Following the newly developed BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS presented in autumn 2017, the new F 850 GS Adventure now expands the premium BMW Motorrad range in this segment.
Based on the dynamic and off-road oriented character of the F 850 GS, the new Adventure unites agility and touring capability as well as increased off-road competence and outstanding long-distance qualities.
Like the legendary boxer-engined BMW GS Adventure role models, the new F 850 GS Adventures now offers dedicated travel enduro riders, off-road oriented touring riders and globetrotters the perfect companion in the middle class for exploring the remote corners of the planet by motorcycle.
2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure features
- Powerful two-cylinder in-line 853cc engine
- 70 kW (95hp) at 8250rpm and 92Nm at 6250 rpm
- Crankshaft with 90-degree crankpin offset and 270/450-degree ignition spacing
- New steel bridge frame for increased robustness and riding precision
- New upside-down telescopic fork
- Aluminium two-sided swinging arm with central spring strut
- ABS, ASC and the riding modes “Rain” and “Road” as standard
- Riding modes Pro with ABS Pro and dynamic brake light
- DTC and the new riding modes “Dynamic”
- “Enduro” and “Enduro Pro” as optional equipment
- Electronic suspension Dynamic ESA as an optional equipment item
- New onboard electrical system with more powerful alternator and starter.
- LED headlamp as standard
- LED daytime riding light and LED additional light as optional equipment.
- 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen
- Optimised off-road and travel suitability
- Improved wind and weather protection
- Optimised ergonomics, especially for dedicated offroad riding
- 23 litre fuel tank for ranges up to 550 kilometres and more
- Enhanced GS Adventure profile
- New colour along with the two style variants Rallye and Exclusive
The developers achieved a powerful and appealing sound by employing a crankshaft with a 90 degree crankpin offset and 270/450 degree ignition spacing. Vibrations are absorbed by the new engine’s two counterbalance shafts. A self-amplifying, anti-hopping clutch not only provides a discernible reduction in the hand clutch operating force but also enhances safety on the road through the drop in engine drag torque. Power transmission to the rear wheel comes from the six-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 F850 GS Adventure addresses individual rider requirements by offering “Rain” and “Road” riding modes as standard, while the combination of BMW Motorrad ABS and the ASC automatic stability control ensure a high level of safety. Thanks to the standard dynamic brake light, traffic behind the rider is made even more aware of the braking motorcycle.
The F 850 GS Adventure 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 as well as the DTC dynamic traction control and banking capable ABS Pro.
The bridge frame of the new F 850 GS Adventure 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 and the steering head, for optimised packaging and an improved centre of gravity. In the F 850 GS Adventure it holds 23 litres and permits a range of 550 kilometres and more in combination with the model’s low fuel consumption.
New body design emphasises the F 850 GS Adventure’s globetrotter suitability. A larger windshield, which can be adjusted in two stages, as well as hand protectors provide increased wind and weather protection. Wide enduro footrests, adjustable shift and foot brake levers as well as engine protection bars and a stainless steel luggage rack round off the Adventure’s standard equipment. In addition to the basic version, the new F 850 GS Adventure is available in Exclusive and Rallye style variations.
The new F 850 GS Adventure is being launched with a range of equipment options that is unique for the middle class. Whether different seat heights, such as the seat bench for two (corresponds to standard F 850 GS seat bench), the case holder for a the aluminium cases and trim panels, the new full LED headlight as well as the LED additional headlight, the Connectivity equipment with 6.5 inch full colour TFT display or the intelligent emergency eCall, the list of fascinating features for maximising riding enjoyment and enjoying the thrill of the road is now virtually inexhaustible for middle class touring Enduro motorcycles.
2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure Specifications
Claimed Power: 95hp[70kw]@8250rpm
Claimed Torque: 92Nm@6250rpm
Wet Weight: 244kg
Fuel capacity: 23L
Engine: Water-cooled two-cylinder 4-stroke, 853cc, DOHC, 84 x 77 mm bore x stroke, 12.7:1 compression ratio, Riding Modes, ASC
Gearbox: Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox
Clutch: Multiplate wet clutch (anti-hopping), mechanically controlled
Chassis: Steel bridge frame in monocoque design, load-bearing engine, Aluminium double-sided swing arm
Suspension: Directly mounted central spring strut, spring rest hydraulically adjustable, rebound damping adjustable
Brakes: BMW Motorrad ABS, twin front disc brake 305mm, two-piston floating caliper, single disc brake rear 265mm, single-piston floating caliper
Wheels & Tyres: 2.15 x 21in, 4.25 x 17in, 90/90 – 21, 150/70 – 17
Seat height: 875mm
Overall width: 939mm
Overall Length: 2300mm
Instruments: 6.5-inch full-colour TFT screen