BMW will officially reveal the new F 850 GS Adventure at an upcoming motor show which is either Intermot in October or EICMA in November
BMW is working on a new hard core off-road model of F 850 GS which is the adventure variant and it was spied earlier this year in Greece. The new model has been officially certified by Environment Protection Agency (EPA) of US as 2019 model, so we can confirm that BMW will officially reveal the new F 850 GS Adventure at an upcoming motor show which is either Intermot in October or EICMA in November.
BMW officially revealed F 850 GS and F 750 GS last year at EICMA as replacement models for F 800 GS and F 700 GS respectively. Even though both these models sales have begun in Europe earlier this year, the company didn’t introduce these models in US. The German manufacturer was waiting for the new adventure model to come as they want to introduce all these models at the same time and to give some time for dealers to clear current stocks of old models also.
The F 850 GS Adventure model has some difference over the regular model as it comes with wider wind screen for better protection of the rider, crash bars, thick bash plate and a larger fuel tank. BMW will also strengthen rear sub-frame on the new model as they want to give better support for pillion seat and also for additional luggage.
The F 850 GS Adventure is powered by the same engine from F 850 as the 853 cc parallel twin cylinder engine produces 100 hp according to BMW but EPA document reveal that the power output is only 88.5 hp. The European model produces 95 hp of power at 8,250 rpm and 92 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm. This engine is mated to six-speed transmission with anti-hopping clutch and BMW offers gear shift assist pro on F 850 GS for clutchless shifting.
BMW F 850 GS comes with three riding modes Dynamic, Enduro and Enduro Pro along with two engine modes – Rain and Road. The German manufacturer has given 90 degree journal offset crankshaft and to reduce vibrations a twin counterbalance shaft. The previous F 800 GS get drive chain on the right side but for the new model BMW changed it to the conventional left side and exhaust on the other side.
The F 850 GS comes with 43 mm telescopic front fork and pre-load and damping adjustable mono shock at rear. The braking duties are done by 305 mm front disc with two piston floating callipers and 265 mm rear disc with single piston calliper. BWW has given lots of safety features for F 850 GS which includes dual channel ABS, banking-capable ABS, automatic stability control, dynamic traction control and more.