BMW F 800 R Review
With the tweaks done to F800 R, BMW has once again freshened it up by endowing it a power increase, new suspension, foot pegs, bars beside the cosmetic changes. With the inclusion of new single unit headlamp, you can forget the old 'squint-eyed' lamps. Moreover, the new bars, added colour options, changes done to the radiator and side panels, lowered seat height are other noticeable changes done to the old F800 R. Now, even short riders can look forward to this roadster thanks to the lowered seat height. The power output goes up from 87 hp to 90 hp while the torque remains the same and this credit can be attributed to the exhaust updates and chassis refreshments.
After six years of successful launch, BMW came up with its latest F800R to boost its fortunes. This model had all along rightly possessed all the ingredients of success and with its revamp, the backing even got stronger. Its rivals include Triumph's Street Triple and Ducati's smaller Monster models which are comparably stronger and have bold characters but with its light, easy-handling and practicality, the strong BMW offering should not be underestimated. From refreshed styling to increased power, from a stronger chassis to new colours, BMW's effort is strikingly evident. It also comes with an array of options and accessories like including traction control and electronically adjustable suspension, for making your motorbike even safer and sportier.
With a new range of colours added to this model, it may add to the visual appeal and excitement of the enthusiasts. The newly designed fairings, radiator shields, front mudguard and wheels makes the naked roadster a distinctive edge in terms of styling. The new dynamic figure now sports a symmetrical main headlight replacing the old from model's asymmetrical twin lights apart from the redesigned bodywork. 10 mm lower seat and a wider one-piece handlebar aids in providing a more relaxed riding position besides adding manoeuvrability for shorter riders. The new colour options include Light White, Racing Blue metallic matt / Black satin gloss and Light White / Black, giving a strong technical note and engaging appeal.
Engine, Economy and Performance:
Its liquid-cooled four-valve twin-cylinder engine with 798 cc displacement gushes out an output of 66 kW (90 hp) at 8,000 rpm. From its antecedent's 87 hp at 8,000 rpm, a 3hp rise is seen. Further, in addition to the sprinting ability, its boats of an impressive pulling power, quick responses and low fuel consumption. The torque extended by it remains 86 Nm (63 lb-ft) at 5,800 rpm. The fuel-injection and exhaust updates make the reason for the rise in power output. Further, its chain-drive transmission is also modified making the six-speed gearbox's shorter ratios, for easy urban cruising.
The motorbike delivers an enjoyable and brisk straight-line performance while its crisp throttle response further adds to effortless cruising. With being reasonably strong in midrange delivery, the dummy conrod arrangement ensures that the vibration is kept under control. Its chassis performance is pleasing, combining light handling and a strong stability factor. Its new front forks further adds to a controlled cornering feel. The modified ergonomics with the new seat fixed a little lower (at 790 mm instead of the previous 800 mm), the addition of new handlebars and rider foot pegs, further increases the ease of riding.
Safety, Braking and miscellaneous:
The biggest changes to F800R come in the chassis, where its aluminium frame now holds upside-down front forks, upgradation of the front brake with four-piston radial callipers and providing ABS as standard. With the options of adding ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) to your motor bike, the provision of safety equipment with the motor bike have set a new benchmark. Its adjustable suspension allows for instant tuning of the rear shock's compression damping while the powerful front brake backed-up by the standard ABS system adds a sharp sense of braking. Although, when travelling on dry roads, the need for the ASC traction control system is less felt but on slippery surfaces it would add to your security.
With a long array of additions done to the outgoing F800R, the characterful parallel twin-cylinder motorbike F800R from BMW stands high for creating that spark in the market. Delighting owners with its sporty performance, agility, easy handling and wide versatility, a dynamic package awaits you. The F 800 R stands synonymous to pleasurable dynamics and happy riding experiences.