BMW F800ST – £2500


Pow­ered by BMW’S 798cc par­al­lel twin the ST is a real charmer, yet typ­i­cally Bmw-ef­fi­cient. Light­weight and nar­row with a low seat height, this sports tourer is re­as­sur­ing for newer riders while its 16-litre fuel tank and fru­gal fuel econ­omy eas­ily sees a range of more than 200-miles be­tween fill-ups. Add to this a belt fi­nal drive, so no messy chain lube re­quired, and Bmw-fit­ted fac­tory op­tions such as heated grips, an even lower seat, lots of lug­gage vari­a­tions and it all adds up to a fan­tas­tic pack­age for any­one want­ing a light­weight sports tourer, or just a great value com­muter. This won­der­ful lit­tle sports tourer has been fly­ing be­low most riders’ radars since its launch 12 years ago. As a re­sult it is, un­fairly, over­shad­owed by its big­ger and flashier sib­lings such as the GS and RT. Yet, if your life lacks an amaz­ing value, do-it-all mo­tor­cy­cle, the F800ST is the so­lu­tion.

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