New Schnitzer BMW F800R and K1300R tested

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  • First ride of AC Schnitzer’s hotted-up F800R in next week’s MCN
  • Handling dramatically improved
  • Cost – £8000 (est)

German tuning wizards AC Schnitzer has unleashed its full aftermarket tuning range on the new BMW F800R and MCN is the first to ride it, and its 185bhp K1300R brother.

The F800R is the latest parallel twin machine from BMW – essentially an F800S with no bodywork and the asymmetrical front lights from a K1300R.
Next week’s MCN (out August 26) will feature a first ride of both bikes.

AC Schnitzer have been tuning road and racing cars since 1987 and moved into the bike world in 2000 – focussing exclusively on BMWs and selling parts mainly through BMWs main dealer network. Based in Aachen, Germany the company has 55 employees in a state-of-the-art building that houses a huge BMW dealership along with a Harley-Davidson.
Contact AC Schnitzer UK: 01485 542000

AC Schnitzer F800R £8000 (est)
Engine: 798cc parallel twin
Power (claimed): 90bhp
Torque (claimed): 64.5ft lb
Kerb weight (claimed) 199kg
Top speed (claimed): 135mph

AC Schnitzer K1300R £15,000 (est)
Engine: 1293cc inline four cylinder
Power (claimed): 184bhp
Torque (claimed) 107ft lb
Kerb weight: (claimed) 218kg
Top speed: (est) 175mph

Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter