2008-11-04 - BMW F800R and BMW Lo Rider concept study

With the new BMW F 800 R, BMW now takes the logical step of expanding the F 800 model series further by presenting at the EICMA 2008 the Milan motorcycle show - a sporty roadster in the segment of medium category naked bikes designed for a high level of riding dynamics and maximum riding fun. Alongside the two roadsters R 1200 R and K 1300 R, this is now the third BMW roadster to see its world premiere in the BMW Urban world of experience: the new F 800 R, the dynamic BMW naked bike for the medium category. The engine of the F 800 R is the parallel twin with 4-valve technology and a capacity of 798 cc, already familiar from the F 800 S.

BMW F800R 2009
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The rated output of the engine is 64 kW/87 bhp at approx. 8,000 rpm and produces a torque of 86 Nm at approx. 6,000 rpm. The mass compensation of the parallel twin is implemented by a system which is still unique in serial production motorcycle construction in which an additional swivel rod compensates the fi rst-order and second-order mass forces, ensuring that the 2-cylinder engine runs with an unusually low level of vibration which is especially pleasant for the rider.

BMW F 800 R 2009
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Important contributions to the outstanding dynamics of the new F 800 R are also made by the low dry weight of approx. 182 kg or approx. 204 kg fully fuelled and the chassis with double-sided rear-wheel swing-arm which is especially adapted to the requirements of a sporty naked bike. In accordance with the style and purpose of a sporty naked bike, the new F 800 R also has a secondary drive with O-ring chain. The bike will be availabe in mid 2009 for under 8.000,- Euro in Germany.

BMW Motorrad F800R Roadster 2009
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The BMW Lo Rider sporty, purist roadster study with an individually variable design. Purist, powerful, unfaired and reduced to the absolute essentials these few words provide an incomplete description of the BMW Lo Rider, the new concept study by BMW Motorrad. At fi rst sight, the focus would seem to be on the creation of a roadster with a muscular appearance, openly displayed technology and powerful fl at twin engine for pure emotion and maximum motorcycling fun. But behind all this is in fact a completely new custom concept.

BMW Lo Rider Prototype 2009
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The bike's low weight, the powerful and high-torque fl at twin engine and high-quality chassis technology give it a high level of sporty riding dynamics, while the lowered chassis and the relaxed yet active seating position with the broad handlebars are more of a loan from cruisers and naked bikes.
The concept is such that, for the fi rst time, the customer can be involved in the design of the BMW Lo Rider to an extent which goes beyond what has previously been possible to date. Numerous options including different exhaust systems, seats, headlamp units and paint fi nish variations allow for a level of customisation which is far greater than the familiar individualisation by means of special equipment features and accessories. This means that the entire character of the vehicle can be adapted to the customer's individual taste: the customer can take full pleasure in assembling a machine just as he wants it from a cool cruiser to an aggressive muscle bike.

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