BMW unveil updated F800R in Milan

Author: Bike Social in Milan Posted: 04 Nov 2014

BMW's new sports roadster

BMW Motorrad has just unveiled the latest edition of its F800R roadster, the latest in a line of parallel twin-cylinder bikes from the German manufacturer.

The new F800R featured a revised 798cc liquid-cooled four-valve, twin-cylinder engine which produces an increased 66 kW of power (90bhp). The parallel twin also features revised gearing, with shorter ratios for first and second to offer even greater sprinting ability while retaining its ‘impressive pulling power, instantaneous responses and low fuel consumption’.

Riding experience is further enhanced by new suspension components such as an upside-down fork. The F800R also has improved brakes, with a hydraulic double-disc brake with radial callipers providing fade-resistant stopping power.

New fairings, radiator shields and front mudguard contribute towards the sporty roadster’s ‘new’ feel. ABS is fitted as standard and BMW’s Automatic Stability Control and Electronic Suspension Adjustment can be added as optional extras.

BMW will also offer an optional restriction package for A2 license holders. No pricing available at this time.

Highlights:

• Higher output than its predecessor – 66 kW (90 hp) at 8,000 rpm

(previously: 64 kW (87 hp) at 8,000 rpm).

• Modified ratios for first and second gear.

• New body features with an even more dynamic design.

• New colours.

• Symmetrical main headlight arrangement.

• Upside-down fork.

• Radial front brake callipers.

• Lighter wheels with dynamic design.

• Rider foot pegs.

• Seat height reduced to 790 mm (previously 800 mm).

• New tapered aluminium handlebars.

• ASC (Automatic Stability Control) – optional / special accessory.

• ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) – optional.

• Output reduced to 35 kW (48 hp) – special accessory / optional.

BMW has also unveiled an all new S1000XR in Milan!

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