Bril­liant bar­gain beemer

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I pur­chased a BMW F800S through the small-ads in MCN back in May. A shiny 2008 model with only 16k on the clock and full ser­vice his­tory etc. I’m so pleased with it. With its quirky looks, tank un­der sad­dle, belt drive and shark-like styling. The han­dling is sharp and the ro­tax/bmw twin is su­per lively and so torquey. It also has a re­as­sur­ing growl when the throt­tles pulled back in anger. I checked how may were left li­censed in the UK to­day and sur­pris­ingly there are only 370 reg­is­tered ex­am­ples. As a fairly in­ex­pen­sive used buy, mine was £2600, it was in im­mac­u­late con­di­tion. As num­bers dwin­dle as they seem to be do­ing on an­nual ba­sis, this bike could turn into a fu­ture clas­sic. Jamie Mahoney, email

Jamie Mahoney’s F800S is a min­ter and al­ways stands out from the crowd

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