Buyers Guide BMW 2016 BMW F 800 R | Buyer's Guide

2016 BMW F 800 R | Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW F 800 R | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 BMW F 800 R | Buyer's Guide
2016 BMW F 800 R

Updated last year, the BMW F 800 R sporty parallel twin was given a bit more top-end power, revised gear ratios, new inverted forks, new radial front brakes, a longer wheelbase, and a degree more rake than the version it replaces.

The bodywork has been changed and the seat lowered, plus there are new aluminum handlebars and lighter wheels. If you want to take the F 800 R out for some sport touring, sport and touring side cases are available as options, along with a 7+ gallon top case.

An optional “safety package” that includes traction control, electronic suspension adjustment, and tire pressure monitors.

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2016 BMW F 800 R Specs:


  • Type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin
  • Lubrication: Dry sump
  • Bore x stroke: 82 x 75.6mm
  • Displacement: 798cc
  • Maximum power: 90 horsepower @ 8000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 63 ft/lbs @ 5800 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 12.0:1
  • Engine management: Electronic fuel injection
  • Emissions control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3


  • Maximum speed: 125+ mph
  • Fuel consumption: 65 mpg at a constant 55 mph
  • Fuel: Premium unleaded


  • Alternator: 3-phase, 400 watts
  • Battery: 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free


  • Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
  • Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed
  • Drive: Belt


  • Frame: Aluminum bridge-type w/ partially load-bearing engine
  • Front suspension: 45mm forks; 4.9 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Cast aluminum swingarm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable, rebound damping adjustable; 4.9 inches of travel
  • Wheels: Wire spoke wheels
  • Front wheel: 3.5 x 17″
  • Rear wheel: 5.5 x 17″
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR 17
  • Rear tire: 180/55 ZR 17
  • Front brakes: Dual floating 320mm discs w/ four-piston fixed calipers
  • Rear brake: 265mm disc, with dual-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Standard


  • L x W x H: 84.5 x 33.9 x 48.7 inches
  • Wheelbase: 60.1 inches
  • Rake: 26°

    Trail: 3.9 inches

  • Seat height: 31.5 inches (standard); various optional seats
  • Curb weight: 444 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 3.9 gallons

2016 BMW F 800 R Colors:

  • Racing Blue Metallic Matte
  • Light White
  • Light White/Black Satin Gloss
  • Racing Blue Metallic Matte/Black Satin Gloss

2016 BMW F 800 R Price:

  • MSRP From $9999

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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