BMW F 850 GS Launched At Auto Expo 2018

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  • Feb 7, 2018
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The F 850 GS comes with a new engine and a host of features at a price tag of Rs 13.7 lakh (ex-showroom India)



BMW Motorrad has launched a new member in the F series' GS family, the all-new F 850 GS. The company has set a price tag of Rs 13.7 lakh (ex-showroom India) for the adventure-tourer motorcycle. Bookings have already commenced across all BMW Motorrad dealerships, while deliveries are scheduled for mid-2018. It serves as a replacement for the current F 800 GS. According to the company, the F 850 GS promises to be better than the current model in terms of off-roading capabilities, electronic wizardry and engine performance. It was first showcased at the 2017 EICMA Show along with the F 750 GS.


Powering the BMW F 850 GS is an all-new 853cc, parallel-twin engine which generates 95PS of power at 8250rpm and 92Nm of torque at 6250rpm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. For a smoother shift, the company has equipped the motorcycle with a slipper clutch. The engine now gets a 90-degree offset crankshaft and a 270-degree firing interval, which helps in obtaining more torque in the rev range.


The F 850 GS is built for riders looking for some serious off-roading action. It sits on a new monocoque steel bridge frame with a new suspension geometry and fuel tank position.The engine acts as a stressed member, which helps reduce weight. Suspension duties are handled by 43mm upside-down forks at the front with 204mm of travel and a monoshock unit at the rear with 219mm of travel. Saddle height is 860mm.


BMW has equipped the motorcycle with two different riding modes - Road and Rain, with ABS and ASC aiding in rough terrains. However, if that's not enough, you can also opt for pro riding modes like Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro as optional extras. DTC (dynamic traction control) and banking-capable ABS Pro are part of standard equipment.


The F 850 GS also comes equipped with LED headlights with optional DRLs, a 6.5-inch colour TFT display and some optional accessories such as keyless ignition, Gear Shift Assist Pro, and a plethora of connectivity options.


At this price point, the BMW F 850 GS will go toe-to-toe with the 2018 Triumph Tiger 800.

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