BMW R850R (1995 - 2007) review

Questionable styling and a lack of performance means you should go straight past this and onto the R1200
Details
Manufacturer:
BMW
Category:
Naked
Price:
£ 6710
Overall
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
lacklustre engine kills it before it even breathes
Beats us!
Underpowered and a bit pointless.

BMW's take on the cruiser market is expectedly different, but that lacklustre engine kills it before it even breathes. Passable as a styling exercise (for Geography teachers), but as little else.

BMW's take on the cruiser market is expectedly different, but that lacklustre engine kills it before it even breathes. Passable as a styling exercise (for Geography teachers), but as little else.

Seats0
Suspension FrontBMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 35 mm, central strut
Suspension RearDie-cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central strut,
Adjustability FrontRebound damping adjustable
Adjustability RearSpring pre-load adjustable to continuously variable levels by means of hydraulic handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Wheels Front3.50 x 17
Wheels Rear5.00 x 17
Tyres Front120/70 ZR 17
Tyres Rear170/60 ZR 17
Brakes FrontEVO-brake system with dual disc, floating brake di
Brakes RearSingle disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston
ChassisThree-section composite frame consisting of front and rear section, load bearing engine.
Cubic Capacity (cc)848
Max Power (bhp)70
Max Power Peak (rpm)7000
Torque (ft/lb)44
Torque Peak (rpm)3000
Bore (mm)87.5
Stroke (mm)70.5
Valve GearSingle cam
Compression Ratio10.3
Valves Per Cylinder4
CoolingAir/oil cooled
Fuel DeliveryElectronic intake pipe injection
Stroke TypeFour Stroke
DriveShaft

Beats us!
Underpowered and a bit pointless.