BMW has revised the F 800 R roadster and the sports touring bike F800 GT.

The water-cooled two-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 798cc remains unchanged, with an output of 90bhp at 8,000rpm. While the sporty roadster F800R has a chain as secondary drive, the F800GT has a toothed belt, geared towards lengthier motorcycle trips.


Both bikes have been adapted to the new Euro 4 regulations for 2017, and feature a ride-by-wire system, ride modes (Rain, Road and Dynamic). They also have new a new instrument panel and new colour schemes.

An overview of the highlights:

  • Adaptation to EU4 requirements.
  • Newly designed end piece of the standard exhaust tailpipe.
  • Ride-by-wire system for improved response and controllability.
  • Riding modes “Rain” and “Road” as standard.
  • “Dynamic” riding mode for a sportier riding style as an ex works option.
  • Instrument panel with new dials, MIL indicator lamp and riding mode display.
  • Windshield with matted model inscription (F 800 GT).
  • New model inscription in galvanised look (F 800 GT).
  • New attractive colour schemes:
    • F 800 R: Racing Red non-metallic, Blackstorm metallic, BMW Motorsport (Lightwhite non-metallic/Lupine Blue metallic/Racing Red non-metallic).
    • F 800 GT: Gravity Blue metallic matt, Lightwhite non-metallic, Blackstorm metallic.
  • New ex works options such as higher handlebars (F 800 R) and “Design Option” wheels (F 800 R).
  • New Original BMW Motorrad Accessories, e.g. HP sports silencer.
Tony Carter

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