BMW revamps F750 GS, F850 GS adventure bikes

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A DECADE after the launch of the GS versions of the F series bikes, BMW Motorrad has introduced the fully redesigned and reengineered F750 GS and F850 GS middle-class adventure motorcycles, both of which, the company said, are “in line with its objective of creating an ultimate riding machine” for sport-oriented road riding, or for an adventure trip across off-road terrain.

BMW said the new F750 GS was designed for riders who prefer a travel enduro that combines together a low seat, copious power and high cost-effectiveness. The new F850 GS, meanwhile, offers more power and torque, and features “even more distinctive touring characteristics coupled with supreme off-road ability.”

Both models are powered by a new twin-cylinder, inline engine that has two counterbalance shafts and a firing interval of 270/450 degrees for optimized smoothness and sound. Despite the F750 GS’s name, the engine actually displaces 853cc, with an output of 77hp at 7,500 rpm. The same engine is tuned in the F850 GS to make 95hp at 8,250rpm.

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F series GS packs new frame, twin-cylinder engine.

The two bikes are also fitted with “Road” and “Rain” riding modes, plus ABS and ASC. Pro riding modes are available as an option. A new monocoque steel bridge frame has allowed for a revised suspension geometry and the relocation of the fuel tank for better balance, BMW said. It added that new to bikes as well are the inverted telescopic forks and double-sided aluminum swing-arms with a central spring strut.

Marking the new F750 GS and F850 GS from their predecessors is a “more dynamic and masculine design.” The two bikes can be ordered in Exclusive style variations, while the Rallye style option is exclusive to the bigger model. Full LED headlight coupled with a daytime running light can be fitted, too.