BMW F 800 R Goes to Latin America
The brand adopted the present assembly process late in 2009, when BMW began producing the G 650 GS, BMW's first motorcycle to be assembled in Brazil, in collaboration with Dafra Motorcycles.
With the production of this model, BMW Motorrad Brazil reached 7th place in worldwide sales within BMW Motorrad. In the first quarter of 2011, over 300 G 650 GS units were delivered to customers, showing a strong Brazilian consumer acceptance. The sales success and expansion of the BMW Motorrad dealers led to thinking of another model to produce in the country.
As for the F 800 R, the comes powered by a two-cylinder engine generating a maximum power of 64 kW/87 hp at 8,000 rpm and maximum torque of 86 Nm at 6,000 rpm.
The six-speed transmission system is based on shorter ratio of the three upper gears, a fact that obviously improves the engine performance. BMW says handling has also been improved compared to its predecessors, while the enhanced pulling power makes riding on country roads easier than on any other model in these series.
Safety wise the F 800 R comes fitted with ABS and a newly adjusted pressure sensor system available as standard. Brakes are based on Brembo discs on both the front and the rear while the fuel tank has been repositioned under the seat for optimum center of gravity.