New BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS offer perfect middle-of-the-off-road fun

New off-roaders arrive within the BMW F range for 2018.

Since 2007, BMW have offered an F version of their much-loved GS Adventure bikes, now in 2018 they’ve revamped and redeveloped their offering.

The new F 750 and F 850 GS bikes are aimed at what BMW refer to as the ‘middle-class Adventure segment’.

With the 750 GS, BMW are aiming squarly at what they call those riders who ‘ prefer the sensation and conceptual design of a travel enduro in combination with a low seat height, copious power availability, high cost-effectiveness, and powerful all-round qualities.’

Which we think is a long-winded way to describe anybody who would love a GS-style machine but may have always been a little to scared to put their foot down at a red light.

The F 850 GS is more of the same, but with greater power, greater torque and ‘more distinctive touring characteristics’.


If we were looking for a little tourer right now, this would be the first place that we would look.


  • 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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    November 7, 2017 at 12:30

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