2021 BMW F850GS Adventure Edition 40 Guide

2021 BMW F850GS Adventure Edition 40

2021 BMW F850GS Adventure Edition 40 2021 BMW F850GS Adventure Edition 40

2021 BMW F850GS Adventure Edition 40 : ADVENTURE IN LEGENDARY DESIGN.

Introducing the 2021 BMW F850GS Adventure Edition 40…

Since 1980, GS has stood for unique motorcycles that are part of every adventure. We are celebrating this year with the “40 Years GS” edition. It is an homage to the history of the GS and invokes the unique look of the legendary R 100 GS while also utilising the latest technology. A true F 850 GS Adventure with striking flyline and balanced GS ergonomy. With this bike, you can conquer new terrain, take on any adventure, be part of a unique community and live the #SpiritofGS.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE “40 YEARS GS” EDITION
Unique design for the anniversary: Inspired by the R 100 GS and nicknamed “Bumblebee”, its black-yellow look is truly striking. Striking design elements turn the legendary look into a true eye-catcher and let the bike shine in the gleam of over 40 years of GS history.

 

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW F850GS Adventure Edition 40 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • 40 Years GS lettering in yellow
  • High-quality Brembo brake system
  • Legendary black-yellow look
  • Hand guard in yellow as visual highlight
  • Striking GS lettering on the seat
  • GS radiator cover
  • Gold-anodized rims
  • Seat in black-yellow
  • The F 850 GS Adventure – always a good foundation
    “40 Years GS” edition on the outside, entirely F 850 GS on the inside: its modern technical features and clever ergonomy make it the ideal companion for your adventure. As standard, it is equipped with ABS Pro and DTC and also includes the optional Pro riding modes, ensuring a stable and enjoyable ride in any situation – wherever your travels take you. Learn everything there is to know about the many features and variants of the F 850 GS Adventure.

 

From off-road sport to the road – 1978 to 1980:

In 1978, BMW Motorrad attracted attention with a predecessor to the first GS: The GS 80 takes in two gold medals at the International Six Days Enduro. The bike had been developed by an in-house team of developers without an official order. But its success proved the engineers and mechanics right: Their bike made it truly enjoyable to ride both off-road and on-road. It was released to the market in 1980 under a slightly different name, the BMW R 80 G/S.

Its rise begins – 1980 to 1987:

With the GS, BMW Motorrad created the perfect synthesis of off-road and on-road driving: Regardless of surface type, riders have control over their bikes in every situation while also enjoying maximum comfort on long routes. The highlight is the monolever single-sided swinging arm, which is the first to be installed on a motorcycle worldwide. This reduces the weight and enables the rear wheel to be changed quickly. With the R 80 G/S, BMW Motorrad created the segment for large, comfortable dual-sport motorcycles – a segment that it still dominates today.

The GS gains momentum: more displacement, more power – 1987 to 1996:

The new top model, the R 100 GS, focuses on a lot of displacement: it is the most powerful and fastest enduro on the market. The paralever dual-pivot swinging arm on the rear wheel ensures effortless handling off-road and on-road. With its striking black-yellow paint, it is known as “Bumblebee”. The colour is still hugely popular among fans today and decorates this year’s special edition “40 Years GS” model.

A new chapter in dual-sport motorcycles – 1994 to 2003:

The GS is on its way to being an icon while continuously changing: In 1994, the first enduro with a four-valve boxer engine appears with the R 1100 GS. The bike is popular because it handles well off road and performs perfectly on long tours. In 1999, the R 1150 GS follows in its footsteps. The concept is purposefully further developed with touring in mind and, in 2002, adapted even more to the needs of long-distance travellers with the R 1150 GS Adventure – the Adventure series is born.

From one-cylinder to two-cylinder – 2000 to 2008:

The very popular and novice-friendly “Funduro” models, the F 650 and F 650 ST, have their engines reworked at the beginning of the new millennium. Thanks to the water-cooled single-cylinder unit, F 650 GS and F 650 GS Dakar riders have enough drive for everyday riding as well as that typical enduro feeling. In 2008, the F 650 GS and F 800 GS, both completely redesigned enduro models, are equipped with a liquid-cooled two-cylinder in-line engine. The means pure adventure, even in the mid-range segment.

From air-cooled to water-cooled boxer engine – 2004 to 2017:

In 2004 BMW Motorrad re-released the R 1200 GS. The bike is given more displacement, power, and torque, making it even more dynamic on any terrain while weighing 30 kilograms less at the same time. A new era begins almost ten years later, when BMW Motorrad engineers equip the R 1200 GS with a water-cooled boxer engine – something that had never been done before. The bike also has a semi-active suspension with Dynamic ESA (electronic suspension adjustment), which takes handling and riding comfort to a new level.

The GS becomes even stronger

In the following years, BMW Motorrad continued to build on the GS legend. The popular R 1250 GS appears with a redeveloped two-cylinder boxer engine: Thanks to its variable BMW ShiftCam camshaft control, it provides more power in all speed ranges and makes the GS even more effortless. In addition, the mid-range F 750 GS and F 850 GS models undergo constant development and make riding more enjoyable with their larger displacement and modified chassis.

 

 

 

2021 BMW F850GS Adventure Edition 40 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

40 YEARS DRIVE FOR ADVENTURE
From Africa to Central Asia: the GS has been everywhere in the world in 40 years. A motorcycle that has mastered every terrain and every road – powerful and bold despite the elements. The GS is the pioneer of the dual-sport motorcycle.

Each success story has a beginning. The story of the GS begins in the year 1980 when BMW Motorrad introduces the R 80 G/S. It is robust, versatile and effortless to handle in any situation. The right partner for real adventure. From the beginning, the GS has been a perfect touring bike, and with the Adventure models it has been developed further and even better equipped for long tours in every corner of the world. For over 40 years, it has pushed the boundaries of what is possible. Take inspiration from the GS milestones.

 

STANDARD FEATURES

  • Standard equipment:
  • 6,5″ TFT colour display with connectivity
  • BMW Motorrad ABS
  • Riding modes Rain / Road
  • LED headlights and LED indicators
  • Adjustable touring windshield
  • 12 V power outlet and USB socket
  • Engine guard
  • Hand protectors
  • Stainless steel luggage rackOptional equipment:
  • Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment)
  • Riding modes Pro (Dynamic / Enduro)
  • LED auxiliary headlights
  • Gear shift assistant Pro
  • Keyless Ride
  • TPC (tire pressure control)Optional accesories:
  • Aluminium luggage system
  • Tank bag
  • Bag for pillion seat
  • BMW Motorrad Navigator
  • Touring windshield tinted

 

 

 

2021 BMW F850GS Adventure Edition 40 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $14495  USD
Canada MSRP Price: starting at $16,980 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £11,455 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 84 mm x 77 mm
Capacity 853 cc
Rated output 90 hp (66 kW) at 8,000 rpm
Max. torque 63 lb-ft (86 Nm) at 6,250 rpm
Compression ratio 12.7 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic fuel injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed 122 mph
Fuel consumption 57 mpg (WMTC)
Fuel type Premium Unleaded
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase 416 W generator
Battery 12 V / 10 Ah, maintenance-free
We see the cockpit and the handlebar of the F 850 GS Adventure.
Power transmission
Clutch Multi-plate wet clutch, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with straight cut gears
Drive Chain drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel space frame , load bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum 2-sided swing arm, WAD strut (travel related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 9.1″ / 8.5″ (230 mm / 215 mm)
Wheelbase 62.7″ (1593 mm)
Caster 4.9″ (125 mm)
Steering head angle 62°
Wheels Wire spoke wheels
Rim, front 2.15 x 21″
Rim, rear 4.25 x 17″
Tires, front 90/90 – 21 54V
Tires, rear 150/70 – 17 69V
Brake, front Dual floating disc brakes, dual-piston floating calipers, diameter 12.0″ (305 mm)
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 10.4″ (265 mm), single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 90.6″ (2,300 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 37.0″ (939 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 56.6″ (1,437 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight Standard Seat: 34.4″
Inner leg curve, unladen weight Standard Seat: 76.8″
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 538 lbs (244 kg) 1) 1)
Permitted total weight 1,003 lbs (455 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 465 lbs (211 kg)
Usable tank volume 6.1 gal (23 l)
Reserve Approx. 0.9 gal (3.5 l)
1) According to directive VO (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with min. 90% of the usable fuel tank

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW F850GS Adventure Edition 40 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 84 mm x 77 mm
Capacity 853 cc
Ratet output 70 kW (95 hp) at 8,250 rpm

Max. torque 92 Nm at 6,250 rpm

Compression ratio 12.7 : 1
Mixture control Electronic injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-5
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h

Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 4.2 l
CO2 emission based on WMTC 99 g/km
Fuel type Unleaded super, minimum octane number 95 (RON)
OE unleaded regular fuel, minimum octane number 91 (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator Permanent magnetic alternator 416 W (nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 10 Ah, maintenance-free
We see the cockpit and the handlebar of the F 850 GS Adventure.
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc wet clutch (anti hopping), mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated in crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Suspension / brakes
Frame Bridge-type frame, steel shell construction
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel, front / rear 230 mm / 215 mm
(OE suspension lowing kit 210 mm / 195 mm)
Wheelbase 1,593 mm
Castor 124.6 mm
Steering head angel 62°
Wheels Cross spoke wheels
Rim, front 2.15 x 21″
Rim, rear 4.25 x 17″
Tire, front 90/90 R21
Tire, rear 150/70 R17
Break, front Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, Ø 305 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Break, rear Single disc brake, Ø 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS
Dimensions / weights
Seat height 875 mm
(OE suspension lowering kit: 805 mm, OE extra low seat: 825 mm, OA low seat: 835 mm, OE double seat: 860 mm, OA rallye seat: 890 mm)
Inner leg curve 1,950 mm
(OE suspension lowering kit: 1,810 mm, OE extra low seat: 1,850 mm, OA low seat: 1,870 mm, OE double seat: 1,910 mm, OA rallye seat: 1,980 mm)
Usable tank volume 23 l
Reserve approx. 3.5 l
Length 2,300 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,437 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 939 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 248 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 455 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 207 kg
1) According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume.

 

 

2021 BMW F850GS Adventure Edition 40 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 84 mm x 77 mm
Capacity 853 ccm
Rated output
70 kW (95 hp) at 8,250 rpm

OE output reduction 35 kW (48 hp) at 6,500 rpm

OE RON91 unleaded regular fuel: 66 kW (90 hp) at 8,000 rpm
Max. torque
92 Nm at 6,250 rpm
SA power reduction 63 Nm at 4,500 rpm

SA ROZ91 Normal unleaded petrol: 86 Nm at 6,250 rpm
Compression ratio 12.7 : 1
Mixture control Electronic injection
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Mileage / consumption
Maximum speed 197 km/h
Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4 4,2 l
CO2 emission based on WMTC 99 g/km
Fuel type
Unleaded super, minimum octane number 95 (RON)

OE unleaded regular fuel, minimum octane number 91 (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator permanent magnetic alternator 416 W (nominal power)
Battery 12 V / 10 Ah, maintenance-free
We see the cockpit and the handlebar of the F 850 GS Adventure.
Transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc wet clutch (anti hopping), mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated in crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Suspension / Brakes
Frame Bridge-type steel frame in shell construction
Front suspension / spring elements Upside-down fork, Ø 43 mm
Rear suspension / spring elements Aluminium, stereo swing-arm, directly hinged WAD central strut, spring-based hydraulically adjustable, rebound-stage damping adjustable
Travel, front/rear 230 mm / 215 mm (SA low-slung 210 mm / 195 mm)
Wheelbase 1.593 mm
Castor 124,6 mm
Steering head angle 62°
Wheels Cross-spoke wheels
Rim dimensions, front 2,15 x 21″
Rim dimensions, rear 4,25 x 17″
Tyre, front 90/90 21
Tyre, rear 150/70 R17
Brake, front Double disc brake, floating brake discs, Ø 305 mm, 2-piston floating calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, Ø 265 mm, single-piston floating calliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS (switchable)
Dimensions / weight
Seat height, unladen 875 mm (SA low-slung: 815 mm, SA double seat low: 835 mm, SA double seat: 860 mm, SZ rally seat: 890 mm)
Rider step length, unladen 1,950 mm (SA lowering: 1,830 mm, SA double low seat: 1,870 mm, SA double seat 1,910mm, SZ rally seat: 1,980 mm)
Usable tank capacity 23 l
of which reserve approx. 3.5 l
Length 2.300 mm
Height (excluding mirrors) 1.437 mm
Width (including mirrors) 939 mm
Unladen weight, fully fuelled/road-ready (1) 244 kg 1)
Max. permitted weight 455 kg
Max. load (with standard equipment) 211 kg
1) According to directive VO (EU) 168/2013 with all operating fluids, with standard equipment and refuelled with min. 90% of the usable fuel tank capacity.

 

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