We have loved the way most of the BMW Motorrad products have looked over the years, that characteristic "wink" has given the BMW products an unmistakable identity and the way they perform in real world, that wink has become a synonym for their character too.
Thus, when we learned BMW is going for a more standard light assembly for their F800R we were a bit sad (very sad indeed). For the 2015 model year, the BMW F800R gets a mild re-working. Most noticeable about the 2015 BMW F800R is the revised headlight, which drops the classic BMW “wink” for a more standard light can. Other changes include a peppier motor, which puts out 90hp (up from 87hp on the previous model), while peak torque remains at 63 lbs•ft.
Off-road riders will enjoy the shorter gear ratios for first and second gear, as well as the new suspension components (USD front forks), dual-front brake discs with radial calipers, optimized ergonomics with a lower seat (-10mm), and improved handlebars and rider foot pegs. The farings, radiator shields, front mudguard, and wheels have also been changed on the 2015 BMW F800R, while BMW Motorrad has added new color options for next year’s bikes.
As with all BMW models, ABS is standard on the F800R, though Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) are optional items.
The headlight looks strikingly similar to the Husqvarna Nuda 900, and saying that , it might just be one of the final effects of Husqvarna ownership for BMW before KTM took the control of the Husqy.