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2017 BMW F800R
2017 BMW F800R

2017 BMW F800R
2017 BMW F800R

2017 BMW F800R
2017 BMW F800R

2017 BMW F800R
2017 BMW F800R

2017 BMW F800R
2017 BMW F800R



2017 BMW F800R Review

2017 BMW F800R on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

The BMW F 800 R: the modern all-rounder…

You can do anything with this active roadster, from urban cruising, touring or ambitious sporty riding on winding country roads. The BMW F 800 R combines agility, everyday practicality and dynamic performance in an integrated sporty package. Thanks to its punchy 66 kW (90 hp) engine, you’ll feel what it’s made for every time you twist the throttle: supreme handling and total control of the road. But the F 800 R delivers more than just sporty performance and easy handling, it also features innovative technology: Ride-by-Wire and a range of riding modes, ABS as standard and optional systems like ASC or Dynamic ESA make sure all that power is transferred securely to the road.

Design you can enjoy.

You can tell by its looks alone: The F 800 R is the perfect bike if you want to get on and have fun. The precise lines and minimalist trim elements give it a sense of light-footed agility, while the upside-down fork is suggestive of dynamic forward thrust even when stationary. The high-performance cockpit features a new dial design and the clear multifunction display now gives you even more information. Another highlight is the new rear silencer, which not only looks as good as it sounds, it also meets the EU-4 standard.

Three new colours accentuate the bike’s dynamic design. The F 800 R looks especially sporty and dynamic in BMW motorsport colours. It comes with a red wheel lining in tribute to the S 1000 RR – the iconic superbike.

Powerful two-cylinder for dynamic thrust.

A powerful, water-cooled 798 cc two-cylinder in-line engine ensures dynamic forward propulsion. With 66 kW (90 hp) of power at 8000 rpm, it features fast response characteristics, impressive punch and excellent fuel efficiency. A reduced-power version with 35 kW (48 hp) is also available for new riders under the age of 25.

Move ahead safely.

The F 800 R is designed for pure and simple riding pleasure, but safety is also a priority: All models feature a BMW Motorrad ABS and a stable, balanced suspension for supreme performance and absolute control of the road. Other options include ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) for even greater safety, performance and comfort. Ride-by-Wire gives you much finer throttle control. Thanks to the standard Rain and Road modes and the optional Dynamic mode, the F 800 R can be adapted even better to any road surface and riding style.

Limitless personalisation.

You can tailor the bike to meet your exact ergonomic needs thanks to standard adjustable clutch and brake levers and a large selection of seat variations. BMW Motorrad also offers a wide range of optional equipment and accessories for personalising your F 800 R. For example, you can choose the new raised handlebars. Combined with a low seat, this option is perfect for a more relaxed riding position, especially for smaller riders.

 



2017 BMW F800R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

An overview of the highlights:
• Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
• Newly designed end piece of the standard exhaust tailpipe.
• Ride-by-wire system for improved response and controllability.
• Riding modes “Rain” and “Road” as standard.
• “Dynamic” riding mode for a sportier riding style as an ex works option.
• Instrument panel with new dials, MIL indicator lamp and riding mode display.
• Windshield with matted model inscription (F 800 GT).
• New model inscription in galvanised look (F 800 GT).
• New attractive colour schemes:

F 800 R: Racing Red non-metallic, Blackstorm metallic, BMW Motorsport (Lightwhite non-metallic/Lupine Blue metallic/Racing Red non-metallic).

F 800 GT: Gravity Blue metallic matt, Lightwhite non-metallic, Blackstorm metallic.
• New ex works options such as higher handlebars (F 800 R) and “Design

Option” wheels (F 800 R).
• New Original BMW Motorrad Accessories, e.g. HP sports silencer.

EU4 adaptation and ride-by-wire system for an even better response and additional riding modes.



 

 

2017 BMW F800R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

BMW Motorrad enhances its broad product range in the popular mid-range category by revising the F 800 R roadster and the sports touring bike F 800 GT. The BMW Motorrad 2-cylinder machines have always cut a great figure – whether for urban cruising, enjoying winding country roads in sporty style or dynamic touring with a pillion passenger and luggage. This applies more than ever to the current versions, which now demonstrate further improved all-round qualities.

The high-torque, water-cooled 2-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 798 cc continues to ensure dynamic propulsion in both models. It has an output of 66 kW / 90 hp at 8 000 rpm. While the sporty roadster F 800 R has a chain as secondary drive, as is typical of the segment, the F 800 GT offers supreme power delivery with its maintenance-free toothed belt, geared towards lengthier motorcycle trips.

The motorbikes have been adapted to the new EU4 regulations for model year 2017. The visual hallmark here is the newly designed end piece of the stainless steel tailpipe. As part of the process, the HP sports silencer by Akrapovic was also redesigned and is available as an Original BMW Motorrad Accessory.

A ride-by-wire system now passes on the rider’s commands directly from a sensor on the twist grip to the engine control system and therefore to the throttle valve. The result is even finer controllability and an improved response. This also allows implementation of the new standard riding modes “Rain” and “Road” for riding on damp and dry road surfaces respectively as well as the riding mode “Dynamic” to support a more sporty riding style, the latter being available as an ex works option.

Instruments with new dials and even more information.

The new F 800 R and F 800 GT have an instrument panel consisting of two analog displays for the speedometer and engine speed as before and also a multifunction display. In the new model year 2017, a so-called MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light) is provided in the cockpit in line with EU4 requirements. There are also newly designed dials which ensure improved readability, and the display has been extended to include riding mode information.

Enhanced character based on refined colour schemes.

Three new colour variants give the new F 800 R and F 800 GT a more distinctive and characteristic appearance.

The paint finish Blackstorm metallic emphasises the masculine side of the new F 800 R, while Racing Red non-metallic brings out the roadster’s progressive, dynamic character. The BMW Motorsport colours Lightwhite non-metallic/ Lupine Blue metallic/Racing Red non-metallic powerfully convey the sporting aspirations of the F 800 R. The optional item “Design Option” wheels comprises the paint finish in BMW Motorsport colours with a decorative red line around the edge of the wheel rim.

In Lightwhite non-metallic the new F 800 GT comes over as strikingly athletic and dynamic, while the paint finish Gravity Blue metallic matt gives it a powerful, masculine look. By contrast, the bike takes on a particularly refined appearance in the colour scheme Blackstorm metallic combined with grey decorative surfaces on the side trim panels and the rear side trim sections. The high quality of the F 800 GT is supported by the new model inscription in the upper area of the side trim panels which appears in a galvanised finish as a raised emblem. There is also a new windshield with matted F 800 GT model inscription that helps project a more sophisticated, mature appearance.

Extension of the range of optional equipment.

New, higher handlebars are available for the new F 800 R ex works which meets the rider’s need for a more relaxed seating posture. In conjunction with a low seat, these new handlebars also provides an ergonomic alternative for riders of shorter stature.

The new F 800 R with the “Design Option” wheels (ex works option) will especially appeal to those who prefer a motorcycle with a strikingly sporty look. Here there is a decorative red line around the edge of the wheel rim that emphasises the sporty, dynamic aspirations of the new roadster, very much in the style of the superbike BMW S 1000 RR.

New Original BMW Motorrad Accessories for enhanced individual style.

Thanks to a constantly expanding range of Original BMW Motorrad Accessories, there are virtually no limits to what is possible in terms of personal individualisation of a BMW motorcycle. This range has been extended to include a number of attractive components for the new F 800 R and F 800 GT. For example, a newly designed HP sports silencer is available for the F 800 R and the F 800 GT which not only provides a striking, throaty sound but also a very sporty design. The end piece made of carbon fibre also gives it a marked touch of technical style.




 

2017 BMW F800R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in USD

Engine
Type Liquid cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, 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 fuel injection
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 (3.6 l)
Fuel type Premium Unleaded
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase 400 W generator
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multi-plate wet clutch, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with straight cut gears
Drive Chain drive 2.35:1
Chassis / brakes
Frame Aluminum bridge-type frame with partially load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 45 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum 2-sided 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″ (125 mm / 125 mm)
Wheelbase 60.1″ (1,526 mm)
Castor 3.9″ (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, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 84.5″ (2,145 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 33.9″ (860 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 48.7″ (1,235 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 31.1″ (790 mm) Standard; variable seat heights available between 30.3″ (770 mm) and 33.1″ (840 mm) (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 70.1″ (1,780 mm) Standard; variable inner leg curve (inseam) between 68.5″ (1,740 mm) and 73.8″ (1,875 mm) (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 (3.0 l)




 


 

2017 BMW F800R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in CDN

Engine
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cc
Rated output 66 kW (90 hp) at 8.000 rpm
(output reduction 35 kW (48 hp) at 6,750 rpm possible)
Max. torque 86 Nm at 5.800 rpm
(performance reduction: 69 Nm at 3,500 rpm)
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator permanent magenet alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 12 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 aluminium
Front wheel location / suspension upside-down fork
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium dual 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 91 mm
Steering head angle 64°
Wheels Cast aluminium 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 brake calipers radial mounted
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,145 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 860 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,235 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 790 mm (OE low seat: 770 mm, OE high seat: 820 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,780 mm (OE low seat: 1,740 mm, OE high seat: 1,835 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 203 kg
Permitted total weight 405 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 202 kg
Usable tank volume 15 l
Reserve approx. 3 l



 

2017 BMW F800R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £7650 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cc
Rated output 66 kW (90 hp) at 8.000 rpm
(output reduction 35 kW (48 hp) at 6,750 rpm possible)
Max. torque 86 Nm at 5.800 rpm
(performance reduction: 69 Nm at 3,500 rpm)
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Consumption per 100 km based on the WMTC 4,3 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator permanent magenet alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 12 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 aluminium
Front wheel location / suspension upside-down fork
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium dual 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 91 mm
Steering head angle 64°
Wheels Cast aluminium 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 brake calipers radial mounted
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,145 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 860 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,235 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 790 mm (OE low seat: 770 mm, OE high seat: 820 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,780 mm (OE low seat: 1,740 mm, OE high seat: 1,835 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 203 kg
Permitted total weight 405 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 202 kg
Usable tank volume 15 l
Reserve approx. 3 l



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