For sale is my wonderful Sunset Yellow BMW F800s. For those unfamiliar with the model, the "S" version was imported for just ONE year: 2007.
The F 800s is virtually the same as the F 800st in all respects. There are two differences that I know of: you get a top clamp with clip-ons rather than a bar and you get a half-fairing rather than a full fairing. These result in a slightly more sporty riding position. That's it. The F800 series bikes all run a parallel-twin Rotax motor that is the same and has been unchanged, AFAIK, for the last several iterations of the bike, and it's basically bulletproof.
You can fit the F800st luggage to the F800s - it all just bolts right on. Get the luggage rails and the "sport" hard side-bags, or find the luggage rack and fit any top-box of your choice. I ran mine with both on longer trips, and just a Givi top-box when out for a weekend ride. Sport-touring on this bike is wonderful!
Things I love about this bike:
- Light. No, it's not supersport-light, but for a capable all-rounder/sport-tourer, it's decidedly un-porky.
- Plenty of power. As a parallel twin, you get lots of torque, allowing you to pull hard out of corners if you so choose.
- Comfy. This has to be the best factory seat I've ever had on a bike. Seriously, don't dismiss all-day comfort!
- Fuel efficient. I tend to get almost 50mpg, which means I can ride more and stop less. Even when I'm romping on it, I get about 45mpg.
- Informative. Huh? Well, there's a fuel gauge, an outside temp gauge, a gear indicator, an mpg calculator/countdown and a host of other info available through the trip computer (which not all F800s models have, BTW).
My example is in great shape. Here are the details that should be of interest:
- Clean title in my hands
- Registered through June 2020
- To the best of my knowledge, never crashed/tipped over/whatever
- BMW dealer maintenance history from time of my purchase (everything they did to the bike, including recall work and new water pump)
- Valves were just checked by an independent mechanic (all in spec) and spark plugs replaced
- Under 27k on the odometer (it's just getting warmed up!)
- ABS (factory)
- Brembo brakes front and rear (factory)
- Trip computer (factory)
- Gear indicator (factory)
- Adjustable levers (factory)
- Steel-braided brake lines for better feel and stopping power
- Wunderlich centerstand to help with rear tire changes and maintenance
- Belt drive (no worries about messy cleaning and lubing every 500 miles, handles rain easily)
- Single-sided swingarm for easy rear tire changes
You can read a ton about this bike here:
You can read even more here:
MY walk-around video (yep, those are my hands):
I was an MSF RiderCoach for 10 years. I love motorcycles and take care of my rides, so you can buy with confidence. I'm only selling because I found another one I love even more and the wife won't let me keep both.
$3600, with $100 to BARF if sold to a BARFer.
Test ride with asking price in my hand. Bike is in my garage in Benicia - come and get it!