After a very positive introduction of the BMW F 800 R in September this year BMW Motorrad is set to expand its stable yet again with the addition of the exclusive BMW F 800 R Chris Pfeiffer.

Due to arrive on Australian shores in April 2010, the special order BMW F 800 R Chris Pfeiffer is set to debut at this week's Sydney Motorcycle Show.

In celebration of the four-time World and European Stunt-Riding Champion, the exclusive BMW F 800 R Chris Pfeiffer will be available by special order only from the BMW Motorrad network.

Chris Pfeiffer first made a name for parallel twin naked BMW in the form of a modified F 800 S before the bike was even released, and most recently aboard his very own F 800 R stunt bike.

The BMW F 800 R Chris Pfeiffer closely resembles Chris Pfeiffer's competition bike with elaborate BMW Motorsport paintwork detailing the bodywork, wheels, rear shock spring and pillion seat cover with addition elements in contrasting black silk matt. Furthermore, this dynamic urban roadster comes standard with a factory equipped sports Akrapovi?® muffler to enhance the motorcycle's sporting style.

The basic technical characteristics remain unchanged from the standard model. The engine in the F 800 R Chris Pfeiffer is again the liquid-cooled parallel twin with 4-valve technology, with a capacity of 798 cc. As in the F 800 R, the in-line 2-cylinder engine provides impressive pulling power, spontaneous throttle response and low fuel consumption.

Even in the lower engine speed range, the 4-valve engine quickly increases engine speed, building up 90 per cent of maximum torque at just 5,000 rpm. Between 5,000 and 8,000 rpm the engine provides an impressively dynamic level of power delivery. With a nominal output of 64 kW/87 bhp at 8,000 rpm, the engine produces a torque of 86 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Chris Pfeiffer on the unique twin: "The engine is loads of fun - I love its response even in the low and medium engine speed range, as well as its enormously wide rpm range, both when riding on the road and for stunt riding. Then there is the perfect throttle response and sensitive controllability of the 2-cylinder engine - absolutely imperative to be able to perform spectacular stunts."

In terms of riding dynamics, the F 800 R Chris Pfeiffer delivers everything its sporty exterior promises.

Chris Pfeiffer himself is happy to confirm the excellent chassis properties from his virtually day-to-day contact with the F 800 R: "The fact that no chassis changes have been made to my competition version shows just how easy the F 800 R is to ride. I simply vary the tyre pressure, depending on road conditions. That really says it all."

The new F 800 R Chris Pfeiffer is fitted as standard with the very sporty rear silencer by Akrapovic®, otherwise only available as a special accessory. Its main advantages over the standard silencer are reduced weight and a throatier sound.

As Chris said, "I am very pleased and proud that there will be a BMW Motorcycle on sale which bears my name. I regard this as both a great honour and powerful source of motivation. Riding the first machine to bear my signature off the production line really was a unique experience."

Here is an overview of the main features of the new BMW F 800 R Chris Pfeiffer as compared to the standard model:

  • Akrapovic® rear silencer for a dynamic appearance and a sporty sound.
  • Spring of rear spring strut finished in red.
  • Painted pillion passenger seat cover.
  • Highly sporty visual appearance with paint finish in the BMW Motorsport colours of Alpine White non-metallic, Lupine Blue metallic and Magma Red non-metallic, contrasting with elements in black silk matt.
  • Front wheel finished in white.
  • Clear overpainted Chris Pfeiffer signature on the central cover.
  • Set of sponsor stickers supplied.
  • No cockpit fairing.
Pricing of the exclusive new BMW F 800 R Chris Pfeiffer model will be $15,400\* AUD ($19,215\* NZ), a pricing increment of just $1,500 AUD over the standard BMW F 800 R.

\*Manufacturer List Price is shown and excludes dealer charges, stamp duty, statutory charges and on-road charges which are additional and vary between dealers and States/Territories. Customers are advised to contact their nearest BMW Motorrad dealer for all pricing inquiries.

For further press/media information contact:

Tim James
Product Communications Manager
BMW Group Australia
Phone: 03 9264 4150
Fax: 03 9562 2799
Mobile: 0439 568 819