallic Ostra grey and Sapphire black metallic

• lettering with Sun yellow

• carbon engine spoiler


 

2012 BMW F800R Model Highlights

Standard Factory Equipment:

Heated Grips
White turn indicators
Sport windshield in motorcycle colour

Engine/Driveline
2 cylinder 4 stroke parallel twin engine
Six speed gearbox
Complete stainless steel exhaust system
4 Valve cylinder heads
Digital engine management
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Running Gear
Braided steel brake hoses
Cast aluminium double sided swing arm
Prop stand with starter inhibit
Continuously adjustable rear rebound damping
Twin disk front break
Single disk rear brake
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Spoke cast aluminium wheels
Electronics
Speedometer and revolution counter
Hazard warning flashers
Permanent headlamp beam
Electric immobiliser
Info flat screen (digital clock, total and 2 trip odometers, cruising range indicator, service interval indicator)
Equipment
Toolkit
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and dual seat locks
Adjustable hand brake
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
One piece dual seat
Pillion Rider footrests and grab rails


 

 


 

2012 BMW F800R - Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: $10,840 inc ABS

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 87 hp (64 kW) at 8,000 rpm
Max. torque 63 lb/ft (86 Nm) at 6,000 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
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 65 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 Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
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 dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 4.9/4.9 inches (125/125 mm)
Wheelbase 59.8 inches (1,520 mm)
Castor 3.6 inches (90.7 mm)
Steering head angle 65°
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, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 84.4 inches (2,145 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 35.6 inches (905 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 45.7 inches (1,160 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 31.5 inches (800 mm) low seat 30.5 inches (775 mm), high seat 32.5 inches (925 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 439 lbs (199 kg)
Dry weight 2) 390 lbs (177 kg)
Permitted total weight 893 lbs (405 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 453 lbs (206 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

 


 

2012 BMW F800R - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $10,150 CDN

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, 8 valve, liquid cooled
Displacement: 798 cc
Output: 87 bhp at 8,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat Height: 800 mm
Optional Seat Height: 775/825 mm
Dry Weight: 177 kg (390 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 4.8 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months


 

2012 BMW F800R - UK Specifications/Technical Details
Europe MSRP Price: £7,145 GBP

Engine
Type Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cc
Rated output 64 kW (87 hp) at 8.000 rpm (output reduction 25 kW (34 hp) at 6.000 rpm possible)
Max. torque 86 Nm at 6.000 rpm (performance reduction: 58 Nm at 3.250 rpm)
Compression ratio 12,0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-KP)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 3,6 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 4,8 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)
Electrical System
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type aluminium frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, 43 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium double sided swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 125 mm / 125 mm
Wheelbase 1,520 mm
Castor 90.7 mm
Steering head angle 65°
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim, Front 3.50 x 17"
Rim, rear 5.50 x 17"
Tyre, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyre, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,145 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 905 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,160 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 800 mm (low seat: 775 mm, high seat: 825 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,770 mm (low seat: 1,720 mm, high seat: 1,820 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 199 kg
Dry weight 177 kg
Permitted total weight 405 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 206 kg
Usable tank volume 16,0 l
Reserve approx. 4.0 l

 


 

2012 BMW F800R - Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AUS MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing.

Engine F 800 R
Type: Water-cooled, four-stroke twin-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, twin overhead camshaft, dry sump lubrication
Bore Stroke: 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity: 798 cm3
Rated Output: 87 hp (64 kW) at 8,000rpm
Maximum Torque: 86 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
Carburetion: Electronic fuel injection, electronic engine management (BMS-KP)
Emission Control: Regulated 3-way catalytic converter, complaint with EU3 emission standards
Performance/Fuel Consumption F 800 R
Maximum Speed: Over 200 km/h
Fuel Consumption Over 100km @ 90kph: 3.6 litres
Fuel Consumption Over 100 km @ 120kph: 4.8 litres
Fuel Type: Premium unleaded, min 95 octane (RON)
Electrical System F 800 R
Generator: 400 W generator
Battery: 12 V/14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power Transmission F 800 R
Clutch: Wet multidisc clutch, mechanically operated
Gearbox: 6-speed synchromesh gearbox built into crankcase
Drive: Endless O-ring chain with crush drive at rear wheel hub
Chassis/brakes F 800 R
Frame: Aluminium bridge frame wih load-bearing engine
Front Wheel Location/Suspension: Telescopic fork, diameter 43 mm
Rear Wheel Location/Suspension: Cast aluminium double-sided swing arm, central strut, spring preload hydraulically and steplessly adjustable via hand wheel, adjustable rebound damping
Travel Front/Rear: 125 mm/125 mm
Wheelbase: 1,520 mm
Caster: 91 mm
Steering Head Angle: 65 degrees
Wheels: Cast aluminium
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: Double disc brake, diameter 320 mm, floating discs, 4-piston fixed caliper
Brake Rear: Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS: Optional BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions/Weights F 800 R
Seat Height Unladen: 800 mm (low seat: 775 mm, high seat: 825 mm
Unladen Road Ready Fully Fuelled: 199 kg
Dry Weight: 177 kg
Permitted Total Weight: 405 kg
Payload With Standard Equipment: -
Usable Tank Volume: 16.0 litres
Reserve: Approx. 4.0 litres
Length: 2,145 mm
Height Not Including Mirrors: 1,160 mm
Width Including Mirrors: 905 mm


 

 

 

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