2018 BMW F850GS Review

2018 BMW F850GS

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ADVENTURE IN THE BLOOD.

2018 BMW F850GS Review on Total Motorcycle:

You live for the challenge. Where others turn back, you ride on. Overcome boundaries. Obstacles are transformed into possibilities. Adventure flows through your veins. Atop the F 850 GS, you will easily master the offroad track thanks to the 21 inch front tyre. What matters is that your attitude and curiosity spur you on – regardless of how far you want to travel with the F 850 GS. And regardless of whether you take it through the mud: With the Connectivity ex factory option, you have access to the navigation, telephone, media and vehicle-relevant data at all times. Clear and concise on a 6.5 inch TFT-display – without any distractions. Giving you more time for what is important. And allowing you to discover what lies over the horizon.

Whether you’re looking to tour with luggage and a passenger, enjoy the winding roads or heading off on an adventure into off-road terrain, the new F 850 GS is ready. Specify your bike to meet your needs – with plenty of options and accessories, you don’t need to compromise.

Choose your style.

The choice is yours: with the Exclusive style, the F 850 GS in the Pollux metallic matt colour is an elegant eye-catcher. Whereas the Rallye style, with the Light white, Racing Red uni and Lupin blue metallic colours, allows you to give the bike an even sportier accent. Or you can choose the F 850 GS in the basic colour Racing red uni.

Even more GS.

A strong look: you and your F 850 GS with the characteristic flyline. When it comes to design, the sense of adventure can be felt on every surface, in every corner and lineof the motorcycle. From the rear, the front tank right up to the GS-typical headlamps, whose daytime running lights are reminding of a tilted tuning fork and are available as an optional equipment, the design elements are trimmed to offroad, while you are attuned to unique tours from head to toe. The galvanised radiator blind for the Rallye and Exclusive styles give you a cool appearance both on the road and offroad.

 

In your element.

Your head is free, your gaze focused on the road ahead. Almost instinctively you steer, shift and brake the F 850 GS – an inimitable handling: you are in your element, fully focussed on your adventure. And thanks to the GS-typical ergonomics, you ride upright and confidently, meaning you always want to go on.

Rallye style. Do you fancy a sporty look and are daring offroad? The Rallye style gives you even more dynamism when atop your F 850 GS, because it sets striking accents with its gold-anodised rims, black red seat bench, hand protectors and galvanised radiator trim – this also involves the exclusive paintwork from the Lightwhite uni, Racing red uni and Lupin blue metallic colours.

Comfortable riding pleasure.

There’s something for every rider type: you can adapt your F 850 GS to perfectly suit your needs – a whole host of seat benches with differing seat heights are available. A low double seat bench and a comfortable seat bench are also available. You can even have the motorcycle’s suspension lowered if desired.

 

Connectivity. The extra kick.

For demanding offroad use, the F 850 GS has cross-spoke wheels with tubeless tyres. Allowing you to reach new destinations, the next level, the next adrenaline kick. At the same time, your departure into unknown terrain is now safer thanks to the “intelligent emergency call” – also known as eCall: in serious cases, the rider triggers the system fitted to the handlebars at the touch of a button in order to get help. Depending on the situation, the eCall is automatically discharged and aids a faster response from the rescue services – wherever you may be.

 

Enduro tire equipment

For a courageous use off the road you can add the fitting Enduro tire equipment to the cross-spoke wheels.

 

Engine guard

An engine guard, that is included as standard is made of plastic and protects the engine of the BMW F 850 GS from falling rocks and damages on off-road trips. For a sportier style, the comprehensive equipment program offers an underrun protection device made of aluminium.

 

Aluminium handlebar

The wide aluminium handlebar sits comfortably in the hand and supports an easier handling of the BMW F 850 GS. The anodized surface highlights the bikes valence.

It keeps your engine running, every day. Your heart beats to the rhythm of the BMW F 750 GS. It’s your ticket to the adventure. Because with the balanced Enduro all-rounder, you will master all paths, regardless of the road surface, and expand your horizons – because you want more. The F 750 GS gives you more power, more comfort, more spirit of GS. Feel the strong-charactered engine and enjoy the ease of handling of the F 750 GS. While you’re off discovering the world, you have the bike with the automatic stability control (ASC) and the ABS safely under control. And with the ex factory option Connectivity, the 6.5 inch TFT-display shows you among other things which junction you have to turn off at or who is calling you. Clear and concise – without distracting you from the road. The entry into your next experience is – also thanks to the low seat height – easier than ever before.

Real GS roots.

It’s obvious: From the slim rear to the striking front tank right up to the GS-typical top front mudguard, the design elements of the F 750 GS speak a clear language: the motorcycle has the GS gene. Unmistakeable and original is the typical flyline. With the view on the front, the new LED headlamps are particularly striking – a real light icon. And the galvanised radiator blind with the Exclusive style highlights the high quality of the all-rounder and embodies the spirit of GS. Discover more!

Ever since their debut in 2007, the GS models of the F series have stood for premium riding enjoyment with typical ‘Made by BMW Motorrad’ features, representing the middle-class Adventure segment. After around ten years of consistent model development, BMW Motorrad has now fully redesigned and reengineered these models in line with its objective of creating an ultimate riding machine for road riding, on tour, or on an adventure trip into offroad terrain.

The new BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS: Premium middle-class travel enduros with strong characters.

Ever since their debut in 2007, the GS models of the F series have stood for premium riding enjoyment with typical ‘Made by BMW Motorrad’ features, representing the middle-class Adventure segment. As before, the GS abbreviation again represents a perfect synthesis of touring and long-distance capability combined with sporty dynamics and supreme offroad performance. In short: A BMW GS is the perfect companion when it comes to discovering remote corners of the world by motorcycle. After around ten years of consistent model development, BMW Motorrad has now fully redesigned and reengineered its middle-class GS models in line with its objective of creating an ultimate riding machine that is even more uncomplicated and carefree, whether used for sport-oriented road riding, on tour complete with luggage and a passenger, or on an adventure trip into offroad terrain.

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, copious power availability, high cost-effectiveness, and powerful all-round qualities. Opposite this is the new F 850 GS, which besides offering more power and torque, features even more distinctive touring characteristics coupled with supreme offroad ability.

Powerful, new 2-cylinder in-line engine with two counterbalance shafts and a firing interval of 270/450 degrees for optimised smoothness and emotional sound.

The main development focus was to create an increase in both power and torque. In addition, special attention was given to reducing fuel consumption levels. Displacement is 853 cc and the power output of 57 kW (77 hp) at 7500 rpm generated by the F 750 GS is more than sufficient. The new F 850 GS generates 70 kW (95 hp) at 8250 rpm which translates to a supreme level of engine power.

The developers achieved a powerful and emotionally appealing 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. Pro riding modes are available as optional equipment.

The new GS models address individual rider requirements by offering ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ riding modes, while the combination of BMW Motorrad ABS and the ASC automatic stability control ensures a high level of safety.

The F 750 GS and F 850 GS can be fitted ex works with optional equipment, such as Pro riding modes and in turn the additional ‘Dynamic’, ‘Enduro’ and ‘Enduro Pro’ riding modes (the latter only available in the F 850 GS) as well as the DTC dynamic traction control and banking capable ABS Pro.

New steel bridge frame in monocoque construction, optimised suspension geometry and new fuel tank position.

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.

Sharper GS profile thanks to the more masculine design.

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 Rallye style variant is exclusive to the new F 850 GS and places particular emphasis on its offroad capabilities.

Unique range of optional equipment and Original BMW Motorrad accessories.

The new GS models of the F series are being launched with a range of equipment options that is unique for the middle class. Be it the different seat heights and windshields, the new full LED headlight, the optional Connectivity equipment with TFT display or eCall, the list of fascinating features with which owners can maximise their riding enjoyment and safety as well as experience the thrill of the road is now virtually inexhaustible for middle class travel enduro motorcycles.

The new BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS: Premium middle-class travel enduros with strong characters. Ever since their debut in 2007, the GS models of the F series have stood for premium riding enjoyment with typical ‘Made by BMW Motorrad’ features, representing the middle-class Adventure segment. As before, the GS abbreviation again represents a perfect synthesis of touring and long-distance capability combined with sporty dynamics and supreme offroad performance. In short: A BMW GS is the perfect companion when it comes to discovering remote corners of the world by motorcycle. After around ten years of consistent model development, BMW Motorrad has now fully redesigned and reengineered its middle-class GS models in line with its objective of creating an ultimate riding machine that is even more uncomplicated and carefree, whether used for sport-oriented road riding, on tour complete with luggage and a passenger, or on an adventure trip into offroad terrain.

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, copious power availability, high cost-effectiveness, and powerful all-round qualities. Opposite this is the new 850 GS, which besides offering more power and torque, features even more distinctive touring characteristics coupled with supreme offroad ability.

Powerful, new 2-cylinder in-line engine with two counterbalance shafts and a firing interval of 270/450 degrees for optimised smoothness and emotional sound.

The main development focus was to create an increase in both power and torque. In addition, special attention was given to reducing fuel consumption levels. Displacement is 853 cc and the power output of 57 kW (77 hp) at 7500 rpm generated by the F 750 GS is more than sufficient. The new F 850 GS generates 70 kW (95 hp) at 8250 rpm which translates to a supreme level of engine power.

The developers achieved a powerful and emotionally appealing 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. Pro riding modes are available as optional equipment.

The new GS models address individual rider requirements by offering ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ riding modes, while the combination of BMW Motorrad ABS and the ASC automatic stability control ensures a high level of safety.

The F 750 GS and F 850 GS can be fitted ex works with optional equipment, such as Pro riding modes and in turn the additional ‘Dynamic’, ‘Enduro’ and ‘Enduro Pro’ riding modes (the latter only available in the F 850 GS) as well as the DTC dynamic traction control and banking capable ABS Pro.

New steel bridge frame in monocoque construction, optimised suspension geometry and new fuel tank position.

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.

 

Sharper GS profile thanks to the more masculine design

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 Rallye style variant is exclusive to the new F 850 GS and places particular emphasis on its offroad capabilities.

Unique range of optional equipment and Original BMW Motorrad accessories.

The new GS models of the F series are being launched with a range of equipment options that is unique for the middle class. Be it the different seat heights and windshields, the new full LED headlight, the optional Connectivity equipment with TFT display or eCall, the list of fascinating features with which owners can maximise their riding enjoyment and safety as well as experience the thrill of the road is now virtually inexhaustible for middle class travel enduro motorcycles.

 

 

 

2018 BMW F850GS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The Highlights of the F 850 GS

New engine concept.

Chassis and suspension.

Coupling force.

On-board computer.

ASC as standard, riding modes.

Connectivity with TFT-display & multi-controller (SA).

Aluminium cross-spoke wheels with tubeless tyres.

Extensive equipment range.

 

TWIN-CYLINDER IN-LINE ENGINE
F 850 GS Water-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke series engine

70 kW (95 hp) at 8.250 rpm
92 Nm max. torque at 6.500 rpm
853cc capacity
860mm seat height

 

Highlights of the new BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS:

  • Powerful 2-cylinder in-line engine with a displacement of 853 cc. F 750 GS: 57 kW (77 hp) at 7500 rpm and 83 Nm at 6000 rpm. F 850 GS: 70 kW (95 hp) at 8250 rpm and 92 Nm at 6250 rpm.
  • Extremely powerful and emotional sound, produced by a crankshaft journal offset of 90 degrees and firing interval of 270/450 degrees.
  • New, robust steel bridge frame in monocoque construction for increased riding precision.
  • New telescopic fork/upside-down telescopic fork plus double-sided aluminium swinging arm with central spring strut for more sensitive response characteristics.
  • ABS, ASC plus ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ riding modes included as standard.
  • Pro riding modes with ABS Pro and dynamic brake light, DTC and the new riding modes ‘Dynamic’, ‘Enduro’ and ‘Enduro Pro’ (the latter only with the F 850 GS) available as optional equipment ex works.
  • ESA electronic suspension adjustment available as optional equipment.
  • A self-amplifying, anti-hopping clutch for a discernible reduction in hand clutch operating force.
  • Full LED headlight incl. LED daytime running light as optional equipment.
  • Connectivity with multi-functional instrument cluster and 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display plus numerous features as optional equipment.
  • Intelligent emergency call function now offered for the first time as optional equipment for the middle class.
  • Optimised offroad and travel ability plus improved wind and weather protection.
  • Sharper GS profile resulting from new design.
  • New colour concepts and style variations Rallye and Exclusive.
  • A range of optional equipment and accessories that is unique in the middle class, such as Keyless Ride, Gear shift assistant Pro, Dynamic ESA, eCall, Connectivity etc.

 

 

 

2018 BMW F850GS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

TWIN-CYLINDER IN-LINE ENGINE

57kW (77 hp) at 7.500 rpm
83Nm max. torque at 6.000 rpm
853cc capacity
815mm seat height

A new twin-cylinder to launch.
Water-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke series engine

When you start your F 750 GS, the journey into unknown territory begins. The lively in-line twin-cylinder will put a smile on your face – with 57 kW (77 HP), it brings the newly designed engine abundant power onto the rear wheel – whilst keeping the consumption just as low (4.1 l per 100 km according to WMTC).
For young riders with a class A2 license: even the reduced power version with 35 kW (48 HP) gives you that pure GS feeling.

 

Every start is easy.

The agie handling, the high comfort and the possibility for lowered suspension make your entry into the GS world easier than ever. To ensure that you are seated perfectly, the F 750 GS can be adapted to various seat heights: from lowered 770 mm up to 830 mm. What is more: The relaxed, but nevertheless active seat position and the variable ergonomics support your active safety and forms a unit between you and your motorcycle – for comfortable touring.

 

Style Exclusive.

Do you want to put on an elegant performance with your F 750 GS? Then the Exclusive style with its Stereo metallic matt colour is perfect for you. With this style, the galvanised radiator blind with large GS tape and the granite grey rims perfectly set the scene for the F 750 GS. The black/grey seat bench, the two hand protectors and the silver anodised handlebar round off the tasteful appearance.

 

Elegant start.

The BMW F 750 GS brings you forwards intelligently – with Connectivity: you can connect your smartphone to the F 750 GS via Bluetooth and operate a wide range of innovative functions using the intuitive multi-controller on the handlebars. These are then displayed on the 6.5 inch TFT-display. The turn-by-turn navigation of Connectivity shows you the way in a remarkably clear presentation, directly on the display. What is more: in connection with the BMW Motorrad communication system, telephoning is child’s play – be it accepting calls or making them yourself. Because by connecting your smartphone to the multi-controller, you can even access your contact list and select a contact. Thanks to the communication system, you can even get music from your smartphone and play it while riding. Always intuitive and without distraction – ensuring you never lose focus.

 

High seat

Comfortable riding pleasure.

There is something for every type of rider: Your F 750 ​​GS can be adapted to your needs – many benches with different seat heights are available. There is also a low double seat and a comfort seat. And if desired, the bike can be also lowered for you.

 

LED rear light

The modern LED rear light highlights the dynamic design of the BMW F 750 GS. In the equipment package ABS Pro it turns into a dynamic brake light offering even more security.

 

Small windshield

The BMW F 750 GS is fitted with a small wind-shield, providing enough protection against wind and weather for all your trips. On request you can add a bigger wind-shield as accessory.

 

Standard luggage carrier

With the standard luggage carrier, you are prepared for every eventuality: it offers you sufficient space for a bag or a pack sack.

 

Drive.

Newly engineered 2-cylinder in-line engine with great character and high pulling power for dynamic riding enjoyment.

For more than ten years, the GS models in the F series have embodied the premium range in the middle class Adventure segment. They have been characterised from the start by their convincing all-round qualities and as a paragon of riding enjoyment on tarmac surfaces as well as safe controllability off the road. With the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS models, BMW Motorrad is launching its success formula in a comprehensively reengineered and more distinctive form. For more riding enjoyment on all surfaces, whether tarmac-covered roads or offroad terrain.

As before, the heart of the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS is the in-line, 2-cylinder engine, which has, however, now been completely reengineered. The objectives of the developers were above all to achieve a significant increase in power and torque compared to the previous models. In addition, while developing the new engine, great importance was attached to optimising combustion so as to reduce fuel consumption.

The engine displacement of both the F 750 GS and the F 850 GS is now 853 cc (compared with 798 cc in the previous models), resulting from a bore of 84 mm and stroke of 77 mm. With 57 kW (77 hp) of power at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 83 Nm at 6000 rpm, the new F 750 GS features impressively high power and traction force. The new F 850 GS generates 70 kW (95 hp) at 8250 rpm and develops a maximum torque of 92 Nm at 6250 rpm to deliver its supreme engine performance. In particular, the increased torque results in improved pulling power. The new F 750 GS achieves a maximum speed of 190 km/h, while the F 850 GS manages over 200 km/h.

The new F 750 GS and F 850 GS are also available ex works as reduced power versions for class A2 licence holders (Germany). The F 750 GS then generates 35 kW (48 hp) at 6500 rpm and develops a maximum torque of 63 Nm at 4500 rpm. The F 850 GS also generates 35 kW (48 hp) at 6500 rpm. And again, the maximum torque is 63 Nm at 4500 rpm.

Extremely powerful and emotional sound, produced by a crankshaft journal offset of 90 degrees and firing interval of 270/450 degrees. In the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS too, the 2-cylinder in-line engine is installed transversely to the direction of travel and is liquid-cooled. In contrast to the engines of the previous models, however, its crankshaft has a 90 degree journal offset and a 270/450 degree firing interval (previous models had a 0 degree crankshaft journal offset and a 360 degree firing interval. This change is accompanied by a particularly powerful and emotional sound, similar to that of the 90 degree V2 engine.

Optimised smoothness created by two opposed counterbalance shafts and dry-sump lubrication.

While the oscillating mass forces of the previous models were compensated for by a connecting rod fitted to the middle of the crankshaft with a defined arrangement of counterweights, unwanted vibrations in the new engine are eradicated by means of two counterbalance shafts.

These two opposed counterbalance shafts are arranged in front of or behind the crankshaft, a little below its axis, and are driven from the left of the crankshaft by the spur gears. In conjunction with the newly designed crankshaft and firing interval of 270/450 degrees, this results in a considerable increasing in running smoothness accompanied by a thrillingly impressive engine sound.

To prevent unwanted churning losses and to ensure maximum operational safety, even under tough offroad conditions, the engine of the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS features dry-sump lubrication, which does not require a separate tank for engine oil. Any oil escaping from the main bearings is collected in a drain that is sealed off from the oil sump.

In this area, the lubricant is constantly pumped away by the oil pump and transported to the gearbox housing before it runs without pressure into the oil sump. The oil-feed pump then supplies the oil circulation from here. Its great offroad character is reflected in the F 850 GS’s underside protection, which protects the oil sump from any damage.

Two overhead camshafts and four rocker arm-operated valves per cylinder.

The cylinder head of the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS contains two rotating overhead camshafts driven by a tooth belt, which operate four valves per cylinder by means of light and therefore fixed-speed rocker arms. The timing chain drive is on the right-hand side of the engine.

The valves are dimensioned to support an optimised combustion chamber design, which results in the best possible power and torque exploitation as well as increased efficiency. They measure 11.2 degrees on the intake side and 13.3 degrees on the outlet side. The valves have a plate diameter of 33.5 mm (intake) and 27.2 mm (outlet). The compression ratio is 12.7:1.

Carburation is by means of intake pipe injection with next-generation BMS-M engine control. The rider’s control signals are passed on directly by a sensor on the throttle grip via an e-gas system to the motor controller, which regulates the angle of opening of the throttle valves so as to maximise controllability and optimise the response characteristics.

Power transmission via anti-hopping clutch for a significant increase in riding safety.

The entire power transmission of the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS has also been subjected to complete reengineering. The primary drive arrangement on the right-hand side of the engine is responsible for transmitting the torque from the crankshaft to the clutch by means of spur gears.

This is now designed as a self-amplifying anti-hopping clutch (wet clutch). Not only does it allow the rider to benefit from discernibly reduced operating forces in the adjustable clutch lever but it also leads to a significant reduction in engine drag torque, resulting in a considerable plus in rider safety – particularly in the case of braking manoeuvres performed while changing down in gear.

Six-speed gearbox now with secondary drive arranged on the left-hand side. Gear shift assistant Pro for fast up and down gear shifting without using the clutch, available as optional equipment ex works.

In the interest of improved riding dynamics, the newly engineered 6-speed gearbox now transfers the torque with an optimised transmission ratio spread to the secondary drive on the left (formerly right), in the form of an O-ring chain. For fast up and down gear shifting without using the clutch, BMW Motorrad now offers the Gear shift assistant Pro, available as optional equipment ex works, for the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS.

With this it is possible to shift gears up without using the clutch, thus permitting perfect acceleration with virtually no interruption in traction force. Moreover, the Gear shift assistant Pro also makes it possible to change down without using the clutch. This enables very fast gear shifting with a minimum of clutch use, resulting in a discernible reduction in undesirable load reversal effects on the back wheel and the jerk movements this can cause.

In addition, the independent movements of rider and passenger that are associated with conventional gear changing are considerably reduced using the Gear shift assistant Pro. This making joint motorcycle enjoyment that much more comfortable. The Gear shift assistant Pro also simplifies things considerably for motorcycling beginners and the sports-minded rider can enjoy very fast shifting.

Exhaust system now positioned on the right-hand side for optimised comfort.

By positioning the secondary drive on the left-hand side of the motorcycle, it has been possible to move the exhaust system of the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS to the right. This is of great advantage when it is necessary to manoeuvre the motorcycle by hand, which the rider generally does from the left-hand side. The end muffler, which is now on the right and, like the rest of the system, is made of stainless steel, provides considerably more space to do this and also reduces the danger of suffering a burning injury from the hot muffler. The new F 750 GS and F 850 GS can also be fitted with an HP exhaust system with a highly sporty design, as optional equipment ex works.

Riding modes ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ plus ABS and ASC are fitted as standard ex works for a high degree of riding enjoyment and safety.

The F 750 GS and F 850 GS already come with the two riding modes ‘Rain’ and Road’ installed as standard, to allow the individual desires of the rider to be accommodated. Also included in the standard features is the ASC automatic stability control, which ensures a high degree of rider safety.

With the riding modes ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’, the riding characteristics of the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS can be adapted to the majority of road conditions.

In ‘Rain’ mode, the throttle response is configured to be soft, while the control characteristics of the ASC or DTC and ABS or ABS Pro are based on wet and slippery road surfaces.

In ‘Road’ mode, the engine permits an optimum throttle response, while the ABS and ASC control systems are configured for ideal performance on all roads. The same applies to the ABS Pro and DTC dynamic traction control systems, available as optional equipment. If the ESA electronic suspension adjustment (available as optional equipment) is fitted, damping at the rear takes place in the default (‘Road’) setting.

Riding modes Pro in conjunction with DTC dynamic traction control and ABS Pro available as optional equipment ex works.

The new GS models of the F series can be equipped with the riding modes Pro option as optional equipment ex works. They additionally contain the riding modes ‘Dynamic’ and ‘Enduro“ as well as the DTC dynamic traction control and the curve-optimised ABS Pro with dynamic brake light. The riding mode ‘Enduro Pro’ is activated by means of an encoding plug and is available only in the F 850 GS. It offers additional customisation options for altering the vehicle characteristics in accordance with rider needs and further increases the riding enjoyment available with the F 850 GS.

In ‘Dynamic’ mode, the sporty side of the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS really comes to the fore. Throttle response is then instantaneous and the DTC and ABS Pro systems are coordinated for road use with high frictional values. If fitted, the Dynamic ESA is set to the default ‘Road’ configuration.

In ‘Enduro’ mode, the offroad capabilities of the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS can be experienced particularly impressively and intensively. This mode offers a soft engine response and the restrained intervention by the DTC allows an experienced rider to perform deliberate and controlled drifting. This characteristic, as with that of ABS Pro, is configured for loose surfaces and road enduro tyres, typical of terrain situations. The coordination of the Dynamic ESA function is set to meet the needs of terrain riding and configured with the ‘Enduro’ setting.

Finally, ambitious enduro riders will be interested in the ‘Enduro Pro’ mode for the full offroad performance offered only by the F 850 GS. This riding mode is configured for the use of lugged tyres and is activated by a specially coded plug. With ‘Enduro Pro’ the rider can individually configure and combine characteristics such as throttle response, DTC and ABS Pro. Here too Dynamic ESA is modified for offroad use and is set to the ‘Enduro’ value.

 

Chassis.

Newly developed suspension with deep-drawn steel bridge frame for increased rigidity, robustness and riding precision. Optimised geometry for improved accuracy.

In terms of suspension, the new GS models of the F series also feature a completely new concept. Even though the previous models already thrilled riders with their high degree of riding precision, riding stability and light handling, the developers still gave top priority to optimising these characteristics in their technical specification.

The bridge frame that was developed especially for the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS integrates the 2-cylinder in-line engine as a supporting element and consists of deep-drawn, welded sheet steel components. Unlike the previous models with a tubular steel spaceframe, the new innovative frame has a monocoque construction, which results, in particular, in increased torsional rigidity.

This new frame concept was also accompanied by a repositioning of the fuel tank. While the fuel tank in the previous models was located beneath the seat bench, the 15 litre fuel vessel of the new F 750 GS and F 850 GS now adopts the classic position between the seat and the steering head. This is largely due to the optimised wheel load fluctuations and the position of the centre of gravity as well as that of the packaging of the overall vehicle. Moreover, it was then possible to make the entire rear section of the motorcycle narrower while at the same time optimising the luggage space beneath the seat bench.

The deliberate avoidance of aluminium as a material was due to the tough conditions in which an enduro vehicle often finds itself. Significant advantages, especially with more intensive offroad use, can be provided by robust steel and the dimensioning of both the new main frame and the steel rear frame that is screw-attached to the main frame provides. The improved offroad ability also becomes appartent in screwed-on pins of the passenger footrests.

The new F 750 GS and F 850 GS have also undergone optimisation in terms of suspension geometry. The accuracy, riding precision and riding stability benefit from the newly dimensioned suspension geometry.

 

 

 

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2018 BMW F850GS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
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F 750 GS F 850 GS
Engine
Capacity cc 853
Bore/stroke mm 84/77
Output kW/hp 57/77 70/95
At engine speed rpm 7,500 8,250
Torque Nm 83 92
At engine speed rpm 6,000 6,250
Type Water-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine with four rocker arm operated valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts and dry sum lubrication
Compression 12.7/1
Fuel Regular unleaded

91 RON

Premium, unleaded

95 RON (OE: 91 RON)

Valve control DOHC (double overhead camshaft), rocker arms
Valves per cylinder 4
Ø intake/outlet mm 33.5/27.2
Ø Throttle valves mm 48
Engine control BMS-M
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, exhaust emission standard EU4
Electrical system
Alternator W 416
Battery V/Ah 12/10
Headlight High beam/low beam: 12 V/55 W Halogen (OE: LED headlamp incl. LED daytime riding light)
Rear light LED brake light/rear light
Starter kW 0.9
Power transmission – gearbox
Clutch Multiplate wet clutch (anti-hopping), mechanically controlled
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox, integrated in the engine housing
Primary ratio 1.821
Transmission ratios I 2.833
II 2.067
III 1.600
IV 1.308
V 1.103
VI 0.968
Secondary drive Endless O-ring chain with pull damping at the rear wheel hub
Secondary transmission 2.588

 

 

 

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