2015 BMW F 800 R – First Look Review

2015 BMW F 800 R in Racing Blue metallic matt / Light White
2015 BMW F 800 R in Racing Blue metallic matt / Light White

The F 800 R roadster joined BMW Motorrad’s other parallel twin-powered bikes in the F model family for 2011. Updated for 2015, its liquid-cooled, four-valve, 798cc engine boasts 90 horsepower (up from 87), 63 lb-ft of torque and shorter first and second gear ratios for snappier acceleration.

Read our 2011 BMW F 800 R Road Test

2015 BMW F 800 R in Light White / Black silk gloss
2015 BMW F 800 R in Light White / Black silk gloss

Chassis improvements include a new male-slider fork and radial front brake calipers (ABS is standard). Seat height has been reduced from 31.5 to 31.1 inches, and the handlebar and footpegs are new. New options include ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment). And a redesigned fairing (with symmetrical headlight), radiator shrouds, front fender and wheels give the F 800 R a fresh look.

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New features of the 2015 BMW F 800 R:

  • Higher output – 90 horsepower at 8,000 rpm (up from 87)
  • Modified ratios for first and second gear
  • New body features with an even more dynamic design
  • New colors: Light White, Racing Blue metallic matt / Black satin gloss, Racing Blue metallic matt / Light White, or Light White / Black silk gloss
  • Symmetrical main headlight arrangement
  • Male-slider fork
  • Radial front brake calipers
  • Lighter wheels with dynamic design
  • New rider footpegs
  • Seat height reduced to 31.1 inches (down from 31.5)
  • New tapered aluminum handlebars
  • Optional ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
  • Optional ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
2015 BMW F 800 R in Racing Blue metallic matt / Black satin gloss
2015 BMW F 800 R in Racing Blue metallic matt / Black satin gloss

Optional equipment:

  • Safety Package with ASC, ESA and Tire Pressure Control
  • Comfort Package with onboard computer, heated grips, pannier mountings and main stand
  • Dynamic Package with LED indicators, LED tail light, engine spoiler and pillion seat cover in body color
  • ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
  • ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
  • Comfort seat (32.3 inches)
  • Low seat (30.3 inches)
  • Touring pannier mountings
  • Sport panniers
  • Inner bags for touring panniers
  • Tank rucksack
  • Small top box (28 liters)
  • Inner bag for top box
  • LED indicators
  • LED taillight
  • Tire Pressure Control
  • Onboard computer
  • Heated grips
  • Main stand
  • 2015 BMW F 800 R with touring accessories.
    2015 BMW F 800 R with touring accessories.

    Anti-theft alarm system

  • Pillion seat cover
  • Engine spoiler
  • Akrapovič sport silencer
  • HP hand lever for clutch and brake
  • HP footpegs
  • Tinted windshield
  • High windshield
  • Heated grips
  • Rear splash protector
  • BMW Motorrad Navigator V cradle
  • BMW Motorrad Navigator V
  • Service tool kit
  • Engine protection bar
  • BMW Motorrad battery charger

Pricing and availability are TBD.

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