The BMW F800R’s never been a terribly good motorcycle, but it has been in ugly one. Now, it can’t even claim that distinction. For 2012, the parallel-twin commuter is going all not-so-bad with body-colored radiator cowls and mudguards. Plus a red shock spring to highlight its “sporty character.”

Mechanically the biker remains unaltered. Boring 87bhp parallel twin. Aluminum beam frame. Too-upright riding position. Thousands more than a Triumph Street Triple.

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