BMW Motorrad, over the weekend, unveiled the BMW F 850 GS Adventure, BMW R 1250 GS and BMW R 1250 GS Adventure at a Motorrad Night Fuel event. Let’s dive right into it…
BMW F 850 GS Adventure.
The New BMW F 850 GS Adventure features a masculine body design. Its larger windshield can be adjusted in two stages, while the hand protectors provide increased wind and weather protection. The new mid-sized cc endure now also features a new upside-down telescopic fork with aluminium double-sided swinging arm with central spring strut for an even more sensitive response over terrain. Other new additions to the motorcycle include LED headlights as well as full connectivity through its multifunctional instrument cluster which features a 6.5-inch full-color TFT screen.
For added riding comfort, ergonomics on the BMW F 850 GS Adventure have been optimised especially for off-road riding. Owners can also rely on the wide enduro footrests, adjustable shift and foot brake levers for a comfortable ride, which comes as standard along with engine protection bars and a stainless-steel luggage rack. The fuel tank has been placed in the classic position between the seat and the steering head for improved centre of gravity.
The New BMW F 850 GS Adventure embodies a new, powerful and reengineered two-cylinder in-line engine to achieve a significant increase in power and torque. The engine displacement is now 853cm3 as a result from a bore of 84mm and stroke of 77 mm. The New BMW F 850 GS Adventure generates 95hp at 8,250rpm and a maximum torque of 92 Nm at 6,250rpm to deliver supreme engine performance, all of which enables a top speed of 197km/h. The cylinder head of the New BMW F 850 GS Adventure contains two rotating overhead camshafts driven by a tooth belt, which operate four rocker arm-operated valves per cylinder.
Power transmission comes from the reengineered six-speed gearbox that is now positioned on the left side of the motorcycle. It now transfers torque with an optimised transmission ratio spread to the secondary drive on the left, in the form of an X-ring chain. By positioning the secondary drive on the left side, the exhaust system of the New BMW F 850 GS Adventured has now been positioned on the right side for optimised comfort.
To ensure a high level of safety, the adventure motorcycle offers “Rain” and “Road” riding modes as standard complete with BMW Motorrad Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and the Automatic Stability Control (ASC). While in “Rain” mode, the throttle response is configured to be soft, while in “Road” mode, the engine permits an optimum throttle response. The ABD and ASC control systems, on the other hand, are configured for ideal performance on all road conditions.
In terms of suspension, the new steel bridge frame in monocoque design on the New BMW F 850 GS Adventure increases robustness and riding precision. It also integrates the two-cylinder in-line engine as a co-supporting element and offers benefits in terms of torsional rigidity and robustness. The New BMW F 850 GS Adventure holds 23 litres of fuel and enables a range of over 550km.
The New BMW F 850 GS Adventure is fitted with cross-spoke wheels with aluminium rim rings and a size of 2.15 x 21 at the front and 4.25 x 17 at the rear. The adventure motorcycle is equipped with enduro street tyres as standard and also available in Rallye style for the Malaysian market.
BMW R 1250 GS and BMW R 1250 GS Adventure.
The new adventure-oriented motorcycles are designed to provide unmistakable thrill with high-quality elements that underline the iconic GS look. Their off-road prowess is conveyed through newly designed body elements as well as highly distinctive colour schemes. LED frontlights and Day Time Riding lights come standard for both models.
The powertrain coated in matte black provides the perfect counterpart to the main frame in Agate Grey metallic matte as well as the black rear frame and the black anodised tube handlebars. Additionally, the trim holder at the front is finished in matte black, complemented black hand protectors. Cross-Spoke wheels in black adds to the masculine look. It also features a new exhaust system in the form of a chrome-plated exhaust pipe that provides optimum output and torque in conjunction with BMW ShiftCam Technology.
Owners can remain connected while riding the BMW R 1250 GS and BMW R 1250 GS Adventure with the multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5-inch full-color TFT screen which comes as standard. Advanced assistance comes in the form of the BMW Keyless Ride that is available as standard for both models along with Cruise Control.
The two new adventure motorcycles offer two riding modes – “Rain” and “Road”, ASC and Hill Start Control as standard. It is also complete with Electronic Suspension Dynamic ESA “Next Generation” with fully automatic load compensation. Optionally, the Riding Modes Pro feature additional riding modes, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), ABS Pro, Hill Start Control Pro and the new Dynamic Brake Assistant (DBC). Especially in banking position, the DTC enables even more efficient and safe acceleration, while the ABS Pro offers greater braking safety.
The air/liquid-cooled two-cylinder 4-stroke boxer engine has been refined with BMW ShiftCam Technology on both R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure. There’s the BMW ShiftCam Technology, Shift Assistant Pro and RDC system with tyre pressure monitoring.
The capacity of the R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure have been increased to 1,254cc. They now have an increased output of 136hp at 7,750rpm and develops a maximum torque of 143Nm at 6,250rpm. Both bikes do a top speed of 200km/h.
Both bikes come with a knock sensor system and a new BMW-O digital engine control. The BMW R 1250 GS will be available in the Style HP and Style Exclusive variant, while the R 1250 GS Adventure will be available in Ice Grey and Style HP.
The retail prices for the bikes are as follows: BMW F 850 GS Adventure at RM88,500, BMW R 1250 GS at RM116,500, BMW R 1250 GS Adventure at RM125,500 and BMW R 1250 GS Adventure HP at RM127,500.