2021 BMW F850GS Edition 40 Guide

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2021 BMW F850GS Edition 40 : LEGENDARY DESIGN, MODERN FEATURES.

Introducing the 2021 BMW F850GS Edition 40…

The BMW GS is an icon, a true pioneer. For over 40 years, it has combined versatility with a unique riding experience. We are celebrating the anniversary with the F 850 GS “40 Years GS” edition. Its black-yellow look invokes the legendary R 100 GS, bringing 40 years of GS history to life. The striking flyline shows off its GS genes. And thanks to its precise and dynamic technical features, such as Ride Modes Pro, it is the master of every route. Whether on or off road, experience the #SpiritofGS together.

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.

 

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 street – powerful and bold despite the elements. The GS is the pioneer of the dual-sport motorcycle.

The GS has its roots in rally sports – and this is obvious when you look at this bike. The first prototypes are used victoriously in off-road races, and the bike appears on the street in 1980 as the R 80 G/S. It becomes the first large dual-sport motorcycle in the world. For over 40 years, this bike has continued to ride in places where others turn back. There is no obstacle that can stop it.

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: It becomes the first large dual-sport motorcycle in the world. And it’s still being ridden 40 years later. Unstoppable – and fit for any adventure.

 

 

 

2021 BMW F850GS 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 – always a good foundation
    “40 Years GS” edition on the outside, entirely F 850 GS on the inside: thanks to its modern technical features, this bike is a joy to ride and lets you continue riding where others turn back. The 21 inch front tires and extensive standard equipment bring you through almost every track – whatever awaits you there. With this GS, you are prepared for every challenge. Learn everything there is to know about the many features and variants of the F 850 GS.

 

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 Edition 40 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

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.

Whatever terrain gives you your kicks, expect exceptional performance both on and off road with the BMW F 850 GS.

 

STANDARD FEATURES

  • ABS
  • Adjustable handbrake lever and clutch lever
  • ASC (Automatic Stability Control)
  • Engine guard
  • LED headlight
  • LED tail light
  • On-board computer Pro
  • Selectable Ride Modes (Rain / Road)
  • 12 V power socket

 

 

 

2021 BMW F850GS Edition 40 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $13945  USD
Canada MSRP Price: starting at $15,540 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £10,505 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Type Liquid cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin engine, four valves per cylinder, double 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 125 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
F 850 GS
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc wet clutch (anti hopping), mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated in crankcase
Drive Chain Drive
Chassis / 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 8.0″ / 8.6″ (204 mm / 219 mm)
Wheelbase 62.7″ (1593 mm)
Caster 4.9″ (126 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 90.8″ (2,305 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 36.3″ (922 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 53.4″ (1,356 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight Rallye Seat: 35.0″, Comfort Seat: 34.4″, Standard Seat: 33.9″, Low Seat: 32.9″, Low Suspension Kit: 32.1″
Inner leg curve, unladen weight Rallye Seat: 78.0″, Comfort Seat: 76.8″, Standard Seat: 75.2″, Low Seat: 73.6″, Low Suspension Kit: 72.0″
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 504 lbs (229 kg) 1)
Permitted total weight 981 lbs (445 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 476 lbs (216 kg)
Usable tank volume 4.0 gal (15 l)
Reserve Approx. 0.9 gal (3.5 l)
1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume

 

 

 

 

2021 BMW F850GS 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.
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 126 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 860 mm
(OE suspension lowering kit: 805 mm, OE extra low seat: 825 mm, OA low seat: 835 mm, OE comfort seat: 875 mm, OA rallye seat: 890 mm)
Inner leg curve 1,910 mm
(OE suspension lowering kit: 1,810 mm, OE extra low seat: 1,850 mm, OA low seat: 1,870 mm, OE comfort seat: 1,950 mm, OA rallye seat: 1,980 mm)
Usable tank volume 15 l
Reserve aprox. 3.5 l
Length 2,305 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,356 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 922 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 233 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 445 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 212 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 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 / stroke 84 mm x 77 mm
Capacity 853 cc
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
OE output reduction: 63 Nm at 4,500 rpm
OE RON91 unleaded regular fuel: 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

Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km based on WMTC 4,2 l
Fuel type
Unleaded super, minimum octane number 95 (RON)
OE unleaded regular fuel, minimum octane number 91 (RON)

CO2 emission based on WMTC 99 g/km
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.
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

Chassis / 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 WAD spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable, rebound damping adjustable

Suspension travel, front / rear
204 mm / 219 mm (OE: suspension lowering kit 184 mm / 199 mm)

Wheelbase
1,593 mm

Castor 126 mm
Steering head angle 62°
Wheels
Cross spoke wheels

Rim, front
2.15 x 21″

Rim, rear
4.25 x 17″

Tyre, front 90/90 21
Tyre, rear 150/70 R17
Brake, front
Dual disc brake, floating brake discs, Ø 305 mm, double-piston floating caliper

Brake, rear
Single disc brake, Ø 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper

ABS
BMW Motorrad ABS (disengageable)

Dimensions / weights
Seat height
860 mm (OE suspension lowering kit: 815 mm, OE low seat: 835 mm, OE comfort seat: 875 mm, OA rallye seat: 890 mm)

Inner leg curve
1,910 mm (OE suspension lowering kit: 1,830 mm, OE low seat: 1,870 mm, OE comfort seat: 1,950 mm, OA rallye seat: 1,980 mm)

Usable tank volume 15 l
Reserve approx. 3,5 l
Length
2,305 mm

 

 

Height (excl. mirrors)
1,356 mm

Width (incl. mirrors) 922 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 229 kg 1)
Permitted total weight 445 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 216 kg
1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume

 

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