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BMW F 850 GS Review & Better than Triumph Tiger

  • by Priyadarshan Bawikar   |
  • March 25, 2019
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The F 850 GS is BMW Motorrad’s mid-capacity adventure-touring motorcycle that builds on the legacy of its legendary elder sibling. R 1200 GS. It promises good highway ability coupled with BMW Motorrad’s expertise in making off-road oriented motorcycles. Compared to the earlier middle-weight ADV from the Bavarian auto giant’s portfolio, the F 800 GS, this new bike is a complete ground-up redesign, sporting a new, larger engine, completely different frame and suspension components as well as updated ergonomics. It goes up against the likes of the Triumph Tiger 800 as well as the Ducati Multistrada 950. BMW F 850 GS Price & Variants: The BMW F 850 GS is available in three variants - the Standard, priced at Rs 12.95 lakh, the Pro, priced at Rs 14.40 lakh and the Pro Low Suspension that comes in at Rs 14.20 lakh (all prices ex-showroom pan-India). BMW F 850 GS Specs and Features: The F 850 GS is equipped with an 853cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, inline-twin engine that produces 90 PS @ 8000rpm, and 86Nm @ 6250rpm. The engine has been slightly detuned for Indian conditions. It comes equipped with non-adjustable upside down forks at the front and a electronically-adjustable semi-active monoshock at the back. Front and rear suspension travel is 230mm and 215mm respectively. Dual-sport tyres are standard, sized 90/90 R21 at the front and 150/70 R17 at the rear. Braking comes from twin 305mm discs up front and a single rear 265mm disc. Kerb weight is 229kg. Fuel Tank Capacity is 15 litres. BMW F 850 GS colours: The F 850 GS is available in three colours - Light White, Racing Red and Pollux Metallic Matte. BMW F 850 GS Performance: The F 850 GS accelerates from zero to 60kmph in 2.24 seconds, while the run to 100kmph is done in 4.20 seconds. In third gear, it gets from 30 to 70kmph in 3.04 seconds. However, getting from 40 to 80kmph in 4th gear takes 3.70 seconds. Braking performance is pretty good, with the bike coming to a standstill from 100kmph in 50 metres, and from 60kmph in 17.79 metres. It scores fairly hight on fuel efficiency too, dishing out 24.44kmpl in the city and 26.37kmpl on the highway. Fuel Tank Capacity: 15 litres BMW F 850 GS Model Page: https://bit.ly/2WbmJKW For more details and video reviews of the latest cars/bikes, do subscribe to ZigWheels: https://bit.ly/2T1LJD2 #BMWf850GS #F850GS #ZigWheels

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