The BMW F 800 R uses a sporty stripped down chassis as a home for the enjoyable DOHC parallel-twin motor.
Putting out a claimed 87 horsepower at 8000 rpm and a strong 63 ft/lbs of torque at a conservative 6000 rpm, the F 800 R has only a claimed wet weight of 439 pounds to push around.
Typically odd in appearance, the 800’s black aluminum frame is a major attention grabber, along with the blacked out motor that conspicuously hangs from it. Twin 320mm discs with four-piston Brembo calipers slow things down.
For a preview of the 2012 BMW F 800 R, click here.
2012 BMW F 800 R Quick Stats:
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-twin
- WHEELBASE: 59.8 inches
- BORE x STROKE: 82.0mm x 75.6mm
- RAKE: 25 degrees
- COMP. RATIO: 12:1
- WET WEIGHT: 439 pounds
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
- PRICE: $10,840
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