Saturday, November 14, 2009

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BMW F 800 R (2009) motorcycle, general information, review and specifications
- 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 87 horsepower from its 798 cubic centimetres, not to mention a mighty 86 Newton-metres of torque -

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BMW F 800 R (2009)

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BMW placed the F800R as an entry-level, sporty, naked urban machine to slot in amongst myriad of 600cc middleweight bikes eg Yamaha FZ6, Triumph Street Triple, Honda Hornet and so on – even though its engine is 798cc! And we can cheerfully say it fits in. What the BMW conveys is the feel and ride of large capacity bike with a parallel twin engine that can be revved to give the excitement of a sports bike without intimidating anyone.

The 798cc twin lump delivers a sweet mixture of low rpm torque and accessible horsepower. The harder you work it the more the body produces adrenaline. Fuelling is perfect around town and will return a very pleasing 54mpg even when ragged on back roads. But with this excitement, from 5000rpm and on, comes niggling vibrations though the bars and pegs. You get used to this.

Ride and Handling
The feel of the BMW F800R is taut and precise. The chassis is stiff and the suspension has been developed to work in conjunction with the chassis. Under braking and through the turn the bike is settled and feels compact, solid and… great. The rear shock is a little soft for pillion use but adjustments made (spring preload, damping) actually work. Goodly amount of steering lock and low-ish seat height make the F800R a good traffic-buster.

To keep the cost down (at £5925 it is relatively cheap for a fun-time BMW) the F800R is as basic as its competitors, suspension and stunning front brakes aside. But if you’ve got the money to spare there’s a ruck of optional extras and accessories available from onboard computer, tyre pressure monitor, ABS, higher/lower seat option (FOC), fly screen, belly pan, panniers etc, etc.

Quality and Reliability
One of the best put together BMW bikes we’ve seen. Everything fits perfectly and the coatings, paint and parts are sweet. But there again most bikes are like this from new. We all assume BMW has a reputation for quality, but there have been a few more complaints over the past 3-4 years, which BMW said it will address. On the plus side the engine is a known quantity because it figures in four other models and is well sorted now.

Very, very competitively priced to start with and there’s the benefit of BMW machines retaining high resale figures even with high mileage, but only if the service record is up to date.

General Information
Model: BMW F 800 R
Year: 2009
Category: Sport
Rating: 49.6 out of 100.

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 798.00 ccm (48.69 cubic inches)
Engine type: Twin
Stroke: 4
Power: 87.00 HP (63.5 kW)) @ 8000 RPM
Torque: 86.00 Nm (8.8 kgf-m or 63.4 ft.lbs) @ 6000 RPM
Compression: 12.0:1
Bore x stroke: 82.0 x 75.6 mm (3.2 x 3.0 inches)
Fuel system: Injection. Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: DOHC
Starter: Electric
Lubrication system: Dry sump
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type final drive: Belt
Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated

Physical measures
Dry weight: 177.0 kg (390.2 pounds)
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 199.0 kg (438.7 pounds)
Seat height: 775 mm (30.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Alternate seat height: 825 mm (32.5 inches) If adjustable, highest setting.
Overall height: 1,160 mm (45.7 inches)
Overall length: 2,145 mm (84.4 inches)
Overall width: 905 mm (35.6 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,466 mm (57.7 inches)

Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: Bridge-type aluminium frame, load-bearing engine
Rake (fork angle): 25.8°
Trail: 95 mm (3.7 inches)
Front suspension: Telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Front suspension travel: 125 mm (4.9 inches)
Rear suspension: Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with eccentric adjustment for rear axle, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Rear suspension travel: 125 mm (4.9 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre dimensions: 180/55-ZR17
Front brakes: Double disc. Optional ABS
Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc. Optional ABS
Rear brakes diameter: 265 mm (10.4 inches)
Exhaust system: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

Speed and acceleration
Top speed: 200.0 km/h (124.3 mph)
Power/weight ratio: 0.4915 HP/kg

Other specifications
Fuel capacity: 16.00 litres (4.23 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity: 2.00 litres (0.53 gallons)
Fuel consumption pr. 10 km (6.2 miles): 3.40 litres (0.90 gallons)
Color options: White aluminium metallic matt, Orange, white/black

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