The BMW designed F800ST is powered by a Rotax-built parallel twin-cylinder engine, that is liquid-cooled, has four valves per cylinder and was designed for solid midrange punch. According to BMW the F800 pumps out 85 horsepower and 63 lb-ft of torque at 8,000 and 5,800 rpm. The initial riding impressions left a good mark on testers, as it’s surprising how deceptively quick the bike is. The engine is mated to an incredibly slick transmission that never skipped a beat and always found neutral when it was asked it to. Power is then transferred via an equally smooth belt drive to the rear wheel and eventually to the ground. In that regard, the typical German engineering we’ve come to know and love is clearly noticeable and much appreciated. Bringing everything to a stop is a pair of 320mm rotors in front paired with four-piston Brembo calipers. Out back rests a single disc and single-piston caliper. This bike also comes equipped with the optional ABS. Unlike other systems on the market that pulse on and off, BMW’s ABS always applies some pressure on the rotors when the brakes are engaged. The system’s computers adjust the brake pressure several times a second to bring the bike to a stop without locking the wheel. Something I really like is the on-board computer system that’s located adjacent to the analog tach and speedo. Among its many neat features is a gear indicator, tire pressure monitor, odometer, tripmeter and fuel reserve meter. The most interesting feature I noticed was the built-in stopwatch! Lap times, anyone? The seating position is comfortable thanks to the higher bars on the ST ( This one also has a set of bar risers, check them out in the pictures), compared to the "S" model, the pegs are slightly lower and the windscreen is taller. Fit and finish on the bike is top notch as well. It has been fully serviced, and it is ready to ride!!!