BMW F750 GS, F850 GS arrive for 2018
8th Nov 2017 3:30 pm
Updated middle-weight GS adventure models get bigger 853cc engine, but in different states of tune.
The new BMW F750 GS and the F850 GS were showcased at the EICMA motorcycle show in Italy. Both motorcycles are now 853cc, up from the 798cc of their predecessors, the F700 GS and F800 GS. Besides the more powerful engine, the motorcycles come with sharper styling and more equipment.
The new 853cc parallel-twin engine is tuned to make different power figures in both bikes – 77hp and 83Nm of torque in the F750, and 85hp and 92Nm or torque in the F850.
The manufacturer suggests that the engine has a different firing interval which makes it produce a ‘powerful’ sound. Another big change comes in the form of a new monocoque frame.
Both motorcycles get a new fork (an upside-down 43mm one in the case of the F850 and a 41mm telescopic unit for the F750), an aluminium double-sided swing-arm and a monoshock. BMW’s electronic suspension adjustment (ESA) is optional. They also come with ABS, ASC, and ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ riding modes as standard.
Other optional equipment includes full-LED lighting and a ‘connectivity’ multi-functional instrument cluster.