Motoring Reporter
2 minute read
15 Nov 2017
3:56 pm

A bike to please everyone

Motoring Reporter

More power and torque, with supreme offroad capabilities in the F 850 GS.

Even more so than their predecessor models, the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS are targeted squarely at their respective clientele.

The F 750 GS is designed for all riders who prefer the sensation and conceptual design of a travel enduro in combination with a low seat height and high cost-effectiveness.

Opposite this is the new F 850 GS, which besides more power and torque, features even more distinctive touring characteristics, coupled with supreme offroad ability. Special attention was also given to reducing fuel consumption.

Displacement for both is 853 cc. The F 750 GS produces 57kW at 7 500rpm and 83Nm at 6 000rpm, while the new F 850 GS generates 70kW at 8 250rpm and 92Nm at 6 250rpm.

The developers achieved a powerful sound by employing a crankshaft with a 90 degree journal offset and a 270/450 degree firing interval.

Unwanted vibrations are absorbed by the new engine’s two counterbalance shafts.

A self-amplifying, anti-hopping clutch provides a discernible reduction in the hand clutch operating force while the drop in engine drag torque also enhances safety on the road.

Power transmission to the rear wheel comes from the 6-speed gearbox with secondary drive that is now positioned on the left-hand side.

The riding modes Road and Rain, plus ABS and ASC ensure plenty of riding enjoyment and enhanced safety as standard.

The F 750 GS and F 850 GS can be fitted with optional equipment, such as Pro riding modes which add Dynamic, Enduro and, in the case of the F 850GS, Enduro Pro to the suite.

DTC dynamic traction control and banking capable ABS Pro are also available.

The bridge frame of the new GS models in the F series is made of deep-drawn, welded components.

It integrates the 2-cylinder in-line engine as a co-supporting element and offers benefits in terms of torsional rigidity and robustness.

The fuel tank has been placed in the classic position between the seat bench and the steering head, for optimised packaging and an improved centre of gravity.

The F 750 GS and F 850 GS also feature a completely new look, which benefits from a more dynamic and masculine design.

In addition to the basic version, the new F models are also available in Exclusive style variations. The Rally style variant is exclusive to the new F 850 GS and places particular emphasis on its offroad capabilities.

The new GS models of the F series are being launched with a range of equipment options. These include an LED daytime running light to complement the LED headlight.

Connectivity is enhanced by a multi-function instrument cluster and 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display with the option of an intelligent emergency call function.

The new BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS will be available in South in the second quarter of 2018.