BMW R850R Review

2000 BMW R850R from Australia

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.1 / 10
Distance when acquired7500 kilometres
Most recent distance47500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha Virago 250


Excellent staging post between a learner bike and a beast bike


No mechanical failures.

Needed a new battery.

Lots of new tires and brake pads.

General Comments:

Like driving a train.

Stable over bumps and predictable round corners.

Great brakes.

Comfy riding position.

A heavy bike to put on a center stand.

Good fuel economy, even when thrashed around the city.

Heavy crosswinds nearly blew me into the ditch a few times.

High quality workmanship throughout.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2007

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 1 review