Tuesday, November 04, 2008

2009 BMW F800R: First official pics


The 2009 BMW F800R. We do wish BMW had worked a bit harder on the styling...

After all the hype, Photoshop-specials and endless speculation, the BMW F800R is finally here, for real. The 2009 BMW F800R is powered by BMW’s 798cc parallel twin, which makes 87bhp at 8,000rpm and 86Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. And BMW will also make learner-friendly versions, with the power and torque limited to 25bhp and 55Nm.

After the amazing K1300R, the F800R looks a bit… tame? Anyway, the bike weighs 204kg with all fluids, rides on 17-inch wheels, has conventional suspension (43mm non-USD fork at the front, monoshock at the back) and chain final drive, Brembo brakes (twin 320mm discs at front, single 265mm disc at the back), conventional switchgear (those BMW-spec turn-indicator switches are gone!) and optional ABS. We only wish BMW had worked a bit harder on the bike's styling...

Details on pricing and availability coming soon.


And here's the Chris Pfeiffer special edition F800R. Cool!!

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Pics, specs and video: 2009 BMW K1300S, K1300R and K1300GT
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2009 Benelli Tre-K 899: First pics...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey BMW...could you make it more ugly? And whats with the standard crap suspension? bleh.

Anonymous said...

i tested one at the dealership and found the suspension quite stiff. the brakes are excellent, and the acceleration is good and smooth, the turning ratio is limited in heavy traffic. good machine for lightweights and not very tall riders

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