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November 19th, 2014

The BMW F 800 R gets a design overhaul.

The 2015 BMW F 800 R, the second generation medium displacement naked street fighter, has been showcased at the EICMA 2014.

2015 BMW F 800 R at EICMA 2014

The new BMW F 800 R looks nothing like the outgoing version. For starters, the asymmetric headlamp unit has been ditched in favor of a conventional element and the fuel tank sports new extensions. The radiator cowl, front fender and wheel design have also been revised but the tailpiece, silencer and grab rails have been retained. New color options are on offer.

2015 BMW F 800 R front three quarter at EICMA 2014

Mechanically, the BMW F 800 R continues to use the 798 cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin cylinder engine which is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The motor belts out 90 PS (88.7 bhp) at 8,000 rpm and 86 Nm at 5,800 rpm, which is 3 PS higher than before. The first and second gear ratios have been tweaked for better rideability.

2015 BMW F 800 R instrument panel at EICMA 2014

The old bike’s telescopic front fork has been replaced by an upside down unit while the rear continues to adopt a monoshock with a two-sided swingarm. The front braking system also stands revised, with the double discs now featuring radial brake calipers.

2015 BMW F 800 R headlamp at EICMA 2014

ABS is offered as standard while the ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) are optional. The motorcycle can also be specified with a detuning kit which reduces the power output to 48 PS (47.32 bhp) – the legal limit for A2 license holders in Europe.

More details are available in the press release embedded below the gallery.

2015 BMW F 800 R at EICMA 2014 – Image Gallery

2015 BMW F 800 R – Press Release

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