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2009 BMW F800R

Overall concept and vehicle properties.

BMW most recently struck out on a new path in the segment of medium
category motorcycles with the F 800 series launched in 2006. In addition
to the sporty F 800 S, the fi rst model variation to be presented, and the
F 800 ST with its touring capabilities, the fourth BMW Motorrad engine series
was supplemented in 2007 with the F 800 GS and the F 650 GS . two dynamic
enduro models in the very best BMW GS tradition.

With the new F 800 R, BMW now takes the logical step of expanding
the F 800 model series further by presenting at the EICMA 2008 . the
Milan motorcycle show – a sporty roadster in the segment of medium category
naked bikes designed for a high level of riding dynamics and maximum
riding fun. Alongside the two roadsters R 1200 R and K 1300 R, this is now
the third BMW roadster to see its world premiere in the BMW Urban world
of experience: the new F 800 R, the dynamic BMW naked bike for the
medium category.

The engine of the F 800 R is the parallel twin with 4-valve technology and
a capacity of 798 cc, already familiar from the F 800 S.

While the highly distinctive in-line 2-cylinder engine of the previous models
was especially impressive due its pulling power, spontaneous response
and low level of fuel consumption, the new model now refl ects a further
optimisation of engine and throttle response thanks to a new throttle valve
kinematic system.

The rated output of the engine is 64 kW/87 bhp at approx. 8,000 rpm and
produces a torque of 86 Nm at approx. 6,000 rpm. The mass compensation
of the parallel twin is implemented by a system which is still unique in
serial production motorcycle construction in which an additional swivel rod
compensates the fi rst-order and second-order mass forces, ensuring
that the 2-cylinder engine runs with an unusually low level of vibration which
is especially pleasant for the rider.

Closely based on the big BMW roadster K 1300 R in its design, the distinctively
sporty F 800 R with its orientation towards a high level of riding dynamics
delivers just what its dynamic exterior promises. From standing, the F 800 R
possesses considerable sprinting power. What is more, shorter gear ratios in fourth to sixth gear ensure improved continuity; in conjunction with the
excellent pulling power of the two-cylinder this makes for a highly agile and
sporty performance.

Important contributions to the outstanding dynamics of the new F 800 R
are also made by the low dry weight of approx. 182 kg or approx. 204 kg fully
fuelled and the chassis with double-sided rear-wheel swing-arm which is
especially adapted to the requirements of a sporty naked bike. In accordance
with the style and purpose of a sporty naked bike, the new F 800 R also has
a secondary drive with O-ring chain.

In line with the demands of a dynamic roadster, the chassis is designed for
excellent handling, agility and steering precision, and therefore maximum
riding fun on winding country roads, though without compromises in terms of
directional stability at high speeds, for example when riding on the motorway.
The streetbike freestyle world champion Christian Pfeiffer provides a foretaste
of just how playfully the rider can handle the F 800 R. For over two years now
he has ridden a version of the F 800 S exclusively tailored to his needs at
international competitions and shows: the similarity of this bike to the current
F 800 R is by no means coincidental. In future, the motorcycle acrobat will be
able to demonstrate his skills on a machine based on the new F 800 R.

But the new F 800 R boasts more than just sporting talent: in the very best
tradition of BMW it also possesses classic virtues such as outstanding
seating comfort for rider and pillion passenger as well as an exemplary level of
safety. For example, the F 800 R is optionally fitted with an ABS whose newly
developed pressure sensor provides an even fi ner regulation of the system
and therefore even greater safety . especially in connection with sporty riding.
What is more, the extensive BMW Motorrad accessory program meets all
customer demands in terms of individual fittings.

 


An overview of the main features of the new F 800 R:

– Compact, sporty naked bike with high level of riding dynamics and agility
for maximum riding fun.
– Liquid-cooled parallel twin with 798 cc, 4-valve technology, dohc valve
drive via cam followers and a unique mass compensation mechanism.
– Top output 64 kW/87 bhp at approx. 8,000 rpm, maximum torque 86 Nm
at approx. 6,000 rpm.
– Enormous pulling power for maximum riding fun on country roads.
– I ntake manifold fuel injection with electronic engine management BMS-KP,
oxygen sensor, closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter and secondary
air system for low fuel consumption and purifi ed exhaust emissions.
– New throttle valve kinematics for even more sensitive throttle response and
improved engine response, especially in the lower speed range.
– Six-speed transmission with shorter ratio of the three upper gears for
increased riding fun and performance.
– Secondary drive via O-ring chain.
– Torsionally stiff aluminium frame with new double-sided swing-arm.
– Generously sized telescopic fork with 43 millimetres stanchion diameter.
– V ery agile handling with very high degree of steering precision.
– Dry weight/road-ready weight: approx. 182/204 kg.
– Fuel tank positioned under seat for optimum centre of gravity.
– High-performance Brembo brake system with optimised ABS and newly
adjusted pressure sensor system.
– Wide range of accessories.

 

 

2009 BMW F800R – USA Specifications
USA MSRP: $TBD USD
Canada MSRP: $TBD CDN


Engine
Type Water-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cm3
Rated output 64 kW (87 bhp) at 8,000 rpm (output reduction to 25 kW (34 bhp) possible at 6,000 rpm)
Max. torque 86 Nm at 6,000 rpm (output reduction: 58 Nm at 3,250 rpm)
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1

Fuel mixture preparation/engine management
Electronic injection, digital engine electronics (BMS-KP)
Valve/gas control DOHC (double overhead camshaft)
Intake valve (diameter in mm) 32
Outlet valve (diameter in mm) 27.5
Throttle valve diameter 46
Exhaust gas purifi cation Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, exhaust gas norm EU 3
Acceleration 100 km/h 3.9 s

Performance figures/fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption over 100 km at constant 90 km/h
3.6 l
Fuel consumption over 100 km at constant 120 km/h
4.8 l
Fuel type Premium unleaded, minimum octane number 95 (RON)

Electrical system
Alternator AC generator 400 W
Battery 12 V/14 Ah, maintenance-free
Headlamps 55 W (high/low beam), 5 W parking light, 21/5 W (brake/rear light)
Starter 0.9 kW

Power transmission
Clutch Multi-plate clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Claw-type 6-speed gearbox integrated in engine casing
Secondary drive Endless O-ring chain with jolt damping in the rear wheel hub
Primary transmission
1,943
Gear transmission ratios
I 2,462
II 1,750
III 1,381
IV 1,227
V 1,130
VI 1,042
rear wheel gear ratio
1 : 2.35

Chassis/brakes
Frame Bridge frame made aluminium, load-supporting engine
Front wheel suspension/spring elements
Telescopic fork, O 43 mm
Rear wheel suspension/spring elements
Cast aluminium double-sided swing arm, central suspension strut, spring pre-tension by means of hand
wheel, hydraulically adjustable at continuously variable levels, rebound stage adjustable
Spring travel front/rear 125 mm/125 mm
Wheelbase 1,520 mm
Castor 91 mm
Steering head angle 65‹
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim dimensions, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim dimensions, rear 5.50 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, fl oating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fi xed caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single piston fl oating caliper
ABS Optional equipment feature: BMW Motorrad ABS

Measurements/weight
Seat height 800 mm (low seat: 775 mm, height seat: 825 mm)
Inside leg length 1,770 mm (low seat: 1,720 mm, high seat: 1,820 mm)
Unladen weight, road-ready, fully fuelled 199 kg
Dry weight 177kg
Permitted gross vehicle weight 405 kg
Payload (with standard fittings) 206 kg
Usable fuel tank volume 16 l
incl. reserve approx. 4.0 l
Length 2,145 mm
Height (not incl. mirrors) 1,160 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 905 mm


 

 

 

2009 BMW F800R – Canada Specifications
MSRP: $TBD CDN

See specifications above


 

2009 BMW F800R – UK Specifications

TBD

 

 

 

 

MEDIA PRESS RELEASE

The new BMW F 800 R.

Overall concept and vehicle properties.


BMW most recently struck out on a new path in the segment of medium
category motorcycles with the F 800 series launched in 2006. In addition
to the sporty F 800 S, the fi rst model variation to be presented, and the
F 800 ST with its touring capabilities, the fourth BMW Motorrad engine series
was supplemented in 2007 with the F 800 GS and the F 650 GS . two dynamic
enduro models in the very best BMW GS tradition.

With the new F 800 R, BMW now takes the logical step of expanding
the F 800 model series further by presenting at the EICMA 2008 . the
Milan motorcycle show – a sporty roadster in the segment of medium category
naked bikes designed for a high level of riding dynamics and maximum
riding fun. Alongside the two roadsters R 1200 R and K 1300 R, this is now
the third BMW roadster to see its world premiere in the BMW Urban world
of experience: the new F 800 R, the dynamic BMW naked bike for the
medium category.

The engine of the F 800 R is the parallel twin with 4-valve technology and
a capacity of 798 cc, already familiar from the F 800 S.

While the highly distinctive in-line 2-cylinder engine of the previous models
was especially impressive due its pulling power, spontaneous response
and low level of fuel consumption, the new model now refl ects a further
optimisation of engine and throttle response thanks to a new throttle valve
kinematic system.

The rated output of the engine is 64 kW/87 bhp at approx. 8,000 rpm and
produces a torque of 86 Nm at approx. 6,000 rpm. The mass compensation
of the parallel twin is implemented by a system which is still unique in
serial production motorcycle construction in which an additional swivel rod
compensates the fi rst-order and second-order mass forces, ensuring
that the 2-cylinder engine runs with an unusually low level of vibration which
is especially pleasant for the rider.

Closely based on the big BMW roadster K 1300 R in its design, the distinctively
sporty F 800 R with its orientation towards a high level of riding dynamics
delivers just what its dynamic exterior promises. From standing, the F 800 R
possesses considerable sprinting power. What is more, shorter gear ratios in fourth to sixth gear ensure improved continuity; in conjunction with the
excellent pulling power of the two-cylinder this makes for a highly agile and
sporty performance.

Important contributions to the outstanding dynamics of the new F 800 R
are also made by the low dry weight of approx. 182 kg or approx. 204 kg fully
fuelled and the chassis with double-sided rear-wheel swing-arm which is
especially adapted to the requirements of a sporty naked bike. In accordance
with the style and purpose of a sporty naked bike, the new F 800 R also has
a secondary drive with O-ring chain.

In line with the demands of a dynamic roadster, the chassis is designed for
excellent handling, agility and steering precision, and therefore maximum
riding fun on winding country roads, though without compromises in terms of
directional stability at high speeds, for example when riding on the motorway.
The streetbike freestyle world champion Christian Pfeiffer provides a foretaste
of just how playfully the rider can handle the F 800 R. For over two years now
he has ridden a version of the F 800 S exclusively tailored to his needs at
international competitions and shows: the similarity of this bike to the current
F 800 R is by no means coincidental. In future, the motorcycle acrobat will be
able to demonstrate his skills on a machine based on the new F 800 R.

But the new F 800 R boasts more than just sporting talent: in the very best
tradition of BMW it also possesses classic virtues such as outstanding
seating comfort for rider and pillion passenger as well as an exemplary level of
safety. For example, the F 800 R is optionally fitted with an ABS whose newly
developed pressure sensor provides an even fi ner regulation of the system
and therefore even greater safety . especially in connection with sporty riding.
What is more, the extensive BMW Motorrad accessory program meets all
customer demands in terms of individual fittings.


An overview of the main features of the new F 800 R:

– Compact, sporty naked bike with high level of riding dynamics and agility
for maximum riding fun.
– Liquid-cooled parallel twin with 798 cc, 4-valve technology, dohc valve
drive via cam followers and a unique mass compensation mechanism.
– Top output 64 kW/87 bhp at approx. 8,000 rpm, maximum torque 86 Nm
at approx. 6,000 rpm.
– Enormous pulling power for maximum riding fun on country roads.
– I ntake manifold fuel injection with electronic engine management BMS-KP,
oxygen sensor, closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter and secondary
air system for low fuel consumption and purifi ed exhaust emissions.
– New throttle valve kinematics for even more sensitive throttle response and
improved engine response, especially in the lower speed range.
– Six-speed transmission with shorter ratio of the three upper gears for
increased riding fun and performance.
– Secondary drive via O-ring chain.
– Torsionally stiff aluminium frame with new double-sided swing-arm.
– Generously sized telescopic fork with 43 millimetres stanchion diameter.
– V ery agile handling with very high degree of steering precision.
– Dry weight/road-ready weight: approx. 182/204 kg.
– Fuel tank positioned under seat for optimum centre of gravity.
– High-performance Brembo brake system with optimised ABS and newly
adjusted pressure sensor system.
– Wide range of accessories.

Powerful parallel-twin for characteristic roadster dynamic performance.
The new F 800 R is fitted with the 2-cylinder in-line engine with cylinders
tilted forward by 30 degrees: the engine is largely familiar from the F 800 S.
With its full torque curve and spontaneous response at all engine speeds,
it offers an excellent basis for use in a roadster designed for a high level of
riding dynamics.

In the segment of medium category naked bikes, the 2-cylinder offers a
number of technical highlights. As refl ected in the engine designation parallel
twin, the crankshaft has a crank offset angle of zero degrees. This means
that the engine, installed transversely to the direction of travel, operates with
an even fi ring sequence in which a combustion cycle is initiated at every
rotation of the crankshaft. This results in an intentional similarity in sound
to the fl at twin gboxerh engines, which also operate at a fi ring angle of
360 degrees. In particular, the even fi ring sequence supports a balanced gas
exchange cycle with high torque effi ciency and a harmonious curve, thus
fulfi lling the basic requirements for a dynamic engine in a sporty naked bike.
Unique mass compensation for maximum running smoothness.

The fi rst and second-order mass forces which are unavoidable in 2-cylinder
engines are neutralised by a unique compensation mechanism which is familiar
from the existing models of the F 800 series. Instead of using the conventional
method of so-called compensation or counterbalance shafts, compensation
of oscillating mass forces is effected by means of a system of pivots which is
linked centrally to the crankshaft with a specifi cally defi ned arrangement of
counterbalance masses: a tappet on the crankshaft offset from the crank
pins by 180 degrees carries a so-called compensation rod. This rod is hinged
on a balance arm which is virtually horizontal. The kinematics of the system
is designed so that the compensation rod moves up and down in the opposite
direction to the two engine rods. Due to the fact that it runs via a relatively
long arm, the rod head moves virtually in a straight line. The distribution of
masses at the rod head and arm has been selected so that the mass forces
resulting from the swivel movement counterbalance the oscillating mass
forces of the crank drive (piston and rod elements) in every position. This
almost entirely eliminates the fi rst and second-order mass forces and makes
for a very low level of vibration when the engine is running. Another great
advantage of this elegant construction is its low noise level, since the typical
engine noises of cogs and chains do not apply here.

 

Engine.

Oil circulation with semi-dry sump lubrication.

The oil circulation also has a number of special technical features which go
beyond what is standard in this category of motorcycle. In order to minimise
splash losses, the F 800 engine series has a semi-dry sump lubrication
system. Any oil escaping from the main bearings of the crank drive runs into
the sealed off shaft of the compensation system. An oil pump extracts the
lubricant from here and distributes it to the oil jets in the gearbox. Oil escaping
from the gearbox via gaps in the crankcase is collected together with the
oil escaping from the cylinder head via the chain shaft in the remaining space
of the crankshaft casing around the rod shaft. This space is thus used as
an integrated oil tank. A second pump feeds all bearings from this reservoir.
High-tech cylinder head as in the current K 1300 models.

Two overhead camshafts rotate in the engine of the F 800 R, driven by a chain
drive and activating four valves per cylinder via cam followers. As a light, lowfriction
and high-rev-suitable cam follower construction, the entire valve drive
is extremely low-wear in spite of the large valve stroke, making for generous
maintenance intervals.


Injection with new throttle valve kinematics.

Other characteristic BMW features are demonstrated by the fuel-mixture
preparation which is carried out by an intake manifold fuel injection system
with BMS-KP engine management and two 46-millimetre throttle valves.

Here the engine management system controls the injection quantity not by
means of the duration of injection but via the pressure provided by the
fuel pump depending on the required level of power. The fuel system works
without a return system and only transports the quantity which the engine
actually needs. This power-saving quantity control means that fuel pressure
can be adjusted across a wide range to achieve optimum carburetion.

This unique principle is patented. In order to measure the quantity of fuel
injected, not only are the familiar parameters such as load, engine speed
and temperature used but also the residual oxygen content of the exhaust
emissions. The relevant information is provided by an oxygen sensor
positioned behind the junction of the manifold pipes: this is indispensable for
effective conversion of exhaust emissions by the separate 3-way catalytic
converter which is installed as standard in the F 800 R.

For the fi rst time, a new throttle valve kinematic system is used in the F 800 R
which ensures an even more sensitive throttle response and improved engine
response. It was especially important to developers to make sure that the
accelerator maintained a gentle, fi nely tuned response, especially in the lower
speed range. Great importance was also attached to an accommodating
load-change response while retaining a spontaneous and agile engine response.

The air required for carburetion reaches the intake silence by means of
an intake snorkel positioned ideally in the cool air stream. As in all models
of the F 800 series, this favourable positioning above the engine and the
large volume for enhanced torque is possible due to the shift of the fuel tank
under the seat.

New exhaust system in dynamic design with separate
catalytic converter.


A new exhaust system with a separate catalytic converter has been developed
for the F 800 R. This is no longer integrated in the silencer as in the F 800 S.
As a result the silencer of the F 800 R, made entirely of high-quality steel
and with a matt surface, is considerably shorter and contributes to the sporty,
dynamic look of the new BMW medium category roadster. The engine
mana ge ment system has been adapted to the new circumstances.

A secondary air system enriches the exhaust gas with fresh air so that
pollutant emissions are reduced to a minimum after treatment in the closedloop
catalytic converter.


High-revving and high-torque.
As with the F 800 S, not only the state-of-the-art fuel injection system
of the new F 800 R contributes to the bikefs highly agile power delivery but
also the low centrifugal mass. Even in the lower engine speed range, the
not especially short-stroke 4-valve engine with its bore-stroke ratio of 82.0
to 75.6 millimetres quickly gains engine speed and delivers 90 per cent of its
maximum torque at 5,000 rpm. Between 5,000 and 8,000 rpm the engine
demonstrates impressive power delivery to the accompaniment of a unique
sound. The rated performance figures of the 798 cc twin . 64 kW/87 bhp at
approx. 8,000 rpm and 86 Nm at approx. 6,000 rpm . provide a high level
of performance potential for the F 800 R, especially when riding on country
roads.


Optimised gear spacing for increased riding fun.
While the gear ratios for gears one to three are identical to those of the
F 800 S, gears four to six have been adapted to more common use on winding
country roads with a shorter ratio so as to increase riding fun, agility and
riding dynamics.

In this way, the parallel twin of the F 800 R combines impressive pulling power
with dynamic spring capacity. At the same it demonstrates that sporty
performance by no means comes at the price of a high level of fuel consumption.

When riding the bike on country roads, a fuel consumption rate of well
below 5 litres of premium fuel to 100 kilometres is feasible, allowing for an
impressive range of 300 kilometres or more with the 16-litre fuel tank.

BMW Motorrad also offers an ex-works power-limited version at no extra
charge with 25 kW/34 bhp at approx. 7,000 rpm and 55 Nm at approx.
3,500 rpm, for motorcycle novices who hold a restricted licence, for example.
The power reduction is implemented by means of an altered throttle valve
system which limits the opening angle of the throttle valves.
Sporty secondary drive with O-ring chain.

In order to do justice to its sporty, dynamic orientation, the new F 800 R has
been fitted with an O-ring chain for its secondary drive. This has proven its
low maintenance and reliability and is in keeping with the especially dynamic
appearance of a naked bike in this segment.


Engine and chassis in perfect harmony.

In the F 800 R as in all models of the F 800 series, the compact design
of the engine and chassis provides the ideal basis for exemplary riding
properties which set benchmarks in terms of agility and directional stability.
The extremely torsionally stiff aluminium frame, familiar from the F 800 S
and made of welded extruded sections and die-cast mould parts, ensures
a virtually straight-line connection between the steering head and swing arm
pivot point. In order to optimise weight and space, the engine is integrated
in the chassis as a load-bearing element and its casing with reinforcement
in the rear section also performs the function of a bearing for the new
double-sided swing-arm in light alloy cast with a total of four needle roller
bearings. The engine block is bolted to the frame immediately above the
swing-arm bearing. The frame rear section in steel tubing is largely the same
as that of the F 800 S and is connected to the main frame by means of
four bolt connections.


New double-sided swing-arm in sporty design.
The new F 800 R is fitted with a double-sided swing-arm. Unlike single-sided
swing-arms it is a highly fi ligree construction in light alloy cast, giving an
especially agile and sporty look and highlighting the very dynamic overall
character of the new F 800 R, especially at the rear.

For the front wheel suspension in the F 800 R, a telescopic fork is used
with 43 millimetres of stanchion diameter and generous covering of the
immersion tube and stanchion. The solid suspension system benefits not only
directional stability but also steering response. Agile banking changes in the
new F 800 R are carried out with a high degree of steering precision and a
very direct sense of the front wheel . a guarantee of maximum riding fun on
winding country roads. The spring-damper settings are adjusted for increased
riding dynamics and the 125 millimetres of spring clearance ensure both
outstanding comfort as well as solid road-holding. A steering damper is fitted
as standard.

A new upper fork bridge forged out of light alloy, with steering stem clamps
which are also forged, supports broad, butted light alloy handlebars. The
fork stabilizer is also new, ensuring additional torsional rigidity and further
increasing ride stability and steering precision.

Chassis.

Balanced weight distribution and a favourable total weight equally contribute
to the excellent riding dynamics of the F 800 R. Road-ready and fully fuelled
it weighs only approx. 204 kg . its unladen weight is approx. 182 kg.

The rear strut has adjustable rebound stage damping and an easily accessible
handwheel for adjusting the spring pre-tension. Its spring-strut settings
have been adjusted for use in the new F 800 R. A socket wrench enlarges the
contact surface of the handwheel so the rider can quickly and easily adapt
the spring pre-tension to different load conditions. Directly pivoted to the
double-sided swing arm, the strut also provides 125 millimetres of travel.
Sporty wheel design.

The F 800 R features the wheel design gSpeedh of the F 800 S. In these
light alloy die-cast wheels, the valve is mounted on the side, which makes
checking the tyre pressure very convenient. The front wheel size is 3.5 x 17″
with a 120/70 ZR 17 tyre, while the rear wheel is 5.5 x 17″, allowing a size
180/55 ZR 17 tyre to be mounted.


Uncompromising Brembo brake system.
With 320-millimetre steel brake discs and Brembo 4-piston fi xed brake
calipers for the front wheel, the F 800 R is fitted with a brake system
which one would generally expect of a large-volume naked bike. The brake
calipers work with sintered metal pads and the main brake cylinder has
an adjustable lever as well as a separate storage container. At the rear there
is a single-piston fl oating caliper on a 265 millimetre steel disc. High-quality
steel-reinforced brake lines, been re-laid to meet the special requirements
of the F 800 R, ensure a stable pressure point which can be clearly felt.
Optimised ABS with new pressure sensor.

The new F 800 R can be optionally fitted with ABS. This BMW Motorrad ABS
is distinguished not only by its compact construction and low weight but has
also been further optimised for use in the F 800 R with a new pressure sensor.
In keeping with the sporty function of the F 800 R, the re-adjusted pressure
sensor system allows even more fi nely tuned regulation of the ABS, for
example when going over bumps.

What is more, BMW Motorrad ABS provides integrated diagnosis functions.
For example, wheel rotation sensors automatically monitor their distance from
the sensor wheel, thus enhancing the bikefs excellent safety level.


Electrical system with CAN bus technology.
The electrical system of the new F 800 R works with the progressive
CAN bus system familiar from the existing models of the F 800 series. The
Single Wire System (SWS) offers numerous advantages: it reduces the
amount of wiring, allows all control units to be networked with each other and
thus simplifi es the provision of extensive diagnoses. What is more, safety
fuses are no longer required because the system automatically deactivates
the affected component in case of malfunction.

Since the introduction of CAN bus technology, an electronic vehicle immobilisation
function has been a standard feature of most BMW motorcycles,
and this also applies to the new F 800 R. The electrical plug connections are
waterproof and thus insusceptible to faults. A powerful battery with a capacity
of 14 Ah and a powerful alternator with an output of 400 watts provide the
power supply.


Instrument panel in new design.

The cockpit with its analogue instruments informs the rider at a glance.
For the F 800 R the dials have been redrawn and adapted to the dynamic
appearance of the F 800 R in terms of design. As a special equipment option,
BMW offers an on-board computer which also provides a stopwatch function
among other features.

The asymmetrical dual headlamps with the technology familiar from the
F 800 GS give the new F 800 R a sporty, aggressive face and intentionally
echo the design of the big roadster model K 1300 R. Two H7 headlamps
ensure that the rider can see and be seen.


New electrical switch units.

As in the new K 1300 models, the F 800 R features switches and controls of
an entirely new generation. The new switch units use MID technology
(Moulded Interconnect Devices; lasered conductors instead of individual
wiring) and are thus much smaller and more compact while also offering
a wider range of functions, clear design and optimum reachability.

The functions of the left and right direction indicators, previously separate,
are now combined in a single function on the left-hand side of the handlebars.
Activation of the hazard warning lights is now taken care of via a separate

 

Electrical system and electronics.

switch integrated at the top of the left-hand handlebar panel. The functions for
low beam, high beam and headlamp flasher have been combined in a single
switch which can be conveniently operated using the left index finger.

The activation switch for the optional grip heating has been moved upwards
for easier operability and the selected heating level can be seen in the
instrument panel display. The functions for starter and kill switch have been
practically combined in a single rocker switch. This prevents the starter from
being activated when the ignition is interrupted if the kill switch is activated
by mistake, potentially resulting in battery discharge.

The new technical design allows twice as many functions to be provided
with the same number of switches as before. This is an important factor in the
incorporation of additional features in the future.


Sporty, dynamic roadster design.

With the F 800 R, BMW Motorrad has realised a design concept which
deliberately highlights the connection with the large sporty 4-cylinder roadster
K 1300 R.

Due to the light effect of the rear section and the compact combination of
headlamps and instruments, the F 800 R appears short and compact, further
emphasising the sporty look of this dynamic naked bike.

BMW Motorrad has also paid special attention to quality details in the immediate
field of vision of the rider. For example, not only have the faces of the
instrument panel been redrawn but also the upper fork bridge with steering
stem clamps, milled covering caps and butted handlebars are fi nished in
especially high-quality style.

As compared to the F 800 S, the seat height has been slightly lowered:
this will especially benefit re-starters, infrequent motorcyclists and beginners
who will fi nd the bike easier to handle as a result. An additional option for the
reduction of seat height is a lower seat from the BMW Motorrad equipment
program.

Additional design parts for further individualisation of the F 800 R for example
the Sport windshield, radiator trim panels, a pillion passenger cover and
an engine spoiler are to be found in the extensive BMW Motorrad equipment
program.

 

Body and design.

Special equipment features and special accessories.
BMW fulfills individualisation wishes not only with special equipment features
fitted at the Berlin plant but also by means of retrofitted accessories which can
be fitted by a local dealer or by customers themselves. The special equipment
features and special accessories have been specially adapted to the new
F 800 R so that the buyer acquires high-quality, perfectly fitting products
which are in keeping with the character of the machine itself.


Special equipment features.
. BMW Motorrad ABS.
. Heated grips.
. Lower rider seat (775 mm seat height).
. Higher rider seat (825 mm seat height).
. Anti-theft warning system.
. Tyre pressure control.
. On-board computer.
. Power reduction to 25 kW/34 bhp.
. LED direction indicators.
. Sport windshield (in body colour).
. Socket.
. Main stand.


Special accessories.
. H eated grips.
. Luggage bridge.
. Mounting kit for pannier holder.
. Sports pannier with variable volume.
. Topcase, small.
. I nner bag, Topcase.
. Back pad, Topcase.
. Tank rucksack.
. Tank bag.
. Main stand (with mounting kit).
. Service tools.
. Lower rider seat (775 mm seat height).
. Higher rider seat (825 mm seat height).
. LED direction indicators.
. White direction indicators.
. Helmet cord safeguard.
. BMW Motorrad ZUMO including holder.
. Pillion passenger seat cover.
. Engine spoiler.
. Radiator trim panel, black grained, and radiator trim panel, aluminium.
. Sport windshield (three colours: Alpine White non-metallic,
Fire Orange non-metallic, White Aluminium metallic matt).

. Sports silencer by Akrapovi.R.
. Power reduction to 25 kW/34 bhp.
. Anti-theft warning system.
. Engine protection bracket.
. Socket.

BMW Motorrad offers the F 800 R in three attractive paint fi nishes. The
two-colour fi nish Alpine White non-metallic with Black silk gloss refl ects the
spirit of the times. Fire Orange non-metallic has a provocative, sport effect
while White Aluminium metallic matt comes over as technical and modern.
The frame, swing-arm and engine of the F 800 R are fi nished in black in
all three colour versions. Together with the light alloy wheels, also fi nished
in black, this makes for a particularly dynamic look which refl ects the sporty
ambitions of the F 800 R. The orange-coloured spring adds an interesting
touch of colour.

The interplay between the coloured and black surfaces highlights the newly
designed body features and the powerful character of the new F 800 R,
especially the sections which are typical of a roadster such as the muscular
front section and the slim, sporty rear.

The optional accessory parts such as the pillion passenger seat cover in body
colour and the Sport windshield harmonise perfectly with the relevant paint
fi nish.

 


Engine
Type Water-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cm3
Rated output 64 kW (87 bhp) at 8,000 rpm (output reduction to 25 kW (34 bhp) possible at 6,000 rpm)
Max. torque 86 Nm at 6,000 rpm (output reduction: 58 Nm at 3,250 rpm)
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1

Fuel mixture preparation/engine management
Electronic injection, digital engine electronics (BMS-KP)
Valve/gas control DOHC (double overhead camshaft)
Intake valve (diameter in mm) 32
Outlet valve (diameter in mm) 27.5
Throttle valve diameter 46
Exhaust gas purifi cation Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, exhaust gas norm EU 3
Acceleration 100 km/h 3.9 s

Performance figures/fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption over 100 km at constant 90 km/h
3.6 l
Fuel consumption over 100 km at constant 120 km/h
4.8 l
Fuel type Premium unleaded, minimum octane number 95 (RON)

Electrical system
Alternator AC generator 400 W
Battery 12 V/14 Ah, maintenance-free
Headlamps 55 W (high/low beam), 5 W parking light, 21/5 W (brake/rear light)
Starter 0.9 kW

Power transmission
Clutch Multi-plate clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Claw-type 6-speed gearbox integrated in engine casing
Secondary drive Endless O-ring chain with jolt damping in the rear wheel hub
Primary transmission
1,943
Gear transmission ratios
I 2,462
II 1,750
III 1,381
IV 1,227
V 1,130
VI 1,042
rear wheel gear ratio
1 : 2.35

Chassis/brakes
Frame Bridge frame made aluminium, load-supporting engine
Front wheel suspension/spring elements
Telescopic fork, O 43 mm
Rear wheel suspension/spring elements
Cast aluminium double-sided swing arm, central suspension strut, spring pre-tension by means of hand
wheel, hydraulically adjustable at continuously variable levels, rebound stage adjustable
Spring travel front/rear 125 mm/125 mm
Wheelbase 1,520 mm
Castor 91 mm
Steering head angle 65‹
Wheels Cast aluminium wheels
Rim dimensions, front 3.50 x 17″
Rim dimensions, rear 5.50 x 17″
Tyres, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Dual disc brake, fl oating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fi xed caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single piston fl oating caliper
ABS Optional equipment feature: BMW Motorrad ABS

Measurements/weight
Seat height 800 mm (low seat: 775 mm, height seat: 825 mm)
Inside leg length 1,770 mm (low seat: 1,720 mm, high seat: 1,820 mm)
Unladen weight, road-ready, fully fuelled 199 kg
Dry weight 177kg
Permitted gross vehicle weight 405 kg
Payload (with standard fittings) 206 kg
Usable fuel tank volume 16 l
incl. reserve approx. 4.0 l
Length 2,145 mm
Height (not incl. mirrors) 1,160 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 905 mm

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