BMW F 800 R 2017 vs. BMW F 800 GS 2011

BMW F 800 R 2017

BMW F 800 R 2017

BMW F 800 GS 2011

BMW F 800 GS 2011

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Overview - BMW F 800 R 2017 vs BMW F 800 GS 2011

The BMW F 800 R 2017 and the BMW F 800 GS 2011 are both motorcycles from BMW's F 800 series, but they have some distinct differences in terms of their technical specifications and strengths.

Starting with the technical specifications, both bikes have the same bore and stroke measurements of 82 mm and 75.6 mm respectively. They also share the same engine displacement of 798 ccm and have a chain transmission system. However, there are some differences in their engine power and torque. The F 800 R 2017 has a higher engine power of 90 HP compared to the F 800 GS 2011's 86 HP. Similarly, the F 800 R 2017 has a higher torque of 86 Nm compared to the F 800 GS 2011's 83 Nm.

In terms of suspension, both bikes feature upside-down telescopic forks in the front and swing arm suspension in the rear. However, the F 800 R 2017 has an aluminum frame, while the F 800 GS 2011 has a steel frame. The frame type of the F 800 R 2017 is a twin tube, load-bearing engine, whereas the F 800 GS 2011 has a tubular, load-bearing engine frame.

BMW F 800 R 2017

BMW F 800 R 2017

When it comes to brakes, both bikes have double disk brakes at the front. However, the F 800 R 2017 has four pistons in the front brakes, while the F 800 GS 2011 has double pistons. The front tire width of the F 800 R 2017 is 120 mm, while the F 800 GS 2011 has a narrower front tire width of 90 mm. Similarly, the rear tire width of the F 800 R 2017 is wider at 180 mm compared to the F 800 GS 2011's 150 mm.

In terms of dimensions and weights, the F 800 R 2017 has a slightly shorter wheelbase of 1520 mm compared to the F 800 GS 2011's 1578 mm. The seat height of the F 800 R 2017 is also lower, ranging from 790 to 820 mm, while the F 800 GS 2011 has a higher seat height of 880 mm. The dry weight of the F 800 R 2017 is 177 kg, which is lighter than the F 800 GS 2011's 185 kg. However, when it comes to the kerb weight, the F 800 R 2017 weighs 202 kg, while the F 800 GS 2011 weighs slightly more at 207 kg. Both bikes have a fuel tank capacity of 15 liters for the F 800 R 2017 and 16 liters for the F 800 GS 2011.

BMW F 800 GS 2011

BMW F 800 GS 2011

Moving on to their strengths, the F 800 R 2017 has strong brakes, upgraded equipment, low weight, accessible geometry, and a characteristic sound. On the other hand, the F 800 GS 2011 is fully equipped with optional extras, has an imposing impression, good workmanship, and a pleasant chassis.

In terms of weaknesses, the F 800 R 2017 is described as somewhat pragmatic, and its effervescence is said to be lacking. On the other hand, no weaknesses are mentioned for the F 800 GS 2011.

In conclusion, the BMW F 800 R 2017 and the BMW F 800 GS 2011 have some notable differences in their technical specifications and strengths. The F 800 R 2017 offers strong brakes, upgraded equipment, and a lower weight, while the F 800 GS 2011 is fully equipped with optional extras and has an imposing impression. However, it is important to consider individual preferences and riding needs when choosing between these two models.

Technical Specifications BMW F 800 R 2017 compared to BMW F 800 GS 2011

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Engine and Drive Train

BoreBore82 mmBore82 mm
StrokeStroke75.6 mmStroke75.6 mm
Engine powerEngine power90 HPEngine power86 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power8000 rpmRpm at Max. Power7500 rpm
TorqueTorque86 NmTorque83 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque5800 rpmRpm at Torque5570 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12.02 Compression Ratio12
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders2
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
LubricationLubricationDry sumpLubricationDry sump
DisplacementDisplacement798 ccmDisplacement798 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSwing arm

Chassis

FrameFrameAluminiumFrameSteel
Frame typeFrame typeTwin Tube, Load-bearing engineFrame typeTubular, Load-bearing engine

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
PistonPistonFour pistonsPistonDouble piston

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
PistonPistonSingle pistonPistonSingle piston
Shock mountShock mountFloating caliperShock mountFloating caliper

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width120 mmFront tyre width90 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height70 %Front tyre height90 %
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width180 mmRear tyre width150 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height55 %Rear tyre height70 %
LengthLength2145 mmLength2320 mm
WidthWidth860 mmWidth945 mm
HeightHeight1235 mmHeight1350 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1520 mmWheelbase1578 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height790770820 mmSeat Height880 mm
Dry WeightDry Weight177 kgDry Weight185 kg
Kerb WeightKerb Weight202 kgKerb Weight207 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity15 lFuel Tank Capacity16 l
Top SpeedTop Speed200 km/hTop Speed200 km/h
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

BMW F 800 R 2017

BMW F 800 R 2017

With a EURO4 engine, new riding modes, new instruments and new colours, the F 800 R starts the new season. It is recognisable at first glance only by the end cap on the stately stainless steel exhaust. It is one of those full-grown motorbikes that, despite its considerable sporting potential, was designed for the widest possible user group. Therefore, it is absolutely beginner-friendly (throttled), but can also inspire an experienced audience. Its character remains somewhat pragmatic, but the unmistakable, hollow sound of the inline two compensates for this.

strong brakes

upgraded equipment

low weight

accessible geometry

characteristic sound

somewhat pragmatic

effervescence is a little lacking

BMW F 800 GS 2011

BMW F 800 GS 2011

Fully equipped with special equipment from Touratech, the BMW looked very imposing and gave the impression of a real, masculine adventurer's motorbike. Headlight grille, engine guard, grippy, wider footrests, and much more hopefully deceived many eyewitnesses about the same-sex partnership on the breathable comfort seat.

Fully equipped with optional extras

imposing impression

good workmanship

pleasant chassis.

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Price Comparison Avarage Market Price BMW F 800 R vs BMW F 800 GS

There are a few key differences between a BMW F 800 R 2017 and a BMW F 800 GS 2011. There are the same number of bikes of both models available on the 1000PS.de marketplace, specifically 16. It takes less time to sell a BMW F 800 GS with 46 days compared to 105 days for the BMW F 800 R. Since model year 2009 1000PS.de editors have written 20 reviews for the BMW F 800 R and 22 reviews for the BMW F 800 GS since model year 2008. The first review for the BMW F 800 R was published on 10/10/2008 and now has more than 8,900 views. This compares to more than 32,600 views for the first review on BMW F 800 GS published on 11/7/2007.

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