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BMW Brings 2015 F800R to EICMA 2014 with New Headlight Arrangement

Prior to the EICMA 2014 auto show’s doors opening nobody knew exactly what BMW was going to bring into focus. As it turns out, the 2015 F800R model was amongst the bikes scheduled for a world debut alongside its brothers.
2015 BMW F800R at EICMA 22 photos
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For the 2015 model year BMW revised the look of its bike, dropping the usual lopsided headlight arrangement we’ve been getting used to and basically going against the company’s trademarks features.

There’s been plenty of work behind the new model and you can see it clearly as the F800R basically was reinvented. Apart from the aforementioned headlight design, the side panels and radiator covers have also been altered while the rear end is basically the same.

Power increase joins aesthetic changes

At first, you might be tempted to think that was the only new thing about the F800R: the design. However, you’d be wrong. The BMW Motorrad people decided to give it a little more power but not in a considerable margin.

The bike now has 90 HP instead of 87 as well as shorter first and second gears that would help out around the city, making it feel quicker. Coupled together, these essential changes should transform the way the two-wheeler is ridden and handled.

On the same tech side, the suspension was updated as well, featuring a pari of upside down forks. With the lowered seat (that was dropped by 10 mm to 790 mm) and the new bars and footpegs, ergonomics should also be improved.

Standard and optional features

As you can see from our live photos, the wheels are new on the 2015 F800R while the brakes have been upgraded to include radial mounted calipers up front.

Standard features are aplenty and include ABS, as we were expecting. The safety package includes ASC, RDC and ESA. You also get LED turn indicators, intelligent luggage solutions, on-board computer and heated grips.

Stability control features are optional though as well as the electronic suspension adjustment you’ll want along with a tyre pressure sensor system. Well, at least you can get them, even though you have to pay extra.
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