2018 F 750 GS and F 850 GS unveiled

BMW Motorrad has unveiled two adventure/touring machines at the Milan Motorcycle show, November 7.

2018 BMW F 750 GS F 850 GS unveiled front three quarter tracking action left

The F 750 and 850 GS are being described by BMW as premium middle-class travel enduros.

BMW says the F 750 GS is designed for all riders who prefer the “sensation and conceptual design of a travel enduro”, while the F 850 GS, besides offering more power and torque, features “even more distinctive touring characteristics coupled with supreme off-road ability.”

At the heart of both bikes is a new engine, with the focus on increasing power and torque whilst reducing fuel consumption.

2018 BMW F 750 GS unveiled side on static right
The 750 GS has a lower seat hight, lower engine output, telescopic forks, alloy wheels and a 17-inch front wheel.

The 853cc engine will be shared across both machines, with the 750 GS producing slightly less power (77hp @ 7500rpm) than the 850 GS (95hp @ 8250rpm).

The 90-degree offset crank uses a 270/450 firing interval which emulates V-twin engine feel and dual counterbalance shafts are employed to reduce vibration.

2018 BMW F 850 GS unveiled side on static right
The 850 GS will be better suited to off-road riding: a large front wheel, and spoked wheels at that… It’s the one with more power, too!

Both machines will feature a slip and assist clutch for lighter clutch feel and road safety.

For electronics, the middleweight GSs have two rider modes, ABS and ASC (automatic stability control).

The F 750 GS and F 850 GS can be fitted ex-works with Pro riding modes, as well as the DTC (dynamic traction control) and cornering ABS Pro.

The other big update is a new steel bridge monocoque frame, integrating the engine as a stressed member for torsional strength and stiffness.

2018 BMW F 750 GS unveiled action pan right

BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS highlights:

  • Powerful 2-cylinder in-line engine with a displacement of 853 cc. F 750 GS: 57 kW (77 hp) at 7500 rpm and 83 Nm at 6000 rpm. F 850 GS: 70 kW (95 hp) at 8250 rpm and 92 Nm at 6250 rpm.
  • Extremely powerful and emotional sound, produced by a crankshaft journal offset of 90 degrees and firing interval of 270/450 degrees.
  • New, robust steel bridge frame in monocoque construction for increased riding precision.
  • New telescopic fork/upside-down telescopic fork plus double-sided aluminium swinging arm with central spring strut for more sensitive response characteristics.
  • ABS, ASC plus ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ riding modes included as standard.
  • Pro riding modes with ABS Pro and dynamic brake light, DTC and the new riding modes ‘Dynamic’, ‘Enduro’ and ‘Enduro Pro’ (the latter only with the F 850 GS) available as optional equipment ex works.
  • ESA electronic suspension adjustment available as optional equipment.
  • A self-amplifying, anti-hopping clutch for a discernible reduction in hand clutch operating force.
  • Full LED headlight incl. LED daytime running light as optional equipment.
  • Connectivity with multi-functional instrument cluster and 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display plus numerous features as optional equipment.
  • Intelligent emergency call function now offered for the first time as optional equipment for the middle class.
  • Optimised offroad and travel ability plus improved wind and weather protection.
  • Sharper GS profile resulting from new design.
  • New colour concepts and style variations Rallye and Exclusive.
  • A range of optional equipment and accessories that is unique in the middle class, such as Keyless Ride, Gear shift assistant Pro, Dynamic ESA, eCall, Connectivity etc.

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