I'm really enjoying my G310r . But, for longer trips I too would like
to check out the F800R. So I just wondered how are you getting along with it?
Sorry for the late response. The F800R is very good and very underrated as a bike. I’m guessing it’s not as popular as similar KTMs, Yamaha’s etc, due to the higher cost, but I really like it. I’ve done just over 2000 miles in the last month and a half and find it better each day. At first it felt a lot heavier and cumbersome to move around by hand, but I’ve soon got used io the extra 50 or so kgs. Fuel economy isn’t as good as the 310, but still getting mid 60s on a mix of roads. Comfort is slightly better as you can move around the seat a little more than the 310. Power, 90hp compared to 34, is very noticeable and has a good amount of Torque.
On the minus side, I’ve noticed more vibration through the bars, but this has been sorted with grip puppies. Wind noise to the helmet was greater, it’s got the slightly higher screen than Standard, but again this has been sorted with a screen extender. Gear box is a little clunky as well, but you soon get used to it.
I liked the 310 a lot, but I like this more. Cruising at 70 & 80 is no longer a stressed ride and overtakes are a breeze with plenty of power to roll on the throttle for a brisk pass.
Finally one of the biggest pluses, but often forgotten, is that it has a centre stand!!
I recommend you try one out and see what you think.