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2017 EICMA: BMW F 750 GS And F 850 GS Unveiled


The BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS are a lighter and compact alternative to the larger adventure tourers

 

BMW F 750 GS And F 850 GS

 

 

BMW has debuted two brand new middle-class adventure tourers in the F series’ GS family - the BMW F 750 GS and the F 850 GS. Both these motorcycles get an all-new 853 parallel-twin motor, which is bigger and more powerful than the current one that does duty on the F 700 GS and F 800 GS. The BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS could very well be the replacement for the current F GS series, which includes the F 700 GS and F 800 GS. The new bikes are meant to be better than before both on and off-road, with new electronic wizardry and a new engine.

 

BMW F 850 GS

 

 

Let's talk about the motor first. Both the BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS get a brand new 853cc parallel twin-cylinder engine. For more torque down in the rev range, this engine gets a 90-degree offset crankshaft and a 270 degree firing interval. It gets two counterbalance shafts for better refinement. This motor will be mated to a constant mesh 6-speed gearbox, with a slipper clutch for smoother shifts. The focus was to get power and torque than the older 798cc motor while at the same time, reduce fuel consumption.

 

BMW F 750 GS

 

 

Coming to the bikes, both of them are built on a new monocoque steel bridge frame with a new suspension geometry and fuel tank position. The motor now acts as a stressed member, further helping reduce weight. The fuel tank too has been positioned to improve the centre of gravity.

 

BMW F 750 GS

 

 

The 853cc motor in the F 750 GS makes 77PS at 7,500rpm and 83Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. Running a lower state of tune, this motorcycle targets riders looking for a rather relaxed touring experience with a low seat height and accessible performance. Top speed is rated at 190kmph. Suspension duties are handled by new 41mm telescopic front forks with 151mm of wheel travel and a rear monoshock with 177mm of wheel travel. The front wheel dimension is  110/80 R19 with 305mm dual disc brakes and the rear is 150/70 R17 with 265mm single disc brake. When compared to the 850, the 750 is smaller in dimensions with a shorter seat height of 815mm.

 

BMW F 850 GS

 

 

On the other hand, the same engine on the F 850 GS generates 95PS at 8,250rpm and 92Nm of torque at 6,250rpm. The F 850 GS targets riders who are looking at more hardcore offroader. BMW says the bike can achieve a top speed over 200kmph. Suspension here is taken care of by 43mm upside-down forks at the front with 204mm of travel and a monoshock at the rear with 219mm of travel. The 850 has a higher seat height of 860mm.

 

BMW F 850 GS

 

 

Both bikes get 'Road’ and ‘Rain’ riding modes with ABS and ASC aiding riding in tougher terrains. Pro riding modes like ‘Dynamic’, ‘Enduro’ and ‘Enduro Pro’ are available as optional extras, with the DTC dynamic traction control and banking-capable ABS Pro only being optional for the 850. Further, the Rallye style variant is also exclusive to the new F 850 GS.

 

BMW F 850 GS

 

 

The bikes also get full LED headlight with optional DRLs, optional Connectivity equipment with 6.5-inch full-colour TFT display and other optional equipment like keyless ignition, gear shift assistant Pro, dynamic ESA, eCall, Connectivity etc. It is likely that these motorcycles might make it to our shores by next year. If BMW plans to launch the bikes in India, they will compete with the Triumph Tiger range.