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Motorbike Mondays: BMW F800S Review

July 6, 2015

We’re back to the start of the week and if you’re already longing for the weekend, we’ve got an edition of Motorbike Mondays that’s guaranteed to cheer you up. Roaring onto the Car Loan Warehouse’s radar today is the middle weight BMW F800S – and whether you’ve recently got your motorcycle license or you’re a seasoned rider, you’ll want to get your hands on this mighty machine. Produced between 2006 and 2010, this second-hand bike is the perfect first purchase for biking enthusiasts on a budget. Let’s dive into our BMW F800S review and find out why.


BMW have been manufacturing motorcycles since 1921 and almost a century later, they’re still hitting the headlines. Their F800S is often pegged as a bike for new riders – but thanks to its versatility, it can be enjoyed for years after you pass your test. This user-friendly ride comes with a sporty riding position which adds an element of excitement, while the dynamic design is obviously German. From build quality to reliability, the BMW F800S doesn’t disappoint, and it’s clear to see why this well put together motorbike remains popular.

Performance and Handling

Despite its 182kg weight, the BMW F800S handles superbly and doesn’t feel as heavy as the figures state. While this bike will perform well at any speed, the BMW F800S is most at home out on the open road – where you’ll be able to experience the full power of the German design for hours.

BMW F800S Specs

    • Engine: Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, DOHC, 798cc
    • Power: 85bhp @ 8000 rpm
    • Torque: 80 Nm @ 5,800 rpm
    • Fuel Economy: 38mpg
    • Top Speed: 140mph
    • 0-60mph: 4.2 seconds


When it comes to features, the BMW F800S packs in the essentials – and the instrument panel will be familiar to previous BMW motorcycle riders. The extensive digital readouts on the dash make for easy riding – while the gear indicator, fuel gauge, tinted visor and adjustable levers are simple to use, allowing you to keep your eyes on the road ahead.

BMW Motorcycle Finance

If you’re getting excited about owning a BMW F800S of your own but don’t have the funds to match the price tag, we can help. At the Car Loan Warehouse, we’re committed to providing flexible finance deals to suit any budget – so whether you want to explore your BMW motorcycle finance options or get an instant estimate from our motorcycle finance calculator, we want to help.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.