BMW F 800 ST Review from United Kingdom

2007 BMW F 800 ST

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB900F

Summary:

Fandabydozy (That means brilliant in Glaswegian language)

Faults:

Warranty recall for crank case bolt torque - 2007.

Warranty recall for potential issue with bike failing to start - 2008 - I never experienced this.

Breakdown Feb'09 (1st ride-out of the year) due to engine cutting out when I turned the handlebars - New wiring harness being fitted as I write this comment. Quite a shock for me to think that the bike is under 2 years old with 4,500 miles on clock and it requires a new harness.

General Comments:

I love this bike, it looks good.

It rides good. It's great to tour with.

I have obtained 63 miles per gallon, which is very economical.

Will keep it as I have not seen anything else on the market that I would swap it with.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2009

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review