Because we like this bike we are posting it here.  We used to own a Honda CBF1000 and for a street bike the Honda was such a great bike to ride.  Although we do not have a bottomless budget, if we did we would probably own this bike as part of our collection.  Would be nice to be able to own at least one bike in each class wouldn’t it? 🙂

2012 BMW F 800 R | Preview

Tom Wera

Info from Ultimate Motorcycling

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2012 BMW Motorcycles

When the BMW F 800 R debuted in 2009, it expanded on the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer’s popular parallel twin line. This smaller BMW roadster provided riders with agility, sporty performance and impressive fuel mileage (about 55 mpg).

Already a proven success, BMW returns for 2012 with the BMW F800R with the same chassis/engine as previous models, but a visual makeover.

Speaking of this makeover, BMW says “even more than before, the sporty flair and agility of the BMW F 800 R is now reflected in its highly dynamic design. The front side trim sections have been redesigned.

“They also serve as radiator covers and are now finished in body color, as are the front mudguards. What is more, the spring of the rear spring strut is finished in red to highlight the sporty character of this naked bike. The Sport windshield finished in body color and the white direction indicators are now part of the standard equipment of the new F800 R.”

The 798cc, liquid-cooled, four-valve parallel twin features a “spontaneous” response and produces 87 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, and 63 ft. lbs. of torque at 6,000 rpm. The motor features 12:1 compression ratio, and six-speed transmission.

The BMW F800R features an aluminum frame and dual swing arm and a 59.8-inch wheelbase, and carries a ready-to-ride weight of 437 pounds.

Stopping the 2012 BMW F 800 R dual 320mm Brembo discs up front squeezed by four-piston calipers, with a single 265mm disc out back.

Following are the highlights and color options for the 2012 BMW F 800 R. As of this writing, the MSRP has not been reported.

2012 BMW F800R Highlights:

  • New: Newly designed front side trim sections in body color.
  • New: Front mudguards in body color.
  • New: Spring of rear spring strut finished in red.
  • New: Sport windshield in body color (now as standard).
  • New: White direction indicators (now as standard).
  • Compact, sporty naked bike with high level of riding dynamics and agility.
  • Liquid-cooled parallel twin with a capacity of 798 cc, 4-valve technology, DOHC cam follower valve drive and unique mass balancing.
  • Output 64 kW/87 bhp at 8000 rpm, torque 86 Nm at 6000 rpm.
  • Excellent pulling power for maximum riding fun on country roads.
  • Manifold injection with electronic engine control.
  • Torsionally stiff aluminum frame and dual swing arm.
  • Dry weight/road-ready weight: 389/437 lbs..
  • Fuel tank positioned under seat for optimum center of gravity.
  • High-performance Brembo brake system, optionally with BMW Motorrad ABS.

2012 BMW F800R Color Options/MSRP:

  • Alpine white/Black satin gloss
  • Magma red/ White aluminum metallic matt
  • Mineral silver metallic


  1. David Kantey says:

    stunning makeover….! also like the clever paint remake of the F800GSTourer (I refuse to call my bike F650GS…the wierdest title for a bike in biking history)…it deserves a new F800GST badge !
    ps amazing how many people follow your site from around the globe …well done !

  2. advgrrls says:

    we have labeled our bike the F798GS…if you look closely at our pictures we have put on all new decals….you will never see F650GS…and you are correct, such a mislabel and yet BMW did it again for 2012 by confusing those who do not ride BMW’s that our bikes are 650CC engines. Need to call a bike what it is…very simple we think so I am hoping not only will BMW come out in 2013 with a new design for the 800GS bikes but of course proper names.

    I am a BMW lover in my heart but need to see BMW do something with that plank seat and height adjustment on the 800GS….

    Yeah we are to amazed as to how this BLOG has reached to globe but it really has to do with all the social media help too. The Internet is wicked!

  3. teep says:

    love my 2011 F800R!

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