<img width="230" height="159" class="floatleft" src="www.motorcycle.in.th/images/articles/The-BMW-F800R-the-New-Middleweight-Bike_1.jpg" alt="" />Middleweight standard has been a lively niche lately, filled with dynamic and useful machines such as Kawasaki's perennially popular ER-6N, the Yamaha FZ6 and the sport YZF-6R, the just introduced Kawasaki Ninja 650R, the hopefully soon to be released Suzuki SV650 and exciting European offerings such as Triumph's Street Triple, Ducati's Monster 696.and the BMW F650GS and F800GS, F800S and F800ST.
Now, BMW Thailand is considering to join the naked-standard ring with the new BMW F800R, the latest member of its strong-selling 800cc parallel-twin platform. With adventurous styling and the highest power output of any F800 yet, this new naked roadster would be a welcome addition to both the F-series lineup and the Thai middleweight standard class.
An all-new exhaust system and revised engine-management settings produce a claimed 87 real horses from this four-valve, 798cc parallel-twin – 2 more horses than the half-faired BMW F800S. A revised linkage makes throttle response even more precise and easy to modulate, while shorter fourth through sixth gear improve acceleration at higher speeds.
The main frame is identical to the S-model, but the single-sided swingarm and belt final drive are replaced here with a conventional cast-alloy swingarm and chain final drive.
ABS is optional of the BMW F800R, a revised version of the Brembo system with a new pressure sensor that facilitates even more finely regulated response. Optional, are BMW's extensive body accessories and the choice of a short or tall saddle.