In case you aren’t already aware of it, the BMW F 800 R and F 800 GS are now available in Malaysia – the two Thai-assembled models roll in priced at RM63,800 for the F 800 R and RM73,900 for the F 800 GS. There’s also a Low Seat Variant of the F 800 GS, and that goes for RM76,900.
The F 800 R features a liquid-cooled, four-stroke parallel twin 798 cc engine offering 87 hp at 8,000 rpm and 86 Nm at 6,000 rpm, and performance figures for the naked roadster include a top speed of over 200 km/h and a rated combined fuel consumption of 3.6 litres per 100 km (at 90 km/h).
If you’re big on sound, the 202 kg machine can be specified with an optional Akrapovic silencer. Three colours schemes are available for the F 800 R, and these are Racing Blue Metallic, Sakhir Orange and Light White/Black Storm.
As for the F 800 GS, the enduro’s 798 cc mill turns out 85 hp at 7,500 rpm and 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm. The bike features a new designs of the controls – the cockpit is now equipped with new dial faces which is easier to read under any condition, as well as an extended range of display information such as fuel level and coolant temperature.
The enduro rides on 230 mm inverted forks up front, while the rear features a 215 mm WAD travel-related damping strut. Buyers can go for the optional switchable Automatic Stability Control (ASC), which offers more efficient power transmission.
Like the F 800 R, three exterior colours are available for the F 800 GS, these being Alpine White, Dynamic Cordoba Blue and Kalamata Matt Metallic. Both Motorrad offerings come with a special service program that includes a two-year or 40,000 km free lubricant service, as well as two-year international warranty with unlimited mileage.