Review BMW F800R 2010 Closer2TheHedge Motorcycle Magazine

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Review: BMW F800R 2010

At the everywhere you look you’ll see riding a BMW R 1200 fully for a trans- continental adventure probably never gets to its full potential. BMW have a dominant presence in the adventure market that few other seem to stand out in the BMW range, with the exception of the S 1000RR.

brings me to my BMW F800R, Its one of BMW’s models, you don’t see many on the UK (or dealerships for that matter) but in Europe and North America are

I bought the bike pictured as a replacement for a Suzuki SV 650S had become an instrument of torture back surgery.

So here are the basic specs for the It’s a 798cc, 87bhp twin and unlike the other in the range (F800S/ST) the F800R is not belt driven. Rear is adjustable for pre-load and damping, suspension is non- adjustable but a damper is fitted as standard.

The and ST versions are mile munching tourers whereas the R is aimed at the “…” sector which it up against the likes of the Triumph Triple and Ducati Monster

Being a BMW the options list is and the previous owner of this had ticked the options boxes for two heated grips (£230), coded fly screen (£119), seat (FOC – handy as I’m challenged!), Akrapovic titanium on (£575) and ABS (£595). Newer come with ABS as standard.

The parallel twin motor plenty of torque but vibes the handlebars and foot pegs can at higher rpms, this can an issue at motorway speeds if like me, you sit at 80mph, you will end up in the of the vibration sweet spot you have two options, roll or accelerate, until they

The riding position is fairly and the wide bars and seat for all day long riding comfort, to the wrist and back killing of my old SV or any modern sports bike I can say it’s like being in favourite armchair.

Riding controls follow the layout with a normal switch and not the left/right controls on other BMW’s. Rev gauge and are easy to read and the brake and levers are span adjustable.

The brakes are Brembo 320mm four pot calipers and braided fitted as standard. Feedback is and the ABS is unobtrusive even during riding. Rear disc is with a single piston trailing a bit of rear brake cornering helps to settle the suspension.

The front suspension have a tendency to dive hard under heavy and I don’t know if this has addressed in newer models.

The fuel tank is housed the seat to keep the centre of low with the dummy tank the battery. When filling the on its side stand its best to as soon as the pump clicks don’t bother trying to up to the nearest 50p etc or as soon as you sit vertical on the some of that expensive will happily leak your rear tyre and

I manage between 53 – 59 mpg and even a thrash through the twisties gets it below these Unlike many bikes is not at fixed intervals but is mileage and use (the ECU works it out apparently) and a message on the instrument panel a service is due. I’ve found that having the serviced by an independent specialist not compromise the original BMW warranty is a bit of a bonus.

The first three gears are standard but BMW shortened the ratios 4 -6 to give a more sporty this is great when A and B roads but on the motorway it almost like you need a seventh when you hit a reasonable speed but not a major issue for me as the buffeting xxx mph ensures that I keep my in one piece.

In conclusion the F800R is a bike, good fuel decent handling and all day comfy. Yes can sometimes be an issue but it’s the bike I’ve owned has me looking for excuses to ride it at opportunity.

Book a test ride and try you might like it!

Review and by Shane Alder @Danger_expert



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